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    Geneviève Thauvette

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Geneviève Thauvette   by Sarah Beck I met Geneviève Thauvette in Beirut in 2009. We were there to compete as Canada’s artist representatives in a competition (that mainly involved sports) against other French speaking countries. Context is everything. The fingers of colonial reach stretched clear across the countries represented. The paternal treatment of the participants, […]

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Soundings: Richard Garet   by Esther Bourdages   As Singapore-based art and technology specialist Yvonne Spielmann states, “sound has been something of a neglected orphan in the larger considerations of 20th century arts[1].” The history of sound as an artistic medium is still young, and for many years developed in the shadow of its visual […]

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    “Ghost Dance” and the Crisis of Categorization in Indigenous Art   by Matthew Ryan Smith   “It soon became evident that there was more in the Ghost dance than had been expected… as the dance still exists and is developing new features at every performance.” -James Mooney, 1896 Ghost Dances In 1870, the Northern Paiute […]

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  • All images: Aleesa Cohene, I Told You That Might Happen, 2013, video still, loop. Courtesy the artist.

    Making it Up as We Go Along

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Making It Up As We Go Along: An Interview with Aleesa Cohene   by Amy Fung   Over the course of the past year, Aleesa Cohene’s name was recommended to me by multiple sources as a name to check out, beginning with the multivalent Mike Hoolboom. Originally from Vancouver, but currently living in Toronto, Cohene […]

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    2014 Issue 31.3

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Buy Now! 31.3 (August 2014) Features and highlights: – Manon Blanchette (QC) investigates Marisa Portolese’s (QC) prolific back catalogue. Presented alongside this article is the second installment of our new ArtistFolio feature, showcasing Portolese’s beautiful new series “Belle de Jour II.” – Rhiannon Vogl (ON) interviews Zachari Logan (SK) about his relationship to photography as […]

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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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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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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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