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Artist Talk with SOVA Artist-In-Residence Lisa Birke
February 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us for an Artist Talk with SOVA’s visiting Artist in Residence Lisa Birke on Thursday, February 7th @ 7pm in the SOVA Lecture Room (upstairs).
Lisa Birke is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is a collision of video, performance art, and installation. In her work she explores the stories that we re-cite and how these inform our conception of the world and the tragi-comic perception of ourselves. Filmed in the Canadian landscape, absurd yet insightful performative acts become entangled in complex videos and installations that trouble viewer expectations through the mixing of referents from art history, popular culture and the everyday.
Lisa Birke has had solo exhibitions across Canada and her short films have been screened internationally, including at: Centre for Contemporary Art (Scotland), Cologne OFF X (Germany), Vancouver International Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival (USA), Arizona International Film Festival (USA), Athens International Film + Video Festival (USA), International Short Film Week Regensburg (Germany) and 12-14 Contemporary (Austria), among others. Birke is currently Assistant Professor of Digital and Extended Media at the University of Saskatchewan.
For more info, please visit: www.lisabirke.com
During her time in Dawson, Lisa will be working with the 4-D Studio class on a project involving performance for the camera. Please join us for her talk!
The event is made possible with SOVA’s partnership with the Artist in Residence Program at KIAC (Klondike Institute of Art & Culture)
Image: Video Still from The Knits, 2017
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).