Brown Bag Seminar: From Landworks to Words in the Land: 1970s to the present

Centre of Canadian Studies hosts brown bag seminar with Newfoundland artist, Marlene Creates.

Marlene Creates's theoretical and studio research interests include photography, ecology, and poetry. Underlying all her work, spanning over 35 years, is an interest in place — not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both specialized and vernacular knowledge. Since 2002 her principal artistic venture has been to closely observe and work with one particular place — the six acres of boreal forest that she inhabits in Newfoundland, Canada.

Since the 1970s her work has been presented in over 300 exhibitions across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the USA, and China. Her work is in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. She has been a guest lecturer at over 150 institutions and conferences, both in Canada and abroad. Her video-poems have been screened in Austria, Canada, India, and the USA, where she won the Grand Jury Award at the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival. She is currently an invited academic visitor at the Edinburgh College of Art doing research in the "Art, Space + Nature" Masters programme.

The seminar takes place in Meeting Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building on 11th Novemeber 2015, 12:30-2:00 pm.