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2021

Presentation by squint press (Québec/Toronto) as part of the online 12-hour -And- event on December 12 of Different From The One You Are In Now, a collective piece dedicated to Alvin Lucier. With: Mary Walling Blackburn, Allison Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Darren Copeland, Renato Grieco, Michaela Grill, Sarah Hennies, Marla Hlady, Seth Kim-Cohen, Francisco Meirino, Salomé Voegelin.

Presentation by Arraymusic as part of the online 12-hour -And- event on December 12 of Psycho Flicker by Renée Lear and The HyphenationOf Americans by Christof Migone. The Hyphenation (15:00) is part 1 of a 2-part set of videos which are based on Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. The video takes the appearance of hyphens at the end of lines in Stein’s mammoth tome (3107 occurrences over the span of 925 pages) as main structural device. Part 2 is titled Of Americans (15:00); it takes the appearance of words a referencing colour in the book (294 occurrences in 925 pages) as main structural device. An earlier text-based work The Hyphenation of Americans kickstarted these videos.

Presentation by Errant Bodies Press (Berlin) as part of the online 12-hour -And- event on December 12 of four never before seen video documents of performative gestures by undo (Christof Migone & Alexandre St-Onge) centered on orality in its blunt physiology, contingent spatiality, tense viscosity, and emergent animality. Performed twenty years ago, digitized and edited in the summer of 2021: seize me by the horns (2000) 10:57, Disclosure (2001) 14:04, Vito Acconci’s undoing (2001) 11:00, l’étranglement (2000) 23:57.

-And- is a 12-hour online event I’ve organized. It follows on the heels of last year’s You- and is the second in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight EST (9-9 PST, 11-11 CST, 17-05 GMT, 18-06 CET, 1-13 CST, 2-14 KST). Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase you and I are water earth fire air of life and death and activates the word of the year in myriad ways. FEATURING Po-Hao Chi (Taipei), Béchard Hudon (Montréal), Erika DeFreitas (Toronto) and Adrian Piper (Berlin), Different From The One You Are In Now (Mary Walling Blackburn, Allison Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Darren Copeland, Renato Grieco, Michaela Grill, Sarah Hennies, Marla Hlady, Seth Kim-Cohen, Francisco Meirino, Salomé Voegelin), Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) and Jeff Kolar (Chicago), James Greer & Neil Luck (London UK), Byungjun Kwon (Seoul), Renée Lear (Toronto) , LoVid (New York), Ellen Moffat (London ON) and Eeva Siivonen (London ON), Merlin Nova (London UK), Milo Thesiger-Meacham (London UK), They are all of them themselves and they repeat it and I hear it (Anna Barham & Irene Revell) (London UK), undo (Christof Migone (Toronto) & Alexandre St-Onge (Québec)). PRESENTED BY ALT SPACE LOOP (Seoul), Array (Toronto), Avatar (Québec), CRiSAP (London UK), Errant Bodies Press (Berlin), Fado (Toronto), Radius (Chicago), Resonance Extra (London UK), squint press (Québec/Toronto), Wave Farm (New York), Western University (London ON), Zone Sound Creative (Taipei). TUNE IN TO: Array, Radius, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live.

Thirty years ago I curated (with Julia Loktev and Bryan Zuraw) a radio art event titled Radio Contortions that took place at CKUT-FM Radio McGill in Montréal during the annual NCRA (National Campus/Community Radio Association) conference. This past summer VHS video documentation of the four workshops and the panel was digitized and the folks at Wave Farm were kind enough to include them on their site. The image and sound quality could be better… but the gist is there.

The four workshops were: Writing with Sound by Douglas Kahn; How to Pronounce Prosthesis and Other Language Lessons by Gregory Whitehead; Mixing Cuts and Cutting Mixes: Sound Theory to Radio Art by Frances Dyson; and The Physique of the Soul by Dan Lander.

The panel includes Frances Dyson, Douglas Kahn, Dan Lander, Julia Loktev (moderator), Wayne Morris, Helen Thorington, and Gregory Whitehead.

Pleased to announce that Vtape is now distributing my video works. Thirteen videos spanning from 1995 to 2020 have been added to their roster over the summer. See the title list and links to each under their artist profile. Here are links to the project pages for each within my site: Amateur Professional/Professional Amateur (2008), Blockers (2004), Empty (Bucket) (1997), Éternuité (ForeverSneeze) (2008), Evasion, or how to perform a tongue escape in public (2000), Hit Maker (Porto) (2011), P (2005), Poker (2001), Side A Side B (Tokyo) (2020), Snow Storm (2002), Surround (360 Objects) (2006), The Release Into Motion (2000), The Tenor and the Vehicle (1996).

Eleven of my audio publications can now be found on various streaming services (via cdbaby). These include Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube Music, amongst others. The releases presently there are: Crackers (2001), Escape Songs (2004), Fingering (2012), Flipper (2013), Greatest Hits (2016), Hole in the Head (1996), Quieting (2000), Record Release (2021), Sound Voice Perform (2005), The Death of Analogies (1999), Un sperme qui meurt de froid en agitant faiblement sa petite queue dans les draps d’un gamin (2001), and Vex (1998). More to come.

Press Record, solo exhibition at Oboro in Montreal, February 13 – March 20.

Publication of Record Release, a 2xCD published by Ambiances Magnétiques. Featuring guests: Magali Babin, Marla Hlady, Faye Mullen, Jocelyn Robert, Mériol Lehmann. Mastering: Harris Newman. Design: Fabrizio Gilardino, Jennifer Martin.

One Thousand Thousand, another year, another hundred.