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Nuruk

It begins with the soaking, washing, draining, and drying of wheat berries. They are then ground up in a blender till they reach a flour-like consistency. Placed in a mould with a little added water, a cloth is placed over … Continue reading

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JESSE GRAY

JESSE GRAY is an artist living and working as an uninvited guest on Snuneymuxw territory (Nanaimo, BC). Working primarily with found materials and garbage, Gray seeks to reveal the ways that culture intersects with science, through handcraft and labour intensive … Continue reading

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Mesomonuments

Mesomonuments [1] is an exhibition that features Mesomonuments: Ex-situ (2020) and Mesomonuments: Scrap Figures after Elza Mayhew (2020), two bodies of works by Nanaimo-based artist Jesse Gray. Gray’s process of gathering, sorting, accumulating beach plastic and maritime debris from beaches … Continue reading

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ublaak tikiyuak

Listen to Kaitlyn Purcell reading their Postscript for the exhibition Metamorphic black rabbits unravel, 2020 and watch Angunayuak read their Phantoms text published for the exhibition here and discover Kablusiak’s Hidden Pictures give aways here I recall our first conversation … Continue reading

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Dead Marble

In 1958, weaver Ilse von Randow was commissioned to produce a major work of woven curtains for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in New Zealand. Her ‘Auckland Art Gallery Curtains’ became the largest piece of hand weaving created … Continue reading

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Sensing Salon

with JUSTINE A. CHAMBERS, AMALLE DUBLON, STEFANO HARNEY, MARIANA MARCASSA, BYRON PETERS, AND CONSTANTINA ZAVITSANOS Healing, as much as art, is a praxis. It is something to do and it does something: it restores. In their collaborative work, Valentina Desideri … Continue reading

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JIBZ CAMERON

Performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag spans 15 years and has been presented at such institutions as MOCA, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art … Continue reading

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Witch With Comb

In The Ormolu Clock a short story by Muriel Spark the narrator is staying in the well kept but modest Guesthouse Lublonitsch. The focus of the story revolves around the narrator’s observation of Frau Lublonitsch, the proprietor of the guesthouse. … Continue reading

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