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SPLICE – opening at UTAC

Here are a few pictures taken at the opening of SPLICE at UTAC. The show displays works by Diana Burgoyne, Rebecca Cairns, Dana Claxton, Orshi Drozdik, Fred Laforge, Catherine Richards,  Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak and  Piotr Wyrzykowski, as well as works by students from the Graduate Program in Biomedical Communications, UTM.

Of particular historical importance are the rare drawings from the collection of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine. Medical  artists Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond, all women and all working from as early as the late 1920’s were an infatigable force that set the standards for the now world renown and world-wide used Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy 

The show will be up until December 1. If you have a chance, it is really worth a visit. check UTAC’s website here

Below: Set-up and performance by Diana Burgoyne “What do you think the mind is?”

Catherine Richards

Orshi Drodzik

works by students

See the full set here 


Fri. Oct. 26: another joint-event! part of Splice, at the intersection of Art and Medicine


~~The Mediated Body~~


a roundtable co-presented by Artscisalon, Subtle Technologies Festival and KMDI, curated by Nina Czegledy

Friday 26 October, 5 – 7pm

 Bissell Building, Room: 538

University of Toronto,

140 St. George Street, Toronto



The round table entitled “The Mediated Body” is inspired by SPLICE : At the Intersection of Arts and Medicine. This show presents a scientific gaze at the human body by showcasing traditional anatomical art, complemented and challenged by contemporary artworks. Over recent decades the human body has become a key site of scientific, social political and cultural interpretations. The paradigm shifts revealed important questions about alienation, the potential loss of agency and context while at the same time allowing us new opportunities for expressions of identity on a borderless scale. The increased uses of technologies have changed how we see ourselves and the world around us. The panel discussion is intended to investigate and comment on these issues.

Roundtable guests: 

Allison Crawford, Assistant Professor Psychiatry UofT,

Prof David A Steinman, Biomedical Simulation UofT

exhibiting artists Jack Butler and Danielle Drew Belsky.

This roundtable has been organized as part of a series of events curated by Nina Czegledy.

you can find the full program of events at :

The series also features two exhibitions at Blackwood gallery Mississauga and at UTAC. The exhibitions:


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

Opening reception: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 6 – 8pm
Opening Reception at UTAC (University of Toront Art Centre)

Performance: Diana Burgoyne, What do you think the mind is? 7pm


 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.

Opening reception: Wednesday 24 October, 5 – 9pm

or more information about the other events, see

Artscisalon and Technosalon joint event

Mark your calendar!

October 25 and October 26 will be jam-packed with events.

The Artscisalon has collaborated with our  Technosalon colleagues at York University and University of Toronto, 


Multiple imaginaries and practices gather under the term ECOLOGY. What counts as ecology, and for whom?  What is the political, epistemological, ontological and aesthetic work that the concept of ecology can do? Read the provocation on the Technosalon blog

Thursday October 25, 4-6 pm

Guests will be:

Jennifer Willet (University of Windsor, Incubator Art Lab)

Sara Wylie (Northeastern University, PLOTS)

Matt Stata ( U of T Skygarden, Food and Water Institute)

Discussant: Roberta Buiani (Artscisalon)

the event is free. Please, feel free to bring some food to share with us. 


The History Department Common Room is in Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St
George Street, Room 2098

New Art and Science publication feature the work of Toronto based bioartist

Art and Science is a new journal based in Ottawa featuring a wide spectrum of international projects at the intersection between art, science and technology. Their excellent website is now accompanied by an offline paper-version. The first issue will feature the work of Toronto-based artist Elaine Whittaker . 

check the website out! 
I hope I will get hold of a paper copy soon. if anybody is interested, shoot me an email!

Late afternoon in the park. An invitation

Happy labour day! Before we get into “fall” mood, watch  the sun fading and the days getting colder, let’s have a get together in the park.

You are invited to join us for a Tea and some treats (made by yours truly) on September  9, 2012,  5:00-6:30 pm at Trinity- Bellwoods Park. Enter from the South entrance and walk north. you will find us.

This is a preliminary get together to greet some familiar faces and to meet new people. I have prepared a few icebreaking activities with objects and text, before we head to a bar nearby for a beer and a bite to eat.

In case the weather decides to boycot us,

we will meet at Squirly’s (on Queen street, very close to the park) 807 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J (416) 703-0574

Looking forward to meeting you!!!