July 29, 2018

Vanessa Hudgens and my Filipina-Canadian hoopster dream

The Filipin* diaspora, biracialism and gender seen through basketball

I must confess that I was never a basketball player of proficient skill, but played with fervor. I balled into early high school, sauntering into...

August 17, 2017

Talk a bit about what you’ve been working on the last few weeks? I’ve been working with my archive of found images and objects from the school, making collages and sculptures. playing with the way we look at things, and the way images and objects can express themselves...

August 17, 2017

What are some habits you cultivate to get you into the work groove? The internal voice of a maniacal army drill sergeant.

August 16, 2017

If you could see one piece of art right now, which one would it be? “Rapture” by Camille Norment (56th Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavilion)

August 15, 2017

Talk a bit about what you’ve been working on the last few weeks? I’ve been working on a Virtual Reality simulator that simulates taking care of a cat. The cat doesn’t respond much, but will whine when it gets “hungry”.

August 15, 2017

I find them very curious and problematic in terms of inclusion vs exclusion of colour, the seeming “neutrality” of ***flesh/skin-tone*** whatever that means, signals these objects convey on how a body should or should not be. So all that and how Western practices of be...

August 14, 2017

I’ve been thinking about support(s) Learning about flowers Painting Trying to finish things, to move towards coherence

August 13, 2017

The past weeks I have been studying Laban-based Effort/Shape ideas, marrying effort and pleasure, expanding my approach of how to score movement and making something guided yet without an intended outcome.

August 12, 2017

I have been making work about supposed “self-care” applications and the illusions of agency we associate with them.

August 11, 2017

CARESSSSS is an echo-reflection to be activated by vibratory sources, be it light, affect, imagination, etc. The voices of objects channel their dispositions through the caress of lens flares, angel wings, and the agency of words.

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about the writers

Laura Demers is an artist, writer, and museum professional based in Toronto.

 

jaziimun is an editor, poet and founder of Project 40 Collective, a multidisciplinary Asian artist collective based in Toronto.