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Hidden Transcripts

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Hidden Transcripts utilize the black metal logos for Indigenous place names created for The Writing Lesson. This body of work is constructed using brown vinyl applied to the reverse side of a white tarp. Optically, the tarp becomes an obstacle to viewing the image.
 

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As It Comes

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As It Comes re-assembles passages taken from three North American First Nations autobiographies: Black Elk Speaks, Yellow Wolf His Own Story and During My Time by Florence Edenshaw Davidson, my great grandmother. All of the texts tell of the legislation of indigenous rights amidst the coming of modernity, with each written as a personal account yet authored by and credited to someone else. Black Elk’s story is told by American poet John G. Neihardt, Yellow Wolf’s by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter and Edenshaw’s by Margaret B. Blackman.

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As It Comes

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This public work was conceived to accompany As It Comes, a series of text works displayed in the windows of the Contemporary Art Gallery.

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All that was left

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Installed at the Roundhouse Community Centre (Vancouver) as part of the annual Memory Festival, this installation represented fragmented words and phrases taken from the other artworks and theatre projects in the festival.  All that was left explored the limits of language as a vehicle for memory.

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*glisten) HIVE

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*glisten) HIVE is a project mapping real-time Twitter conversations posted from the 1st person point of view of companion animals. The Twitter community’s conversations are mapped into animated text patterns in an interactive installation using computer algorithms that mimic social-insect swarming patterns. The project offers textual representations of empathy by humans in relation to the nonhuman animals with whom they share their lives. The project is intended to make more visible the compassionate relations that many humans have with animals, thereby contributing towards an ethics of care towards nonhumans.

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Books I have made

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Examples of several books I have made recently. The trip books have screen printed covers, the contents are typewriter text and in some, photocopies of photos from travels throughout the United States. I like to bring elements of zine aesthetic into my book work and I always enjoy placing emphasis on the handmade, despite my knowledge of Photoshop and other computer programs for making book layout and design. In a lot of these projects the process of building and planning a book by hand is in itself a big part of the work. As such, these books are unique records of the experience of the artist, as well as the process of recording that experience - and the transformation that occurs when personal moments, memories and knowledge are preserved on the page and then revealed to others.

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"Local Heros" --- Type-Only Cookbook

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Designing a cookbook can be among the hardest of typographic challenges. The finished product has to be aesthetically-pleasing enough to attract potential purchasers, yet clear and concise enough to function as a kind of "how-to" manual, that most any literate person can easy navigate through and cook from.

This assignment is to produce a prototype of a contemporary text-only cookbook. The goal in this assignment is to revitalize the text-only cookbook by producing something that, despite its lack of imagery, is nonetheless both beautiful and functional.

Book Size: 7.5" x 10.5"

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you are the prize

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Path

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PATH is a 12 volume bookwork with text generated by the physical movement of an anonymous individual living in the city of Montreal between 2005-2007. Each time this individual accessed the internet using public wi-fi over the course of this 2 year period they were tagged wiuth a textual passage exploring themes of visual, personal, and spatial patterns as reflected in the lives of fictional characters.

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[SPAM]

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[SPAM] bombards the viewer with text and images parsed from spam email messages received by the artist on a daily basis.

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