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AEROBIC JUSTICE

Reed, Helen. C: International Contemporary Art , Summer 2015, Issue 126, p8-9

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“The Ease into Fitness class is busy today – about thirty seniors fill the multipurpose room. The attire of this group is decidedly different than the snug tanktops and stretch pants of Cardio Blast! or Butt Burners. These mature athletes wear loose-fitting sweats and slacks, old vacation T-shirts and white Reebok trainers. …” MORE

 

 

BANDE A PART/KIDS THESE DAYS

Janzen, Edwin. C: International Contemporary Art , Spring 2015, Issue 125, p60-61

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“Blue Moon (2014), a documentary-style video by Helen Reed, presents a teenage “wolf pack,” whose high school-age members adopt and perform a variety of lupine identities and rituals…”MORE

 

THE LIVING ARCHIVE

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*Illustration by Hazel Meyer

The Liv­ing Archive is a series of inter­views about art, ped­a­gogy and know­ing. Based on their res­i­den­cies in schools, artists Han­nah Jick­ling and Helen Reed selected six artists/curators whose prac­tices served as a point of ref­er­ence dur­ing their res­i­dency activ­i­ties. Through these con­ver­sa­tions The Liv­ing Archive seeks to expand the dia­logue around arts prac­tices with young peo­ple and edu­ca­tion broadly defined. Interviews with Pablo Helguera, Whoop Dee Doo, Annette KraussLoree Lawrence, Syrus Mar­cus Ware, and Pamila Matharu, and Henna PaunuMORE

 

ABERRANT RESIDENCIES AND CLASSROOM ECOLOGIES

Springgay, Stephanie. C: International Contemporary Art , Autumn 2013, Issue 119, p16-23

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“Jickling and Reed transformed the classroom from a site of transmission of what one already knows to a laboratory fuelled by investigation, curiosity and in(ter)vention. Instigating their residencies with snowball sales, a walk through a neighbourhood or the re-branding of garbage, their pedagogical frame of reference is suggestive of Gilles Deleuze writing that “we never know in advance how someone will learn…” MORE

 

ENCOUNTERING PEDAGOGY THROUGH RELATIONAL ART PRACTICES

Irwin, Rita L.; O’Donoghue, Dónal. International Journal of Art & Design Education. Oct2012, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p221-236.

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“The Summerhill intervention, presented art as an encounter, is a relational activity that sought to infuse a pedagogical space with connections…” MORE

 

SUMMERHILL, REVISED: LEARNING IN/AS MARGINALIA

Reed, Helen; Jickling, Hannah; Springgay, Stephanie. C: International Contemporary Art , Spring2011, Issue 109, p25-31

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“The history of marginalia, or writing in the documentary space surrounding a text, yields rich and complex paths. Early scholarly texts, for instance, were directly revised, edited, amended and expanded upon by scholars and students writing in the space of the margins…” MORE

 

AN OVER ATTACHMENT

Sarah Todd,‘An Over Attachment or Excessive Engagement That Goes Beyond the Intellectual’ Switch On, April 30, 2012

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“… Reed and Jickling’s project Veronica 4 Rose, FAG 4 U in which they encouraged participants to write a letter to their fellow watchers following their screening at FAG. The letters were distributed in a chain letter fashion – one contributes a single letter only to receive many in return. The chain letter is a mirror of Cinenova’s distribution structure; functioning as an index of the network, the chain letter both represents and helps to create…” MORE

 

TO BE REAL REVIEW

Gabrielle Moser,‘To Be Real,‘ Esse Arts & Opinions, Montreal, Winter, 2010

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Helen Reed’s Twin Twin Peaks (2009) banishes any doubt about the sincerity of her subjects’ performances by engaging a group of fans to write, produce and act in a “new” episode of David Lynch’s cult television series Twin Peaks…” MORE

 

TO BE REAL REVIEW

David Balzer,‘To Be Real,‘ Eye Weekly, Toronto, October 13, 2010

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“Reed goes beyond mere narrative obsession —the common way of seeing fan fiction — to present an investigation into the conceptual and formal qualities of the primary text. (Various photocopied handouts beside the video stress the importance, and accessibility, of Twin Peaks allusions, symbols and acting styles.) For Reed’s fans, “realness” is, fascinatingly, as atmospheric as it is performative…” MORE

 

EXTENDING TELEVISUAL NARRATIVES TOWARDS OUR OWN DESIRES

Interview with Heidi Nagtegaal, Front Magazine, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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