Artist-Researcher Helen Yung shares three provocations for Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund in “Adaptation and Resistance”, a guest speaker presentation on March 19, 2019 at the Digital Arts Services Symposium 2019 (DASSAN19). They include improved collaborating versus competing, and using the fund in surprising ways to support art and artists, and to challenge our relationship to technology.
Helen Yung is an artist-researcher with the Culture of Cities Centre, a board member with the Centre for Social Innovation, and a Salzburg Global Fellow. For over a decade, Helen has contributed to cultural policy thinking at the municipal, provincial, national, and international levels. She also makes installations, interactions, and interventions, and designs spaces, books, exhibitions, and performances. In her social practice with newcomers to Canada, Helen aims to transform conventional approaches to settlement, by leading with What Art Knows, looking at what art has to offer immigration. Blending performance, conceptual art, and social R&D, Helen’s work with immigrants and refugees has helped newcomers who have experienced ongoing difficulties breaking into the Canadian job market become successfully employed fulltime in their field of interest. More information at www.helenyung.com and www.creativedw.com.