Lindsay Bell | Tori Foster | Jesse Jackson

Visualizing Arts and Public Life [USA/Canada]
Lindsay A. Bell (anthropologist) | Tori Foster (artist) | Jesse Jackson (artist)


Image Credit:  Space Overlays Sample Output: [detail from] Seven Essos, Toronto
Tori Foster and Jesse Colin Jackson, 2009.

Visualizing Arts and Public Life provides an opportunity for the Visualizing Canada’s Urban North research team to refine their strategies for translating urban information into visual form. Their site-specific project at the Residency will allow them to test their research methods, through short-term observation and subsequent visual recombination of the territory in and around Chicago’s Arts Incubator. Engagement with gallery visitors will facilitate rapid methodological evolution, culminating in the presentation of work-in-progress composite photos and video.

Lindsay A. Bell (Canada) is a SSHRC funded Faculty Associate in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Specializing in the industrial development and urbanization of Circumpolar North America, her research and writing strives to understand how northern populations shape and relate to large-scale social, environmental and economic change.

Tori Foster (Canada) is a Toronto-based media artist whose work centers upon emergent behavior and the urban landscape. Her works are heavily process oriented, exposing information inherent to, but not visible in, unmediated environments. She is currently Adjunct Professor in Research and Graduate Studies at OCAD University.

Jesse Colin Jackson (USA) is a Los Angeles based artist and designer whose work appropriates and recontextualizes the images, forms, and conceptual apparatus found in the urban landscape. He was educated as an architect and engineer, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.


Visualizing Place through Art and Anthropology
Robert Willim (anthropologist) | Jesse Colin Jackson (artist), Tori Foster
(artist), Lindsay A. Bell (anthropologist)
Date: Thursday 21st November 2013
Time: 2-3pm
Short Description: Join in with artists and anthropologists as they share through an open discussion and interactive engagement how they experiment with visualizing communities through film and digital media.

This project is funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Centre for Information Visualization and Data Driven Design established by the Ontario Research Fund.