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2023

Publication of Swan Song, with Marla Hlady. The publication features 2xCD and a 16 page full colour booklet. Published by Crónica (Lisbon, Portugal), the official worldwide release date is February 14, 2023.

2022

-I is a 12-hour online event I’ve organized. It follows on the heels of 2020’s You- and 2021’s -And-. It is the third in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight EST. 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 A Sound That Never Was (see earlier entry below for more details), Gabriela Areal, Cindy Baker, Kate Carr, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Emily DiCarlo, David Grubbs Gutiérrez Hadid, Sebastiane Hegarty, Ryo IkeshiroLaura Kikauka, Annette Krebs, Nick Kuepfer, Machine Listening (Sean Dockray, James Parker, Joel Stern), Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Mani Mazinani, Matmos, Gordon Monahan, Michel Poblete Montoya, Midi Onodera, Tazeen Qayyum, Claire Savoie, Sam Shalabi, Debashis Sinha, and Maia Urstad. PRESENTED BY Arraymusic, Constellation, Fado, Liquid Architecture, Metaobjects, Oboro, Savac, Squint Press, The Dim Coast, Trinity Square Video, Tsonami, Wave Farm. HOSTED BY Anna Friz & Christof Migone.

 TUNE IN TO Arraymusic, NAISA, Radius, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live (streaming link forthcoming).

Advance publication launch of Swan Song, with Marla Hlady. The publication features 2xCD and a 16 page full colour booklet. Published by Crónica (Lisbon, Portugal), the official worldwide release date is February 14, 2023. Artists will be in attendance. At Christie Contemporary, Toronto, on the last day of the Swan Song exhibition, Saturday November 19, 2-4pm.

Improv at the Tranzac in Toronto, with Allison Cameron and Marla Hlady, November 16, 7:30pm.

A reprise presentation of the 2020 exhibition that was thwarted by the pandemic in March 2020. Featuring Sampler and Swan Song, both created with Marla Hlady. Part of the works produced during a three-month artist residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery, summer 2019. At Christie Contemporary, Toronto, October 21 – November 19. Hours are 12-4pm Wed-Sat, or by appointment. In 2020, the exhibition was featured in the Toronto section of the ARTFORUM Critics’ Picks, reviewed by Daniella Sanader. Opening Friday October 21, 6-8pm.

“Neverything”, new short text piece commissioned by Daniela Cascella for her A YEAR OF CARTE BLANCHE AND OTHER CHIMERAS series for MAP MAGAZINE.

As a member of Set Fire to Flames, happy to announce the reissue of our long out-of-print first record, Sings Reign Rebuilder, on UK label 13071.

New website for the 12-year project You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death. Stay tuned for the lineup for this year’s December 12th event.

Honoured to have been awarded the Graham Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from Western University.

Successful nominator of Jocelyn Robert to the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Presentation of the You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death project as part the PRAXIS event organized by the Department of Performance Studies at NYU.

Radio Naked featured as prompt for the Radio Deprogramming Workshop led by Andy Stuhl presented by Wave Farm.

Invited artist to participate in A Sound That Never Was, curated by The Dim Coast. Project inspired by Vivian Darroch-Lozowski’s book Voice of Hearing. Other participating sound artists and musicians: Félicia Atkinson, Matthew Cardinal, Raven Chacon, crys cole, Isabella Forciniti, David Grubbs, Timothy Herzog, Sasha J. Langford, Mani Mazinani, Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt, respectfulchild, Anju Singh, Aho Ssan, Mark Templeton. With an original text by Daniela Cascella. Digital instrument by Alexandre Burton / artificiel, and digital and infrastructure support by Sporobole and 0/1 – Hub numerique Estrie. Launching Fall, 2022.

One Thousand Thousand, another year, another hundred.

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.

2020

You-, organizer of 12-hour online event, 1st in a series of 12 occuring every year on December from 12 to 12 (2020 – 2031). Featuring (in approximate order of appearance): Xuan Ye, Tiffany Schofield, Erika DeFreitas, Christopher Dela Cruz, Marla Hlady, Eric Slyfied, Steve Bates, Jen Kutler, Sadie Woods, Agustina Woodgate, Jeff Kolar, Béchard Hudon, Vivian Darroch-Lozowski, jake moore, Daniela Cascella, Christof Migone, Ann West Merlin Nova, Erik Lintunen, Andrew Ford, Milo Thesiger-Meacham, Anastasia Freygang, Anna Friz, Amy Mihyang Ginther, Cynthia Ling Lee, Gabriel Saloman, Dana Gingras, Tot Onyx, Sonya Stefan. Presented by squint.press, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, Animals of Distinction, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN ART GALLERIES, UTSC Dept. ACM, and the Glenfiddich Distillery. December 12, noon to midnight GMT (7-7 EST, 5-5 CST, 4-4 PST). Tune in to Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live (link to the archive of the YouTube livestream here).

Publication of Vivian Darroch-Lozowoski’s Voice of Hearing by squint.press. I edited the 2020 edition (it was originally published in 1984) and contributed the introduction Viva Vivian. Launch event will be part of YOU-, see above.

Artist talk for graduate students at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of a class on radio art taught by Craig Dongoski, October 21.

Crackers featured as part of the group exhibition Audiosphere curated by Francisco López, at Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, October 14 – January 11, 2021.

Record Release 12-inch featured as part of the group exhibition Feedback #5: Global Warning! – Marshall McLuhan and the Arts (info in German only for now) curated by Baruch Gottlieb, at Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, October 6 – January 31, 2021.

Article by Chi Po Hao featuring my 2006 work Microhole published in the September 2020 issue of the Performing Arts Review from Taiwan.

squint.press profile by Nick Storring in the fall 2020 issue of Musicworks.

squint.press launch at Art Metropole, with new publications by Simon Brown & Alexandre St-Onge, Marla Hlady, Private Robots (Juliana Pivato and Seb Roberts), Alexandre St-Onge, and Xuan Ye. Live online launch, all artists will be in attendance and the evening will include performances. Friday July 3, 8-9pm. You have to register in advance through the Art Met link here. Facebook event link here.

Sampler and Swan Song, both created with Marla Hlady. Part of the works produced during a three-month artist residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery, summer 2019. First Canadian showing, Christie Contemporary, Toronto, March 20 – April 18 (run extended to July 11). Hours are 12-4pm Wed-Sat, or by appointment. The exhibition was recently featured in the Toronto section of ARTFORUM Critics’ Picks, reviewed by Daniella Sanader.

Launch of You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death, a 12-year long project, more info here.

A single one of the vinyl covers (number 2017 from the Record set of 12) from the Record Release Record series is included in the Psychedelic Oshawa exhibition curated by Gary Genosko, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.

Today Calls, audio version airing every day of 2020 on Resonance Extra at 13:00 GMT (8:00 AM EST). Project site Today Calls.Website. Texts by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Christof Migone, and Jordan Scott.

One Thousand Thousand, another year, another hundred.