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Illuminating works

Illuminatingworks

Registration is open until Tuesday, November 30, 5PM EST

Thursday, December 2, 2021 

Location: online, Zoom 

Registration is required for each session; capacity is limited. 

​​​​​​​All times in EST. 

11:00 AM – Welcome 

11:15 AM – Built on Genocide introduction 

11:30 AM – Artist in conversation with Jay Soule

11:45 AM – Questions from the audience 

Built on Genocide is a reckoning, a call to action, and an unflinching look at the colonial foundations of Canada that remain intact today. Created by artist Jay Soule | CHIPPEWAR from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg), Built on Genocide is a powerful visual record of the 19th-century buffalo genocide that accompanied John A. MacDonald’s colonial expansion west with the railroad. Working from archival records, Soule combines installation and pop art paintings to connect the past with the present, demanding the uncomfortable acknowledgment that Canada is a nation built on genocide. 

12:00 PM – Break 

12:15 PM – Henry G20 introduction

12:30 PM – Christine Brubaker in conversation with Erin Boberg Doughton (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, USA) 

12:45 PM – Questions from the audience 

Henry G20 - Conceived and directed by Christine Brubaker and co-written by Brubaker and Constantine X. Anastasakis, Henry G20 freely adapts Shakespeare’s Henry V in a contemporary retelling of the conflict between police and protestors during the G20 Summit protests in Toronto in June 2010. Henry G20 tours the Toronto of the G20 protests, brought to life through PodPlays (podcast plays) and a personalized augmented reality experience accessed through a mobile app, available at the original sites or anywhere in the world you choose. You can download the app and/or listen to the podcast here.  

1:00 PM – Lunch Break 

2:00 PM – Access program overview with Heidi Persaud and Rogue Benjamin

2:15 PM – Radio LUMI hosts Ramya Amuthan, Christine Malec and Rebecca Singh in conversation with Carrie Hage (British Council)  

2:30 PM – Questions from the audience 

Access Hub - This year, Luminato focused on improving our accessibility reach and launched several new initiatives including Radio LUMI. We’ll take a closer look at the Access Hub and the specialized programs that accompanied each of the projects above.  

2:45 PM – Break 

3:00 PM – In The Wake of Progress introduction

3:15 PM – Edward Burtynsky in conversation with Olivia Ansell (Sydney Festival) 

3:30 PM – Questions from the audience 

3:45 PM – Closing comments / thoughts 

4:00 PM – End 

In The Wake of Progress - Originally conceived for the multiple digital screens that are normally filled with advertising, on Yonge-Dundas Square in the centre of Toronto’s downtown shopping strip, world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’sIn the Wake of Progress is a fully choreographed blend of photographs and film clips that tells the epic tale of humanity’s impact on the planet. Reconceived for touring as an immersive, indoor, epic journey, In the Wake of Progress is a powerful work that speaks to the climate crisis on the scale it deserves; with a score by Phil Strong, vocals by iskwē, produced by Bob Ezrin, the impact is unforgettable. 

Accessibility 

AI Captioning provided by Rev. 

ASL interpretation available on request, 48 hours notice required by emailing [email protected] 

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