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September 2019

Artists on Artists: Shirin Fathi on “Age of You”

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Shirin Fathi MOCA Toronto

Shirin Fathi is an Iranian-Canadian artist whose work focuses on cultural changes in relation to gender identity. Through role-play and the use of cosmetics, masks and prosthetics, Fathi uses her own body as a subject to stage ambiguous and often marginalized identities. Fathi will lead a tour and discussion of "Age of You", with refreshments to follow.

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series is a programme where local artists are invited to discuss MOCA’s current exhibitions, or a single artwork, in any format or direction of their choosing.

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Shezad and Alice Talk

From the Bay Area to the Arctic: Shezad Dawood and Alice Xia Zhu

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Artist Shezad Dawood is joined by researcher Alice Xia Zhu for a conversation that addresses the fate of microplastics in marine and freshwater contexts, from the San Francisco Bay to the Arctic. This programme is organised in dialogue with Shezad Dawood’s exhibition "Leviathan", presented on MOCA’s Floor 4. "Leviathan" is an ambitious “episodic monster” consisting of ten filmic episodes that envisage a future, uncannily much like our present, to consider possible links between borders, mental health, and marine welfare.

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October 2019

Artists on Artists: Hannah Epstein on “Age of You”

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Hannah Epstein MOCA Toronto

Hannah Epstein works at the cross-section of textiles, experimental games and video art to reimagine the iconography of popular culture, highlighting the cultural negotiation between bottom-up (folk) and top-down (institutional) storytelling. By blurring the lines between traditional craft, popular culture and contemporary art, she aims to isolate and eliminate notions of hierarchy as archaic relics. Epstein will lead a tour and discussion of "Age of You", with refreshments to follow.

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Digital Justice Lab Workshop: Mapping Digital Futures

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Mapping Digital Futures

In this workshop, we will reimagine the digital future of Toronto and what it could look like in 2040. Together we will build narratives about the future and map out local policy recommendations in relation to Sidewalk Labs' Smart City plans.

Mapping Digital Futures is part of a series of workshops presented in partnership with Digital Justice Lab for "Age of You".

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“Age of You” Drop-in Activity: Defying Facial Recognition

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Facial Recognition Age of You

Think you can outsmart facial recognition? In this workshop, participants will design and construct masks and headpieces inspired by CV Dazzle, a project by artist Adam Harvey that provides information and tips for creating “looks” that can camouflage the face from face detection technology. Using elements such as asymmetry, tonal inverse and the concealment of certain facial features, you will be able to learn and test which design combinations are most effective in hiding from facial recognition technology.

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