Danica Evering is a metaphorist and imposter of German descent from Cobourg, Ontario. Her current MA thesis project thinks alongside power structures in socially engaged art through creative writing. In addition to this research, Danica teaches, curates, facilitates, consults, moderates, and makes. Through her art and research she uses feminist understandings and methodologies to investigate complicating narratives, socially engaged art, sound art as dialogue, alternative and mainstream media systems, and publication as public space. Her poetic responses were recently featured in artist Althea Thauberger’s experimental video work L’arbre est dans ses feuilles [The Tree Is in Its Leaves] as part of In Search of Expo 67, co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, her experimental writing on artist Cheryl Sim’s installation engaging Montreal’s Mirabel airport will appear alongside Dr. Matt Soar’s creative photo works in the upcoming issue of Public: Art/Culture/Ideas #57: Archive/Anarchive/Counter-Archive. She is completing a community development consultancy with Humber Galleries in Toronto that is developing an annotatable toolkit for thinking through education and engagement with the campus, the neighbourhood, and the field of contemporary art.
Helena Krobath is a researcher and multimedia artist currently completing her MA in Media Studies at Concordia, Montreal. Her research explores phenomenology of place and ideologies of nature, focusing on forest recreation sites in west coast resource development zones. She approaches constructions of place-sense through various practices, including documentary research, field immersion, ethnographic art-making, and audio recording. She has led workshops on listening and field recording for the Milieux Institute and the Simone de Beauvoir Summer Institute in Montreal and on audio storycrafting for VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, among others.