Spent the last week at the Imagining Places rez in banff, meeting artists and discussing cicac possibilities. Will return there later this week to do more of the same, and to attend the opening of the "informal architecture" exhibition, curated by Anthony Kiendl. Will prob write something on that show for a site as yet to be determined. For now, am visiting the famed Peter's Drive-in, calgary, where the summer festivities of tearing up roadwork has begun! Glad just to be visiting the city for a couple of days rather than residing here this summer...
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Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
My oh my, looking on here, see it's been three weeks since my last confession... Talk about putting things on hold. Since that last post, have been huddled down to various bits and pieces of work, some personal, some work-ly, some a combination of both. Currently squatting at the banff centre where i just gave a talk to the artists residing in the "imaginary places" thang. Have been meeting on and off with said artists since then, and buckling down to some book edits. But most of my 'public' and/or virtual spaces have been occupied with my new obsession with facebook, the Next Newest And Best and Brightest thing in our world of communication. So folks can see what i'm up to there, mostly, and how that reflects on cicac. Speaking of which, have just filed my annuals for the crc and the cfi, thinking back on the first 24 months of this enterprise, and realize now that the CiCAC space is all set to flower. Artists will be coming in, utilizing the space, working with other artists and communities, and there should be a vibrancy there from here on in... Meanwhilst, i'll be here in banff for another few days, then after a dropin at calgary, back to parts westward again. In early July, I'll be co-teaching a graduate course called "Diaspors, Peoples, Places" at UBC-O in Kelowna, an intensive fourday course which i look fwd to greatly. Then more time to shipshape things at cicac and do some more writing, as well as a bit of longterm planning... now that cyprus is behind us, want to use that resource as a springboard of sorts to future actions. No telling where that will take us. This blog, however, is bogging down, so will think about how best to utilize, but might return to this space as an on-the-road report from my mobile, which will mean less photos and videos, more shorthand text... will have to see....