The Dilijan Arts Observatory

The Dilijan Arts Observatory, an experimental and interdisciplinary think-tank, intends to develop new models for art and higher education. This international event, the first of its kind in Armenia, will gather artists, cultural historians, and environmental scientists from 14 countries, meeting between August 22–September 11, 2016.  For further information, see:


Regina Indian Industrial School history

Regina Indian Industrial School history captured on film through the RIIS from Amnesia project, created by Janine Windolph and Trudy Stewart.  Windolph is the President of Mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Fimmaking, and Stewart is the Festival Director.



Krzysztof Wodiczko, a traumatic re-emergence of memories from the past

For Krzysztof Wodiczko, a flashback means traumatic re-emergence of memories from the past, characterised by psychological conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This presentation brings together exhibits from over 40 years spent working in collaboration with marginalised communities such as war veterans and the homeless. Wodiczko’s large-scale installation Guests (2011), originally commissioned for the 53rd Venice Biennale, forms a central part of the exhibition, reflecting in this context on the current migratory crisis and debates around immigration. Veteran Helmet was created in 2015, and uses technology and prosthetics to aid veterans suffering from PTSD to share their experience of the condition. Other works include the Homeless Vehicle Project (1988–89), for which Wodiczko worked with members of the homeless community in New York to create tools to aid their survival and communication....