Episode 3: Lorna Boschman
Lorna Boschman works with communities, informed by a digital literacy approach to making art, conducting arts-based research and exchanging knowledge through co-creation. Most recently, she was Project Manager and Faculty Associate for Cancer’s Margins, a research study of LGBT2Q people who have been diagnosed and treated for breast or gynecologic cancer (lgbtcancer.ca). After working as an arts administrator at Video In (now VIVO) for many years, she attended Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts & Technology. During the past decade, Lorna has contributed to a greater understanding of arts-and community-based research approaches. As an artist, she has written and directed multiple experimental and award-winning non-fiction productions with a social justice theme. As a teacher, she has guided hundreds in the critical and technical use of digital media. Lorna has collaborated with our revered Lady Justice (Margaret Dragu) on numerous occasions and has always learned so much.
Art Talking Women is a series of intimate conversations with a variety of hosts where female-identified artists discuss their creative process as well as their relationship with community and technology. Art Talking Women celebrates and showcases practicing Canadian women artists to the world through evolving podcast technology, internet-based social networks, and digital distribution. This project was initiated by Margaret Dragu, the winner of the 2012 Governor General’s Award, and developed into a three part collaboration between Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Margaret Dragu’s DWI (Dragu Worker International) Production and VIVO Media Arts Centre.