The Fine Arts page on York Space provides an institutional repository of research projects by York faculty members.
e-Journals & Research Project Websites
Members of York's Faculty of Fine Arts are involved in creating content for e-Journals and Multimedia Environments. Projects include:
Blur Street is a transnational digital performance project that creates visual conversations about contemporary formations of urban identity. Laura Levin (Dept. of Theatre) is the Toronto Project Coordinator and devises workshops with its founders Kathleen Irwin and Rachelle Viader Knowles at University of Regina.
Canada Watch, edited by Seth Feldman (Dept. of Film) and guest editors, provides a practical and authoritative analysis of key national and international topics. Each issue is a collection of short, incisive articles by the leading authorities in a particular field.
CineAction features essays and reviews by film critics and scholars, and covers a wide range of filmmaking styles.
Common Plants is a multimedia project spearheaded by Judith Rudakoff (Dept. of Theatre). It includes an interactive Forum, a BLOGarden and video, jpg images and audio files.
InTensions is an interdisciplinary peer reviewed e-journal published biannually out of Fine Arts Cultural Studies at York University. This initiative brings together interventions by scholars and artists whose work deals with the theatricality of power, corporealities of structural violence, and sensory regimes.
Lo-Fi is a multi-year collaborative research project held by Nell Tenhaaf (Dept. of Visual Arts) and Melanie Baljko (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering). Other key collaborators are sound artist John Kamevaar and Dr. Kim Sawchuk of Concordia University. Two interactive A-life artworks, preceded by prototypes for testing, are being built over the course of five years, 2005-10. The project is a multi-faceted study (both quantitative and qualitative) of how people engage with heterogeneous populations of agents.
Mosaica presents contemporary Jewish culture in its newest form - the world-wide-web. It was founded by Shelley Hornstein, Reesa Greenberg & Carol Zemel, all from Visual Arts, and is Co-Directed by Shelley Hornstein & Reesa Greenberg. Projects explore Jewish cultural expression in the arts and build on the possibilities of the web as an interactive cultural environment.
Public: Art, Culture, Ideas
Public's purpose is to showcase innovative ideas and forms of art. It is an art journal that explores how critical issues intersect with art and visual culture.
Visible City Project
The Visible City Project seeks to understand the different roles that artists play in imagining and helping to design 21st century cities. The project investigates how art practices function in specific contemporary urban contexts as a tool for enhancing communication and renovating democratic citizenship, and how they might be used to educate and transform the experience of urban dwelling in light of the changing technological, economic and cultural experiences of globalization.
Wi: Journal of Mobile Media
Wi: journal of mobile media traverses the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities to engage artists, engineers and designers. Wi uses a variety of multimedia formats and uses video, images and sound to link with other networks and to enhance its production and distribution capacity. Wi is more than a journal: it provides a space for networking of Canadians working on mobility and for Canadian researchers to interact in a wider international context.