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Available Light: Ithaka
Recording of dance performance "Available Light Ithaka" presented at the McLean Performance Studio on September 24-26, 2015 featuring Nikolaos Markakis as primary choreographer and performer created in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Also features musical performances by Christo Markakis on lyra, Natalie Wong (on violin September 24 and 26) and Leo Zhang (on cello September 25)., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Fall Immersion : Ariadne
Recording of performance "Fall Immersion : Ariadne" choreographed by Nikolaos Markakis in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York University, Toronto, Ontario, and presented at Hub 14 from 19-21 November 2015. Features performer Justine Comfort., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Guest Lecture by Garry Geddes
Consists of a recorded guest lectured by Gary Geddes at the Faculty of Health's School of Nursing.
New Light / Ancient Light : Metaxy
Recording of performance "New Light / Ancient Light : Metaxy" preented at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre from February 10 - 12, 2016. Choreographed by Nikolaos Markakis as Proscenium Arch Case Study in partial fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York Unviersity, Toronto, Ontario. Featuring performances by: Sierra Chin Sawdy, Justine Comfort, Maria Gialedakis,Samantha Grist, Miles Gosse, Amanda LaRusic, Charlampos (Bob) Markakis, Christos Markakis, Kleanthu Markakis, Megan Nadain, Nicholas Papadakis, and Gillian Sapounakis., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Painting on Film with Adam Wolfond
Adam explores painting on clear 16mm film using sticks and other materials. When dried and projected, the film footage is an explosion of colours, textures and rhythms. This is a new film clip from our artistic explorations about pace, sticks and its materialization with film. This came about as Adam and I discussed how he pixelates, or "frames" movement with the repetition of videos (with the quick clicks of a computer mouse), uses flipbook animation to study movement, waves sticks and flicks water to also pace movement. He thinks about the way his body tics "to feel the world..." and how it hesitates because "I feel the world too much." Hesitation and movement "dance" - like flicked sticks and watercolour - as a way to move within a barrage of sensory-motor stimuli. Adam became interested in the 8mm camera and its sounds as well as the movement of colour on film itself. Slowing down the movement provides the opportunity to study its patterns. It allows a ticcing-moving in slowmo (abeit in seconds), a movement-ephemera. This is the creative "stimvention" (playing on the words "stim" and invention) using various materials - in this case film, sticks, paint - to think differently about diversity, movement and becoming. It pulses beyond the pathology paradigm where autistic movement is characterized as a problem rather than for creative invention and contribution. And more importantly, Adam loves to watch it for its own sake.
The Feminist Porn Archive Project: Questions from a Working Ontologist
Feminists have long been concerned by archival silences and their impact on memory. Most reclamation work has been about uncovering the buried or lost records of women and inserting interpretations of such material inside broad social, political, cultural and historical narratives. Archivists and librarians also create new and sometimes exciting juxtapositions of archival material that allows for radical recontextualizations of womens’ cultural and political contributions. Archival work at every stage is thus a process of transforming private documents into public testimonial. However, in the creation of women’s archives inside institutional archives using traditional archival principles, we replicate neoliberal ideological formations by emphasizing the individual subject and focusing on the records of primarily white straight women of privilege. How might we instead use the new archival media of the Internet to explore feminist theoretical emphases on collectivity, intersubjectivity, intersectionality, and the affective relations of care, desire and intimacy? How do we prevent subjectivity and meaning from being fixed into place but allow for more slippery and promiscuous plays of meaning in a public feminist archive? How might we reboot the archives of women through digitization, and also provoke feminist rethinkings of the technologies of archivization? Linked open data can be viewed as a deeply post-structuralist response to the nomological principle of authority and commandment of the traditional archive and offers us a generative, erotic commingling of information which resists fixity and hierarchy and focuses instead on relationality. In this paper I will speculate about how a feminist porn archive can, through linked data spatializations and their attendant onotologies, offer new ways of thinking about the archive and the archival-able., Sloniowski, Lisa. The Feminist Porn Archive Project, Questions From A Working Ontologist. Archiver les témoignages, Université du Québec à Montréal. Hosted by the Testimonial Cultures Project on January 25th, 2016.