Didier Morelli wrote about Remedy Toxic Energies : Summoning Circle, Notes to Self, and heavy times/try to remember what it is that you need for Esse.
Kim Neudorf wrote about the From Remote Stars exhibition for Akimbo: From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, and Speculative Futures at Museum London.
are we going to get blown off the planet [and what should we do about it] is on exhibition at Museum London as part of From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, and Speculative Futures, curated by Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith.
Remedy Toxic Energies : Summoning Circle happens on January 17th!
I’ll be hosting a conversation between Lauren Crazybull, Emmanuel Osahor, and Preston Pavlis for ‘In Good Company’ the Art Gallery of St. Albert on January 15
I started as Online Editor at BlackFlash Magazine …stay tuned…!
Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada, a book edited by Jim Shedden and Barbara Sternberg launches from Goose Lane Press.
From Remote Stars podcast launches! More Info: The Remote Stars podcast is written and produced by Angela Shackel and Braden Labonte of Accounts and Records and Christina Battle. Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith are the supervising producers. Additional research and fact checking assistance by Alyssa Tremblay and Mirella Ntahonsigaye.
SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE contributed a new work – to Infinite Distance – and online exhibtion curated by Shani K Parsons for Transmediale for Refusal. Check it: the still the wash the night the loom the warning the stars the birds the crowd the call the vacuum the fox the shrine the city the signal the goats the unseen the river.
I’ll be leading a workshop at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson called Doing Things with Others (across distance): Considering Participatory Practice for their series Sacrificial Cabbage.
Check out this amazing audio project This So-Called Reclaimed Land Has Lain Bone Dry by Marina Fathalla
connecting thru grasses is part of a screening outdoors at Ociciwan’s kamâmak nihtâwikihcikan.
I’m taking part in Latitude 53’s Schmoozy galery fundraiser – with an edition of handpoured candles + custom made matchbox: heavy times / try to remember what it is that you need. Up & available through the end of October.
I’ll be talking about response and artistic practice at the University of Calgary’s Art & Art History Department as part of their ART NOW series. Friday, October 8th at 11am MDT.
Patrick Cruz and I will be in conversation about his project – Kitchen Codex – on Saturday, October 2nd (10am PST / 11am MST). A textile documenting the project is up in the window gallery at SNAP gallery now thru October 2nd. Sign up via SNAP’s website.
Water Once Ruled screens as part of the See You Again Festival in a program curated by June Pak and Sanchari Sur for Watch Your Head. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Oculus Pavilion, Humber River Recreational Trail (Toronto).
aiya哎呀 collective hosts a series of workshops for artists and cultural workers: still in chinatown on indigenous land – Saturday Sept 25th – free and online. The first is for anyone in any region, the second in
THE COMMUNITY IS NOT A HAPHAZARD COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUALS is part of Plastic Heart: Surface All The Way Through, curated by Synthetic Collective at Art Museum. Timed entry thru November 20.
A textile cookbook documenting Patrick Cruz‘s KITCHEN CODEX opens in opens at SNAP’s Window Gallery. Kitchen Codex is a site-dependent ongoing food-based project, collaborative social sculpture, and communal performance. The textile hanging at SNAP includes recipes shared from exchanges beginning in 2015, and includes the most recent, shared via email in exchange for a Mystery Junk Food kit sent via the mail. Through October 2nd.
connecting through grasses screens as part of Of ties and tethers, curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates for the Vestor Festival (Toronto) and copresented with the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show. At Fort York National Historic Site
Tea Base’s A Haphazard Handbook of Artists & Organizers across Chinatowns — launches this month. Edited by Florence Yee the publication is composed of essays and conversations between six collectives of community-based artists and grassroots organizers working in/around their city’s Chinatown.
I’ll be chatting with artists part of the Banff Centre’s summer residency on plastic.
Excited to have been invited to contribute to the recent issue of The Hoosac Institute Journal.
Profiles in Practice on Femme Art Review and hosted by Nadia Kurd – a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada begins. With artists: Yen Chao-Lin, Christina Battle, Meera Sethi, Soheila Esfahani, Shawna Davis. Episodes released across the month of June.
Excited to speak with artists at the Sweet Pass Sculpture School in Dallas about a few projects.
I’m taking part in the In Community Residency with SNAP – May thru June
I’ll be in conversation about Grasping at the Roots in a panel at the new Centre for Sustainable Curating called Radical Pedagogies, and another about the upcoming Plastic Hearts exhibition with Synthetic Collective.
