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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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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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Fiona Annis and The Wound Incarnate


By Matthew Hall The most enveloped and consequential threat to the ontological is the fear that death dominates the primacy of life. Spatial and emotive trajectories exist in flux, a patternment discernible to desire, a lived topography of the apprehension of life, as leaving itself bared out and open to a minute but enveloping ritual. […]

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34 Transmissions: Charles Stankievech and the North


By Scott Rogers This text introduces the work of Canadian artist Charles Stankievech with a focus on his projects in the Arctic. Composed as a field of aphoristic fragments the text is intended to illustrate Charles’ own writing and my reflections and responses to his work. Organized in 34 points, the text refers both to […]

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Jessica Eaton Nail Art

Jessica Eaton‘s work has inspired this nail art by Bande Des Quatres, a boutique jewelry line concieved by Montreal-native Erin Wahed and hand-crafted by Canadian jeweler Janis Kerman. Bande Des Quatres posted this photo on instagram: instagram.com/bandedesquatres  

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Best of “Best of 2012″

Once again it is the time of year every art media outlet presents their Best of 2012 list. At BlackFlash we love this time so much that we can’t get enough “Best of” lists. So much that we decided to create a list of our favorite “Best of” lists. We hope you enjoy the list. […]

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