2013 Issue 30.3


Buy Now! On the cover: Linda Duvall, The Toss 3, 2012, video still, video by Jason Ebank.   Issue 30.3 Features: Artist Project: Jayce Salloum Rules of Engagement: an interview with Linda Duvall by Sanda Fraser Illusion Keeper: Jen E. Norton’s Layered Works by Sue Stewart Walls Between People by Lindsey Sharman Departments: Of Interest: State […]

Deconstructing What We Know

Emanuel Licha, How do we know what we know?, film still, HDV, 17 min, 2011, courtesy of the artist.

Emanuel Licha’s Real and Imagined Narratives By Bart Gazzola   How do we know what we know? Emanuel Licha breaks a number of “rules” in his single channel video work How do we know what we know? Some of these transgressions are formal, in that the video seems to ramble, with no clear structure. We […]

Picturing the West

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Sheila Spence’s portraits of cowboys & cowgirls. An interview by Wayne Baerwaldt Wayne Baerwaldt: You’re well known for your photographic examination of inner city working families in Winnipeg but I feel you’ve re-established your vision as an artist over the last two years or so. Do you consider your 21st-century large-scale portraits of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan […]

The Dice that are Thrown and the Dice that Fall Back

Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print, 97.8 X 25.4 cm, courtesy of the artist.

A Conversation with Dustin Wilson, Futurologist. David LaRiviere speaks with Dustin Wilson: artist, scientist, futurologist. Dustin Wilson’s Futurology is an ambitious hybrid investigation that draws on the future by way of wormholes and throwing dice. Now, some confusion may arise in the course of what follows   pertaining to the question of where Wilson is an artist […]



work by Kara Uzelman and Jeffrey Allport, at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. By John G. Hampton AKA Gallery’s recent summer exhibition, Warblers, debuts the first collaborative installation by Nokomis-based artists and partners Kara Uzelman and Jeffery Allport. Allport, an accomplished sound artist who extracts uncanny acoustic anomalies from familiar places; and Uzelman, an internationally exhibited […]

Oh, Canada : Amalie Atkins

Amalie Atkins, Three Minute Miracle: Tracking the Wolf, 2008, video, 13 mins., courtesy of the artist.

By Leah Taylor Exhibition curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS, USA On a warm weekend in May hundreds of artists, curators and critics descended onto the city of North Adams, Massachusetts to take in an exhibition that caused a flurry of excitement within the Canadian art community. “Oh, Canada” at the Massachusetts […]

Foregrounding Background

Chris Watson recording in the field. Photo: Donald Strydom, courtesy of Touch Music.

By Christopher Olson Four listening instances in reverse chronological order: I. 2011. I’m at the kitchen table in Nara, Japan for my weekly headphone session with Framework:Afield, a radio show and podcast “consecrated to field recording and it’s use in composition.” It’s been a vital weekly ritual for a few years now. Instead of the […]

Sounding Spaces, Listening Bodies

Annie Martin, Untitled, 2011. Installation views, from the exhibition "Horizon", courtesy of PAVED Arts.

By Ellen Moffat How listeners experience reverberation depends on whether the environment is primarily a social, navigational, aesthetic or musical space. Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter[i] Sound moves through the body as a physical vibration and a tangible felt experience that brings us back to our corporeality and reminds of our connectivity to our world. […]


Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Cohabiting, photograph from Uncertainty in the City, 2011.

A Q&A between Amy Fung and Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson. By: Amy Fung Fung: Your collaborative team appears aware of problematic representation and dominant/centralized discourses raging in the field of animal studies surrounding moral authority, how do you think art methodologies, especially photography/video works, can steer the discourse into alternative ways of relating with animals/nature/Other? Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson: In the […]

Politics In Sound; Politics Of Sound

Christof Migone, Hit Parade (Winnipeg), 2011, performance, courtesy of the artist.

By Tom Kohut Christof Migone, Hit Parade (Winnipeg), 2011, performance, courtesy of the artist. That sound art should have a politics is something which is not immediately obvious. Nor is it a claim that is often made by its practitioners. Of course, it would be too sweeping and implausible a claim to assert that all […]

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