Cara Tierney, Interdisciplinary Artist, PhD Candidate, ICSLAC, Carleton University, part-time professor of the History and Theory of Art, University of Ottawa. “Art as Social Capacitor”
In this talk Tierney will share the way their art practice has capacitated education and social change. Drawing from their reality as a transgender and non-binary artist, in recent years Tierney’s work has moved into the unlikely terrain of consultancy and organizational change. From underground experimental performance art to institutional commission, Tierney’s practice evolved from engaging with creativity as a system for transformation on an individual level to upscaling the process into collective experiences of consciousness raising.