Selection

La condition de performance

La condition de performance

La condition de performance Glenda León, translated by Eva Labarias, preface by Genviève Marot. Quebec, Éditions Nota bene, 2010. Nouveaux Essais Spirale. 113 pages, col. ill. Text in French. La condición performática Glenda León. Havanna, Editorial Letras Cubanos, 2001. Special edition. 77 pages. Text in Spanish. Written by Cuban artist and art critic Glenda...

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Less is more

Less is more

“Less is more: the poetics of erasure” The Capilano Review 3.7 (Winter 2009) Editor, Jenny Penberthy. 136 pages, ill. Text in English. Cover by Tom Phillips. This issue of The Capilano Review, co-produced with the Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, was published in conjunction with a 2008 SFU Gallery exhibition with the same title....

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The Standard Corpus

The Standard Corpus

The Standard Corpus of Present Day English Language Usage arranged by word length and alphabetized within word length Gerald Ferguson. Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, second edition, 1978. ca. 150 leaves. Text in English. Gerald Ferguson (1937-2009) first published The Standard Corpus of Present Day English Language Usage arranged by word...

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Beyond Archigram

Beyond Archigram

Beyond Archigram: The Structure of Circulation Hadas A. Steiner, New York and London, Routledge, 2009. 252 pages, col. ill. Text in English. Archigram, a radical architecture magazine published in London, UK between 1961-1970, is the object of a discussion around international networks and wired environments predating the internet. Although discipline-specific, the content, form and...

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Pour changer le monde

Pour changer le monde

Pour changer le monde: 659 affiches des mouvements sociaux au Québec, 1966-2007 Jean-Pierre Boyer, Jean Desjardins and David Widgington. Montréal : Lux Éditeur, 2007, 360 p., ill. (some col.). Text in English and French. Published by Cumulus Press as Picture This! 659 Posters of Social Movements in Québec (1966-2007) A compendium of activist posters...

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Video Vortex

Video Vortex

Video Vortex Reader: Responses to You Tube Geert Lovink and Sabine Nieder, eds. Amsterdam, Institute of Network Cultures, 2008. 319 pages, b&w ill. Text in English. A compendium of texts from international artists, curators and scholars. The anthology provides a source of critical reflection upon the phenomenon of video-driven social media. These platforms simultaneously...

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robho

robho

robho : les carnets de l’Octéor no. 4 (1968) Editors, Julien Blaine and Jean Clay, 29 pages, b&w ill. In French An amazing journal full of black and white photographs with texts by numerous authors. Anyone interested in the “new” relational art, ephemeral art, audio art, street art, or environmental art would benefit from...

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The Viewings

The Viewings

The Viewings DVD. Iwona Majdan. S.l., s.n., 2008. In English. The subtitle for this DVD provides a clear description of Majdan’s project: “I take on the role of a wealthy woman in search of a new residence. I arrange viewings of expensive flats in London and record the experiences using a small spy camera.”...

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Pouvoir de la parole

Pouvoir de la parole

Le Pouvoir de la parole DVD. Concept and direction, Pascale Galipeau and Jean-François Desmarais. Montreal : Farine Orpheline Cherche Ailleurs Meilleur in collaboration with the Maison de la culture Frotenac, 2007. Recordings in French. The artist collective Farine Orpheline Cherche Ailleurs Meilleur installed a mobile and automatic video-recording booth in Centre-Sud (Montréal) to provide...

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Re-Inventing Radio

Re-Inventing Radio

Re-Inventing Radio: Aspects of Radio as Art Edited by Heidi Grundmann, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Reinhard Braun, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Hirsh, Anne Thurmann-Jajes Frankfurt am Main, published by Verin werks in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research (Linz), MiDiHy Productions (Graz), and the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications at the Weserberg-Museum of Modern Art (Bremen),...

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