Tonight at People’s Co-Op Bookstore (1391 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), come for the launch of own, a collaborative work by Chris Turnbull, Heather Hermant, and angela rawlings, and Multiple Bippies by Colin Smith.
Thanks to Fran, the gallery and those who helped organize today’s reading. Was lovely to be surrounded by art for a reading – the photographs of the tattoo art on display were quite phenomenal. Brilliant work from Nomi Chi, Joel Rich and others. Great to read alongside JD Morden and Timothy Shay – and I appreciated the chance to write towards the art. A task, to be sure, but good to be challenged and dragged out of the comfort zone. Whatever that is.
Have begun work on a new collaboration with artist / photographer / videographer Colin Askey on Catherine Owen’s Visualelegies, a project looking at mourning, loss and grief through two artists in concert. We went aboard the SS Master, a boat my father worked on for years, and shot a number of photographs of both the boat and some artefacts from my late father. Looking forward to writing towards his photos and the resulting ensemble.
Some info on Catherine’s work on this project: