Writers club - Essays


Territorial Re-Marks by Jasia Stuart   October 19, 2012

Jasia Stuart

Opening in October 2012 in Montreal’s artist-run centre articule and showing at Brooklyn’s The Front Room Gallery in January 2013 exhibit a duo from each of the respective cities. Montreal’s Michelle Lacombe will perform Where we touched; A drawing of places to meet authors a piece in which she underlines passages of a text on the gallery wall, depicting a sometime invisible exchange between reader and author.  Also of Montreal, Jerome Havre’s fibre sculptures make use of light and flame to reference ... {read more}



Rat Race / Art Race   August 24, 2012

Edwin Janzen

“Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.” —Anthony Trollope


The Quebec student protests of 2012 shone new light onto the challenges facing young people in the context of twenty-first century capitalism. It is now normal, we learned, for graduates in today’s “age of austerity” to enter the workforce carrying five-figure debts. Upon graduating, moreover, these young people encounter far stiffer competition and fewer ... {read more}



Statistics as Portraiture – Sam Kinsley and Mass   August 02, 2013

Amber Berson

Mass, a large scale drawing intervention, is an attempt at methodologically and symbolically lessening the burden of debt and the weight of the numbers we use to identify ourselves on a daily basis: social insurance numbers, credit card balances, student loan debt, identification cards, student numbers, etc. For Sam Kinsley, these numeric representations add up to more than the sum of their parts. Accumulated, the numbers represent a struggle to overcome anonymity and to erase the burden of the socially accepted accruement of debt ... {read more}



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