COLD WATERS: Media Arts Symposium & Festival

North Bay Ontario
June 12-15, 2019

The Media Arts Network of Ontario / Réseau des arts médiatiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) and Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) are pleased to announce the program for our biennial gathering, COLD WATERS: Media Arts Symposium & Festival in North Bay, ON from June 12-15, 2019. Running simultaneously to the Cold Waters Remote Studio for Northern Ontario artists, the symposium will connect cultural workers with artists from across the region, along with funders, peers, and more.
https://coldwaters.mano-ramo.ca

The Cold Waters Symposium for cultural workers and organizers in the Media Arts and Artist-Run sectors will include discussions, conversations, lectures, workshops, and professional development opportunities. In an era of change and uncertainty, it is increasingly important to come together and work towards new solidarities beyond regional and disciplinary silos.

Thursday morning Intentions, Ethics and Ideals of Disseminating Media Arts with Jennifer Smith launches the first of five morning keynotes and discussions titled MANO Mornings. Friday morning features Making and Thinking Alongside the North, in conversation with Tanya Lukin Linklater; followed by Pathfinding: A Good Way Forwardwith Aylan Couchie, Mitchell Ellam, Niki Little, Susanne Morrissette, Lisa Myers, and Deanna Nebenionquit. Saturday will include Indigenous Knowledge Keeping in the Digital Domain with Monique Manatch, Randy Restoule, and Richard Story; followed by Lets Talk About Race, Space and Other Dirty Things with Scott Miller Berry and Indu Vashist.

Afternoon sessions will include a wide range of workshops, discussions, and meetings including Inclusive Collaborations: How to work with Deaf Artists with Catherine McKinnon, Anti-Oppression Tools for Media Arts Organizations with Malissa Bryan, Non-hierarchical Governance with Sarah Nelson, Soundwalking with Zoe Gordon, a Mock-Jury with the Ontario Arts Council, presentations by the Canada Council for the Arts, and more.

Saturday will feature artist-talks and studio visits with Northern Ontario artists participating in the Remote Studio Sessions bringing together artists working with media based practices from across the region.

Evening programs of Northern Ontario artists begin Thursday evening with performance work by Rihkee Strappwith Tejhler Leadbeater and Jeremy Saya in collaboration with Amanda Lindenbach. Friday evening will focus on sound, including works by Darren Copeland, Anyse Ducharme, Zoe Gordon, and ElizaBeth Hill. Saturday features a screening of recent Northern film and video, along with a reception and talk for Joe Wood’s exhibition ᑯᐦᐹᑌᔨᑖᑯᓯᐃᐧᐣ | kohpâteyitâkosiwin at the White Water Gallery.

Accommodation is now available for delegates for $115 for four nights.

Registration from $120, includes all events, lunches, and one dinner.

Carpools and shuttles available from many communities.

For more information and to register please visit:
coldwaters.mano-ramo.ca

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cold-waters-symposium-media-arts-festival-tickets-55663753786

or contact:

symposium@mano-ramo.ca

COLD WATERS Media Arts Symposium & Festival Programme Schedule

Wednesday, June 12
8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 13
8:00 AM Light Breakfast
9:00 AM MANO Mornings: Intentions, Ethics and Ideals of Disseminating Media Arts with Jennifer Smith
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Policy, Advocacy, and Strategy in the Arts
1:00 PM Catered Lunch
2:00 PM Workshops
3:30 PM Free Time for Informal Gatherings & Conversations
4:30 PM Workshops
6:00 PM Dinner on Own
8:00 PM Evening Programming: Nearly Far Away // Far From Near – by Rihkee Strapp with Tejhler Leadbeater and Jeremy Saya in collaboration with Amanda Lindenbach

Friday, June 14
8:00 AM Light Breakfast
9:00 AM MANO Mornings: Making and Thinking Alongside the North in conversation with Tanya Lukin Linklater
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM MANO Mornings: Pathfinding A good Way Forward with Aylan Couchie, Mitchell Ellam, Niki Little, Susanne Morrissette , Lisa Myers, and Deanna Nebenionquit
1:00 PM Catered Lunch
2:00 PM Workshops
3:30 PM Caucuses, Informal Gatherings & Conversations
4:30 PM Workshops
6:00 PM Catered Dinner
8:00 PM Evening Programming: Ways of Listening with Darren Copeland, Anyse Ducharme, Zoe Gordon, and ElizaBeth Hill

Saturday, June 15
8:00 AM Light Breakfast
9:00 AM MANO Mornings: Indigenous Knowledge Keeping in the Digital Domain with Monique Manatch, Randy Restoule,and Richard Story
11:00 AM Break
11:30 AM Let’s Talk About Race, Space and Other Dirty Things Scott Miller-Berry & Indu Vashist
1:00 PM Catered Lunch
2:00 PM Northern Ontario Remote Studio Visits / MANO Annual General Meeting
6:00 PM Dinner on Own
8:00 PM Evening Programming: ᑯᐦᐹᑌᔨᑖᑯᓯᐃᐧᐣ | kohpâteyitâkosiwin by Joe Wood, Exhibition Reception and Talk Northern New Works Ontario Film and Video Screening and more

Cold Waters has been made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Nipissing University, and White Water Gallery.