Much ado in art and writing…
2019: Working, once again, (5th collaborative project!) with Action Read adult literacy students. Performance piece at the annual FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS– Transported: Objects of Literacy. Videos to come!
2018: Earlier this year, I led 6 very fun diversity and arts workshops, also at Action Read. Here is a blog on the activities: Action Read.
2018 meant the end of the Sense of Wonder multi-year project (weep) where I was commissioned lead artist at Art Gallery of Guelph plus Artist in Education with Ontario Arts Council at EC Drury School for the Deaf in Milton, collaborating with a fantastic bunch of Deaf youth and kids with hearing loss. The works we created were featured in a solo show at Art Gallery of Guelph and in a video installation at 10C/ Carden Street in Downtown Guelph, screened at the Hot Docs Cinema for the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival, for Culture Days at the First Ontario Arts Centre/Milton, featured at CAFKA 2018, plus the 2018 Summerworks OPEN STUDIO Toronto, and as presented at the Waterloo Culture Summit, AMPLIFY 2018.
I was in residence with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation Summer residency in Gaspe, Quebec (on the ocean!) collaborating with improvisors in sound and music recording dreams.
2017 -I worked with the Guelph Film Festival again- this time producing a series of short videos accompanying a gallery exhibit at Guelph Museurms called “Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience.” Collaborator Erin MacIndoe Sproule at Anthroscope Media made this trailer: Transported
I produced a little radio series called “Two-way: Kids and Seniors Conversations” which will air on CFRU in JUNE. Come have a listen right here: 2-way
With Guelph Life Magazine’s last publication (see my final cover story here on the wacky kids at Making Box Theatre here), I am now writing for Grand Magazine– with three features… one on artisinale Ontario CHEESE, another profiling an Olympic Gymnast and a third an adventure in OTTAWA coming up in a double issue in July.
For the true-blue Ed Video Media Arts Centre I was lead researcher for “Open Access” on finding ways to make Ed Video more accessible for Deaf and Disability communities.