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迈克绿色文化日

2021年6月29日

当较少的时候:剧院可以从一年中学习慢动作

梅根狩猎文化日

7月28日,2021年

刷新:如何在Instagram重新定义艺术社区的一年

eva莫里森文化日

7月15日,2021年

Early on I must have seemed like some ultra-persistent grade school child to staff at the Canadian Light Source, which in some ways isn\u2019t that far off, I try to keep in touch with that curious grade 5-6 kid as part of my art practice. \n\nIn 2016, Fransaskois new media artist and sculptor, [Jean-S\u00e9bastien Gauthier](https:\/\/jsgauthier.com\/) (hereinafter referred to as \"JS\"), signed up for a tour of the [Canadian Light Source](https:\/\/www.lightsource.ca\/) (CLS)...and then another, and another...until he was convinced he wanted to make art using the CLS. \n\nThe CLS is a national research facility, one of the largest science projects in our country\u2019s history, producing the brightest light in Canada\u2014millions of times brighter than even the sun\u2014used by more than 1,000 scientists from around the world every year in ground-breaking health, environmental, materials, and agricultural research.\n\n![Digital render mixing 3D scans, CT scans and 3D synchrotron radiation microCT data (2017).](assets\/National\/blog\/artist-scientist-light\/6-sample-and-hold_rBIGyc.jpeg){.small}\n\nThe synchrotron operates by accelerating streams of electrons to 99.99 per cent of the speed of light, fast enough to reach the moon in 1.3 seconds. Giant magnets bend the electron beam, creating a light millions of times brighter than the sun. When directed down beamlines, that light enables scientists to do analysis of physical samples such as plants and engine oil that is more detailed than with any other process, as well as to create images of structures at the molecular level.\n\nTo gain entry to this very exclusive instrument (there are only 40 synchrontons in the world and only one in Canada) JS realized he needed a partner, someone with inside access. He wrote a call for collaborators that was published in the CLS newsletter. Somewhat surprisingly he received numerous replies, but Dr. Brian Eames' response stood out.\n\n[Dr. Brian Eames](http:\/\/eameslab.ca\/) is a researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, who uses the CLS, imaging techniques, and molecular approaches to study how cells turn into bone and cartilage. \n\nAll it took was one meeting over coffee, where they shared concepts on evolutionary biology and spitballed ideas for using the synchrotron to explore evolution, and they knew they could develop an exceptional collaboration. JS regularly visited Brian\u2019s lab where they continuously discussed intersecting interests and possibilities. Based on their talks, JS drafted grant applications, one of which was accepted by Canada Council for the Arts.\n\n![JS and Dr. Brian Eames looking over the synchrotron.](assets\/National\/blog\/artist-scientist-light\/bio-image-brian-js-1_n0UA3B.jpeg){.overflow}\n\nSince 2017 JS has served as the Artist-in-residence at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, at the University of Saskatchewan and facilities of the CLS synchrotron. No other artist has been granted research time at the CLS with artistic inquiry and aesthetic experimentation as the primary objective. \n\n> Art and science are natural collaborators. In the same way that art alters a perspective, or provides an unexpected revelation, so does science...\n\nCutting-edge 3D synchrotron radiation imaging techniques were used to create an immersive video installation, [_Dans la Mesure\/Within Measure_](https:\/\/vimeo.com\/235157911), which explores developmental biology, evolution, and the complex unity between humans and other life forms (specifically zebrafish, tiny and robust model organisms often used in genetic medical research.) \n\nAnd their collaboration continues. In 2019, JS and Brian created an interactive piece for Nuit Blanche (which was shown at the U of S campus and downtown Saskatoon.) [_Our Glass_](https:\/\/jsgauthier.com\/our-glass) engages viewers of all ages to peer within an hourglass, showing how embryonic development compares among animals with whom we share a close genetic heritage. \n\n![_Still Life_ (after Ernst Haeckel), JS Gauthier, 2017.](assets\/National\/blog\/artist-scientist-light\/04-xrayhaekel-jsg-2017-5x7-72-1-copy_SjYQ87.jpeg){.overflow}\n\nJeff Cutler, past CLS Chief Strategic Relations officer had this to say, \u201cArt and science are natural collaborators. In the same way that art alters a perspective, or provides an unexpected revelation, so does science. Researchers from around the world come to our light source in order to see things differently, and their findings often change how we look at the world. It\u2019s this search for a new way of seeing things that brings art and science together, and that\u2019s why it\u2019s important for us to work with artists like JS. Not only does his work introduce the CLS to a new audience, but he has also challenged us to see our own work differently.\u201d\n\nStay tuned for more as JS continues to redefine contemporary art practices through research, technology, and building bridges across disciplines and people... he recently bought a VR (virtual reality) helmet!\n\n\n\n**This article is part of a special blog series featuring writers and creatives from across Canada with stories that both highlight and celebrate Culture Days\u2019 2020 theme of Unexpected Intersections. Explore more intersections below:**\n\n- Theatre x Sport: [_Until the Lights Go Out_ by Taylor Basso](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/until-the-lights-go-out)\n- Indigenous Storytelling x Digital Media: [_\u201cPeople are Finally Listening\u201d\u2013Indigenous Animation Rises Up_ by Chris Robinson](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/indigenous-animation-rises-up)\n- Academia x Creativity: [_Building 21: Make zines, not research papers_ by Greta Rainbow](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/building-21)\n- Poetry x (Natural) Environment: [_Listen to the River: An Ode to the Columbia River_ by Saba Dar](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/listen-to-the-river)\n- Teahouse x Activism: [Chinatown's Living Room: _The gathering place for a budding activist community_ by Anto Chan](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/tea-base)\n- Traditional Craftsmanship x Youth Outreach: [_At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, They Build More Than Boats_ by Aleen Leigh Stanton](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/building-boats-changing-lives)\n- Book Clubs x Digital Landscapes: [_Strangers and Fiction_ by Anne Logan](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/strangers-and-fiction)","content_fr":null,"should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2020-08-18 14:11:09","first_published_at":"2020-06-10 16:39:35","deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2020-06-10 16:24:34","updated_at":"2020-09-29 15:26:18","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published"}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">

