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Decoding and Reimagining Posthuman Identity Exhibition by Oonagh Fitzgerald
2021-11-29 - 2021-12-03
A mixed media art exhibition and social engagement, prepared by Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and presented by LePARC, from November 29th to December 3rd
GALLERY HOURS: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
FINISSAGE: December 3rd, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Through participatory mixed media art projects, Oonagh explores the material relations between international law, art and governance. With found wood and bark, plastic waste, wood and fabric scraps, string and thread, paper and prefabricated masks, clay, water- and oil-based paints, Oonagh investigates posthuman identity and imagination in times of global environmental, health, social, economic, political, and technological crisis.
Making, performing, and engaging in complex and elaborate human-material-technological assemblages, Oonagh seeks to connect materials and people and generate new insights and inspiration for tackling global problems and contributing to a more sustainable, equitable and just posthuman era.
This transdisciplinary research practice builds on philosophical frameworks (postmodernism, posthumanism, new materialism, speculative futures, and colonial legacy, gender, and critical legal studies), and methodologies of research-creation, autoethnography, case study, and socially engaged art. The projects seek to decode meaning and reimagine identity, solidarity, resistance, and resilience in the face of the multiple crises of the Anthropocene.
All are welcome to come to enjoy the exhibit and contribute to decoding and recoding posthuman meanings, values, and identities.
Oonagh Fitzgerald B.F.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., M.B.A., is an INDI PhD in Fine Arts student at Concordia University, under the supervision of Professor Eldad Tsabary and a member of LePARC. She brings to her performance and visual research-creation artworks her experience as dancer, choreographer and visual artist; senior executive and international lawyer in the federal government; university sessional lecturer; and director of international law research at a think tank.
Enthusiastic about exploring international law, art, and governance, Oonagh has interviewed for national and international news media, written and edited books, essay series and articles, and spoken publicly on topics including research-creation and participant-based art projects, corporate citizenship, gender equality, Indigenous people’s rights, climate change and technological innovation.
She is a Senior Fellow at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, co-chair of the Canadian Environmental Domestic Advisory Group, and a director of the International Law Association of Canada.