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LiTE-HAUS is proud to again host a residency program by the Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss from July through September 2019.


This represents our commitment to making space for international artists to explore and develop art forms that push the boundaries of art's purpose and definition. This Summer 2019 the Centre has selected international interdisciplinary artists for two residency sessions culminating in group exhibitions.

ORGANIZATION: Established in 2009, the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is a Canadian organization dedicated to the development of applied grief and bereavement research. Documented through the use of practice led methods within art and comprised of work from an interdisciplinary network of creative and technical practitioners; the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS is committed to the advancement of the arts and sciences; providing programming in support of education; public and professional engagement; and the development of field research in partnership with local, national, and international academic bodies, institutions, foundations, and non-profits.


RESIDENCY PROGRAM: Established in 2011, the residency program encourages experimentation and the development of multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary studio work grounded in research within grief, bereavement, and adjacent processes.


The program aims to provide working artistic professionals with a platform for research, production, and supports emerging and established artistic professionals/researchers working in any medium and/or discipline. The work can encompass and explore varying physical and emotional processes (or loss) that people undergo.


Residents can continue with existing projects or undertake new research; an undertaking that may lead to expanded possibilities, collaboration, a broader network, or possibly, new works.


The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS provides mentorship and guidance throughout the creative development process including iteration, subject-specific research, presentation of works, as well as, access to local resources and administrative support.


Previous residents and collaborators have undertaken both theoretical-historical and practice-led projects working with, but not limited to the following subject matter: the aging process and the elderly; cancer, disease, and terminal illness; sex work and sexual assault; abortion and miscarriage; suicide and survivorship; mental illness, mental health and trauma; spousal and familial loss; and associated grief and bereavement-centered themes etc.

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