Artist in Residence: A hands-on workshop
“Artist in Residence” is an art project Dr. Noa Yaari created at home for the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies. Dr. Yaari likes to say that the project is about how she has experienced the current pandemic, but it is much more than that. In this hands-on workshop, she invites us to dive into its details and the deliberations that determined its look. For instance, we will focus on the elements that convey discontinuity and insecurity, on the one hand, and those that express optimism, and self-assurance, on the other. This would be an opportunity for us to examine how works of art open spaces for personal interpretations but also utilize perceptual and cultural codes that we share. We will also participate in a 10-minute drawing exercise to unleash our creativity in a supportive environment.
Please ensure you have papers and markers at hand!
Dr. Noa Yaari is an artist, entrepreneur, and the developer of Multiform Grammar, a grammatical system for combinations of words and images. In her interdisciplinary work, she explores how we can use the word and image relationship to convey messages effectively and creatively. Currently, she is creating two art installations, one in the Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, and the other in the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies at the University of Toronto. Both projects practice placemaking on campus and art-based knowledge mobilization.