interview w/ Jan Swinburne @ Convenience Gallery

The first of the new video format for ALP – straight up interviews. We’ll see how the numbers play out, but what I like about the idea of interviews is that they are especially valuable over time, I think.

Even brought a tripod but the plastic clip suddenly broke on one leg so now it’s a swaying monopod. Looking forward to interviewing Dani Nash a little later this morning, and Circuit Gallery in a couple of weeks. Any feedback is appreciated. Youtube text below the video:

Jan Swinburne Grid Reflections: Idea / Real

Video interview with the artist on a cold, windy spring day in the beautiful Parkdale area of downtown Toronto. Convenience is a window gallery programmed with installations that “loosely” refer to architectural issues and Jan’s work certainly takes advantage of the space with a dialogue of grids and controlled chaos … all held together with 100’s of feet of duct tape.

We had a couple of people who wanted to talk about the art approach us during the interview process – this was amazing to have community interest and engagement. There is something to be said for having a series of such well thought out public exhibitions in a neighborhood. Something about visual literacy through constant exposure and local residents taking pride I suspect.

Lovely background noises of traffic and wind in the first of the series of interviews that ALP video’s will now mostly focus on.

Jan Swinburne
http://www.myspace.com/janswinburne

Convenience Gallery
58 Lansdowne, Toronto
http://www.conveniencegallery.com/

by Chris Healey
Art Listings Professional
http://www.artlistpro.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s