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Passing Through the Heart: Episode 2

Friday, December 11, 6 pm ET
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Public Visualization Lab, Passing Through the Heart: Episode 2, 35 min, 2020

Join us for the second episode of Public Visualization Studio’s (PVS) Passing Through the Heart, with guest Kalpana Subramanian! PVS’ Immony Mèn and Patricio Dávila host Subramanian for a special session to cook Green Chutney with Idli in a conversation on immigrant and refugee family and knowledge-sharing through cooking. Members of PVS cook recipes from their heritage that are recorded through traditional and emergent technologies.

Subramanian will join Mèn and Dávila after the episode for a post-screening Q&A. Audiences will be able to leave reactions, comments, and questions through a shared Google Doc. Instructions for how to view and participate in the event will be communicated via email. The event will be available to register and view for 24 hours. SW members will have access to the event for 72 hours.

Passing through the Heart is a multi-media installation and series of virtual events by Public Visualization Studio that utilize non-optical motion capture, photogrammetry, videography, and audio recording come together to create a dialogue about migration, community, political conflicts, mourning, healing, and transformation.

Kalpana Subramanian is an artist-filmmaker, educator and Ph.D. candidate in Media Study at the University at Buffalo. Her research investigates the poetics of light and breath in experimental film using a trans-cultural, interdisciplinary and practice-based framework of inquiry. She was a Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow at University of Colorado Boulder in 2015-16 and a UK Environmental Film Fellow in 2006. Her films have been screened at several international film festivals including the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Toronto International Film Festival, Antimatter Media Arts (Canada), Olhar de Cinema (Brazil), Digital Anthropologies (France) and Wildscreen (UK) among others. She has received various honors including a Jury’s Special Mention at the CMS Vatavaran International Film Festival (2007), Audience Award at the Documentary Festival of History and Archeology in Italy (2015), awards for Creative Approach, Cinematography (2003) and Merit Award for Conservation Message (2005) at the Montana CINE International Film Festival. Her recent films include the five-part series Light Mediated: Eyes on Brakhage (2016), Tattva (2018) and Choreography for Disembodiment (2019). Subramanian is also a vocalist, and author of four children’s books.

Immony Mèn is an artist, educator, and community-based researcher. He is an Assistant Professor of Interaction Design in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies at OCAD University.

Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, and core member of Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) at York University.

Public Visualization Studio is a design collective whose members are designers, artists, creative technologists and researchers. The collective creates projects as a means to pursue inquiries into the political and conceptual aspects of interaction, space and media. Its members attempt to investigate how specific technologies of vision, communication and gesture support our experiences in participatory spaces. Members of the collective have exhibited nationally and internationally, and have worked in a variety of areas including public projection, media architecture, locative media, video installation, exhibition design, interaction, communication design and media scholarship. PVS works in collaboration with the Public Visualization Lab, a university-based lab in Toronto. PVS founding members are Patricio Dávila, Dave Colangelo, and Immony Mèn. PVS is located in Toronto, Canada.