Dawson College, Department of Cinema Video and Communications
Robert Boffa, M.F.A., Sessional Lecturer at the University of Ottawa, Concordia University and the Dawson Institute of Photography between 1984 and 1995 and Professor in the Department of Cinema Video Communications since 1998 is also a multi-media artist. His art practice ranges from intermedia installations incorporating found objects, photography, video, sound, and text, to quasi-traditional studio-based painting and sculpture constructions and assemblages. He teaches post-secondary level courses in video and multi-media production technologies as well as theory courses at Dawson College in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. His work is represented in literary reviews, photography and art publications, and in institutional collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank and the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. His research and production projects have been funded by the Canada Council (Explorations, Photography and Study Grants) the Ontario Arts Council and the Banff Centre. Robert Boffa's Master's dissertation was a research-creation project on the nature of "play" as it relates to art practice and production, and defended at Concordia University in Montréal in 1989. Current research interests include the augmentation of traditonal teaching methods through the expressive use of technology with a focus on the use of emerging distributive communications technologies in a pedagogical setting.
Lives and works in Montreal since 1981
hope, over time, to recuperate and amalgamate selected iterations of my
web projrcts containing pedagogical material, artwork, media experiments, and
general musings on life that. over time have been
decimated through reversals and inattention, as well as by the
hand of web masters, dead harddrives, and now defunct servers.