Feedback #4: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts

Cathodic Cathedral Marshall McLuhan Circle, by Marshall McLuhanCathodic Cathedral Marshall McLuhan Circle
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, March 8, 2019 - 16:30

Exhibition Dates:  February 19 -- March 8,
Weekdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Feedback #4: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts 

Dr. Michael Darroch, curator

SoCA Gallery, Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.
This is the 4th iteration of the installation exhibition originally conceived and curated by Baruch Gottlieb and Marie-José Sondeijker for the gallery West den Haag, Netherlands. The full “wall text” for the gallery installation is attached!
The joint exhibition Feedback #4: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts between the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts and the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI will run:
  • 19 February 2019 – 8 March 2019, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor, ON
  • 15 February 2019 – 23 March 2019, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
“Marshall McLuhan was an academic and a historian of literature with a passion for slang word games and jokes whose audacious observations on media and technology made him one of the most famous public intellectuals of the 1960s and an icon of pop culture. And despite all the shock of the new, McLuhan’s approach remains as fresh and pertinent today as it was back then. Maybe now that the electronic environment has finally become second nature, we are able at last to encounter the importance of McLuhan’s practice. 
Feedback: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts is a recursive series of exhibitions and symposia with a focus on McLuhan’s radical, experimental publication practice. Originally exhibited at West den Haag, iterations of Feedback have been exhibited at the Canadian Embassy, Berlin; the transmediale Festival Berlin; and ZKM: Centre for Media and Art Karlsruhe.”
The participating artists are:
Iain Baxter& (CA)
David Clark (CA)
Willy LeMaitre (CA)
Marshall McLuhan (CA)
Wolfgang Spahn (DE)
Stephanie Syjuco (US)
Angela Washko (US)
Jennifer Willet (CA)
The exhibition and symposium mark 75 years since Marshall McLuhan “crossed back” over the US-Canada border to teach at Windsor’s then Assumption College, the precursor to the University of Windsor, from 1944-46, before taking up his position at the University of Toronto where he would  establish the Toronto School of Communication — an experience that influenced his theorisation of borders as mediated zones of cultural resonance rather than edges or divisions.
Dr. Michael Darroch is a professor of Media And Technology, Marshall Mcluhan, Media Art Histories and Visual CultureMichael Darroch is curating the 4th iteration in Windsor, as his research on the intellectual history of media studies in Canada has been a core component of the exhibition in each iteration.


Dr. Michael Darroch