As part of my Fellowship with 221A (Imagining New Systems of Exchange) Stephanie Wakefield will be giving a talk via a Live Stream: Infrastructure & the Back Loop on Friday, April 30, 2021 – 1pm–2:30pm PST.
THE COMMUNITY IS NOT A HAPHAZARD COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUALS launches as part of Plastic Heart: Surface All The Way Through, curated by Synthetic Collective at Art Museum. Art Museum has launched a virtual spotlight for the work and you can sign up to take part across the spring/summer.
I’ll be partitipating in a panel discussion: Creative Responses to Crisis – Innovating, Experimenting, Imagining as part of MacEwan University’s The Interdisciplinary Dialogue on March 18, 2021.
An interview with Emmanuel Osahor about his practice is up on Public Parking: Negotiating beauty in times of grief: in conversation with Emmanuel Osahor
A new essay – Memory Work, about the 1986 Gainers Strike in Edmonton – is out in the winter issue of Canadian Art Magazine (Tangents, Winter 2021).
I’m be taking part in a conversation with Julia Weist: Circulation & Hybrid Practices at the AGYU as part of their series …this is not made of language but energy curated by Clara Halpern, in collaboration with Jenifer Papararo and Orit Gat.
I was invited to respond to the It’s About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900 – 1970 and Now exhibition curated by Seika Boye at the John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery: It’s About Time (Where was it fun to dance?): a response.
traveling thru with eyes closed tight (map #2 – january 03 thru january 06) and the distance between here and there are part of an online screening curated by Alix Blevins for the SF Cinematheque, up thru January 21, 2021.
connecing thru grasses opens at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina – up thru February 20, 2021. The gallery will be posting prompts from the participatory part of the project on their instagram, and the grass seed part of the project will begin again in the spring, if you’re interested in taking part you can sign up online.
I’ll be speaking about my practice and all the things at the Western’s Department of Art – at their Art Now! Lecture series.
Selections from the Notes to Self series will be projected outdoors, onto Les Suites Hotel in front of Artscourt (2 Daly Ave), starting Thursday, November 19th, and then every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night until December 18th (5-8pm) as part of the newly named Digital Arts Resource Centre’s Knot Project Space winter programming.
Really excited to begin a research fellowship at 221A: Imagining new systems of exchange: looking to plant and online systems for future models – thru to spring 2021.
Mercedes Webb wrote a lovely piece about seeds are meant to disperse for C Magazine: To Reciprocate All They Freely Offer (issue 147 – Gather)
For one week in October, seeds are meant to disperse is being highlighted on the Partners in Art Instagram account as part of their “TBD Takeover” – an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. Thanks to C Magazine for inviting me to be part of it.
THE HEX IS ON comes back to life thanks to LOMAA’s fall digital programming – Holding Space. For one week in October, new and old GIF’s from the series will be shared via instagram. For the occasion, I wrote a bit about the project and share some of my feelings about HEXES.
An essay discussing Today in the news more black and brown bodies traumatized the soil is toxic the air is poison by Gabrielle Moser was published in Esse Magazine – Surviving the End of the World: Colonialism and Climate Change in the Work of Christina Battle and David Hartt.
I’ve always had a strange relationship with birds (Or, why I never wanted to be a scientist), made for ArtSpeak Radio Digest – will be on air Tuesday, July 21 on Vancouver Co-op Radio, 100.5FM from 9pm – 10pm PDT.
Water once ruled & BAD STARS (Chemical Valley) both screen online as part of After Civilization, curated by Emily Apter, Annie Horner, and Inney Prakash at the Maysles Documentary Center. Online July 16 thru August 15th. The program “features documentaries that employ speculative techniques to reckon with ecological crisis and the ongoing material violences of dispossession.”
Olivia Mossuto wrote about seeds are meant to disperse in an essay for Terra Observer Magazine: Art as engagement: creative ideation in the fight to save the planet
On Thursday, June 25, I’ll be taking part in a graph, a lovely tree, a symposium of artist-led conversations in consideration of intersectional uses and entanglements of computer mediation organized by SAW Video’s Knot Project Space. The panel ‘Art, Digitally Networked Spaces’ is at 1pm EDT, moderated by Anyse Ducharme, with Amber Frid-Jimenez and Rihkee Strapp.
I started a residency with UKAI Projects! IRL brings together art + tech to develop novel methods of facilitating community connection and momentum building that prioritize those experiencing the greatest risk of exclusion when technology becomes the only source of connection.
