Spring 2021
“Beginning with history, depending on how you understand it, could quite easily keep you going almost indefinitely, one thing leading to the next, till you got to your end, never perhaps having gotten past the beginning.” [1] — Anne Ramsden…
Spring 2021

Archiver le vivant : un laboratoire méthodologique

How does the encounter between the document collection and live or performative arts inform the subject of collaboration? My residency draws from Artexte’s material documents —a literature primarily donated by a community of artists and cultural workers—  so as to…
Spring 2021

Wayside Archive

The artefacts and narratives of black queer women rarely surface in archives and art historical canons. Yet, as Katherine McKittrick notes in “Mathematics Black Life,” the genealogies of the black folks—of black life—are to be found in archives. At Artexte,…
Spring 2021

Narrative of process: activating the artist’s book

Kadie and Klara first met in 2018 while together at an artist- and writer-in-residency program in Montserrat, Spain. They have continued to work together since, using their respective practices to create dialogues between moving-image and poetic works. Drawing on a…
March 11, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Logbook of an Artexte Researcher : Analysis of the Archives for a Feminist Study of Erotic Video

Micro-residency with Julie Ravary-Pilon as part of the exhibition Magnetic Sequences    They are few opportunities for researchers to take the time to think about their practice and it’s implications. My micro-residency at Artexte will therefore allow me to take…
Winter 2020
Sally Wolchyn-Raab, director of Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be conducting a short research residency on the relationship between printed matter and Artist Run Centres; exploring the development of artist-driven bookstores, archives and libraries. Through examining Artexte’s collection on…
Fall 2019

(Double)-Fisting (Endless) Loop

Based on a set of spontaneously generated word prompts offered by Eloisa Aquino, I added a word to each prompt, then parsed the general sentiment of the list into general themes that interest me. A somewhat “random” entry point that…
Fall 2019

Wikipedian in residence

We are proud to welcome Camille Larivée as the first Wikipedian in residence at Artexte for the month of October. She will also participate in the roundtable discussion that will take place on November 9, 2019, during the third edition…
October 2, 2019 - 6 PM

Bcc: Blind Carbon Copy, bringing the moon within. Artist performance followed by a conversation with Jessica Hébert

For the second edition of VOLUME, Art and the Book, Artexte has invited artist Pascaline Knight for a micro-residency in the collection, which centers around three clickable keywords chosen by the artist : Map, Feminine, Bird. The results of her…
September 25 - 28, 2019

#VivaWords, A research residency for the 2019 edition of VIVA! Art Action

For the seventh edition of VIVA! Art Action, Simon Brown will part-take in a playful, multilingual writing residency at Artexte. On-site use of various collaborative and experimental approaches, in dialogue with the performances. Publication of produced texts in real time…
Summer 2019
I browse visual archives to tilt them into the imaginary and the felt. By collecting and sampling artifacts and visual textures, I manually transform these concrete sources into a digital platform to give them a new poetic and playful value.…
June 19, 2019 - 6 PM to 8 PM

Francesca Ekwuyasi, Yaya, and the Ocean, A research residency presented as part of the exhibition SPECULATIONS

Within the context of the exhibition SPECULATIONS, we are thrilled to welcome writer and filmmaker Francesca Ekwuyasi for a research residency in the collection. Ekwuyasi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During…