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University of New Brunswick announces artist-in-residence for fall 2019

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton

Multimedia designer and University of New Brunswick graduate Rebecca Goodine has returned to the Fredericton campus for the fall 2019 term as artist-in-residence.

Ms. Goodine graduated from the media arts and cultures program at UNB Fredericton in 2016. She is returning after spending time as researcher-in-residence at the Zurich University of the Arts and working on several independent and team-based creative play projects at Concordia University.

Her residency is part of a project she describes as “an investigation into the experiences of ‘home’ and ‘movement’ within an auto-ethnographic research-creation framework,” translating her personal journey into the interactive medium of digital games.

Ms. Goodine’s first large-scale game design project, a two-dimensional puzzle platformer called Guide, was discussed in the peer reviewed journal Well Played in 2018. It was also featured in several exhibits including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

She has also been profiled by the video game research centre Technoculture, Art and Games for a game called Colorfull, which she created for her master’s project at Concordia.

The artist-in-residence program is part of an initiative launched by the Québec government in 2006 to develop ongoing arts and culture exchanges between Québec and New Brunswick. This initiative includes a reciprocity agreement between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Arts NB. The agreement establishes an annual exchange program that provides professional artists and writers with opportunities for creation and professional development residencies in New Brunswick.

Ms. Goodine will be holding community office hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 237. Her game will be publicly exhibited after its completion in late November/early December.

Media contact: Angie Deveau