No Linguistic Content at 221A

No Linguistic Content at 221A

February 1 – March 21, 2014 Opening Reception: January 31, 2014 No Linguistic Content is an exhibition of work by Antonia Hirsch (Vancouver/Berlin), Gabriel Mindel-Saloman (Vancouver) and Luke Munn (Berlin) that responds to contemporary forms of surveillance, considering how design can work to counter an excessively coded city. George Orwell’s...
LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 1

LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 1

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Against the State of Exception in Québec

Against the State of Exception in Québec

A speech delivered at the Vancouver ‘Rally in Solidarity with Quebec Students’ on the 100th day of student strike in Québec. On Thursday May 10th, during the morning rush hour in Montreal, a smoke bomb was set off in the underground subway system, causing its complete shutdown and barring commuters...
LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 0

LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 0

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To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

This is a brief introduction to the exhibition we are preparing at Rice and Beans. The contested territorial claims, national fictions and aesthetic gestures of micronations will form the background of a speculation on notions of autonomy in micronations and artist-run centres. What inequalities are carried through the notion of...
Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

The last decade has seen a  whirlwind of building initiatives catered to the ‘creative class’ and cumulating promises of regeneration through Richard’s Florida’s urban miracle cure. Through the instrumentalisation of culture towards economic development, the distinctions between agent and recipient of change can easily become blurred in the promise of...
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Le quotidien

Texte paru dans EFE 24,  #1 Barrios_Quartiers (2010) Dans la culture populaire, le quartier de banlieue [suburb] a sans cesse été caractérisé comme la matérialisation du mondain, du banal et du familier. Alors que l’idée de banlieue peut contenir souvent implicitement des connotations de familiarité ou de lassitude, ce type de quartier a été fondamental...
Avez-vous vu?

Avez-vous vu?

Le projet ‘Avez-vous vu?’ a été initié autour de la nostalgie pour les expositions universelles, l’effervescence idéologique des années soixante et plus particulièrement les fétichismes et le sentimentalisme sans relache de la génération “baby-boomers” pour l’été d’Expo 67 à Montréal.  “Avez-vous vu?” a débuté par une réflexion sur l’héritage d’Expo 67, et donc par une...
Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary

The Turner Contemporary, a gallery with the largest exhibition space in south-east England outside the capital, opened in April 2011. It gives us an astute lens for the analysis of the relationship between cultural institutions and neo-liberal re-generation imperatives that are operating under the auspices of late-capitalism. Kent Council’s decision to invest in a contemporary...

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