[Spring 2005] Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario 25 June to 17 October 2004 David Rokeby is perhaps one of Canada’s most important figures in the art world – certainly in the electronic art world. He has received the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, presented at the Venice Biennale, and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and […]
[Spring 2005] Office 2000 Skol, Montréal du 3 septembre au 2 octobre 2004 The vivid night shots feature generic office-tower exteriors, often providing direct views into the cubicles within. The similarity between the buildings is eased by the variation in range from the subjects. The more distant vantages confront us with the sheer might and […]
[Spring 2005] Tulse Luper Suitcases (Parts I–III, 2003–04) The Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema October 14-24, 2004 Even under “normal” circumstances, Peter Greenaway is a “difficult” director. With Tulse Luper Suitcases, the filmmaker makes the viewer leap out of trenches to confront three films totalling seven hours in length – and not just any three, […]
[Spring 2005] I Was Overcome by a Momentary Panic at the Thought that They Were Right: Documents from the Nassar Files in the Atlas Group Archive Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, 15 September–14 November, 2004 Mortar shells were almost a daily occurrence the year I was posted in Lebanon as part of my service […]
[Spring 2005] The Truth Will Be Known when the Last Witness Is Dead: Documents from the Fakhouri File at the Atlas Group Archive AGYU at Prefix ICA, Toronto, September 16–November 27, 2004 At the heart of history is a critical discourse that is antithetical to spontaneous memory. History is perpetually suspicious of memory, and its […]
[Spring 2005] The question today is, however – perhaps has always been – how somebody can appropriate (in fact steal) somebody else’s doing and yet make something of it that is uniquely his own. In other words, the question is not what are the models to be followed or that are being followed, but what […]
[Spring 2005] World-view and self-image are indissolubly intertwined with each other. The way man sees the world is the way he sees himself; the way he conceives himself is the way he conceives the world. Alterations in his view of the world lead to alterations in his view of himself and vice versa. ⎯ Christopher […]
[Spring 2005] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page. Abstract In this essay, the author stresses two characteristics of Angela Grauerholz’s photographic corpus: the fortuitous and the systematic. The author highlights the important role played by desire on the part […]
[Spring 2005] There is no question of inventing the flaneuse: the essential point is that such a character was rendered impossible by the sexual divisions of the nineteenth century. Nor is it appropriate to reject totally the existing literature on modernity, for the experiences it describes certainly defined a good deal of the lives of […]
by Cheryl Simon The relation of language to the world is one of analogy rather than of signification; or rather, [the value of words] as signs and their duplicating function are superimposed; they speak the heaven and the earth of which they are the image. Language possesses a symbolic function; but since the disaster at […]
[Spring 2005] by Jacques Doyon This issue of CV ciel variable is extraordinary in more than one way. Our portfolio pages are devoted exclusively to presenting a work that we feel is particularly important, Reading Room for the Working Artist, Angela Grauerholz’s most recent piece. This issue also includes an insert, produced in collaboration with […]
[Spring 2005] + CIEL VARIABLE 66B – RAYMONDE APRIL [May 2005]
Portfolios : ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ, RAYMONDE APRIL.
Focus : Between Heaven and Earth, the Loci and the Cosmos, Angela Grauerholz et ses livres (extraits).
Reviews : The Atlas Group and Walid Raad, Alexandre Castonguay, Digitale, Éveil / Fabulation, Peter Greenaway, Thomas Kneubühler, Bettina Hoffmann, Spoilsport / Trouble-fête, David Rokeby.
Authors : Jacques Doyon, Cheryl Simon, Colette Tougas, Chen Tamir, Vid Ingelevics, Sylvain Campeau, Michel Hellman, Colin Burnett, SB Edwards, Marie Fraser, Jessica Fung, Jean-Claude Rochefort.