Monthly Archives: September 2013

Go Elsewhere

I took part in the Go Elsewhere residency at Elsewhere Museum, in Greensboro, North Carolina, from August 28-September 11, 2013. Elsewhere is a living museum in a former thrift shop. Hoardiculture abounds! My project involved carving the textile history of

Go Elsewhere

I took part in the Go Elsewhere residency at Elsewhere Museum, in Greensboro, North Carolina, from August 28-September 11, 2013. Elsewhere is a living museum in a former thrift shop. Hoardiculture abounds! My project involved carving the textile history of

Erasing Environment

“Erasing Environment: The Soldier of the Future and Utopian Smart Textiles.” In Scapegoat: Landscape, Architecture, Political Economy. Iss. 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 15-16. Invitation in hand, I made my way to the blue “Wedgewood” conference rooms at the Chateau Laurier

Erasing Environment

“Erasing Environment: The Soldier of the Future and Utopian Smart Textiles.” In Scapegoat: Landscape, Architecture, Political Economy. Iss. 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 15-16. Invitation in hand, I made my way to the blue “Wedgewood” conference rooms at the Chateau Laurier

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims: Textiles, Craft and Copyright Debates over copyright and craft are particularly thorny, jumping as they do from notions of a common shared history of quilting bees and knitting circles that should be open and welcoming

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims

Embroidery Pirates and Fashion Victims: Textiles, Craft and Copyright Debates over copyright and craft are particularly thorny, jumping as they do from notions of a common shared history of quilting bees and knitting circles that should be open and welcoming

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope: The Living Healing Quilt Project In this article, I look at the Living Healing Quilt Project (LHQP), organized by Alice Williams of the Curve Lake First Nation (Curve Lake, Ontario) and sponsored by the Indian Residential Schools

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope: The Living Healing Quilt Project In this article, I look at the Living Healing Quilt Project (LHQP), organized by Alice Williams of the Curve Lake First Nation (Curve Lake, Ontario) and sponsored by the Indian Residential Schools

Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules

“Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art World and Alter-Globalization Protest,” Globalizations (Special Issue: Disciplining Dissent) 8.4 (2011), pp. 473-86. This paper analyzes the relationship between contemporary art and protest. Are art exhibitions used to discipline dissent? Certainly that is

Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules

“Capitalist Cocktails and Moscow Mules: The Art World and Alter-Globalization Protest,” Globalizations (Special Issue: Disciplining Dissent) 8.4 (2011), pp. 473-86. This paper analyzes the relationship between contemporary art and protest. Are art exhibitions used to discipline dissent? Certainly that is

Try to Walk with the Sound of My Footsteps

“Try to Walk With the Sound of My Footsteps”: The Surveillant Body in Contemporary Art. Communication Review 11 (January-March 2008): 24-41. While the prevailing response to surveillance has been sousveillance, or the turning of surveillance against itself, this paper suggests

Try to Walk with the Sound of My Footsteps

“Try to Walk With the Sound of My Footsteps”: The Surveillant Body in Contemporary Art. Communication Review 11 (January-March 2008): 24-41. While the prevailing response to surveillance has been sousveillance, or the turning of surveillance against itself, this paper suggests

Dancing Mounties

Dancing Mounties, Flamingo Pink Jackets, Culture, and Elitism At the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as crooner Michael Buble belted out the lyrics to the 1867 nation-building anthem “The Maple Leaf Forever,” centre stage at BC

Dancing Mounties

Dancing Mounties, Flamingo Pink Jackets, Culture, and Elitism At the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as crooner Michael Buble belted out the lyrics to the 1867 nation-building anthem “The Maple Leaf Forever,” centre stage at BC