2018 ALC Festival

The ALC Festival celebrates student work from the Arts & Culture, Cinema-Communications, Interactive Media Arts, Languages, Literature, and Studio Arts programs at Dawson College.

This year, we’re excited to highlight a variety of interactive and collaborative works that underline the power of art to draw us together, in the face of entropy and isolation. Join us at the festival to test  videogames, interact with ‘smart’ sculptures, attend creative readings and vernissages, and celebrate collaborations between student authors, illustrators, designers, dancers, artists, musicians, and videographers.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one (or all) of the events, with your friends, colleagues, and classes.

–Liam Lachance, Festival Coordinator

A special thanks to Andrea Cole, Wolfgang Krotter, Bérengère L. Marin-Dubuard, Shawn Bell, Julianna Joos, Dipti Gupta, Natalie Olanick, Lex Milton, Claire Elliot, SPACE, and Eva Helms.

 


The 2018 Festival in Pictures

Photos by Dawson photography students Calvin Cesar-Felicien and Pipa Jones

April 30 – May 11

Daily Schedule

Monday, April 30th

830—930

Room: 3A.9

Chinese Painting

Learn the fundamentals of Chinese brush painting with Language’s Joy Cheng Yu Lin

 

8—10PM

Room: 5B.16

Writing + Contemporary Dance

Join Creative Writing Dawson to experiment with ekphrasis by writing during a contemporary dance set by Cheline Lacroix

 

SPACE’s Entropy Exposition will run to May 10th in the Warren Flowers Gallery 

A 3D Sculpture Exposition will highlight student work in the Studio Arts, and run to May 7th in the 2G Hall

Posters for this year’s festival were designed by Natalie Olanick’s visual arts class, and can be seen in the metro display cases until May 11th.

Tuesday, May 1st

1045—145

Room: 3B.2

Poetry in Motion

Visit IMA’s Poetry in Motion, a calming, responsive, collaborative installation of ‘breathing’ sculptures

 

1PM

Room: 3A.9

Try Chinese Bubble Tea

 

1-4 MAY

Room: Cafeteria

New Media Experimentations

 

4—545                           

Room: 5B.13

Literature Conference

Celebrate the work of Literature profile students at the English Academic Conference with Liana Bellon 

Read the conference programme: 2018_Literature_Profile_Conference_Programme  

 

530—730                       

Room: 5B.16

Arts and Culture Gala

Celebrate the work of Arts and Culture profile students at the Gala with Amanda Cockburn

 

6—9PM

Room: Conrod’s                  

Resist Violence: Art and Media

 

8—10PM

Room: Library

Write in the Gothic Dark 

Join Creative Writing Dawson to write in the dark gothic space of the library at night, with Baroque music by classical guitarist Daniel Karrasch

Wednesday, May 2nd

830—930

Room: 3A.9

Learn Kung-Fu

Learn techniques of Chinese Kung-Fu with Physical Education’s Ricky Lew

 

12—2

Room: Conrod’s

Fiesta Latina Dance Class II

Dance salsa, samba and reggaeton with Language’s Juan Arevalo

 

730

Room: Theatre

A Summer Night’s Kickass Dream 

Ann Lambert’s play has the college theatre collective telling the story of a college theatre collective putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click here for tickets

Thursday, May 3rd

10—11                           

Room: 3H.2

CULT MTL Editor Visit  

Lorraine Carpenter will discuss publishing cultural journalism in her role as editor-in-chief of CULT MTL with Literature’s Paul Serralheiro

 

10-12

Room: 4E.4                           

Escape the Room

 

4—545                         

Room: 5B.13

Literature Conference 

Celebrate the work of Literature profile students at the English Academic Conference with Liana Bellon.

