• Ladybird Theatre, Riding a Roller Coaster Flying into the Future, video still, 2013. Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post four. Through the Body.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Through the Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists University of Toronto Art Centre, April 29-June 28, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis Mid-way through the Contact Photography Festival, the exhibition “Through the Body: Lens-Based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists” opened at the University of Toronto Art Centre. Though Chinese contemporary art has had […]

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  • Mike Schreiber, Blackstar, Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post three. 40 Years of Hip Hop.

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Communicating Identity in 40 Years of Hip Hop Photography  Gladstone Hotel, May 2-31, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis As a nod to the 40th year since hip hop was founded in New York’s south Bronx, the Gladstone Hotel is showing a selection of iconic photographic portraits of hip hop artists and emcees for the Contact […]

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

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

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    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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  • Leuba

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

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    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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  • IssueCovers

    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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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 […]

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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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Improvising Sound Art

David Rokeby. Very Nervous System (1982-2004)

By Jesse Stewart Over the past half-century, there has been a strong connection between musical improvisation and the visual arts in Canada. Numerous creative practitioners in this country including Michael Snow, Nobua Kubota, John Heward, and John Oswald (to name only a few), have had successful parallel careers as both visual artists and improvising musicians. […]

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A Critical Perspective on Circuit-Bending


By Jeff Morton “Bothallchoractorschumminaroundgansumuminarumdrumstrumptruminahumptadumpwaultopoofoolooderamaunsturnup!”  – James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake That might sound to you like a cappella noise music, or you might find a few recognizable words and get some sense of what it can mean. The similarity to noise music, and more specifically to the sounds we might associate with circuit-bending, is only superficial, but […]

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Congratulations to the winner of Optic Nerve 2013 – Brendan George Ko. Outer Body Experience (Shaman) from the series We Soon Be Nigh!, 2012, c-print, 76.2 x 96.5 cm. Brendan Ko is doing his masters in the University of Toronto’s MVS program, He is a former graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design, […]


LUGO 2013

BlackFlash Magazine presented an artist project by Biliana Velkova and Egan Davis at the Mendel Art Gallery’s art party fundraiser: LUGO Biliana and Egan created photos with guests throughout the night, with some specially made puppets and costumes. The photos appear on Biliana’s Instagram account (@missbiliana). BlackFlash printed small prints for guests to take home […]

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