Spirit of Windsor: An Outsider’s Guide by NICOLE LAVELLE & SARAH BAUGH Opens April 18 at 6:00pm


Image courtesy of Nicole & Sarah’s blog – blog.sincerelyinterested.com

If you haven’t checked out our recent video of Nicole Lavelle and Sarah Baugh interviewing one another about their residency and project here in Windsor, then you’re missing out on all the interesting ideas and experiences framing their new project, Spirit of Windsor: An Outsider’s Guide.

This new project is quickly coming together (and officially launching here at CIVIC SPACE on Thursday, April 18th at 6pm), and you can check out more of their process in the meantime on their awesome project blog!

Please join us for a publication release party and a celebration of the city!

Spirit of Windsor: An Outsider’s Guide is a project from Portland-based artists Sarah Baugh and Nicole Lavelle. Arriving in Windsor with absolutely no previous knowledge of the place, the two spent one week investigating. They responded to their status as visitors to the city of Windsor by creating a guide based on walking, wandering and chance. The resulting publication is a cursory glimpse of this place, intended to act as a jumping-off point for locals and visitors alike.

Copies of the guide will be available, as well as refreshments and door prizes from local eateries and businesses. Select excerpts from the guide will be exhibited in the space.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm

Where: Civic Space, 411 Pelissier Street, Windsor ON

All are welcome!

Also on April 18th from 7:30pm to 9pm…

SB Contemporary Art is pleased to present a group exhibition titled, Survey featuring the work of four artists completing the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Windsor; Amanda Dudnik, Michael Marcon, Allen Matrosov, and Pearl Van Geest.

Required Reading: A Users Guide to Demanding the Impossible

A great downloaded book/PDF is available over at Half Letter Press. A Users Guide to Demanding the Impossible by the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination presents a very accessible and readable overview and introduction to the history of art+activism based practices.

Well worth the half-hour or so that it will take to read through it.

The ending, which will particularly resonate with Danielle, I’m sure:

Creative resistance is not simply about designing glitzy visual stunts that the media will pick up on, it’s a lot more than that, it’s about making things that work, fashioning situations that both disrupt the mechanisms of power and show us our own power, our own potential to connect and create. The beauty is in its efficient use, and nothing is more beautiful than winning.

via Half Letter Press