Hannah & I have a small piece in the first NOIT Journal, to be released November 23rd. Details below.
Flat Time House (FTHo) and Camberwell Press together are launching the new creative journal, NOIT. Comprised of new writing, artists’ contributions and original research, NOIT will explore the theoretical concerns and artwork of John Latham, and their continued relevance.
The first issue, NOIT – 1 JL: Time-based Portraits is guest edited by curator and researcher, Antony Hudek. For the introductory issue, Hudek invited 43 contributors who knew John Latham or are familiar with his work to remember an episode or incident involving the artist, his art or ideas. Contributors include Patrick Keiller, Lucy Lippard, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Barbara Steveni, Penelope Curtis, John Stezaker and many more.
As part of The Power of the Arts National Forum, hosted by Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University Art Gallery invited Hannah & I to present ‘Multiple Elementary’. Produced in collaboration with public school students in Toronto from January to June 2012, the grade six social studies curriculum ‘Canada and its Trading Partners’ was used as a point of departure for an exploration of artists’ multiples and interventions into the economy, as well as an investigation of international trade and commerce.
We reflected on the process, research and post-production of this project as well as the ways that social-practice art in the classroom enlarges understandings of collaboration, de-centres artistic expertise, responds to specific contexts, and conceptualizes “the classroom as art.”
Hannah & I gave a brief talk about our classroom work at Gallery TPW in Toronto last month.
The talk was titled One Way or Another.
It was based on our residencies in various elementary school, high school and university classrooms. We discussed our experiences working in-between art and education and the ways in which classroom encounters are exported or translated to other audiences.
Emerging Tactics: Public Schools
Emerging Tactics is a new, three-part series of programming facilitated by RECESS from August through October of 2013 focusing on artists and projects that operate as innovative catalysts for social change. The first part of the series, Public Schools, is an artist-run free school that invites existing alternative education platforms to activate PNCA’s Swigert Commons during the month of August. We aim to highlight the variety of accessible modes of free education that already exist throughout the city. By merging these microcommunities under this ad-hoc platform, we aim to generate a new discourse around the possible means and shared tactics for learning together. Ephemera from this participatory series of free workshops, lectures, and classes will be added to an evolving built environment. Source material for each event will be compiled into a reader downloadable from the RECESS website. Hard-copies of the reader will also be available for participants to make use of in the Commons.
Participating artists and initiatives include Research Club, Red 76, Helen Reed, Hannah Jickling, Parallel University, Homeschool, Getting to Know You(tube), Classical Revolution, Community Supported Everything, and more.
To find out more information about participation, a detailed calendar of events, and to download the reader please visit: http://www.recessart.com/
Hannah & I have an as-yet-untitled project in this upcoming show in Burnaby -
Gaye Chan, Rebecca Bayer, Vanessa Kwan, Laiwan, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed
Curated by Shaun Dacey
July – September 2013
The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to announce KIOSK, an installation at Civic Square, Bob Prittie Library,
Metrotown that will play host to a series of unique public art projects this summer. Designed by artist/designer Rebecca Bayer to evoke the form of an information booth, the structure will be the base for a series of projects that launch from the
form and function of a kiosk. Six local and international artists will alternate sharing and transforming the purpose-built
structure through the months of July to September. Commissioned by the Burnaby Art Gallery with support from BC Arts
Council, KIOSK presents performances, installations, exchanges, and conversations for a pedestrian public to encounter.