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Vibrations: Deaf/Disability Art, and Activisms Special Speakers and Workshop Evening, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, EV 11th Floor, Resource Room
This evening invites artists David Bobier from VibraFusion Lab (London, Ontario), and Ju Gosling and Julie Newman from Together! 2012 (East London, UK) to discuss their work in disability and the arts. Part guest lecture, part workshop we will explore some of the issues faced by the Deaf/Disability arts communities.  Bobier, Gosling, and Newman will outline how their work enters these conversations from their specific locales (Canada and the UK).
Bobier, Gosling and Newman are visiting artists to the Community and Differential Mobilities Cluster, and partners in Vibrations, a collaboration between between Together! 2012 (East London), the Mobile Media Lab, which is a part of Milieux: Institute for Arts Culture and Technology, and VibraFusion Lab (London, Ontario).
David Bobier is an HOH media artist and the parent of 2 deaf children living in London, Ontario, Canada.  David is developing vibrotactile technology as a creative medium to experience art in its many forms. He founded the VibraFusionLab (VFL) in London, Ontario in 2014, a creative multi-media, multi-sensory centre providing inclusive technologies for supporting accessibility in the arts. He is a co-founder of Tangled London, a collective dedicated to developing opportunities for Deaf artists, artists with disabilities and artists experiencing isolation.
Julie Newman is a London based artist. She is currently creating an installation, Dreaming the Voyage, at her Wheelhouse studio based in Trinity Buoy Wharf, at the wall of the River Thames in East London. Dreaming the Voyage, uses the Wheelhouse as a site specific installation referencing historical and fictional ships and travels from the River Thames and local ports. The launch featured a soundscape using the Wheelhouse as a speaker to produce an original piece using harmonics, overtones and beats.
Ju Goslingaka ju90 is based in London and has gained an international reputation for her work in the theories and traditions of the international Disability Arts movement. Ju works with digital image-based media, performance, text and sound and is a pioneer in what we call research-creation. Ju was the first student in the UK to present her PhD thesis online as a multimedia hypertext. Ju is a co-founder and Artistic
Director of Together! 2012 CIC, the UK project partners. www.ju90.co.uk www.together2012.org.uk