当你混合艺术家,科学家和一个非常明亮的光线时会发生什么?

vivian orr文化日

2020年8月18日

\n\n\n**This article is part of a special blog series\u2014running March-September\u2014featuring writers and creatives from across Canada with stories that both highlight and celebrate Culture Days\u2019 2020 theme of _Unexpected Intersections_. Explore more intersections below:**\n\n- Theatre x Sport: [_Until the Lights Go Out_ by Taylor Basso](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/until-the-lights-go-out)\n- Indigenous Storytelling x Digital Media: [_\u201cPeople are Finally Listening\u201d\u2013Indigenous Animation Rises Up_ by Chris Robinson](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/indigenous-animation-rises-up)\n- Poetry x (Natural) Environment: [_Listen to the River: An Ode to the Columbia River_ by Saba Dar](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/listen-to-the-river)\n- Teahouse x Activism: [_Chinatown\u2019s Living Room: The gathering place for a budding activist community_ by Anto Chan]( \/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/tea-base)\n- Traditional Craftsmanship x Youth Outreach: [_At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, They Build More Than Boats_ by Aleen Leigh Stanton](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/building-boats-changing-lives)\n- Visual Arts x Science: [_What happens when you mix an artist, a scientist and a very bright light?_ by Vivian Orr](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/artist-scientist-light)\n- Book Clubs x Digital Landscapes: [_Strangers and Fiction_ by Anne Logan](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/blog\/strangers-and-fiction)","content_fr":null,"should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2020-06-15 09:22:06","first_published_at":"2020-06-04 15:01:52","deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2020-06-04 11:56:37","updated_at":"2020-09-29 15:25:27","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published"}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">

建议21:制作Zines,而不是研究论文

Greta Rainbow为文化日

2020年6月15日

博物馆作为合作空间

塞缪尔伯尼尔 - 鸬鹚

2019年11月29日

音乐到舒缓

Aubrey Reeves.

2019年7月10日

编织一个,purl一个,放松一些

Aubrey Reeves.

2019年7月3日

通过艺术恢复老化

leah凉鞋

2019年5月22日

生活独奏/社会社会方面的艺术参与

FrédéricJulien.

