SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

Blackwood Gallery
24 October – 1 December 2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 5 – 9pm
Performance: Khadija Baker, My little voice can’t lie, 6pm

A FREE shuttle departs from OCAD at 5pm and returns for 8pm to Mercer Union (1286 Bloor W., Toronto) for the start of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art Festival.

UTAC
23 October – 1 December 2012

Opening Reception: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 6 – 8pm
Performance: Diana Burgoyne, What do you think the mind is?, 7pm

SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine presents a scientific gaze at the human body by showcasing traditional anatomical art, complemented and challenged by contemporary artworks. A large-scale public showing of anatomical images by Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond, selected from the extensive collection of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, is included in the show. These artists utilized their traditional knowledge of art and science to achieve a balance between realistic rendering and an artistic vision of the human body. Lately, contemporary artists have been initiating a fresh discourse by experimenting with a wide range of representations. Today the body is frequently politicized and digitized in order to manipulate, dissect and provoke.

Through the work of these artists SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine addresses howunderstanding the complexity of the human anatomy requires both a scientific approach and aesthetic interpretation.

ON DISPLAY

SPLICE at Blackwood Gallery
Ælab (Stéphane Claude and Gisèle Trudel), Khadija Baker, Jon Baturin, Drew Danielle Belsky, Jack Burman, Jack Butler, Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Eric Fong.

SPLICE at UTAC
Diana Burgoyne, Rebecca Cairns, Dana Claxton, Orshi Drozdik, Fred Laforge, Catherine Richards, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak and Piotr Wyrzykowski.

Selections from the collection of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine will be featured at both exhibition sites. These include works by Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond.

In the Service of Science: Student Work from the Graduate Program in Biomedical Communications, UTM
Curated by Dave Mazierski and Shelley Wall
23 October to 1 December, 2012
UTAC art lounge

EVENTS

Wednesday 10 October, 6 – 9pm
Homo Ludens: The Playing Body
OCADU, Auditorium, Room 190
100 McCaul St. Toronto
Live and mediatized performative & participatory workshop with Professor Antje Budde of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto and Peter Jones and Greg Judelman of Design with Dialogue.
FREE.

Friday 26 October, 5 – 7pm
Round Table: The Mediated Body
University of Toronto, Bissell Building, Room: 538
140 St. George Street, Toronto
Please join us for a round table discussion moderated by Nina Czegledy with Allison Crawford, Assistant Professor Psychiatry UofT, Prof David A Steinman, Biomedical Simulation UofT and exhibiting artists Jack Butler and Danielle Drew Belsky. In collaboration with Subtle Technologies, ArtSci Salon and KMDI, University of Toronto.
FREE

Monday 29 October, 6 – 8pm
Round Table: Illuminating the Body: Grant’s Atlas
HSC 140 (The C. Fidani Family Lecture Theatre)
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, UTM
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N., Mississauga

Please join us for a round table discussion by Professor Anne Augur, Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Professor Dave Mazierski of the Biomedical Communications Program, Institute of Medical Science and University of Toronto Mississauga. Moderated by Professor Nicholas Woolridge,
Biomedical Communications.
FREE

Saturday 3 November, 10 – 5pm
Prosthetics: Environmental Sensing
Co-located workshop, exploring dimensions of DIY prosthetics and our relations to our bodies, hosted by KMDI, University of Toronto, 130 St. George St. # 1150, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal. Led by Nina Czegledy and Adriana Leraci. Registration: http://semaphoreprostheticsworkshop.eventbrite.ca/

Wednesday 7 November, 7 – 9 pm
Video Screening: The Blood Records: written and annotated
(1997, colour and b/w, sound, 52:00).
UTAC art lounge, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto
Q&A to follow with artists Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak and curator Nina Czegledy.
FREE, RSVP: [email protected]

Thursday 8 November, 7 – 9 pm
Round Table: The Psychic Body
Ryerson Image Centre, Lecture Hall (IMA 307)
330 Gould Street, Toronto
Join us for a discussion with artists Norman White and Jessica Field of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, and David Rokeby, the Ryerson Image Centre New Media Artist-in-Residence.
FREE

Sunday 11 November, 12 – 5pm
Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Starting with a tour at the University of Toronto Art Centre (15 King’s College Circle, University College, North Wing facing Hoskin Avenue) bus departs for the Blackwood Gallery, Doris McCarthy Gallery and then returns downtown for a tour of the Koffler Gallery Off-Site exhibition at 249 Crawford Street.
FREE. To reserve a seat, contact the Blackwood Gallery at 905-828-3789 or email
[email protected] by Friday, November 9 at 4pm.

Thursday 29 November, 7pm
Round Table: Grasping the Body: data, affect and health
University of Toronto, Bissell Building, Room 728
140 St. George Street, Toronto
Join us for a discussion with exhibiting artist Jon Baturin, Professor David. Phillips, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, and Carlos Rizo.
FREE

CONTACT

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N
Mississauga ON L5L 1C6

www.blackwoodgallery.ca

905-828-3789
For more information please contact: Juliana Zalucky, (416) 459-6929, [email protected]

Hours:
Monday to Friday 12-5pm | Wednesday until 9pm | Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm

University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
www.utac.utoronto.ca
416-978-1838
For more information please contact: Maureen Smith, (416) 946-7089, [email protected]

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday | 12-5pm Wednesday until 8pm | Saturday 12-4pm