Christina Battle’s artistic practice and research imagine how disaster could be utilized as a tactic for social change and as a tool for reimagining how dominant systems might radically shift. She has exhibited internationally in festivals and galleries most recently at: Latitude 53 (Edmonton), The John & Maggie Mitchell Gallery (Edmonton), Harbourfront Centre with SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE (Toronto), Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver); Forum Expanded at the Berlinale (Berlin), Blackwood Gallery (Mississagua), and Trinity Square Video (Toronto).
Olivia Mossuto is an emerging artist, curator, and writer based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in London, Ontario and her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, UK inb 2020. Her practice combines painting, sculpture, installation and experimentation as a way to conceptualize/rationalize affective qualities embedded within memories, images, and objects. Her approach frequently coalesces around topics of kitsch, craft, grief, and nature. Olivia is also the Coordinating Editor and DIY-archivist for the artist-run, not-for-profit, Embassy Cultural House in London, Ontario, Canada.
Seeds as Data (what we lose when the universal becomes proprietary)
‘BEACON – a pamphlet series in ten issues’ focuses on how the commitment of artists’ to wider social movements informs contemporary artistic practice. The series will feature texts by artists whose practices engage with language and visual arts.