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A study in community interactions is a self-published publication that captures the entirety, and the extension, of my intervention, performed for my initial project Cultivate a Spot. After producing the postcard series for Cultivate a Spot, many questions cropped up for me and much reflection ensued which prompted me to…

Cultivate a Spot consists of documented actions carried out in East Vancouver at the corner of Parker Street and Commercial Drive. After depositing food at an out-of-use telephone booth, I observed reactions of people walking by to the unexpected encounter. My intention was two-fold; to positively disrupt a passersby daily…

This work was screened at Not Sent Letters & Guests at the Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, March 2016. In Redbook Productions Presents: Causes & Effects, I took the idea of conversation from my previous project (True Connect) and wondered how conversation manifests itself online when people share their feelings about…

Radio Lonely (actually an online broadcast) is a project where I interview/talk to shop keepers in the Commercial Drive area in Vancouver, Canada. I explore loneliness through the shopkeepers experience. When I’m on the air, it will be a real time live stream broadcast with pauses, interjections, and awkwardness. Broadcasts…

True Connect was a free community service held on two occasions at two public venues; its purpose was to invite passers-by to write a note or letter to someone in their life and to have chats about social isolation/connection or whatever else people wanted to talk about. I had my…

I hijacked the government’s Information Bulletin to bring attention to loneliness as both an important health and social issue. I installed the first poster on the outside walls of a walk-in medical clinic. The poster might have been seen by health professionals going to work, patients going into the clinic,…

How can I as an artist intervene in the public sphere? How can I add my voice to an issue that matters to me? I have discovered that taking art to the streets or to social media platforms allows me to reach a broad audience and not one pre-selected, so…

This 53 second audio piece was deeply inspired by George Orwell’s book 1984, which I was reading while developing the idea for this work.  I was also reading up on theories of ideology by such critical thinkers as Marx, Althusser, Judith Butler and others. The spoken words/phrases were constructed by…

My intention with #sthgotherthanaselfie was to tweak how I use Instagram to make it a more meaningful platform for sharing. This idea emerged in response to the overabundance of selfies and beautiful life pictures on Instagram. I am also reacting to the proliferation of North American content—this is of course…

‘this is where i go’ was a mail art exhibition I curated and held at Britannia Art Gallery, in Vancouver, Canada, November 6-29, 2013 See all entries submitted at the Project Website: http://thisiswhereigomailart.wordpress.com The theme for this exhibition was this is where i go. A call for 4 by 6 inch original postcards was…

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