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Toronto International Film Fest 2012: Future Projections

Today, I went to check out some of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Future Projections installations – art film installations at venues across town, which are screened as an arty component of TIFF. Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. All images: VoCA First I stopped by the ROM to see Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. Installed in the room adjacent to the main
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The Directed Lie: A Visit with Artist Paulette Phillips

The other day, I visited artist Paulette Phillips at her home in Toronto, to be interviewed for her upcoming artwork. Called The Directed Lie, it involved being put to the test – the lie detector test. Me with Paulette Phillips, undergoing the polygraph. All images: Scott Barker/VoCA Phillips has trained as a professional polygraph technician in the United States, and
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Patriotism & Nationalism in Art: Ten Years After 9/11

Patriotism is defined as a “love of one’s country.” Nationalism is a more complex thing, referring I suppose to one’s nationhood, as distinct from one’s homeland. It’s a topic explored in the new show at MOCCA in Toronto, which opened on Friday, days before the anniversary of September 11, 2001. ANTUAN, Left or Right, (detail). Image: mocca.ca Titled Patria o
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VoCA Recommends: David Hoffos at the National Gallery of Canada

David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 6 November 2009 – 14 February 2010 David Hoffos, Scenes from the House Dream: Barnett Newman, 2004 Detail of diorama. Image: canadianart.ca “I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” — Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of
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News: Films on Art at Toronto International Film Fest

For the third year, from September 10 – 19, 2009 TIFF will feature a program of art films as part of its Future Projections series, at venues throughout the city. The programme was initiated to call attention to video art, and the upcoming Bell Lightbox building will continue this goal with a street-level gallery that, we hear, will screen video
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Canadian Artists Abroad: Don Ritter

Don Ritter presents his excellent installation Vox Populi in a group show at the Kunsträume Burg Eisenhardt, in Belzig from July 5-September 27, 2009. Vox Populi, interactive video and sound installation, 2005. Image: aesthetic-machinery.com The exhibition’s theme is Democracy, and Ritter’s piece is an interactive video installation in which a large projection of a crowd yells “speech, speech,” and encourages
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Canadian Artists Abroad: Michael Snow

VoCA contributor Jenny McVean reports from London on Michael Snow’s exhibition at the British Film Institute: Legendary Canadian artist Michael Snow has worked in various media since the 1950s such as music, sound installations, sculpture, photo-works, holography and painting, but it is his film works that are highlighted in this exhibition at the BFI Southbank Gallery in London. Michael Snow,
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News: Mark Leckey Wins Turner Prize

Artist Mark Leckey has won the Turner Prize. He exhibited alongside Damien Hirst in the 1990 New Contemporaries exhibition at the ICA but afterwards dropped from view, before making a “comeback” with Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore in 1999. Mark Leckey, Felix Gets Broadcasted 2007. Image: guardian.co.uk Jonathan Jones of the Guardian loves this guy: “Mark Leckey is a fantastically creative
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