On June 3, 2016, the first bus warming dinner was held at Leah Weinstein's SiteFactory with the beautiful backdrop of Spanish Banks, and a glorious, fresh, 5-star vegetarian meal courtesy of Guest Chef Jason Feehrer. Be sure to check SiteFactory's website, under 'Submissions' to send in your proposals for activities with the bus!
A great day on April 10, 2016, working with my cinematographer, effects director and collaborator John Fukushima, and blessed by a young eagle who hung about near us while we worked. I always enjoy working with John, and this project is for my tiny action summer blockbuster, a commission for the City of Vancouver, coming soon to a big screen somewhere near you.
Artist Leah Weinstein has been awarded a 2016 mentorship with me from the British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant to include work exploring artist run centre mobility. For 2014-15, emerging Indigenous artist Anne Riley was awarded the same grant. Riley recently culminated our mentorship with an intriguing body of work titled “that brings the other nearly as close as oneself”, a title from the essay On Touching—The Inhuman That Therefore I Am (v1.1) by renowned feminist theorist Karen Barad. Riley’s work explores queer touch and the Indigenous lesbian body. Her work was on exhibit in a group show until October 24, 2015 at the Western Front Gallery, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia.
UPDATE: Anne Riley will continue to work with me beginning 2017, with her receipt of a second British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant. Thanks to the BCAC for financial assistance and mentorship support for emerging artists in BC.
Welcome to my new website! This one will be agile and robust, as I look forward to reconnecting with old and new friends through a variety of media, activities, projects and relational engagements : ).