PHD Candidate and Artist

Art and Curatorial Projects

From Here To

 

An on-going event, research, performance.

from here to is a multi-city interventionist art project  that collects hand-drawn directions from helpful passers-by in order to  generate a visual script of space and memory. The subtle encounter,  framed by the act of asking for directions, is a contemporary  re-interpretation of conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn’s  urban-interventionist artwork This Way Brouwn (1961). from here to has  taken place in Brighton, UK for the International Visual Methodologies  Conference (2015), St. Louis, MO for The Luminary Residency Program  (2015), and in Toronto, ON for The Art of the Danforth Festival (2014). I  presented as a drawing for YTB Gallery’s Future 33 Show (Toronto,  2016).

It is also part of my PhD research.

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Asking Physicists About Momentum

 

An email project.

Emailing theoretical and experimental  physicists with the question- how do you negotiate the everyday tedium  when professionally set against the backdrop of infinity? Developed at  the Nes, Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, March 2014.

Here is the email:
My name is Rebecca Noone. I am a Canadian artist, currently based out of  Skagaströnd, Iceland. I’m sending this email to theoretical and  experimental physicists from around the world in the hope of gaining new  insights in old existential questions.

I feel that there is much to learn from you and other physicists who  work towards creating windows into unchartered regions of reality and  then manage to participate in the ordinary acts of maintenance and  decision-making that characterize the day-to-day. I’m curious about how  you negotiate everyday minutiae while professionally studying the  simultaneous miracle and ineffectuality of human existence in an  ever-expanding uni/multiverse. How do you push physics to its breaking  point and then sit in traffic jams or order off menus or decide what to  put on your morning toast? Not to undermine these acts. I think they  inspire me as someone who struggles with even the most inconsequential  of decisions.

You can respond to these questions in a single word or many  sentences; it can be an intuitive reaction or a carefully considered  reply. I am compiling these (all anonymous, unless citation is  requested) with the intention to create a public art installation in  Iceland. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider your  participation in this project. Feel free to ask me any questions.

So- how do you negotiate the everyday while professionally set against the backdrop of infinity?

Sincerely,

Cues For Living

 

A cue card intervention project.

Advice from theoretical physicists about negotiating the everyday. A  cross between a Fluxus Event Score and Ask Ann Landers. Images are from  The Luminary, St. Louis, MO. Also presented at The Multiple Li(v)es of  Art/ists &…. at OCADU, Toronto, ON, and the Neighbourhood Spaces  Symposium in Windsor, ON. Here’s an article about it from Kapsula  Magazine, written by Jenn Snider. http://kapsula.ca/releases/KAPSULA_MULTIPLELI(V)ES.pdf

Precarity at the Roundtable

 

The Roundtable Residency is a six-week art residency at The Dragon Academy in Toronto, ON.

The Roundtable Residency is an annual five-week-long summer artist  residency program hosted at The Dragon Academy, an independent school in  downtown Toronto. The goal of the residency is to provide emerging  artists from across North America- and from a range of visual art  disciplines, including installation, performance, and sound works- with a  free studio space in which to work on distinct projects within a  peer-to-peer mentoring community.

Selected artists are encouraged to work on communal, collaborative as  well as individual projects throughout the residency term. Artists have  the opportunity to connect with the broader arts community through  weekly scheduled workshops, lecture series, and discussion groups hosted  by select Toronto and Ontario art world professionals at The Dragon  Academy.

Roundtable culminates in a final three-day public exhibition of finished works and works-in-progress.

In 2016, I was the Creative Director. The Theme: Precarity

Curators: Jennifer Laiwint, Julia Redding, Katie Lawson
Participating Artists: Adrienne Crossman,Richard Williams,sol Legault,  Maximilian Suillerot, Jonathan Rotsztain, Maddy Mathews + Cotey  Pope,Maya Ben David, Samantha Burns, Luke Siemens, Alison Postman,  Rachel Lott, Emma Carney, Sanjit Dhillon, Lindsey Luckevich, Amy Siegel,  Brett Despotovich, Lisa Smolkin, and Robbie Sinclair.

In 2015, I was a Curator, with Mackenzie Rhyason and Blair Swann.

The Creative Director was Neil LaPierre. The theme: Versus.
Participating Artists: Robin Clason, Connor Crawford, Zoe Downie-Ross,  Miles Forrester, Halloway Jones, Kunsang Kyirong, sol Legault, Nadine  Maher, Adria Mirabelli, Tough Guy Mountain, Aliya Pabani & Onyeka  Igwe, Louise Reimer, Polina Teif, Joële Walinga & Dylin North and  David Woodward.

The Roundtable Residency was founded by Morris Fox and Brandon Dalmer in 2013.

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Science Magic Barters the Periodic Table


Bartering the periodic table at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Part of the Long Winter Take Over”
Science Magic develops a new currency for Art Fairs and Markets based on  the periodic table of elements. Part of the Long Winter Art Market  Takeover at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. January 2014.

The Science Magic Art Economy: Bartering the Periodic Table of Elements.

We here at Science Magic will be launching our new elemental barter  system during Long Winter’s Artist Bizarre for First Thursdays at the  AGO: Januray 2nd, 2014.

Since Science Magic doesn’t have any art to sell at the Artist  Bizarre (duh), we thought that we’d barter off the table of elements  instead. Why not? So come by and swap some aluminum for carbon dioxide,  some nickel for oxygen, or even some combination of Ag, As, Au, Cd, Cu,  Hg, Fe, Pb, Se, Sr, U and Zn for a single grain of Na. You may even be  able to afford some art once we’ve readjusted these value system;  hording the free packets of salt from the downstairs café in order to  buy that old Rubens in the back.

Learning to Give Up the Ghost

 

An event and then an installation.

I opened a free store in my bedroom. I invited people to come to my  room and take whatever they wanted, which based on the limited breadth  of my possessions, was mostly clothes, books, and trinkets. The free  store also traveled with me throughout my day to friends’ houses, coffee  shops, the university and my workplace. I stuffed all my remaining  possessions into torn jeans and boots to resemble severed limbs that I  left around the halls of Artscape, Gibraltar Point for Halloween  hauntings. The failure of my consumerism. Part of the Ghosthole  Residency at Artscape, Gibraltar Point- on the Toronto Islands. 2013.

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An event and then an installation.

I opened a free store in my bedroom. I invited people to come to my  room and take whatever they wanted, which based on the limited breadth  of my possessions, was mostly clothes, books, and trinkets. The free  store also traveled with me throughout my day to friends’ houses, coffee  shops, the university and my workplace. I stuffed all my remaining  possessions into torn jeans and boots to resemble severed limbs that I  left around the halls of Artscape, Gibraltar Point for Halloween  hauntings. The failure of my consumerism. Part of the Ghosthole  Residency at Artscape, Gibraltar Point- on the Toronto Islands. 2013.

Glass House Archive at Wreck City

 

An installation. part of Wreck City, in Calgary AB.

Preserving an abandoned home’s detritus in glass before the whole  thing was demolished, making way for condos. Let’s take a final look at  the dust, shall we? Part of  Wreck City, An Epilogue for 809. Calgary,  Alberta. April 2013. More here

Rochdale College: A Free School Happening



curatorial project with Sunny Kerr at the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC)

Following the trajectory (and stealing the name) of Rochdale  College’s open-sourced education model, we presented a month-long free  school, art show, and archive asking anyone and everyone to lead a  class, make an art, and perhaps learn a thing. All housed inside an  institution that is becoming more and more impossible to afford. Curated  with Sunny Kerr at the Art Lounge, University of Toronto Art Centre.  2009.