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Animation Installation at AFX – The Animation Festival of Halifax

Under the Rug: The Invisibility of Art Labour
Curated by Sam DeCoste
Artists Annie Onyi Cheung, Tom Elliott, Angela Henderson, Tara Taylor

May 9-12, 2019
Site-specifc animation installations, part of the Animation Festival of Halifax (AFX).

slow suspending (2019) site-specific animation installation, at Carbon Arc Cinema.

AFX is expanding in new directions this year–literally–by hosting Under the Rug, an exhibition of animation as installation art curated by local animator and educator Sam Decoste. Under the Rug engages four local artists working in different media to explore the artistic labour of animation as subject matter. As site-specific work, visitors to the festival can expect to find these artistic interventions throughout our festival site, Carbon Arc Cinema.

Thank you to Sam DeCoste, Rick Saulnier, Kenny Lewis, AFX 2019 team, Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT), and ArtsNS.

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Yellow Fish Festival V – Durational Performance Art Festival

August 27-31, 2018

The 5th season of the Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival focused on the theme of time passed. We asked artists and collectives to only submit work that has been previously presented to the public in years prior to 2018. With this year’s festival seeking to invite artists to show work previously presented we provided them with the support to re-examine their past through their own individual lens; communicating and presenting to the community what they believe to be vital and necessary. Through this year’s theme we cultivated a foundation that can support opportunities to acknowledge, celebrate, debate, communicate, and engage the community with the rich history of durational, performance, and time-based art that has been integral to shaping the cultural legacy of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

I was originally slated to perform in Seattle, WA as part of this year’s Yellow Fish Festival, but due to unforeseen circumstances I was not able to attend. Please be sure to check out Yellow Fish Festival’s beautifully informative website for an incredible array of writing and documentation, (re)-(re)experience these durational performances by artists exploring time, time and time again.

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New work updated to Projects page

Photographs by Rick Saulnier

See more photos from cable knots club [Halifax] and other new work on the Projects page.

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cable knots club at Creative Nova Scotia 2017 Gala

I will be presenting cable knots club at this year’s gala. Come by with your unneeded/unwanted electrical cables to learn how to tie with me!

Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 8-11PM
Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS.
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Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here

Curated by Camila Salcedo and Katie Belcher for Eyelevel artist-run-centre

Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here is an artist-talk-walk-food-tour that will be taking place on Saturday, August 26th, in the format of a lunch talk (12pm-3pm) and a dinner talk (4pm-7pm). The locations will vary based on attendees’ restaurant, food establishment and/or dish suggestions. Each participant is a collaborator by suggesting a destination and a dish/ food item. The artist will compile a list of destinations based on registered-participants’ suggestions.

This talk has a capacity of about 12 people (6 people per tour) and will be taking place in two iterations in order to accommodate everyone for transportation. All the locations for both tours will be cumulatively mapped onto one tablecloth, creating a concentration of experience/information that elaborates an idea of Chinatown and its geography in the city.

Please keep in mind that conversations will be recorded and turned into podcast episodes to be released through the year.


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FLOTILLA: Nautilus / Or Bookstore

The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) hosts FLOTILLA, a biennial gathering of Canadian artist-run centres in Charlottetown, PE from 21-24 September 2017.

Printed copies of cable knots [booklet] will be available for purchase at Nautilus / Or Bookstore, during Flotilla. Nautilus will privilege works that highlight the book as an artform. Books will be sold on consignment, with 60% of the shelf price paid to the artist/publisher and 40% to Or Bookstore following the event.

The Or Bookstore is a project of the Or Gallery in Vancouver, BC. The shop specializes in artists’ publishing and carries a range of books and printed matter including editions, artists’ books, monographs, design publications, local publishing, criticism and theory and journals and magazines. Our titles come from Fillip, New Documents, Publication Studio, Sternberg Press, Tsunami Editions, Urbanomic, Motto Distribution and more.

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Eyelevel: Food For Thoughts

I’m excited to be part of a line up of three artists’ talks/small-group activities that are part of Food For Thoughts, a summer time art, food and discussions program by Eyelevel.

Geneviève Brideau & Parker Houghtaling
ARTFAT- Taking our fat bodies back from the clutches of semiotics
23 July 2017

Cinthia Arias Auz & rudi aker
19 August 2017

Annie Onyi Cheung
Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here
26 August 2017

+++++About the series: Food For Thoughts (FFT) is Eyelevel’s discussion series which was started in the summer of 2016. Back for a second year, through this program Eyelevel is aiming to de-centre western notions of what an artist-talk looks and sounds like. As a gallery-less artist-run centre we prioritize programs that take the visual arts into the public sphere. Through off-site talks, potluck picnics, podcast episodes, a publication, and a picnic starter pack, FFT aims to prompt critical discussions surrounding art practices while sharing food.+++++

You’re invited to attend(!) RSVP for any of the talks, contact information below.

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cable knots [booklet], new project and free download posted

The cable knots [booklet] was produced for In the Shadow of Paradise exhibition at Y+ contemporary artist-run-centre, that included a participatory cable knot-tying workshop during the shows opening reception.

The half-fold letter-sized booklet is available as a digital PDF download for free.
Signed, colour laser printed copies of the booklet are available for $10 +shipping, please contact me directly.


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Y+ contemporary, and MyseumX video documentation from In the Shadow of Paradise exhibition

Thank you to Y+ contemporary artist-run-centre, and curator/founder Tiffany Schofield, for inviting me to take part in her recent exhibition In the Shadow of Paradise, which included work by Dierdre Logue and Anique J. Jordan.

Above is video documentation by Alan Peng, of the community knot-tying that happened during the opening reception on March 18th at Y+ contemporary.

Thank you as well, to Myseum of Toronto and Myseum Intersections 2017 Festival for their efforts to bring audiences and attention to Scarborough’s artistic communities!