2019年4月8日

当艺术是最好的药物

leah凉鞋

2019年2月5日

\"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.\u201d\n>>-Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities\n\n![Gay Village, pedestrian only street, Montreal. Photo by Lisa Yang](assets\/National\/blog\/why-public-spaces-matter\/dsc-01881.jpg)\n\nDuring my undergrad, one course that really struck me was, \u201cUrban Transformations, Affective Cartography\u201d. We studied how urban landscapes are more than just spatial. We looked at how public space, specifically, urban space, affect our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. I started to become aware of how we behave in everyday scenarios when we are alone versus when we are brought together in situations like public installations, street art, festivals, markets etc. In this blog series, I will look at what can be considered good public space, showcase innovative uses of public space, and hopefully increase awareness of the public spaces in Canada. But first\u2026\n\n# Why does public space matter? \nThere are specific criteria for determining public space. Generally speaking, a public space is a place that is accessible to the public at any time of day, such as parks, beaches, squares, roads, sidewalks, etc. These spaces all serve different functions, and can easily just be seen in spatial terms. Yet with the effort of communities, they can be turned into lively, creative spaces that bring people together. While there are plenty of reasons why public space is important, here are the top five.\n\n**1) It benefits our health** \nEspecially in cities or so-called \u2018concrete jungles\u2019, public spaces such as parks create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere where people can come and decompress from their stressful daily routines at home and work either by relaxing or being physically active. Parks can also mitigate air, climate and water pollution that is all around us. Some of the most well-known urban public parks are Central Park in New York City, Stanley Park in Vancouver, and Mount Royal in Montreal.\n\n**2) It helps build a sense of community, civic identity and culture** \nPublic space alone does not build community. Citizens who initiate and participate in community building activities and events create community through placemaking, or what the Project for Public Spaces calls \u201can effective process that capitalizes on a local community\u2019s assets, inspiration, and potential to improve the quality of people\u2019s health, happiness, and well-being.\" That said, a successful public space can inspire and attract citizens to come together and interact in that space. Compare a park that\u2019s spacious, has plenty of seating space and greenery to attract citizens, versus a dirty, garbage ridden environment that has not been invested in or used wisely. While community can really be created anywhere, there needs to be space that is open and accessible so that community projects can take place. \n\n**3) Has the ability to drive economic growth** \nTake for example Place des Arts Esplanade in Montreal; every year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to visit the many festivals that take place at the esplanade. Markets, are another reminder that open and shared space drives more traffic and is mutually beneficial for business owners and the local economy through sales, taxes, and increased jobs. In 2002, PPS (Project for Public Spaces) surveyed 800 customers from a variety of indoor and open-air markets around the country. PPS discovered that 60% of market shoppers also visited nearby stores on the same day; of those, 60% said that they visited those additional stores only on days that they visit the market.\n\n**4) Can transform wasted space** \nIn the TED talk, \u201cHow public spaces make cities work?\u201d, Amanda Burden, the former director of the New York City Department of City Planning, provided an example of a degraded waterfront in the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The waterfront was abandoned and nearly impossible to access. Consequently there was little to no traffic or economic activity. It was basically a waste of space in a beautiful city. A group of architects took on the project and transformed the waterfront into a public space filled with green parks and tree-lined paths. Today the space thrives, and even has an excellent transportation system that runs through it. The lesson drawn from this example is that when you create an inviting space, people will come.\n\n**5) Public spaces, if utilized and designed well can give a city character and enhance architectural diversity** \nEspecially in urban environments, where skyscrapers reign and concrete is the main building material of choice, a dash of colour, a community attraction or public art installation can make a huge difference in the city. Consider Bryant Park in New York City, an urban park in the middle of Manhattan. It is a convenient space for employees and tourists alike to take a break and hang out among planted flowers and tree-lined paths. Art installations are another example of how public space can liven up the city. For example, the annual Luminoth\u00e9rapie exhibition of interactive art at Places Des Arts in Montreal, From Here Until Now, in Winnipeg, or Yue Minjun's A-Maze-Ing Laughter in Morton Park, Vancouver. These installations not only complement the city\u2019s landscape but they encourage people to interact with the art pieces and become a subject of conversation.","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2015-09-10 19:45:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-25 10:30:31","updated_at":"2019-10-04 18:02:58","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published"}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">

