Hiba Ali, a new media artist based in Chicago, Illinois, has been invited by Modern Fuel and SAVAC to take part in a month-long research residency in the summer of 2017. The residency, titled Digital Mapping and the Politics of Place, engages with arts communities from Kingston to Toronto through workshops, talks and walking tours that explore the intersecting issues of race, geography and marginalization.
Ali’s workshop on 3D Blender Modeling last week taught participants how to use the software to model their own digital sculpture. This coming Sunday, June 11th at 2pm, Ali and artist Stéfy McKnight will lead an interactive walking tour of Kingston addressing the city’s history and ecology.
The investigation of inhabited space is continued with a tutorial of Animaps on June 13th from 7-9pm where participants will reflect on their personal, ephemeral and embodied relationship with the surrounding landscape of Kingston. Animaps lets participants create maps with markers, texts, images, and shapes which can later be sent to others as video; participants are encouraged to bring their own images, gifs, and videos to the workshop.
On June 17th from 2-5pm, we will have a screening of Ali’s work, followed by an artist talk in the gallery. Ali’s recent work Satellites maps out systems of vision, asking how mediated realities impact both physical and digital landscapes. This multimedia installation make visible the the socio-cultural codes that guide how one sees the world.
All events are FREE, registration is required for both workshops and the walking tour; email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.