Dr. Birgit Hopfener is pleased to invite Carleton University students and faculty, as well as colleagues and friends of the university, to join the weekly series of Looking Together sessions organized as part of her Ruth and Mark Phillips Professorship in Cultural Mediations.

Looking Together constitutes slowing down to see artworks and objects with and through the eyes of peers and colleagues. It is a method of scholarship that privileges thinking together, potentially unsettling naturalized frameworks of meaning-making.

Looking Together sessions will be held virtually throughout the Fall 2022 term on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. Each session is facilitated by a student from Dr. Hopfener’s graduate seminar, “Aesthetic Strategies of Temporalization in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture: Towards a Pluriversal Critical Framework.”

Students will present a selected artwork, artifact, installation, exhibition, or another object that sparks their interest. Together, participants will examine each object as a starting point for engaging with the temporal heterogeneity of our time and the ways in which it shapes our situated knowledge.

Schedule for Looking Together sessions:

September 27 Mckenzie Holbrook

Laure Prouvost, Deep Sea Blue Surrounding You, 2019

October 4

October 18

Regatu Asefa

William H. Bartlett,  Garden and Fountain of Emirgan, early 19th C.

Xiaofan Wu

Song Dong, Broken Mirror, 1999

November 1 Sayad Nabavi

Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans, 1981

November 8 Alli Villeneuve

BGL, Canadassimo (Depanneur), 2015

November 15 Maegen Sargent

Emily Neufeld, Motherlands (Ever Elsewhere: Siting a Mennonite Imaginary), 2020

November 29 Alice Zhou

Video game Elden Ring, published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, 2022