Paperology Activities

PAPEROLOGY TALK

Openwork – Newspapers as Material

An artist talk by

Myriam Dion

 Thursday April 8, 2021, 11am-12:30pm EST
All are welcome. Please register with Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link
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Ornament and pattern, delicacy and craftsmanship. These words define the fundamental elements dictating Dion’s artistic practice, through which she is committed to restoring the dignity of traditional manual work, revaluing the essence of the work it involves and praising artisanal virtuosity. In doing so, her practice contrasts with the frenetic pace of today’s consumerist society and its ephemerality. The beautifying process she operates on the newspapers’ pages intends to distract the viewer from its usual informative function and instigate a contemplative experience instead. 

Myriam Dion lives and works in Montreal where she is represented by Blouin-Division gallery. She is graduated from the MFA program at UQAM and her works have been presented in many solo and group exhibitions, including at the MNBAQ, the London Museum (ON), the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Rijswijk Museum (Netherlands). She is currently participating in the international artist residency program NARS in Brooklyn and her work is exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in the exhibition « Des horizons d’attente ». Dion was the recipient of numerous grants, notably the Canada Council for the Arts and the Post-Residency Award of the Banff Center. In 2019, she was part of an exhibition at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates. Her works are also part of several public collections including ARBZ-Visual Art Collection-Global Affairs, MNBAQ, MACM, Loto-Québec, TD Bank, Scotia Bank and private collections in Canada and in USA.

 

The Paperology RAG is organized by Artefact Lab and Atelier -30- in the Department of Communication, at Université de Montréal.

PAPEROLOGY WORKSHOP

Peep Boxes: What They Are and How to Make Them

 

A short presentation and workshop on peep boxes, with Christina Corfield
 Thursday March 11, 2021, 11am-12:15pm EST
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How to Make a Paper Peep Box – Instructions
During this event Christina will give a brief presentation on her work and explain the role of paper in her practice, which includes live-action narrative video as well as reconstructions of historical paper media, such as peep boxes. This will be followed by a brief Q&A and a peep box making workshop during which Christina will lead participants through a series of simple prompts.

Participation in making is not required, but for those who are interested in following the prompts, we encourage you to have the following items on hand:

  • Paper (printer paper is fine – nothing too thick as pen marks should be visible through each sheet)
  • Cardboard (from a cereal box for example) to make the front and back boards of your peep box
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors or scalpel
  • Glue stick or glue and brush for application.
  • Ruler or small measuring stick

Longer “how-to” videos will be available on the Paperology RAG website after the presentation/workshop for interested folks to view and follow along at their leisure. These videos will contain more detailed instructions on how to produce your own peep box and will remain accessible through the remainder of the Paperology RAG meetings.

Christina Corfield is a research-based multimedia artist who enjoys getting her hands dirty in the studio as well as in archives and libraries. She relishes exploring unusual and forgotten media of the distant past as a method to reassess the media of our digital present. Christina holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a PhD from UC Santa Cruz in Film and Digital Media.www.tinacorfield.com

The Paperology RAG is organized by Artefact Lab and Atelier -30- in the Department of Communication, at Université de Montréal.

PAPEROLOGY TALK

Atelier Retailles


 

A conversation with paper makers

 Monday February 8, 2021, 11am EST
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Atelier Retailles is an experimental paper making studio in Montreal specializing in accompanying contemporary art projects and new developments in paper-based art. This talk will present the endeavours of the studio, a brief introduction to paper making techniques, and the Papier Retailles bimonthly editorial project.

Sophie P Voyer is an artist, paper maker, and the Founder of Atelier Retailles. Maia C Donnelly is a bookbinder and paper maker and artist in the realm of artists’ books.

The Paperology RAG is organized by Artefact Lab and Atelier -30- in the Department of Communication, at Université de Montréal.

The Paperology Book

Website

The Paperology Book is an experiment in documentation for group. Rebecca Rouse hand made a blank book for the nearly 30 participants to fill in as they choose. The book left Sweden on January 7, 2021 with a final destination of Montreal, Canada, & with scheduled stops in Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, & the United States.

There is a dedicated website, where you can track the progress of the book as it moves about the world and as contributions are added.

Interactive Book Tracking Map

Documentation as the book leaves Sweden for the first leg of its long journey

PAPEROLOGY TALK

Surface and Substrate: Reflections on Working with Paper Pulp at Dieu Donné

An artist talk by Elana Herzog

 Thursday January 14th, 2021, 11am EST
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Elana Herzog uses material culture to consider aspects of ephemerality, entropy, pleasure and pain. Her current focus is on the global migrations of culture and technology as seen through the lens of textile. She researches the ways that people and materials relocate, transforming domestic and institutional environments over time. She collects textile materials gleaned from daily life; charged materials that carry stories, mark time, chart navigations and conquests. These materials form the basis of her sculptural installations, in which she blends and translates them into visually dynamic mash-ups that are open to multiple readings.

In 2008 Elana was awarded a residency at Dieu Donné Papermill, in New York City, and has continued to work with handmade paper pulp ever since.

Elana’s account of her art practice with paper will ground the « experiential » conditions of paper that we will explore throughout the second half of the Paperology RAG. Our meeting on January 21, 2021 is on Support, Substrate, Medium.

The Paperology RAG is organized by Artefact Lab and Atelier -30- in the Department of Communication, at Université de Montréal.

WINTER 2021 TALKS & ACTIVITIES