Slippages – video of the performance

Back in Edmonton now, doing some post-performance and post-Thanksgiving work: the “get yer ducks in a row” for the next work to be done. Much to be thankful for, as always – being able to make work with talented collaborators, the opportunity to share ideas and approaches here and in person, the tremendous support I… Read More

Making … and Unmaking

The process of installing (and then striking) and exhibition always feels a little bit like alchemy to me. It’s the presentation of a series of things transformed: from the raw materials, to the work, to the exhibition itself … and then it all disappears again. Of course it’s not that at all in practical terms.… Read More

Maelstrom – Wave Photography by Luke Shadbolt

I have been silent for a while here. Left speechless and heartsick by world events. Exhausted by hate, lies, and willful ignorance which seems de rigueur. I need to write about these things – speak what I need to speak – but thus far, I find myself stumbling over words, at odds with logic and… Read More

Hatred Cannot Be Our Answer…

Originally posted on JamesRadcliffe.com:
In the early hours of November 9th 2016 Donald Trump won the 2016 Election and become President Elect of the United States of America. If you are looking for details of that story, you have come to the wrong place; that is not why I am writing this. I am…

Going Away to Come Home

Like many people,  this past weekend I found myself more acutely aware of the many sorts of bounty that surround me, the many things for which abiding gratitude is necessary. I spent a ‘working weekend’ surrounded by great company and sparsely beautiful countryside … and did a serious recharge in the process. (the amazing food shared by everyone… Read More

How to Start

I attended a terrific panel discussion yesterday called “Draw More Income” as part of the AGM programming for Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. We had a great range of speakers: Derek Besant, Lee Deranger, Brittney Tough, and Kari Woo. Each of them addressed the practicalities of how they made a ‘go of it’ as artists, and… Read More

A thought or two on Idealism

My first full day in Nova Scotia – overnighted at the airport hotel, and will be heading to Day 1 of my residency at Main & Station in Parrsboro shortly! Excited to get there, get settled, and get to work … . Planning and researching, in order to make work that bridges disciplines and methods of… Read More

Movement and Attraction

I have been thinking about a series of related concepts/ideas in the last little while … having the luxury of a little time to allow things to percolate through my brain, see where they take me. The swirl of idea(l)s has caught me up in the last 48 hours, and has insinuated itself in the… Read More

A thought …

… that I came across today. A quote, actually, from Martin Creed, that sums up some of the ideas that have been rolling around in my head for a while now. On a more literal level, working some of this out through the creation of the original Boundary|Time|Surface installation in 2014, and in other ways… Read More