Tape Tapping!

Tape Tapping!

No, the title isn’t a typo … Some vintage reel-to-rell meets percussion – I’d love to see a live performance of the Open Reel Ensemble! Hope you enjoy.   You can check out more videos of their work here.  

Drawing Lesson

Drawing Lesson

I am not usually one to share ‘inspirational’ talks or pithy quotes. To be honest, most of that kind of thing leaves me flat – sorry if that seems cynical or jaded, but there’s a tendency toward the superficial ‘instafix’ in this culture that is served by this material. However – I have also been […]

Animated Nature

Animated Nature

I have always ben fascinated by flight, and the movement of birds in general. There’s something rather otherworldly about it (to me) for some reason. One of the things I would truly love to see in this life is a huge murmuration of starlings. I have seen smaller ‘swarms’ of them once or twice, but […]

Spring, becoming Summer

Spring, becoming Summer

Stunning work by Jenine Shereos. I am struck by the sensitivity & delicacy of this work. To me it speaks to a deep understanding of the materials, and the ephemeral nature of beauty. Of All Things. I am looking forward to the book she is publishing on this body of work! All images below, © […]

Residencies: A Primer

Residencies: A Primer

I will be presenting a Professional Development talk in Edmonton on March 27th 2018. This will be an all-access Webinar, so anyone interested outside of Edmonton can participate as well. Please see the details below to register. Free for Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC members, $45 to non-members. RSVP by 4pm on Friday, March 23. For […]

Thinking about Bodies & Control

Thinking about Bodies & Control

I am looking toward the Opening of Chaotic Bodies this Thursday at Mile Zero Dance – and not surprisingly, I am thinking a great deal about relationship, space, and how our bodies convey information. What we communicate with gesture and movement is so vital to our understanding – to meaning-making – but also to the way […]

And there it was … gone!

And there it was … gone!

21st Century Nesting Practices has closed, and it’s all been packed and stored away again. So strange, that process: how things come out of boxes and wrapping to take on a life of their own for a while, and then disappear again. It was a great experience – a lovely way to come ‘full circle’ […]

Growth

Growth

Have been pondering many (often divergent) ideas over the holidays. It’s been part of the process of getting back “into it” after the time away – thinking about what directions do I want to take in my practice over the next while for sure, and getting myself sorted for the commitments I already have (more […]

Some thoughts on leaving and coming back

Some thoughts on leaving and coming back

I am preparing to fly West this afternoon, after a busy and very productive several months in various spots in Nova Scotia. A great residency with Scott Smallwood, and new work launched in Parrsboro, at Main & Station. The start of some new and exciting collaborations with Deborah Carruthers and with Susan Tooke.  Time to […]

Sherds Shards Shorelines

Originally posted on heritagelandscapecreativity:
With Holocene sunsets New materials wash across our shores Continued sedimentation of humanity Ancient intermingling salt, stone, seaweed, shell Cast wide – a strange catch of sherds Cast deep – a strange haul of shards Fragmentary people With broken vessels Cross the line, tread with care Tide hides, washes removes different…