On Tuesday, June 23 @ 6.30 MDT, I’ll be having a conversation with Carolyn Jervis about my seed saving project as part of Art From Here, a collaborative project involving Latitude 53, John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective & SNAP – Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists that recognizes the importance of nurturing ongoing relationships with artists and within the Amiskwacîwâskahikan / Edmonton arts community.
I was invited to contribute to a piece by Nataleah Hunter-Young and Sarah Mason-Case for Canadian Art Magazine: Thoughts of Liberation: Black scholars, activists and artists respond to the present moment—Christina Battle, Dionne Brand, Denise Ferreira da Silva, El Jones, Robyn Maynard, Charmaine Nelson and Christina Sharpe.
Excited to work with SAVAC in Toronto for Ishtar’s International Network of Feral Gardens – a playful, experimental food sovereignty initiative. Dedicated to encouraging the cultivation of feral gardens and building an international artists network of out-of-the-box food systems, Ishtar’s International Network of Feral Gardens is a long-term project that opens up new economies for growing, sharing and eating food. I’ll be contributing seeds from my seeds are meant to disperse project, generating a publication across the summer and coming up with participatory happenings for us to do together at a distance. Sign up to become part of the network by emailing: email@example.com.
A new piece I wrote for the Blackwood Gallery’s SDUK07: TILTING (1) is now up Social Distancing in the Time of Social Media — written for their call for works in response to the irrefutably global provocation of COVID-19 currently reconfiguring nearly every aspect of life on Earth.
Bad Stars and a new version of postcards for a better budget: reimagining the cut, are part of even the birds are walking, curated by Noor Bhangu. Opens Friday, January 24th at Latitude 53 and features works by: Areez Katki, Emmanuel Osahor, Christina Battle, Elisabeth Belliveau and Durrah Alsaif, as well as a solo presentation in the Garage by Lauren Crazybull, titled “TSIMA KOHTOTSITAPIIHPA Where are you from?.” fb event page.
Grasping at the Roots opens Thursday, January 16th from 7-9 at the Mitchell Art Gallery. Featuring new work from Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Serena Lee, Eugenio Salas, Shawn Tse, with recent video by Scott Portingale. fb event page.
Postcards for a Better Budget: Reimagining the Cut at Latitude 53 – December 11 (from 6-8) as part of their month-long event series ‘Has the Community Been Fed’ curated by Noor Bhangu. fb event page.
Bodies Borders Fields – Convened by Denise Ryner in collaboration with Yaniya Lee, November 22 – 24, 2019. A collaborative presentation of Trinity Square Video and Or Gallery with support from the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, OCADU, the Toronto Media Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts Sector Innovation Grant. fb infos.
Reclaiming the invisible, an event I curated for the Mitchell Art Gallery in Edmonton on Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm. Together we will consider how hyperaccumulators—plants that have the ability to take up more metals than normal—are utilized in phytoremediation projects to help rid toxins from the earth.
Notes to Self is on view as part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, Saturday, October 5th. Part of “Creation : Destruction” curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta, at the Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site.
New essay is out — [What’s Happening?] I’m feeling emotional – for “Interspecies Communication” edited by Meredith Tromble & Patricia Olynyk for PUBLIC Journal #59.
I’ll be in Toronto to participate on a jury for the 2019 Emerging Digital Arts Awards.
When the frame slips, someplace between tomorrow and yesterday, a program curated for the Fabulous Festival of Fring Film in Durham, ON screens on Saturday, July 20th. With works by: Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, & Ryan Ferko, Dan Browne, Terra Long, Lydia Moyer, Metrah Pashaee, and belit sağ.
Water once ruled screens in Eschatological Autopsy: The Act of Seeing the End of the World with One’s Own Eyes, curated by Shahbaz Khayambashi, Vector Festival/Pleasuredome (Toronto), April 13, 2019.
I’ll be participating in the Toronto leg of A Museum for Future Fossils – along with many amazing folks and organized by Kirsty Robertson. MFFF brings together those working on museums, contemporary art, the Anthropocene, and climate change to collectively think through the overarching question: what does it mean to think curatorially about human impact on the environment? SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE will also present recent work and ideas on Tuesay, May 28th.
New work – the view from here – a series of large scale billboard collages made for the Capture Photography Festival and curated by Jayne Wilkinson runs April 3 through 30, 2019 (Vancouver).
Re-Joyce: Wieland for a New Millennium in Toronto April 4th thru 6th. Featuring artists and presenters: Kiera Boult, Aylan Couchie, Thirza Cuthand, Russ Diabo, Brette Gabel, Lee Maracle, Ryan McMahon, Hazel Meyer, MICE Magazine, Kirsty Robertson, Lisa Robertson, Aram Han Sifuentes, and Indu Vashist. Co-curated by: Christina Battle, Amy Fung, Allyson Mitchell, and Ariel Smith. FB event page.
