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'Sewn' is a track I made for Stacey Sproule's one-to-one performance piece Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Receive a tattoo, embroidered on your clothing, as you meditate on rites of passage and idea of healing.

I incorporated sewing machine sounds with the aim of making a track that would be a ‘meditation on healing’. It all made sense after Stacey gave me a reiki session, a technique she used as one element within her performance piece. Those that got to spend the time one-on-one with her during the festival were very lucky indeed!

Posted at 12:08pm and tagged with: stacey sproule, healing, music, ambient,.

My dad’s country house is nearly complete. The washitsu (Japanese tatami room) is last to be addressed, old shoji frames left leaning patiently amidst dust and debris. These will be re-papered and fitted into the windows and sliding doors, renewed and perfect again. 

What is so tantalizing about shoji screens is the semi-obscurity of what lies behind. They tease with light and shadow, whispered sounds. They filter the world with imagination. And when the desire to know grows too great, a rip reveals a partial landscape, an unknown future, a secret weather pattern.

This will be the room of fibrous dreams.

Posted at 9:13pm and tagged with: the hilltop,.

Telling secrets

Posted at 10:19pm.

Telling secrets

I am considering inner and outer space through my telescope. It’s Spa Kosmische season.

Posted at 8:05pm.

I am considering inner and outer space through my telescope. It’s Spa Kosmische season.

A sunday at the hilltop. A roofless house and late budding garden. 

My dad tells me about “mother potatoes”, the spent shriveled skinned potatoes that are on every plant. I respect these martyr potatoes. Are they mediums for sunlight? I need to know more. 

Posted at 8:12pm and tagged with: garden, hilltop,.

Reconstructed shoji window installation at The Revue Cinema for the Shinsedai Cinema Festival next week. A collage of film stills and angura theatre posters.

Posted at 11:51am and tagged with: installation, Shinsedai Cinema Festival, japanese film,.

THE STORY OF SILK 

An installation dedicated to the Shinsedai Cinema Festival2235 Dundas Street West (on the west side, just north of Dundas/Roncesvalles). 

The festival starts next Thurs Jul 12th - get your tickets here!

Posted at 11:41am and tagged with: Shinsedai Cinema Festival, installation,.

My Shinsedai Cinema Festival window displays in progress. Inspired by Terayama Shuji, moth eaten kimonos, sun-bleached shoji screens, silk, and 四つのもの. Will be installed at The Revue Cinema and 2235 Dundas Street West (on the west side, just north of Dundas/Roncesvalles). 

Posted at 8:39pm and tagged with: Shinsedai Cinema Festival, installation, japanese cinema,.

Invisible House

I visit the house that does not yet exist.

Posted at 1:02pm and tagged with: invisible house, video,.

I spent last Saturday afternoon on The Hilltop learning its winds and wildlife. 

Posted at 10:36pm and tagged with: the hilltop, nature,.

Working on a fabric installation with Stacey Sproule for the next Invisible City (at Double Double Land on Fri May 4th). It may turn out to be a soft architectural byzantine dome.

Posted at 4:40pm and tagged with: installation, fabric, stacey sproule, invisible city,.