Read the conference programme here: 2018_Literature_Profile_Conference_Programme  

 

11—2

Room: Atrium                        

Interactive Pendulum  

Devin Ashley of Interactive Media Arts’ pendulum combines movement, interaction, and music

 

11—2                         

Room: 3B.2 & 3B.4

IMA Group Show  

The Interactive Media Arts group show features video games, original musical instruments, mobile apps and more

 

730                     

Room: Theatre

A Summer Night’s Kickass Dream

Ann Lambert’s play has the college theatre collective telling the story of a college theatre collective putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click here for tickets

Friday, May 4th

1030—145               

Room: 3B.2

Networked Clouds Installation 

This Interactive Media Arts installation features a sky of virtual clouds that respond to your movement with light and sound

 

5—7             

Room: 5C.Gallery W             

Sublime Art Vernissage

Visit the Studio Arts’ graduating exhibition for students of Antonietta Grassi and Lynn Millette

 

6—9                           

Room: Conrod’s

Vextra’s Interactive Rave 

Join Vextra’s Apprentice for their first appearance: a rave with animations and interactive installations

 

730                         

Room: Theatre

A Summer Night’s Kickass Dream 

Ann Lambert’s play has the college theatre collective telling the story of a college theatre collective putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click here for tickets

Saturday, May 5th

730

Room: Theatre                         

A Summer Night’s Kickass Dream 

Ann Lambert’s play has the college theatre collective telling the story of a college theatre collective putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click here for tickets

Monday, May 7th

830—930                        

Room: 3A.9

Chinese Tea Ceremony 

Learn the traditional way of preparing Chinese tea with Language’s Joy Cheng Yu Lin

 

12—130                     

Room: Conrod’s

Creations Journal Launch 

See readings from Dawson student authors at the Literature profile’s creative journal launch

 

2—6

Room: 3A.1 &3B.13

S.O.S: The Self, The One, The Soul and Augmented Reality Dawson

Experience Cinema-Communication’s media installation works that explore the theme of identity

Tuesday, May 8th

1045—145                         

Room: 3B.2

Poetry in Motion  

Visit Poetry in Motion, a responsive, collaborative installation of ‘breathing’ sculptures from Interactive Media Arts

 

12—2                         

Room: 4C.1

Gilbert’s Creative Reading 

The last poet in the bar turns her thoughts homeward… students share their latest work: Love/Hate poems to Beyonce and Matthew McConaughey; life stories in three-word sentences; homages to Leonard Cohen, compelling excerpts from stories in progress, and more!

 

3—5

Room: 3B.2 & 3B.4

Creative Computation Show 

Experience 3D simulations, artworks, video and sound pieces, installations and performances from the Interactive Media Arts course

 

4—6                         

Room: Conrod’s

DTC’s Dramatic Monologues 

See original dramatic monologues performed by students of Ann Lambert’s Dawson Theatre Collective 

Wednesday, May 9th

4-6                       

Room: Conrod’s

Experimental Poetry Reading 

Witness a showcase of concrete, Language, and collaborative poems by rich and famous Dawson writers

 

4-6

Room: 4C.1

SPACE Illustration/Writing Showcase 

Join a discussion with illustration and writing students who worked with SPACE to collaborate and publish books

Thursday, May 10th

11—2                             

Room: 3B.2 & 3B.4

IMA Group Show 

This group show in the Interactive Media Arts features video games, original musical instruments, mobile apps and more

 

1130—130                   

Room: 3B.6

Exploring Emergent Media

Exploring transformative media landscapes with film, a collaboration between Reisa Levine’s Cinema-Communications class and an interactive platforms course at CEGEP Andre-Lorandeau

 

3—5                     

Room 3B.2 & 3B.4

Explore Dawson through Play  

Test out games with Interactive Media Arts’ Art of Game Design, exploring the city and Dawson through digital and physical games

 

Friday, May 11th

8—10                     

Room: Conrod’s

Gandell’s Creative Reading

The earliest literary reading you ever attend in your life could also be the most life-changing

 

1030—145                 

Room: 3B.2

Networked Clouds Installation 

This Interactive Media Arts installation features a sky of virtual clouds that respond to your movement with light and sound

 

12—2

3B.2 & 3B.4

Computer Music and Sound Art 

Enjoy a variety of music compositions, generative and interactive audio and video projects using Max

 

7                                         

Room: Theatre

Media Night 

See Cinema and Communications student films and media projects in the year end celebration

Teacher Kit

Support the festival by trying out a bonus assignment–requiring no grading (!)–to have students visit any of our fourty-three events during the festival.

Here is the completed bonus assignment: ALC bonus assignment

Also, feel free to share any of the festival images, which were designed by Dawson students Jade Wulfraat (coloured lettering) and Nicholas Benitz (with building featured):



Last Modified: June 1, 2018