Reviews

Exploring the landscape with Samuel Thulin’s “situated composition”

Samuel Thulin employs granular synthesis to create a sound art piece for Songlines

For me, sound and landscape go hand in hand. We travel through life being highly influenced by the sounds in our environment. Although hearing is not at the highest point of the sensual hierarchy, the sensuous space of sound is a powerful knowledge position to work from. Sound is used in medicine to determine the...

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Works by Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard

Tracing the gestures: Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard find everyday wonder on the Magdalen Islands

Songlines’ resident artists conduct a ‘geopoetic survey’ of local knowledge

Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard were to deny the Google Maps or other formal ways of mapping the area and seek the unwritten in the unexpected.

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Disappearing Terrain

Rilla Marshall maps our lost landscapes

There’s a soft delicacy in the works that comprise Rilla Marshall’s Liminal Project, which makes the realization of its decidedly uncomfortable subject matter all the more jarring and arresting.

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Going there: The playful pain of Neil LaPierre

Delving into the personal and surreal, Neil LaPierre is committed to bringing the HA-HA’s into art discourse.

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Framing nature

Claire Greenshaw explores illusion and paradox

Like snapshots of ephemeral performances and land art pieces, or installation shots which end up being re-presented in their own installative environments, Greenshaw captures in her work exemplary paradoxes.

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Online exclusive: Venice Biennale

A walking tour through Venice’s artistic “Disneyland”

I was introduced to a world I hardly knew, when I travelled to Italy for the 55th Venice Biennale.

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On the road with David Askevold

Retracing the footsteps of one of conceptual art’s most important contributors

Mike Landry traces conceptual artist David Askevold's chance encounters and collaborations on the road.

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Chris Foster`s Fronteirs in Real Estate

Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John`s, NL. December 15, 2012 – February 9, 2013 Halifax-based artist Chris Foster’s Frontiers in Real Estate explores contradictory themes of civilization—its fear stories, misguided good intentions and self-indulgent sincerities. Foster’s dark humour is never moral, at least not overtly. Composed of serigraphs, collage and small sculpture, his work considers the...

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Jana sterbak, Declaration

Tuning into Sounding Selves

Escaping the hubbub of Dalhousie Graduation mayhem, I entered the Dalhousie Art Gallery and felt an eerie calm. There was a dark sparseness to the space: black walls, limited light and silence. Well not complete silence—after all I was there to listen to the Sounding Selves exhibit. Curated by The National Gallery of Canada’s Heather...

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