Writers club - Essays

 

Everyday Cooking, Cooking Every Day   August 12, 2014 to August 26, 2014

Edwin Janzen

The act of cooking in the milieu of twenty-first century capitalism has emerged as a site of conspicuous contradictions, as this everyday necessity has been ruthlessly commercialized, and thereby exceptionalized. We regard the celebrity chefs of reality television with adulation, while casually identifying ourselves, even in the absence of a connoisseur’s knowledge, as “foodies.” Every next week we convince ourselves of the heights of health that some old-yet-new, essential “superfood” will permit us to scale, ... {read more}

 

 

LISA REIHANA: CARVING MAORI CONTEMPORANEITY    October 18, 2014

Rhonda Meier

One of the foremost multimedia artists of her generation, Lisa Reihana is renowned for creating works that reinterpret and reinvigorate traditional Maori stories and knowledge. Mareikura are noble, celestial, or supernatural maidens—or treasured, esteemed and dear ones—and articule is honoured to host them in the most ... {read more}

 

 

Husbands and Wives   April 25, 2014

Rhonda Meier

There are only two things I care about in life mostly—those two things are art and love … art is something that no matter what you do, it will always be with you, but love, love is the hardest …1

 

Between Reality and Transcendence is Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s profoundly felt lament on relationships lost. Stemming from her performance-driven practice, this exhibition consists of 12 large-scale photographs (The  ... {read more}

 

 

Self Control Room   March 07, 2014

Marlène Renaud-B.

We subject ourselves to different forms of self-surveillance everyday. We, the subject, are fundamentally altered by the content, information and imagery that is stored within, so that we become increasingly exogenous, constructing and defining ourselves according to these media, removing ourselves from reality.

 

A monolith emerges. An omniscient octagonal structure. We are being watched. Cameras aimed at different parts of the gallery make us more self-conscious. A playground strewn with objects, the bare ... {read more}

 

 

Who Let The Dark In?   January 17, 2014

Amber Berson

Sarah Pupo is an animator in multiple senses of the word. Her works all radiate a life of their own, coming alive in front of the viewer. For In the Night Room, a series of video animations and watercolors will animate articule’s gallery in an effort to recreate the psychological spaces her work inhabits.

Manifestations of immanent forces without any imposed structure, Pupo’s work allows for experiences located beneath organized thought. It looks deep into the dark or night or, as Pupo describes it, a dream space ... {read more}

 

 

Streams, Torrents, and Waves   December 07, 2013

Nahed Mansour (Toronto)

Streams, Torrents, and Waves brings together eleven video art works that speak to bodies in flow. Drawing on Arjun Appadurai’s notion of global flows, these videos examine bodies negotiating the various mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, ethnoscapes, and ideoscapes shaping each artist’s specific context. Narrative styles include experimental documentary, storytelling through performance, use of digital technologies to assert identities, and commentary on the shifting visibility of subjects. An engagement ... {read more}

 

 

Magical Rings   

Edwin Janzen

The boxer sports a lurid, bedraggled regalia of gloves and athletic pads, but stares away into space with blank eyes. The boxer’s opponent, too, is in rough shape, with eyes—indeed, with entire body—swathed in bandages, head and limbs supported by a scaffold of improvised joists and braces suggesting injuries so fantastic they must be metaphysical. Egged on by a pair of hyenas, everyone is ready for a bout that seems unlikely to happen. Nearby are the figures of two more boxers, their robes like windows into other realms ... {read more}

 

 

Quand faire, c’est dire   August 30, 2013

Julie Tremble Natalie Olanick

The exhibition title Quand faire, c’est dire inverts the title of a well-known work by John Langshaw Austin[1] in which he posits theories regarding “speech acts.” Austin’s work radically influenced philosophical notions of language, transforming it from a descriptive tool into a means of effecting action upon the world. In an interview, artist Chelsea Knight explains that for her “relationships of power are at the core of every social interaction. They affect the way we use and ... {read more}

 

 

Approaching Stillness   October 18, 2009

Andrew Frosst

Born from a mutual interest in each other’s work, Tedi Tafel and Vida Simon’s three part collaboration explores both the relation of an artist’s performance to its audience and the effect of cosmic events on our daily lives. To approach this inquiry, the artists can be seen primarily as employing the element of play (not in the sense of competitive play, but as a sort playful dealing with everyday events). This can be seen in previous works such as Tafel’s immersive intervention titled From the Cougar Cabin to the ... {read more}

 

 

Automatic Reproduction of Constantine Delilabros’ Music Scores   November 13, 2009

Edwin Janzen

Once upon a time, when Panayiotis Delilabros was but a boy, his father would invite him into the smoke-filled kitchen of their simple house, which doubled as Constantine Delilabros’ office. The chain-smoking father would invite the son to “listen to the sound of my calculator” — a humble Casio — that played musical notes when you depressed the numbers.

Constantine Delilabros’ musical compositions consisted of sequences of numbers drawn by his secret methods from an old, well-worn Bible, which ... {read more}

 

 

Rooms Are Never Finished   September 11, 2009

Nadia Kurd

In here it’s deliberately dark so one may sigh
in peace.  Please come in.  How long has it been?
Upstairs- climb slowly- the touch is more certain.
You’ve been, they say, everywhere.  What city’s left?
I’ve brought the world indoors.  One wants certainty…


Agha Shahid Ali, from Rooms Are Never Finished (2002)

    
The title of this essay, borrowed from poet Agha Shahid Ali’s book of the same title, is an apt ... {read more}

 

 

You, Me and You   April 02, 2010

Jasia Stuart

I put the word ‘love’ into google today and I get  1 420 000 000 results. This is my confirmation that the subject of Milutin Gubash and Annie Gauthier’s collaborative work is not something obscure. For your sake, reader, I hope it is a subject you know at least a little bit about, whether personally or vicariously.

To take on ‘love’ in anyway way is quite a feat, and judging by number of times I have given or been given advice on the subject, love, as well as the interactions we enter into on ... {read more}

 

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