My studio space. Work. Fancy sofa. Main studio space. Printing things. My view. The only digital camera I have here is my iPhone, which was not a good idea. I am marking out negatives and tomorrow, after getting a thermometer, I start printing. It is beautiful here and so quiet.
Depression’s Upside by Jonah Lehrer (New York Times) An old article about Graham Flint’s 4 gigapixel camera and his photography project. I am reading Airships by Barry Hannah and love it more than anything I’ve read in a long time. Last summer man came to the island to take photographs of artists in their studios, which he would later paint, and he told me about him. Here...
I am in an AMAZING house in Picton, Ontario. It’s like a storybook town. While driving here I saw the lake full of birds. I am here to make work for a week and up the street there is supposed to be a harbour.
Old photographs, maybe from 2008.
Kevin took this photograph last summer. I’m climbing a tree.
I miss the summer. I miss the island.
My family holidays.
I took these photographs last summer.
Look at Lisa Cristinzo as Winter Beasta! The photographs are by Kate Young and I can’t get over them.
Black Heart Procession - Drugs Look at the...
Now I think I’ll read the complete works of Roberto Bolaño. William Burns (short story in The New Yorker) BOMB interview (2002)
Tori Amos - He Has A Well, You Have the Ocean
Then I used my iPhone as a flashlight to read every story in Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower and I loved those too. I don’t think his stories are remarkably sad or awful or anguished and I don’t think his characters are monsters (false promises made to me by reviewers), I think they are an ordinary amount of terrible and that is why I read them for six hours straight,...
I finished reading Even the Dogs and it was so sad. So unbearably, heartachingly, awfully sad. And most of the books I’ve read in the past few years that have been terribly sad, and that’s been a lot, have had tricks to distract you from the sadness, tricks like word games or funny things or attempts at funny things. But Jon McGregor doesn’t have literary tricks, not...
Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me
From Yuula’s show last night.
There is a 14 year old diabetic cat at the Toronto Humane Society and I cannot adopt him because, already having two cats and a dog, he would be terrorized and my landlord would probably disown me. The cat’s name is Ethan and you should adopt him. Call 416-392-2273 x2354.
Black Heart Procession - Release My Heart
Selena Kimball “O” 2009, Collage from the contents of the 1948 print edition of Dante’s Inferno Illustrated by Gustav Dore 35” x 37” / 89 x 94 cm Selena Kimball Series: New World This 30 foot / 9,15 m collage is a reconstitution of the book “Glimpses of The World” by John L. Stoddard (1894)
Stills from Sea, a new video I made with Kevin Marchand. Watch it on the website under Video 2. Watch it on Vimeo.
This is Yuula’s thesis exhibit, which will open at Les Territoires on the 12th of February. I will take a sardine can bus to Montreal to see it because it is going to be the best thing. There is more information here.
Scan scan scan scan scan.
I didn’t believe anything in this book, especially after the “my first lover was a secret Muslim!” plot point, which, after heavy-handed and unlikely introductions, dropped away like so many others, never to be heard from again. Although I do like the idea of a girl riding a bicycle dressed as a bird. And I would like to read a story about someone crawling into a coffin of...
Why Jon McGregor is my secret soulmate: “What else has inspired you, besides books? The short answer would be music, films, and life, probably in that order. More specific examples would include: the music and especially the lyrics of Pulp, also Will Oldham in his many aliases, the Orbit in Morley c1996, the photography of Martin Parr, the films of Richard Linklater, those nights at the...