BAD STARS gets a mention in “A Year in Contradictions,” Canadian Art Magazine online, by Jayne Wilkinson, 2018.
Opening reception for SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE’s transmedia publication – A Tool Kit for Time Travel – at Yyz Artists’ Outlet in Toronto is on Wednesday, October 31st. We’ll be making candles!!
I’ll be joining Jayne Wilkinson, Kelly Jazvac, and Tyler Los-Jones for a panel hosted by Canadian Art Magazine on CLIMATES at Art Toronto’s Speaker Series on Saturday, October 27 in Toronto.
Toolkit for Time Travel, an exhibition by SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE opens at YYZ Artists’ Outlet September 18, 2018. Reception and Participatory Workshop on October 31, 2018. [exhibition runs thru to December 1, 2018]. facebook event page.
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12noon, I’ll be doing an artist talk and walk along with Christine Shaw, curator of The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea (Blackwood Gallery) [meeting at: Petro Canada Park, Southdown Rd. Mississauga]
Today in the news more black and brown bodies traumatized the soil is toxic the air is poison opens as part of The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea (Blackwood Gallery) in Mississauga, ON – Friday September 14, 2018 (thru September 23).
the future is a distorted landscape is part of a group show – forward motion – curated by Noa Bronstein for the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga.The show opens Saturday 8th and is up through October 20, 2018. There will be a FREE art bus will be leaving the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St West) at 12:30 and will arrive at SAIB at 1pm. The bus will leave SAIB at 3:30pm and arrive back at the Gladstone at 4pm.
Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1) and Tracking Sasquatch (field report #3) screen in a program curated as part of a cross-generational collaboration by Jaclyn Quaresma + Elijah Lin at the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film in Durham County (ON). FB event is here. Awesome comic describing the program’s thematic focus here.
a series of animated gifs from the future is a distorted landscape will be paired along with text by Ellyn Walker on Untitled Art Society‘s instagram all week -as part of her curatorial project ‘I believe in living.’ Follow @untitledartsociety. June 24 thru 30th. facebook event here.
re:assemblage presents a screening as part of the exhibtion BAD STARS at Trinity Square Video, presented in collaboration with the Contact Photography Festival. Featuring works by: Florencia Levy [Argentina] + Midi Z [Taiwan/Myanmar]. Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6 – 9 PM at Trinity Square Video. Facebook event page.
Members of the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project will present recent research and introduce participants to the concepts of environmental justice. As part of the exhibtion BAD STARS at Trinity Square Video, presented in collaboration with the Contact Photography Festival. May 26 2018, 1:00-2:30PM, fb event.
Tracking Sasquatch (field report #4) screens as part of the Thinking Space Conference, as part of a program titled Screening Space. Organized by the Spiral Film and Philosophy Collective in collaboration with the department of Cinema and Media Studies, York University.
Oh boy this is coming up quick – my new work – BAD STARS will debut at Trinity Square Video in collaboration with the Contact Photography Festival. Three programming events are included as part of the exhibtion: on May 4th, 26th and June 9th. Featuring talks by an astronomer from University of Toronto; representatives of the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project; and a screening organized by the re:assemblage collective. Exhibtion runs May 4th through June 9th.
My ongoing seed saving project – seeds for the end of the world – is part of an exhibtion at the Untitled Art Society in Calgary. The group show – I believe in living, curated by Ellyn Walker, is on exhibition April 21 thru June 30, 2018 and will also include animated gifs from the future is a distorted landscape project.
Super excited to be in Toronto for this year’s Images Festival where I’ll be joining the jury for 10 days of spectacular programming!
There’s something in the way, curated for the Cold Cuts Video Festival in Dawson City, Yukon, opens March 30th. Featuring works by Association for Decentering Landscapes [Rouzbeh Akhbari, Felix Kalmenson, and Ash Moniz]; Tanya Lukin Linklater; Amanda Boulos; and Liz Knox.
nostalgia (april 2001 to present) is in a group exhibtion – In this place where the guest rests – at Franklin Street Works (CT) curated by Jacqueline Mabey. January 20 through May 13, 2018.
SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE is back with another participatory workshop – On Time Travelling – a sci-fi worldbuilding session held at and presented by Yyz Artists’ Outlet on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1pm-4pm. Part lecture, part discussion, part workshop, we have invited guest speakers Natasha Myers and Ayelen Liberona to share insights from their fields, ranging from practical to speculative, and to offer perspectives in an interdisciplinary open discussion on Time Travel. facebook event is here.
