2022-23 FMP Speaker Series, Concordia University

The Fibres & Material Practices program is excited to welcome our first speaker in the 2022-23 FMP Speaker Series this year: @whitefeather.hunter
The event is open to all FMP students and community members. This is an on-campus, in-person talk and we hope to see you there!

🗓 Date: Tues. Sept 20, at 8:30pm
🏙 Location: EV Bldg, Rm 9.731

WhiteFeather Hunter is a multiple award-winning and internationally recognized Canadian artist and scholar. She is currently a PhD candidate in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia, supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Australian Government International RTP Scholarship, UWA International Postgraduate Scholarship, and a Graduate Women of Western Australia Bursary. Before commencing her PhD, WhiteFeather was a founding member and Principal Investigator of the Speculative Life BioLab at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University from 2016-2019.

WhiteFeather’s biotechnological art practice intersects technofeminism, witchcraft, micro- and cellular biology with performance, new media and craft. Recent presentations include at Ars Electronica, Art Laboratory Berlin, Academy of Applied Arts Vienna, Innovation Centre Iceland, the Royal College of Art and in numerous North American cities. WhiteFeather’s research into developing a novel menstrual serum for tissue engineering was featured by biotech giant, Merck/ Sigma-Aldrich, for International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 as part of their Next Great Impossible campaign.

WhiteFeather was initially invited to give a guest lecture on her practice for the Performative Textiles class (Victoria Stanton, instructor/ PhD student) as part of the Fibres and Materials Practices fine arts program at Concordia University, Montreal to discuss her recent PhD research, The Witch in the Lab Coat as a performance-based laboratory practice.