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    Issue 31.1 and Issue 31.2

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    BlackFlash Magazine is very proud to announce the release of our first two issues in 2014. Issue 31.1 (March 2014) Features and highlights: A review of Erin Shirreff’s (BC/NY) Pictures exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, presented alongside a specially commissioned Artist portfolio assembled exclusively for BlackFlash. Erin Shirreff was recently awarded the […]

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    2013 Issue 30.3

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    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 […]

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

    Deconstructing What We Know

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    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 […]

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

    The Dice that are Thrown and the Dice that Fall Back

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    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 […]

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    Warblers

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    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 […]

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Warblers

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Rob Hornstra, Mikhail Karabelnikov, Sochi, Russia, 2009, © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery.
May
21

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post two. The Sochi Project.

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus A Project by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen Contact Gallery May 1-31   by Magdalyn Asimakis Two years after the International Olympic Committee decided that Sochi would host the 2014 Winter Olympics, photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen decided to […]

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May
16

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post one. Starting with the Self.

Starting with the Self Identity in Material Self: Performing the Other Within at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art   by Magdalyn Asimakis   Artists: David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande On an evening that seemed to be the first of spring in Toronto, the […]

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