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1-15-2016 - WHERE NEXT- Poster FINAL SHIMG_1940 IMG_1939 CbIB-dxWwAA1Hnq CbITx88WIAEj__s CbIZUesUcAABR4H CbC31Q2WAAA-pBU CbCoM4QWcAAaNBb CbDOieqWIAAljpw CbDRI0vUsAAqL3M CbCFwjkW8AAiHaM CbDUOydW4AACVDu CbH4LieW8AAuMlO CbDYVmcXEAACZsE CbCG-WoVIAEITDX CbDrylFWcAAtS2d CbCKxUSWAAQRYBK CbHMEViW4AAmkxt IMG_1938 IMG_1932 IMG_1931 IMG_1930 IMG_1929 IMG_1928 IMG_1927The WHERE NEXT: CREATIVE WRITING, NARRATIVE, FILM AND CONTEMPORARY ART symposium over the last few days was a fabulous, generous and generative event – it was great to see so many colleagues, students and members of the international community there!

The symposium featured keynote presentations by Concordia University Director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Jason Edward Lewis, Portland-based indisciplinary artist Francesca Capone, and Toronto-based author and poet Liz Worth, a performance by recent BMO 1st Student Art Invitational winner Tamara Cardinal (Himmelspach), and talks by Christian Bök, Victoria Braun, Cheryl Foggo, Sarah Grodecki, Wendy Hill-Tout, Joe Hospodarec, Heather Huston, Silas Kaufman, Larissa Lai, Natalie Lauchlan, Alex Link, Naoko Masuda, Ashok Mathur, Jen Miziuk, Natali Rodrigues, Riley Rossmo, Devyani Saltzman, Nick Sousanis, and Andrew Wreggitt and Elders Darryl and Linda Brass.

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It takes a community to create an event like WHERE NEXT — and I’d like to extend my deepest thanks to

ACAD’s Daniel Doz (and the Office of the President); Marianne Elder (and the Office of the Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs); Alison Miyauchi (and the Office of the Associate Vice-President of Research and Academic Affairs); Marc Scholes (and the Office of the Associate Vice-President of Instructional Affairs); Jo-Anne Clarke (and the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development);

Katie Potapoff, René Martin, JoAnn Reynolds, Steven Hodges, Myra Miller, Laura Vickerson; Natasha Peshak and the ACAD Board of Governors; ACADSA, and the the amazing ACAD Technical support team;

Beatroute, Wordfest, Chartwells and Calgary Arts Development;

the Where Next volunteer team: Daniela Amieva, Alexia Mitchell, Alicia McKenzie, Carly Munro, Ian Nicholas, Polly Orr, V’sheal Lyons, Judith Aldama, Courtney McFadden and Mark Giles;

Stephanie Dewar for all of her incredible energy;

and Michael O’Neill for all the patience and for stepping-up at the last minute.IMG_1921 IMG_1920 IMG_1919 IMG_1918 IMG_1916

 

 

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FullSizeRenderOnce again, December brings an opportunity to reflect upon the year’s publications. Like previous years, my “most engaging books” list is idiosyncratic and reflects what i found most fascinating / useful / generative. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search. Your local, independent, bookstore can help…. This is the cream of the crop for 2015, seriously:

  • Allemann, Urs. (trans. Patrick Greaney). The Old Man and the Bench. (Dalkey Archive Press)
  • Bök, Christian. The Xenotext (Book 1). (Coach House Books)
  • Brossard, Nicole. (trans. Angela Carr). Ardour. (Coach House Books)
  • Cage, John. Diary: How to Improve the world (You will only make matters worse). (Siglio)
  • Carmody, Teresa and Vanessa Place. Maison Femme: a fiction. (Bon Aire Projects)
  • Cobbing, William and Rosie Cooper, eds. Boooook: The Life and Work of Bob Cobbing. (Occasional papers)
  • Dworkin, Craig. Alkali. (Counterpath)
  • Garréta, Anne. (trans. Emma Ramadan). Sphinx. (Deep Vellum)
  • Goldsmith, Kenneth. Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century. (Verso)
  • Goldsmith, Kenneth. Theory / Théorie. (Jean Boîte Éditions)
  • Reznikoff, Charles. Testimony: The United States (1885-1915): Recitative. (finally reprinted from the 1978 edition by Black Sparrow)
  • Sousanis, Nick. Unflattening. (Harvard UP)
  • Levé, Edouard. (trans. Jan Steyn & Caite Dolan-Leach). Newspaper. (Dalkey Archive Press)
  • Waeckerlé, Emmanuelle. Reading (Story of) O. (Uniformbooks)
  • Worth, Liz. No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol. (Bookthug)