CLAUDIASICONDOLFO IN CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA PHATSIMO SUNSTRUM on THE DISRUPTER X PROJECT
Disrupters, This is Disrupter X. Pamela Phatsimo Suntrum in collaboration with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. Germany, 2014.
IN CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA PHATSIMO SUNSTRUM
THE DISRUPTER X PROJECT
Join us at the home of Sensorium Director Laura Levinfor an evening of conversation between Sensorium Graduate Student Caucus memberClaudia Sicondolfo(PhD student, Cinema &Media Arts) andPamela Phatsimo Sunstrum(Visual Art & Art History faculty member). Following ascreeningof a short introductory video-documentarycreated by Pamela and her collaborator,Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Claudia and Pamela will be discussingTHEDISRUPTER X PROJECT.
THEDISRUPTER X PROJECTis an ongoing collaboration betweenPamela Phatsimo Sunstrumand Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. The artists liberally describe this multimedia performance work as an ‘anti-opera’. The world of the anti-opera is created by video projections, live internet streaming, dioramas, holograms, handmade replicas of archival objects, original music created from archival instruments and live performers. ‘IF YOU DO IT RIGHT’ was the first iteration of the project and was performed in Nantes, France in 2013. In 2014 they presented ‘DISRUPTERS, THIS IS DISRUPTER X’ in Bayreuth, Germany. In 2015 they installed ‘NOTES FROM THE ANCIENTS’ in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ClaudiaSicondolfois a Vanier Scholar and doctoral candidate at York University (Cinema &Media Arts). Her doctoral research project examines educational and community outreach building within Canadian digital screen institutions, collectives, and film festivals. Claudia has worked extensively with educational communities across Canada and has published companion curriculum for interactive and traditional documentaries, including Highrise and Offshore. Her writing has also been published in Public Journal and is forthcoming inSenses of Cinema. She is co-chair of the Toronto Film and Media Seminar.
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrumis Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Visual Art & Art History.Hermultidisciplinary work encompasses drawing and animation, and alludes to mythology, geology and theories on the nature of the universe. Her drawings, narrative landscapes that appear simultaneously futuristic and ancient, shift between representational and fantastical depictions of volcanic, subterranean, cosmological and precipitous landscapes.