Public Talk: Manuel De Landa “Matter Matters”

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Public Talk
Manuel De Landa “Matter Matters”

Presented by York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in association
with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
When: Thursday, May 5 – 7:00pm
Where: MOCCA, 952 Queen St. West, Toronto
Admission: Free
416-736-5533 (Graduate Program in Visual Arts, York University)

Internationally renowned theorist and educator Manuel De Landa is the keynote speaker for Engaged Practices, the third annual Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts, to be presented by York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts May 3 to 11.

In his lecture “Matter Matters”, De Landa will look at how morphogenesis – the birth of form – has become a central theme in many scientific disciplines. It can be entirely spontaneous, as in the genesis of geological, meteorological or biological forms, or it can involve human beings as agents. De Landa’s talk will focus on natural morphogenesis, arguing that a deeper knowledge of its secrets can be of great help to artists and designers, opening up a new reservoir of expressive resources.