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Public forum on the status of electronic equipment in Montreal

A collaboration between articule and the Artifact Institute, this interdisciplinary event will explore perspectives on the consumption, use, disposal, repair, re-use and obsolescence of electronic equipment. The forum will consider how the Montreal community is responding to the ever-increasing volume of electronic equipment that is perceived as obsolete, valueless or disposable, and engage the wider contexts of these issues.

Public forum on the status of electronic equipment in Montreal


Catalogue Raisonné – Paul-Émile Borduas

The catalogue raisonné, in hard copy edition, contains several major flaws that make the context of its publication quite problematic. Firstly, these types of books are, for the most part, very expensive and thus their publication becomes prohibitive. Secondly, because of the enormous amount of work and time involved, any such catalogue encounters, upon its publication, a major obstacle – even more so if it’s about a living or recently deceased contemporary artist: due to the art work changing hands (i.e. at auctions), the data becomes rapidly incorrect and the catalogue soon is obsolete. Finally another complaint often formulated against these publications is the presence, at each entry, of multiple cross-references. These can certainly be understood in regard to the space granted by the editor for the inscription of each notice. Nonetheless these abbreviations and codified signs impose on the reader to constantly refer to indexes or lists. Continually hampered by these cross-references, the consultation of this type of book becomes even more cumbersome. In collaboration with of the The Centre for Canadian Art in Montreal, Villa Villa Nola and developed a web accessible catalogue raisonné for Paul-Émile Borduas in 2011.


Black Light Times

Black Light Times is a website with a real simple purpose: film interviews with bands and other artists under black light with effects on the microphone. They invite the public at large to send videos in and we will put them on here. There will be millions of videos shot under black light with effects on the microphone. That’s what makes BLT special.”


Choir Sing Bell Ring

Characterized by a departure from realistic characters and situations, the plays offer no clear notion of the time or place in which the action occurs. Characters are often nameless and seem interchangeable.

Events are completely outside the realm of rational motivation and may have a nightmarish quality.

At other times, both dialogue and incidents may appear as completely nonsensical, even farcical. However, beneath the surface the works explore themes of loneliness and isolation, of the failure of individuals to connect with others in any meaningful way, and of the senselessness and absurdity of life and death.


Moodsis moodsis i am trying

Moodsis moodsis, i’m trying to write about money. We had a meeting yesterday about our future & that of the recording industry at large & we determined that thru perseverance, greed, the ultimate in sham we can begin working on a new inspirational record. We were playing QC w/ the GHOST AND MRS MUIR and everyone was there and it was a time of great joy and celebration. But what is the first step to new record