Laura

Laura

I’ve been printing, folding, cutting, stapling, and gluing Issue 2 of my zine Casue & Effect. Issue 2 is called Sabotage and features a conversation and email on the topic of loneliness. The tone is much different from Issue 1 as participants bring their own experience of social isolation. Both…

This week, I was out Monday and Thursday offering my type-writing services and I promised a third date on the weekend but unfortunately it won’t happen as I am nursing a cold. This Thursday I was at Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. I chatted with a few people and also…

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…

Hello Everyone! I am so pleased to invite you to join me at True Connect* * a free community service helping you write a note to someone in your life or to your future self. Take a seat with me at a public venue. I’ll have my typewriter, note paper…

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,…

Dayanita Singh (an artist born and living in India) said “I think I feel at a dead end with photography in a traditional way. ” That sentiment lead her to her practice of combining photography and literature within the book format. In Defining Contemporary Art, Hans Ulrich Obrist describes her…

A few things to report since I launched the Cause & Effect Project (but which I realized I actually refer to as the loneliness project when I talk to people): A friend bought a copy of  issue 1 and asked if she could also distribute her copy; my response “abosolutely!”;…

I’ve just added a new project to my online portfolio. It’s called “Cause & Effect” and takes the shape of a zine (a DIY produced small magazine). It is a gift-card size zine made from one sheet of paper. The sheet is folded enough times to produce 16 pages. The…

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…

A few weeks ago I started playing around with paper and paint to generate some ideas for a contemporary fabric quilt. I had a 5 x 5 inch accordion journal that I made last year, so I started working in this with the idea that the whole journal would be…

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