Back to School

sarah_beckHeather Saunders has posted an interview on her blog, Artist in Transit, in which we discuss my time in residence at the International Space University.

You can read about my time in space here.

This summer I was the first Artist in Residence at the 27th Space Studies Program (SSP).

While acting as Rocket Artist, or resident Space Oddity, I re-imagined the Pioneer Plaque. Originally created in 1972 for inclusion on the Pioneer 10 launch, the Pioneer Plaque was a pictoral message to possible extraterrestrial life that may intercept it. Art for aliens…talk about a challenge!

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Back in 2012 when I was getting ready for Nuit Blanche, a TV crew from Rendez-vous followed us around for months filming the process of putting together such a large installation. The episode aired in July on CBC’s ICI ARTV.

Visit ICI ARTV for info.

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apple jacksKapsula Magazine has created a three part series under the theme Not For Sale, and have chosen to include another chapter from my novel Currency.

Curious? Have a read here.

Want more? Order your very own copy of Currency.


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blackflashI have written an article for the current issue of Blackflash Magazine about photographer, and friend, Geneviève Thauvette. This issue is available on news stands until July, or you can read it here.

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Drawing for Art

Screen shot 2014-03-10 at 5.02.03 PMStation Gallery in Whitby, Ontario is holding their annual fundraiser Thursday April 24th. Event admission includes dinner and an artwork – yes, an artwork. One lucky attendee will be leaving with my roadkill bronze cast deer. Visit their website for tickets and information.

The roadkill series was originally created for Wondereur, who wrote a wonderful story about my work.

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NOW magazine’s Top 10 Art Shows

The Museum for the End of the World was named by NOW Magazine as part of their Top 10 Toronto Art Shows in 2012. They call it the “most effective use so far of City Hall”, naming Dirty Loonie as one of the highlights.

Dirty Loonie, Museum for the End of the World, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012

Dirty Loonie, Museum for the End of the World, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012

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Wondereur have created a wonderful story about me that you can read on their website. My new work, and my book, are being featured and have been made available for purchase directly through their Storefront.

What is this new work? I’ve created a series of bronze roadkill-inspired animals — click here to read the story and see the work.


Speaking about Museum for the End of the World

Nice little interview with myself, Thomas Blanchard and Douglas Coupland.


Museum for the End of the World

Postcards from the End is a commissioned project that will be featured at Toronto city hall as part of 2012 Nuit Blanche’s Museum for the End of the World. Museum for the End of the World, curated by Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, is a provocative, critical rumination about end times and a world in transition.

Commemorate your visit to Museum for the End of the World on September 29th from 7:03pm until sunrise.

Visit the Nuit Blanche website for more information.


This Great Society feature

This Great Society, who are currently featuring another excerpt from Currency, have me as their feature contributer this month. You can read the posting on their blog. They’ve asked me some questions about my practice, so it’s a nice little chat and a quick read.