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Mortem: Death research for artists

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Mortem is a residency for artists interested in death to explore the concept from many points of view and to meet the people who work with death regularly. The residency will facilitate daily excursions led by deathcare workers, historians, artists, curators and biologists.

Outline
Artist talk: We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.
Momentum Moris:  Vanitas in art history, a guided tour of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada
Paliative care: Talk with a death doula.
Home funerals and vigilling.
Green burials and coffin building
History of death rituals and body disposition practices
Guided tour of the Beechwood Cemetery
Burial: Visit a funeral home to learn about standard burial processes and crematorium
Anatomy: Visit a University anatomy lab to find out what happens to bodies donated to science
Collect recently deceased birds with FLAP
Tour of the National Museum of Nature’s large skeleton collection in the archives
Haunting: Seminar lead by paranormal investigator.

Deadline: 
02/28/2020

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$1300
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Mycophilia

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Mycophilia is a residency for artists who want to learn more about mushrooms. The residency will involve daily excursions into forests, biology laboratories, collections and farms with guidance by the knowledgeable people who work there.

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You are invited to give an artist talk to introduce your practice to the group (talks)

Wild mushrooms of the Gatineau Forest (foray)

Photograph spores with Scanning Electron Microscope and dissecting microscope (lab visit)

Lichen of the Chelsea Cemetery (foray)

Foraging fungi for food and color (foray)

Mycology in contemporary art (lecture)

Spore printing and microscopy (workshop)

Fungal tree relationships (Lecture on Mycorrhizae)

Visit to a research laboratory to learn about plant/fungi signaling

Ottawa Mycological Circle collection and identification (foray and study group)

Fungal DNA sequencing with the Museum of Nature (lab visit)

Biosonification of live mushroom cultures in the lab and the field

Visit to the Canadian National Mycological Herbarium

Visit the Shiitake Grove at the Forest and Farm

Deadline: 
05/20/2020
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Submerge

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Aquatic wildlife and human relationships with watersheds

Submerge is a research residency for artists interested in water. The week long residency will facilitate 12 – 15 workshops, lectures and excursions lead by scientists and ecologists who work with water.

The program will focus on biodiversity and ecology but also feature lessons on history, infrastructure and physics.

Outline of activities:

We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Tour a working hydro electric dam.

Workshop on Underwater sound recording.

Visit the Hogs Back Lock keeper and learn about how the canal works.

Visit the Water & Ice Research Laboratory to learn about diatoms, freshwater microbes and microplastics.

Test water for traces of pesticides with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Sail the Ottawa River on a 29 foot sailboat.

Visit University Labs that study drinking water purification.

Attend a talk on contemporary artists who work with water.

Explore the Gatineau River with the River Keeper.

Talk to the Director General of Oceans Management at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Collect pond water samples and view micro-organisms under a microscope.

Attend a series of demonstrations of the physics of water.

 

 

Deadline: 
02/28/2020

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Germiante

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Germinate is an intensive, week long residency for artists to study plants in Canada. Twice daily workshops, lectures and field trips will give you first hand expiriences with a broad range of botanical information.

Activities include!

Artist talk (we invite you to present your work to the group)
Lecture of contemporary artists working with living plants
Visit to the National Museum of Nature Herbarium archives
Visit to the Ottawa Seed Library to learn about seed saving and genetics
Visit to the Arboritum with a tree specialist
Hike the Gatineau National Park with a moss expert
Visit the Fletcher Wildlife Garden to talk about native vs invasive plants
Studio visit and Kirilian Photography demonstration
Plant sonification demonstration/workshop
Visit the University of Ottawa's teaching green houses and learn about mushroom/plant relationships
Forage the Wild Garden with a herbalist and learn to process edible and medicinal wild plants
Collect single celled photosynthesizing pond life to image wiht a microscope
Lecture on poisonous garden plants.

Deadline: 
02/15/2020

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$1300
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