公共空间很重要的原因

丽莎杨

2015年9月10日

I was not compelled to consider how we should make the case for the value of the arts but to whom? and why?\n\nHearing both Shawn and Alain speak to many of these arguments, I was not compelled to consider how we should make the case for the value of the arts but to whom? and why? Does \u2018society\u2019 really need convincing that their culture should be valued? While Canadians might be known to have an infamous inferiority complex, to imagine that we don\u2019t value who we are, that we don\u2019t express our cultural and social values openly and often, would be ridiculous.\n\nSo when we debate the value of arts and culture, let\u2019s be clear about whom we\u2019re talking to and why. This debate is not social, but political. And, it\u2019s not about the value of arts and culture in and of itself. It\u2019s about the value of arts and culture as a public good, worthy of adequate government investment to promote an active, democratic and accessible engagement in the diverse expression of our collective identity. It\u2019s also about protecting our sense of identity and belonging as a nation, from the populist, elitist and exclusionary forces of a purely market driven economy.\n\nWhen we reflect back on the origins of our cultural policies, dating back to the Massey report of the 1950's, Canada was cautioned that if we did not publicly fund a collective sense of identity through the arts we would be at risk of becoming more American. This sentiment gave birth to our system of public investment in arts and culture \u2013 a system that is floundering as government investment fails to keep pace with a rapidly growing arts and culture sector that reflects an increasingly pluralistic Canadian cultural identity.\n\nThe challenge is not a simple one, and the answer is not only in the hands of the public sector. However, as governments increasingly see themselves as corporate entities focused primarily on economic goals, we are losing sight of why the arts are publicly funded in the first place. Engagement in arts and culture gives us space to define our shared values, to understand difference, to contemplate our evolution as a society, to facilitate our personal creative expression, to feel a sense of belonging, and to express our unique identity as a nation. These are aims that any democratic government should be eager to support in order to better understand the collective consciousness of the citizens they represent, defend and make decisions for.\n\nBut as economic aims headline our political conversations, making the case for arts and culture has devolved from a principled argument about defending a fundamental public good that contributes to our well-being as Canadians, to an argument about job creation, contribution to GDP and tax revenues.\n\nThere was a time when the role of government (with the help of better-supported non-profits and charities), was to protect the economic, social and cultural well-being of its citizens, providing a kind of counterpoint to profit-driven, private sector interests. As our political system becomes more ideological and partisan, has it also become less representative and responsive? Have our values as Canadians become less and less reflected in government decision-making? Are we, indeed, becoming less Canadian?\n\n> \u201cA nation\u2019s civilization can be measured fairly by the extent to which [its] creative artists \u2026 are supported, encouraged and esteemed by [the] nation as a whole.\u201d\n\nTo defend the arts in economic terms has become a contemporary trend and an unfortunate, but necessary, tactic when speaking to governments about investment. As Massey cautioned us more than a half century ago, this approach is not a sustainable one. He knew then that \u201cA nation\u2019s civilization can be measured fairly by the extent to which [its] creative artists \u2026 are supported, encouraged and esteemed by [the] nation as a whole.\u201d Measured in these terms, how far have we really come?\n\nIf we wish to defend the value of arts and culture in Canada, let's listen carefully to, and consider the role we expect of our elected officials. How do they reflect our values as Canadians? And, more importantly, how will they enable Canadians to express and celebrate our own collective sense of self? How will they invest in our progress? Will they put our collective well-being at the forefront of their agenda? Will they make the case for arts and culture?","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2014-12-01 12:00:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-25 11:16:39","updated_at":"2019-08-24 10:21:38","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published"}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">

当我们争论艺术价值时,我们真正谈论的是什么:在#Cultureshock辩论上的反思

Shannon Litzenberger.

2014年12月1日

数字有什么问题?

inga petri.

2014年11月24日

假日事务:企业受众的编程

Shannon Litzenberger.

2013年12月12日

我们所知道的(不知道)关于加拿大艺术观众

Shannon Litzenberger.

2013年12月9日

观众作为艺术家:改变当代公众的艺术体验

Shannon Litzenberger.

2013年10月26日