ECOCREATIVITY: Bringing Art & Biology Together in Conversation organized by myself and Michelle Wilson. Dr. Sheila M. Macfie and Dr. Danielle Way, Department of Biology, whose research focuses on plant responses to global change will present their research at the Artlab Gallery. After the talk an organized tour of Western’s Biotron will take place. Tuesday Nov. 28th from 1-3pm
What is Left? What is Right? Launch for the Publication I edited, along with Presentations + Video Screening I curated at Forest City Gallery. The publication features texts and artist projects by: Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Christina Battle, Christie Dreise, Marina Fathalla, Serena Lee, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Jenna Faye Powell, Karalyn Reuben, and Ruth Skinner. The video screening features works by: Stephanie Comilang, Taylor Doyle, Helena Martin Franco, Katie Kotler, Karilynn Ming Ho, Caroline Monnet, Zinnia Naqvi, and Dainesha Nugent-Palache. Launch event will begin with presentations by: Sâkihitowin Awâsis & Serena Lee with Kirsty Robertson. November 25th from 7-10pm facebook event is here.
the future is a distorted landscape is part of a group exhibition – The More I Look at These Images – at 8-11 in Toronto. Works by Jennifer Murphy, Zinnia Naqvi, and Celia Perrin Sidarous. Opening November 24th and up through December 14th.
MICE Magazine’s Symposium: Ghost Intimacies – Saturday, November 4th!
I have work screening as part of a program tied to the exhibition up at Galveston Artist Residency in Texas – Unsteady Grounding – Curated by Kelly Sears!
MICE Magazine Issue 03 – GHOST INTIMACIES – TORONTO LAUNCH! Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6-8 PM,
Gallery TPW, 170 St Helen’s Avenue (Subway: Lansdowne).
Because of the devastating Hurricane Irma, this exhibition was postponed from August – now opening September 9, 2017. The people in this picture are standing on all that remained of a handsome residence is part of a group exhibition UNSTEADY GROUND – at Galveston Artist Residency (Texas) curated by Kelly Sears. The fine people at Galveston have also arranged to print copies of the zine that accompanies the work – being printed by the very cool Super Hit Press. Exhibition runs August 26th thru November 4th, 2017.
What is Left? What is Right? an exhibition I’ve been working on for Forest City Gallery (London) opens September 8, 2017. Co-curated by Christina Battle & Jenna Faye Powell, this exhibition brings together work by 13 Canadian women, including four historical works on loan from Museum London’s collection. Exhibiting artists include Pitseolak Ashoona, Florence Carlyle, Leila Fatemi, Davita Guslits, Rachel Hahn, Sara Hartland-Rowe, Jamelie Hassan, Tsēma Igharas, Serena Lee, Maegan Rose Mehler, Angie Quick, Karalyn Reuben and Winnie Truong.
The people in this picture are standing on all that remained of a handsome residence is part of a group exhibition UNSTEADY GROUND – at Galveston Artist Residency (Texas) curated by Kelly Sears. The fine people at Galveston have also arranged to print copies of the zine that accompanies the work – being printed by the very cool Super Hit Press. Exhibition runs August 26th thru November 4th, 2017.
Tracking Sasquatch (field report #4) screens in an exibition celebrating CFMDC’s 50th anniversary – North of 49 – An IFCO/CFMDC/Byward Market BIA – By Day/By Night Special Presentation! (Ottawa). August 25, 2017.
The fine people at NOW! Journal have a new series of GIFs made in radical response to this weekend’s acts of terrorism in Charlottesville! I’ve contributed a new gif. Submit your own: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been working on developing a workshop/event with Kelly Jazvac: “At the start of every disaster movie there’s a scientist being ignored” to coincide with her Proof of Performances exhibition at Gallery TPW in Toronto. Saturday, July 29, 5:00–8:00 pm. More on the event here. Facebook page.
Selections from the Notes to Self series screen as a part of a program curated by Trinity Square Video as part of the BIG on Bloor Festival. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at sunset [8.30pm-10.30pm] in Toronto
re:assemblage collective presents JOURNEY’S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto – Wednesday June 21, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
re:assemblage collective presents JOURNEY’S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at Good Sport in London, Ontario – Thursday, May 25, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
check out MICE Magazine’s Call for Proposals – ISSUE 3 is GHOST INTIMACIES. Guest edited by Sophie Le-Phat Ho & Ronald Rose-Antoinette. Deadline for all submissions (writing, moving images & more) is May 10 2017.
re:assemblage presents AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative at a Social Emergency Response Center at the Bookcase Micromuseum & Library in London, ON, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
re:assemblage presents AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative with THE HARRIS PROJECT by Marcos Arriaga & Jeff Sterne at Trinity Square Video – Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7pm – facebook event page.
