Maraya: This Mirror or That? Urban Selves in Reflection

This text was written for the Maraya Exhibition at 221a Gallery in Vancouver. It appears on the 221a website: http://221a.ca/texts/maraya-this-mirror-or-that How do we see the city? How do we see ourselves reflected in the city? The conflation of subject (the one who looks) and object (the city s/he sees) is a central modernist concern. Defining the…

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On Interlocking Platforms: Reconciliation Works in Progress Complete Essay

This very long and rambling essay was initially written for a presentation at the Reconciliation Works in Progress at the Shingwauk Centre, Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie. It has been reworked since. Thank you to Reworks organizers Sophie McCall, Jonathan Dewar, Ashok Mathur, Steve Loft and Trina Cooper Bolam; to our hosts the Children of Shingwauk…

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Vancouver 125 / Summer Live Video Mashups

Thanks to Marlene Madison for including Maraya in the Vancouver 125 Summer Live festivities (time-based program). It was fun to see Maraya video mashups (thanks Henry) running alongside (before, after) works by such a number of great Vancouver artists: Robert Arndt, Rebecca Belmore, John G. Boehme, Karin Bubas, Penelope Buitenhuis (Judy Radul), Shawn Chappelle, Dana Claxton,…

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