A video still from Dark Holler showing the top of a mountain.

Art and Art History professor David Poolman screens video work Dark Holler in Scotland Festival

David Poolman, professor of Drawing, Video, and Sound in Art and Art History has a thriving practice in documentary and experimental media. Together with his artistic partner, Jeremy Drummond, he has traveled to the United States to document landscapes, research old-time music, and to interview communities throughout Central Appalachia. The result of this work is a project titled Dark Holler, which exhibited at Alchemy: Moving Image and Sound Festival in Scotland this past spring.

Sheridan College Nurtures Installation Art On Campus

Sheridan’s Oakville campus represents our artistic side, where the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) supports artists by inviting the arts community to bring installation art on campus. This month, Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk saw the end of its time in the Learning Commons. This installation encouraged students to interact with it as a piece of living art/architecture by using it as a posting board, in a sense shaping the work. Upon its removal from the Learning Commons, the column had widened at the bottom from postering. “The loaning of [Canadian artist] Derek Sullivan’s piece came about through a push to introduce a rotating yearly program of contemporary art at Sheridan,” explained Art and Art History faculty David Poolman. This program was initiated by the Space Enhancement committee, which is spearheaded by Dean Ronni Rosenberg and includes volunteer faculty from the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “After a… Read More

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