I was invited to submit a program of online works for Echo Park Film Center‘s MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS – their weekly online-only screening series where a different artist takes the helm each month to spin flicks on the EPFC Facebook page each Monday. My program –VISIONS OF A POTENTIAL FUTURE– begins Monday, February 6th!
I’m Really a Witch.* – a program I curated for LOMAA screens October 22nd at Satellite Project Space. With works by: Christina Battle, Laura Conway, FASTWURMS, Rachel McRae, Nicole Rayburn, Leslie Supnet, and Gwen Trutnau. Preceded by an episode from the web series Bwitches (Johanna Middleton & Martine Moore).
Notes to Self, Games to Help You Get Ready To Live in the Police State, and every time i are part of an exhibition at Studio XX in Montreal – Occupation(s) – opens Friday, September 30, 2016
I just started a Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University!
I was invited to place exhibition publications, writings and ephemera into the Artexte archive in Montréal. Artexte is an archive covering the visual arts from 1965 to the present, with emphasis on the art of Québec and Canada. A great resource for research in person or online via their e-artexte catalogue.
I live in London, Ontario now! grateful to be back in Canada.
still happening! Nothing To See Here Fundraising Campaign – August 22 – October 3, 2015 – We’re looking for a permanent home that will allow for monthly screenings, exhibitions, music performances, and events, creating a converging point for our local arts community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 from this campaign that will help secure a space, contribute to screening costs, promotion, the publication of program notes, and allow for the incorporation of live performances.
The people in this picture are standing on all that remained of a handsome residence opens at Le Centre des arts actuels Skol in Montréal as part of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal‘s 14th biennial of the contemporary image – The Post-Photographic Condition – curated by Joan Fontcuberta – September 10, 2015 through October 10, 2015.
i’ve contributed to Deluge Contemporary Art + Antimatter [Media Art]’s 25th anniversary exhibition + fundraiser “25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future” – September 11 through October 10, 2015. They have always been strong supporters of contemporary media art – both canadian and international – and i’m happy to support them. if you’re in and around Victoria the exhibition opens Friday, September 11, 7 to 10 pm. view and support the exhibition online.
Adán De La Garza + I collaborated in an active protest in denver.
Nothing To See Here Fundraising Campaign – August 22 – October 3, 2015 – We’re looking for a permanent home that will allow for monthly screenings, exhibitions, music performances, and events, creating a converging point for our local arts community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 from this campaign that will help secure a space, contribute to screening costs, promotion, the publication of program notes, and allow for the incorporation of live performances.
I will be taking part in Redline’s 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation on Wednesday, August 12th.
Back To The Future opens at Casa Maauad in Mexico City July 1, 2015. Including Utopia ≥ Dystopia, an ongoing dialogue between myself and Adán De La Garza,which includes a number of works – ∆ (when the cities burn) and It’s Been This Way From The Start amongst them. on through July 30th.
an interview I did for INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media’s Back and Forth with Leslie Supnet about her work is now online – “Interview with Leslie Supnet”
I’m heading to Mexico City for a residency at Casa Maauad! The residency was facilitated by ArtPlant here in Denver and Denver Based Adán De La Garza and Dmitri Obergfell will also be in residence. Adán and I will be collaborating on a new project as well as our own individual works. You can keep up with our projects on the Back To The Future blog.
Nothing To See Here presents an invite-only exhibition in our bathroom: CESSPOOL OF LOVE, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based Clint Enns, with exhibition essay by Leila Armstrong. The exhibition is part of a summer-long exhibition series called “Close Quarters,” taking place in three other artists’ bathrooms – Jenna Maurice, Kelly Sears, and Theresa Anderson instigated in response to the increasing lack of viable space available to artists here in Denver. We’re only inviting those who have come out to and/or supported NTSH over the past year. If you haven’t…you miss out.
Games To Help You Get Ready To Live In The Police State [a series of instructions] is on exhibition in San Francisco at SOMArts in ONE IN WHICH WE ARE, part of the 18th Annual United States of Asian America Festival and curated by David de Rozas and Alex Wang [May 1 through 27]
Nothing To See Here goes on the road! Sunday, March 22, 2015 We Know You Are Watching at Sugar City in Buffalo; Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Denver ≥ Denver at Regional Support Network in Toronto; Wednesday, March 25, 2015 LOUD!!! at Pleasure Dome in Toronto
super thrilled to have been awarded a 2014 YES MA’AM PROJECTS award along with Denver based Dmitri Obergfell + Mario Zoots. YES MA’AM is a Colorado Artist Grant supporting contemporary individual artists through unrestricted cash grants and potential exhibitions in alternative art spaces. The grant is started and maintained by artists, is privately funded and is so so so important in a place like Denver where artists have virtually zero funding support. I’m excited!!
