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COVID Pedagogies: Tools, Content & Strategies

U of M Responses

 

COVID-19 Anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene is a project stemming from the larger work entitled COVID-19 Anxiety: Location, Refuge and Loss (2020-2021) and is an artistic collaboration with Joanna Black, Professor, University of Manitoba (U of M), Dr. Pam Patterson, Assistant Professor, OCAD University (OCADU), and Daniel Payne, Librarian and artist (OCADU).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQEV7ieSccI

Our collaborative creative research teams at UofM and OCADU are committed to working within communities of practice. We are examining the conceivable and imagined possibilities of generative creative research during COVID-19 in which anxiety surrounds and permeates through our lived experiences and is embodied in our creative practice.

Joanna Black

Covid-19 Spaces: Self Portrait

Lifelines, isolation, agitation, communication, togetherness, embodied knowing, rare metals, information, over-saturation, silicon wafers, transporting, aloneness and absorption… During COVID-19, while looking into glass wired binary mazes, Marshall McLuhan’s statement isparticularly relevant of “descending into the maelstrom” using technological life preservers to foster manic curiosity, layers of ongoing communication, and intractable anxiety as our vital networked sustenance continues on…

 

Photograph of a laptop in front of a large computer screen, with each screen having different video feeds of the artist

Joanna, Black Covid-19 Spaces: Self Portrait, 12.8" X 13.4", digital photograph, 2021

 

Sarah Paradis

[Dis]connection

[Dis]connection is a video created by Sarah Paradis about how social interactions have become limited during the covid-19 pandemic. Several themes that emerge from the video include social distancing, mask wearing, and inquisitive interactions among computer screens and other digital devices. The movements in the video reflect how humans are engaging with each other as well as computer screens in a limited way. Paradis’ video is responding to the social [Dis]connection that our generation is currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

A photograph of the head and shoulders of a person, with parts of their face and body obscured by computer text, numbers and artifacts

Sarah Paradis, [Dis]connection, Video Still, 1920 x 1080, 2021

Digicovers

COVID-19 Anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene University of Manitoba Digicover site

COVID-19 Anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene is a project stemming from the larger work entitled COVID-19 Anxiety: Location, Refuge and Loss (2020-2021) and is an artistic collaboration with Joanna Black, Professor, University of Manitoba (U of M), Dr. Pam Patterson, Assistant Professor, OCAD University (OCADU), and Daniel Payne, Librarian and artist (OCADU).

Visit the digicovers site at https://digicovers.ca/ or explore the site by clicking on one of the works below. 

Digicovers gallery