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    Flagged For Review Launch & Open Studio and Social Practice Pot Luck

    Can you believe it’s already almost the end of April? We’ve been working out in Vancouver on a new project since January and it’s been an amazing experience, we’ve met so many incredible new friends, we’ve got to dig into our work face to face again, and we’ve got to make a bunch of new […]

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    The Best of Awards: Join us Thursday, May 8th at 6pm!

    Thursday, May 8th at 6pm – CIVIC Space (411 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario) First and foremost, we want to give a huge thanks to everyone who made a nomination for the Best of Awards and helped uncover the things that make Windsor such a unique place to live. Also, thank you so much for your patience. We had […]

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    Flagged For Review: Projecting Forward (Wish List) Projections on the Burrard Bridge

    Above: Caitlin and Lois exchanging answers to a series of fill-in-the-blank questions We’re currently artists in residence at the Burrard Marina Field House, aka the Contemporary Art Gallery‘s Field House Studio and our work continues until the end of April. Our four month project, Flagged for Review is based on imagining the symbolic and lived potential of a city. We’re wondering […]

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    The Best of Awards

    We know that a city is more than just buildings, roads, political decisions, pools, telephone poles, and parks. We know that it’s all of the little things that make this city great, or better yet, it’s all the little things that so many people we know do for us, knowingly or not, every day that […]

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    Vancouver: Flagged for Review

    Since January, we’ve been in residence at the Burrard Marina Field House, and our work continues until the end of April. Our four month project, Flagged for Review is exploring the Contemporary Art Gallery‘s Field House Studio’s physical site and its relation to current perceptions of the city rooted in initiated conversations surrounding critical social and political […]

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    HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS (Nov 8-10, 2013) + Livestream Archive

    We’re very pleased to announce Homework II: Long Forms / Short Utopias, a three-day conference and collaboratively-written publication that will aim to unfold the ways in which we construct, articulate, and practice ideas of micro-utopias, pop-up ideals, collaboration, and long-term social engagement in Ontario, across Canada, and abroad. The conference will build on our previous conference, Homework: […]

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    1W3KND: On Social Practice and Collaboration, 48 Hours at a Time – New Book Available Now!

    Late last year, we started hosting a series of weekend residencies at CIVIC Space. They were designed to bring together two people (and sometimes more) to write about socially-engaged practices. We wanted to provide a platform, or an excuse, or at least a quiet space to spend a bit of focused time writing. We wanted […]

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The Gap: Ira Glass on Taste and Skills

This Ira Glass interview has been around for a bit now, but video artist Daniel aka “Frohelocke” has put together visuals to accompany a portion of Ira’s interview. It’s kind of brief, but it’s a lovely reminder about the process of artistic growth and how we have internal tools to measure our own skill development. […]

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Upcoming 16mm Filmmaking Workshops with Mobile Frames Resident Daïchi Saïto

Mobile Frames is pleased to announce our first series of FREE 16mm workshops, conducted by Montréal-based filmmaker in residence Daïchi Saïto, February 13th, 15th and 16th. The workshops are completely FREE and open to Windsor / Detroit residents. Spaces are limited! Registration is required. To register, contact: mobileframes@live.com For more information visit: http://mobileframes.org/ “Introduction to […]

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Tennis Court Yarn Installation by HoTTea

There’s a long (actually, probably not very long) history of artists weaving things into fences. Minneapolis artist Eric Rieger (also known as HoTTea) works with miles of coloured yarn to create street art installations. He recently transformed this neglected tennis court into a giant  multi-coloured arc structure. The project reminds me a bit of You are Amazing, an […]

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Mobile Frames Program Launch, Daïchi Saïto in Residence at Civic Space

Mobile Frames: International Filmmakers in Residence Launches 2014 Schedule with Daïchi Saïto (Montréal) Media City Film Festival in partnership with Broken City Lab, Common Ground Gallery and Momentum Film & Video Collective are excited to introduce the new Mobile Frames: Filmmaker in Residence program to the Windsor / Detroit region. Mobile Frames invites emerging and established artists from around the world to create […]

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Highlights from Shaping Our City: Brainstorming Session

Last Friday,  a group of us gathered by the fireplace at Civic Space for some continuous conversation and had a great time discussing and sharing ideas, even creating new ones together! With Edgar’s suggestion, we dubbed the night ‘Tertulia’, a word used to describe any kind of social gathering of intelligent or artistic thought. Walter lead […]

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“Foam” by Kohei Nawa

Some of the best installation work can make you believe, even for a split second, that you have entered another world, or a place totally alien or unfamiliar. Artists have made naturally occurring phenomena like clouds appear in a gallery setting using a handful of tactics, but this work by Kohei Nawa uses foam to […]

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Street Installations by SpY

SpY is an urban artist who has been practicing forms of intervention, mostly traditional graffiti, since the mid-1980s. More recently, he has chosen to work within the confines of urban elements, often playing with their intentions and using them as a “palette of materials”. I suggest checking out this book for a nice overview of […]

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