Starting this fall, I am thrilled to be embarking on a PhD in Information with a Collaborative Specialization in Knowledge Media Design at the
University of Toronto's iSchool. Here, I plan to expand on my digital humanities research and explore post-humanities
trends of thinking across public cultural institutions. My research has been generously supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral. I am also thrilled to be joining the prestigious Massey College as a Junior Fellow (Non-Resident) this coming academic year.
This summer, I will be participating in the International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education's practice and research Symposium, entitled MAKING PLACE, TAKING SPACE. On 23 July, Ewa Limanówka and I will be discussing our creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic through the creation of two experimental online works, TRANSMITTING and
betweenspace. Our performative conversation will embrace the collapse of private and public space to challenge the format of the Zoom-lecture, facilitate open dialogue and participatory activities, and present new ways of thinking about *digital* creativity in times of artistic uncertainty.
I am pleased to announce that my play We All Got Lost has been chosen for an excerpted reading at the 2021 (*now 2022*) WPI Women Playwrights International Conference in Montréal, Canada. I am honoured to be a part of the official program of the 12th WPI Conference, and I am especially excited to be attending the event hosted in my own home country. After the reading, I will be participating in a brief Q&A period.
(*Note: This conference has, due to COVID-19, been postponed until June of 2022. I will update this thread as news develops.)
As a postgraduate practitioner-researcher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, my immersive digital work betweenspacelaunched on 22 June as a part of the annual Brink Festival.
"betweenspace is a co-collaborative performance between the artist and the objects and spaces in her domestic ecosystem. The work invites you, a virtual audience, to an interactive digital experience, traversing the personal and the political through an exploration of the intimate nooks of a north London flat during a time of global crisis and quarantine."
Over the past year, I have been engaged with a practice-as-research project on intimacy in digital performances as a postgraduate student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, U.K. This project examines the where and the how of generating intimate experience in the one-to-one digital performance encounter, proposing the multilayered concept of digital intimacy as an assemblage of complex interactivity between bodies, texts, and technologies. The Sustained Independent Project, which will serve as my dissertation in the Performance Practice as Research stream, is set for completion in August 2020.
In May/June 2020, I curated an online digital media gallery through my ad-hoc, Pantheon Projects. INTERMISSIONS brought together ~100 artists from across the globe, all responding to the prompt of: "What would you, from this precarious moment in time, pass on to a new world?" The gallery specifically solicited responses from Black and Indigenous Artists and Artists of Colour, following the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against anti-Black racism in the U.S. and across the world.