Good as Gold; Dawson Film Mini-Festival raises funds for community arts collective

 

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This fundraiser for Dawson City’s (s)hiver festival was a smashing success! Almost 40 people attended and we raised about $300 to support artistic activity in our community.

Thank you to KIAC for their support and guidance in helping us organize this screening, including Dan Sokolowski. Thank you to James Healey for volunteering his time and expertise in preparing the media and operating the projector. Thank you to Jen Gibbs for operating the lights and to the (s)hiver collective for helping with the bar, door and space preparations.

Thank you to our participating artists who made this such an engaging and special night. It was truly an honour. Here they are, in order of film presentation with the title of their works:

Lulu Keating / Dead Caribou Dialogue
Suzanne Crocker / Sock Hop
Karen MacKay / George Black Ferry
David Curtis / Closer to Thee
Dan Sokolowski / Still Life
Jeffrey Langille / chance appearance of the colour red, no.1
Christopher Healey / The Grand Journey Here

~intermission~

Christopher Healey & James Healey / Still Life Takes a Selfie
Lulu Keating / Brain Clever
Suzanne Crocker / Time Lines
Meg Walker / Pianolio
Jeffrey Langille / chance appearance of the colour red, no.2
Krista Davis & Cari Tangedal / Take the Wild

We’ll be back later this year with a screening dedicated to music videos from the Klondike!

Thank you, Chris Healey

Institution & Community

Triptych 2013, Hashtags 2016

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This work continues through the accompanying hash tags. Though there is humour in the use of appropriating text that was originally written by a certain individual in a specific context, this is a serious critical approach to (different meanings of) industry, language and physical positioning of idea in space.

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Why I Hate The Suburbs [7 new paintings]

See the online exhibit here.

The future is more of the same.
Absurdity only takes one generation to be normalized.

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These paintings, for me, embody industrial repetition through the aid of machines. They are endless mazes, not a labyrinth leading to truth. The sun now never sets on Hardt and Negri’s Empire; sprawl is power and environmental catastrophe is ownership.

 

Carnival – an exhibit of black and white street photography

inviteCHMay2015V2My first solo photography show opens this week in Ajijic, Mexico. I was lucky enough to be here for this historic village’s version of Mardi Gras.

Compositions exploring the dynamics of crowds in public spaces, centered on ceremony, has been an emerging interest for me. Formal issues relating to classical works, the sociological gaze within a post-colonial framework (in particular D.H. Lawrence’s problematic and revealing Mornings in Mexico) as well as critical interest of Mikhail Bakhtin’s Carnivalesque theories are reflected in this narrative.

If you happen to be in the mountains just south of Guadalajara stop on in and say hi.

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