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The Dying of the Light

RageI am very pleased to announce that my newest, and brightest work will be premiered at igNIGHT!

Hosted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo igNIGHT seeks to reimagine, transform, and energize public spaces. My work will honour the final days of the tungsten light bulb.

As of 2015 the light bulb as we know it will no longer be produced in North America. While this marks an advance in environmental responsibility, it also marks the death of a technology that changed the world. As the light bulb fades into the past, my newest work will function as an epitaph that invites contemplation of change, hope, passage and death.

igNIGHT begins October 23rd, in Fort McMurray and although the festival only lasts for ten days, my work will be on display until the end of the year to accommodate its time-based nature.

 

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The Untitled Alberta tour

Title_UntitledShlomi Greenspan and I proudly presented Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner) at The New Gallery in Calgary at the end of 2014, and at Harcourt House in Edmonton during the spring of 2015 .

Sky Goodden’s essay accompanied the show – you can read it here.

The Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine recommended our show and featured an interview with us by Craig R. Palmer.

The Edmonton Examiner‘s Doug Johnson discussed the show’s uncanny juggling act between performance art and installation.

Getting to know the local art communities was great, and it won’t be long before we’re back.

 

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Toronto Nuit Blanche 2014

Shlomi Greenspan and I will be presenting our piece Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner) Saturday October 4th during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.

The Queen St. West B.I.A., in association with MuchFACT and Much, is presenting its sixth annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian independent artists. Out of Site 2014 features six Nuit Blanche independent projects curated by Earl Miller, which consider the theme of  humour in public art.

Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine has published an insightful article by Paul Rocca about Untitled (It’s almost a one-liner). You can read it here.

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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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Rendez-Vous

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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