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It’s ironic, to say the least, that I’d find myself facing the same ol’ overwork “traps” so shortly after presenting an exhibition about work/life balance. Old habits die hard and my habit of taking on too much, and not finding sufficient balance between the things I have to do, the things I need to do, and the things I really want to do, is still firmly in place. That being said, I don’t want to give the impression that it’s been all work and no play… I have indeed managed to find time to spend traveling and to gather with amazing friends. Still, balance is a tough thing to achieve and, as much as multi-tasking promises efficiency, the truth is that we can only really do one thing at a time, and we can only really be in one place at a time.
This might explain why I haven’t had much time to work on this blog. I’d still really like to comment on the last phase of the exhibition, Tobaron Waxman’s new media installation and performance, “Block of Ice +1/60”, and I will definitely do that as soon as possible. In short, I am delighted to report that his project was very well received. In a few minutes, I’ll repost the article that appeared in The Times and, in a few days, I hope to share some of the documentation that was collected during the performance.
Although No Time to Lose at PVA is now in the past, related activity is still underway. I am still chatting with other possible venues, and I am working with PVA to produce a follow-up publication. These are all very exciting things for us, and you can be sure I’ll keep you posted on these and other developments!!
All the best,
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Hello everyone! Milena here =-)
This past month a I did a great deal more traveling than usual, but it has come to an end and I’m now back in Winnipeg. Being in Aberdeen was wonderful thanks to the amazing staff at Peacock Visual Arts, and the wonderful artists involved with No Time to Lose.
I spent my last day in Aberdeen wandering around downtown, exploring parts that I’d not had a chance to see earlier. Before embarking on that little expedition, I stopped into the gallery to say “good bye” to the show. In some ways, owing to my geographical distance, it feels like it’s over. The reality, however, is that things are just beginning!!
On Friday, June 20, Amy Alexander will perform CyberSpaceLand at various locations in Aberdeen — The Green at 5 p.m., Schoolhill at 6 p.m., and Beach Boulevard at 7 p.m. For more information, click here: http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/archive/157/get-away-from-your-laptop-and-dance
On Tuesday, July 8, cineclub at Peacock Visual Arts will present four short videos…
- Work [Kika Thorne, 1999]
- The Measure of Success [Coleen Finlayson & Cherie Moses, 1987]
- A Cure for Being Ordinary [Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, 2005]
- Dreams of the Night Cleaners [Leila Sujir, 1996]
From July 22 – 26, Tobaron Waxman will perform his sculptural installation, Block of Ice + 1/60 … more details about that coming soon!
And of course, we have a publication in the works! It’ll be something a little different than a conventional exhibition catalogue because we’re not as keen on having a straight forward document as we are in capturing the effect of the exhibition, including the response and dialogue it helped to generate.
I would love to post photos from the opening reception and panel discussion right now, but unfortunately I have “no time to lose” on a few other obligations. I’m hoping to share images this weekend. And on that note, if you have any that you would like to share, please do! You can email them to the gallery, or post them on Flickr and provide links via the comments section of this blog! We’re all looking forward to sharing a great conversation about the art works included in the exhibition, and the overarching theme of work/life balance.
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Greetings from Aberdeen!
I arrived earlier today to a very warm welcome and everything has been going very nicely! Not too long ago, we wrapped up our installation planning meeting. It’s a fantastic group of people here, and everyone is excited about the show … I’m looking forward to getting started on the nitty gritty bits =-).
Cathy arrives tomorrow, Saki and Anja & Anja arrive on Sunday… we’ll all be keeping busy, but we’re sure to have a lot of fun, as well.
If I’d not been awake for approximately 27 hours, I’m sure I’d have a lot more to write… I’ve already taken photos, but I’ll have to post them when I’m a little more coherent 😉
Talk to you again tomorrow!
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I know you’re all very eagerly awaiting the latest updates concerning our forthcoming exhibition, No Time to Lose. Well, the time is finally here to share details!
I’m thrilled to report that everything is still very well on track. This is with enormous thanks to the staff at Peacock Visual Arts, but it is also in large part thanks to the Henry Moore Foundation because, without them, we would not have been able to continue working toward a launch on Thursday, June 12. That said, please note that we’ll be kicking off at 6:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome. We hope you’ll join us!
As noted in the schedule below, we’ve made a few changes to our program.
Most noteworthy is that PVA invited me to select a few short films for presentation as part of their cineclub programming. I have opted to show four projects by six Canadian artists representing twenty years of thought on the subject of work/life balance issues in contemporary media arts.
- Kika Thorne’s Work looks at the work we have to do in order to do the work we want to do.
- Coleen Finlayson & Cherie Moses’ The Measure of Success demonstrates the struggles so many of us must go through to conceal our true selves to please others in unpleasing work-related situations.
- Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby’s A Cure for Being Ordinary shares insights into how to world of work functions, how we’re trapped in it’s mechanisms, and what we can do to become free.
- Leila Sujir’s Dreams of the Night Cleaners illuminates the reality of work as a means to an end, but not as a reflection of ourselves, our hopes, and our dreams.
In other news, we’ve decided to take full advantage of Peacock’s facilities and present the on-site components of No Time to Lose in two parts.
- In the first phase, Anja Hertenberger & Anja Steidinger, Saki Satom, Abigail Schoneboom will present four projects
- During the last week of the exhibition’s duration, Tobaron Waxman will present his performance-activated new media sculptural installation
- Cathy Busby’s off-site sculptural intervention will be presented for the full run of the show
- Amy Alexander will perform her new media intervention on June 20… details concerning her performance will be announced shortly.
In a few days, I will be at PVA to join the gallery staff as they prepare to welcome the artists, most of who are arriving a few short days later. We will begin gathering materials and scoping out sites for the forthcoming interventions, and the installation period will begin shortly thereafter.
While in Aberdeen, I hope to provide regular updates of our activities. And of course, photos will be a key part of that.
Everyone involved with No Time to Lose is looking forward to your feedback. If you’d like to engage in conversation with any of us, please feel free to use this blog as a starting point. There is a great deal for us to discuss!
Until countdown Day 8 (aka June 5)…
All the best!