Nothing To See Here presents Inextinguishable Fire – Our One Year Anniversary Screening – A Night of Works by Harun Farocki – Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Dikeou Collection in Denver. watch the trailer!
INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media #5: Blockbuster edited by Peter Nowogrodzki is now available! The issue includes an appropriated study I completed last year: “Hollywood Movies, Media Hype, and the Contemporary Survivalist Movement: An Appropriated Study,” 2015
Games To Help You Get Ready To Live In The Police State will be on exhibition at Redline Denver as part of the group exhibition Just Playing curated by Petra Sertic
the space between here and there (the yukon river) opens at the ODD Gallery in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. I’ll be there for the opening – super exciting since Dawson City is an amazing place! “Questions for a Hillside” Exhibition Essay By Meg Walker (pdf)
new project…ongoing…notes to self
a theatre project I have been working on for the past couple of year’s SLAB opens August 1st – by Square Product Theatre – adapted by Gleason Bauer & Emily K. Harrison from the novel by Selah Saterstrom
the hex is on – a new ongoing series of animated gifs. and. it. begins.
Nothing To See Here‘s first ever screening! the tv is with us. Febrary 22, 2014 @ the Sidewinder. see the trailer! read about the program! learn how to disrupt tv signals yourself! join us!
-The dearfield. colorado exhibition at Gallery 44 reviewed in NOW Magazine! Nature’s fury: What Was Will Be probes communities’ experience of natural disasters By Fran Schechter.
check out this review of the dearfield, colorado exhibition at Gallery 44 in Artoronto.ca “Christina Battle & Kristie MacDonald: What Was Will Be” by Shellie Zhang
dearfield, colorado will be on exhibit as part of a show titled What Was Will Be also with work by Toronto-based Kristie MacDonald at Gallery 44 in Toronto. come to the opening on Jan 10th – I’ll be there! I’ll also be participating in an artist talk on the 11th with Kristie and Alexis Dirks, moderated by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir who wrote a fantastic essay that accompanies the show.
An interview I did with Toronto-based artist, curator, writer, etc Clint Enns “Investigating the Unexplained” comes out in C Magazine on December 12th – go to their launch, i really wish i could!
The new INCITE is out! Issue #4 – Exhibition Guide.
Westword asked me a few questions for their ‘100 Colorado Creatives’ segment and i answered as best i could. you can read it here. I had embedded a bunch of links in the original submission that were lost once published online (go figure!) but i’d love it if you took a look:
Philip K. Dick, Douglas Adams , George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, H.G. Wells, Chris Carter, Octavia Butler, David Cronenberg, George Romero, David Lynch, Large Hadron Collider, Micah White, Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer Program, The Texican Gothic’s, MSU Denver Art Department, Adán De La Garza, wandering through, across and within, Justin Beard, Redline, Janet Feder, Emily K. Harrison, Square Product Theater, Selah Saterstrom, Adán De La Garza, ‘five states of freedom’, Clint Enns, C Magazine, Incite Journal of Experimental Media, Exhibition Guide (Issue #4), Jeanne Liotta, Flinching Eye Collective, ‘dearfield, colorado’, Gallery 44, ‘the space between here and there (the Yukon river)’, KIAC residency
we’re not exactly sure what just happened will be on exhibition as part of RedLine‘s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition – An Invisible Boundary – Curated by Carmen Winant [October 26-December 29, 2013 Opening: Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 7-10 p.m.]
An interview I did with Joelle Kidd at the Manitoban – WNDX Festival of Moving Image – Celebrating innovative and trailblazing works by filmmakers and video artists about The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World and wandering through, across and within at WNDX
A review of we’re not exactly sure what just happened & TUFF by Mark Mann was just posted on blouin artinfo Canada – Video Artist Christina Battle Finds Nothing on the News at TUFF
I begin a new artist residency at Redline in Denver … starting …now!
