Laura

Laura

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…

Technological Infiltration is a new media piece I created while I was taking a collage course at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. It is a 53-second audio piece about government, the future, and fear. In this course I explored collage not as a technique of cutting and pasting…

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…

It’s pretty neat to see your work in a book. Two years ago I responded to a call for art journal pages to be included in a book. I think it was in 2014 when I got the news that 5 of my images would be included. I think I…

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve popped in here. Last September I began my visual art studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, so that has kept me quite busy. I am exploring new directions in my work which is reflected in the addition of my 7-day…

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