Soyfish


Constellations, Clusters, Networks
March 13, 2015, 11:22 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

cfp_web_en

Wow, I’m terrible at updating this news page!

But for reference: Last week I presented at Constellations, Clusters, Networks, the Art History Department’s graduate conference at Concordia University. My paper was called “Cartographies of TIme” and it was about how GPS and locative media art might present a alternative view of cartography as trajectories and networks rather than space and place, referencing Doreen Massey’s critique of Michel de Certeau’s reliance on binary constructions of space and place. It was an excellent conference (Much Thanks to the organizers!) with a great keynote by McKenzie Wark.

Next up:

Performing the Accidental Archive

Performing the Accidental Archive is the fourth annual York University Theatre & Performance Studies graduate student symposium.

This event is scheduled for 17th and 18th of April 2015

This symposium is a call to explore the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions.

I’ll be presenting a paper on “City Transit as Archival Practice and Performance.”

That’s all for now. Over and Out!



#MINA2014 INTERNATIONAL MOBILE INNOVATION SCREENINGS
November 3, 2014, 6:35 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. My videopoem “City Transit” will be screened as part of the MINA INTERNATIONAL MOBILE INNOVATION SCREENINGS in New Zealand!

Auckland

As part of the 4th MINA Symposium. More infos and tickets: http://mina.pro/?p=1888

Wellington

6th December at 4.30pm

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Te Anakura Whitiāhua, 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington,

The theme of the #MINA2014 program is On The Move. In response to an open call for submission more mobile, smartphone and pocket films were submitted than ever before. This year already in its 4th edition, the MINA showcase includes micro-movies and micro-formats on travel and mobility, as well as various adventure films and projects realised with GoPros.

For more info, go to http://mina.pro/mina2014-international-mobile-innovation-screenings/



Thinking | Feeling 2014
March 20, 2014, 10:37 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: ,

Image

I gave an artist talk at York University and an academic paper at Ryerson as part of this conference, plus my website work “DETOURS” is featured as part of the Cross Sections exhibit (still up for another week). Kudos to the organizers! The night of films, videos, and performances was tons of fun.

http://thinkingfeeling2014.wordpress.com/



The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit
February 21, 2014, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit

Introducing my latest project, The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, with co-founders Sarah E. Truman and Donna Akrey… we have upcoming walks and talks all through March, hosted by the Hamilton Artists Inc.!

cloudwalk1



Roadmaps at the Hamilton Film Fest 2013
November 7, 2013, 11:49 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Roadmaps

Roadmaps Poster


My short film ROADMAPS is playing tonight as part of the “experimental shorts” program at the Hamilton Film Fest! 9:30 PM at the Staircase Theatre on Dundurn. You can drink beer in the theatre there while watching films. How civilized is that?

http://www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com/

 



Visible Verse 2013
October 11, 2013, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: ,

orange

Time for another edition of Visible Verse in Vancouver! Curated and hosted by the indomitable Heather Haley, the annual Visible Verse Festival, a showcase for video-poetry and film-poems, is at the Cinematheque on October 12th at 7:00PM. My piece “Orange” (recently featured on Tikkun Daily with a nice write-up on me by Jill Goldberg) will be in the line-up. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend this year!

Here is the link to Visible Verse 2013: http://thecinematheque.ca/visible-verse-2013-festival/on-screen

and here is the link to the Tikkun Daily article!

http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2013/08/09/the-art-of-revolution-spoken-word-video-and-performance-art-to-change-the-world-taien-ng-chan/



26th International Cartographic Conference in Dresden
August 16, 2013, 12:54 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Poster for Grant Gee's film Patience (After Sebald)

Poster for Grant Gee’s film Patience (After Sebald)

Off to Dresden today! I will be giving a paper called “Mapping Out Patience: Cartography, Cinema, and W.G. Sebald” (about Grant Gee’s essay film on Sebald and the Rings of Saturn). I’ll also be co-presenting a video on cartography and narrative, made in collaboration with a team of artists from Zurich (a continuation of the workshop held there last summer). Woot!
http://www.icc2013.org/