The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World will be on exhibit at the WNDX festival of Moving Image!! Opens Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30pm…come by and say HI! Also at WNDX: wandering through, across and within screens on Friday, September 27 at noon and on the day it started there wasn’t a cloud in sight screens in a program on Sunday, September 29 at 1pm. YAY WINNIPEG!
wandering through, across and within – a program of short artist videos I curated for Counterpath Press – August 30, 2013 – With works by: Adán De La Garza & Christina Battle; Brian Lye; Deirdre Logue; Heidi Phillips & Kruno Jost; Jenna Maurice; Justin Beard; Marcy Saude; Max Bernstein; Nicholas O’Brien; Nika Kaiser; Serena Lee; Steve Reinke; and Zak Tatham. facebook page & info
To reveal the fourteen windows is part of a group exhibition at Redline in Denver titled – Between home and where I find myself – On the aesthetics of recognition and curated by Chad Kautzer and Robin Gallite. Opening June 1st.
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens at Experimental Response Cinema in Austin, Texas as part of Large-Scale: Experimental Films on 35mm on June 1st.
I’m excited to present a new installation as part of the 2013 Images Festival at WARC Gallery in Toronto. Stay tuned for more info on fog vortex – a mixed media installation about vile vorticies, magnetic anomolies and electronic fog, oh my!
I’ll be heading to Dawson City, Yukon for a residency at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture where I’ll start working on a new installation called Explorations of an Unexpected Time Traveler and a new installment in the Tracking Sasquatch series. While in Dawson I will present a program of short works at the Dawson City Film Festival. Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1) and Tracking Sasquatch (field report #2) will also be part of a group exhibition entitled ‘Cold Cuts’ on view at the end of March.
buffalo lifts and oil wells: sturgeon road & 97th street screen as part of ‘DIY Dystopia’ – a program of analog-ly made films as part of the Balagan Film Series at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
Well, I’m packing up my lovely island studio here at Gibraltar Point Artscape. Its been lovely and I’ve gotten a lot done on two new sections of the mapping the prairies through disaster project (this time tornados & floods). next week, once i’m back on the mainland and studio-less I’ll start working on editing everything i’ve shot.
a video reading of Jackson Mac Low’s Forties 87 i made for Counterpath Press in Denver screens as a part of the second installment of <mt/time> — a series of films that confront issues of spoken or written language and that develop a language-inflected poetics of the moving image. Curated by Jeanne Liotta. [Sunday, December 2, 2011, at 7 p.m., with works by: Monte Cazazza / Brion Gysin,Joshua Clover, Peggy Ahwesh, Jeanne Liotta and Matvei Yankelevich, Cecilia Dougherty, Amy Silliman / Lisa Robertson Stacy Doris, Felix Bernstein, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Paul Legault, & Caroline Bergvall.
Enjoying my residency here at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island & getting lots done. I’m working on part 4 of the mapping the prairies through disasters series – this time TORNADOS – building miniature sets and electronics oh my! next week I will be in Tennessee giving a couple talks – one at Watkins College in Nashville & one at Bethel University in Mckenzie. exciting!
Christina Battle: Filing Memory
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, from September 15 – December 10, 2010.
texts by: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Shawn Malley, Andréa Picard
when the smog-filled wind began to howl screens as part of ‘Towards a Vanishing Point’ & on the day it started there wasn’t a cloud in sight as part of ‘This Must Be the Place’ both programs in the Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria (BC). I’ll be there – come say hi!
Archived Disasters now at the new Ryerson Image Centre! read more about the exhibition Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection [September 29 thru December 16, 2012]
An essay I wrote for English Language Notes is now available in print. Also here in colour – ““Everything you Read and See Just Might be a Lie AKA Don’t Believe a Word I Say (A Series of Proofs),””(PDF) ELN 50.1 Spring/Summer 2012, The Shape of the I: A Double Issue edited by Julie Carr & John-Michael Rivera.
Finished the residency at FAVA in Edmonton – check out my residency blog complete with images from my Art of Projection group’s multi projection extravaganza. During my time at FAVA i started working on a new installation: waiting for time to repeat itself (at the end of the world) still in the works but close to being completed.
I’m excited to be an artist in residence at FAVA in Edmonton for a solid month this coming July/August (i’m told ii’ll be the first resident artist since 1982!!). Some things i’m doing as part of the residency: a screening & artist talk on July 25th (with toonie bar! have i mentioned FAVA is my kinda people?!); a curated screening from the FAVA archives on August 2nd (toonie bar!); a workshop ‘The Art of Projection’ August 8, 15 + 17th (where we will be exhibiting the work we make at FAVA’s annual summer BBQ). I will also begin work on a new installation tentatively titled ‘waiting for time to repeat itself’ which will be shot near Lac La Biche in northern Alberta. I’ll be keeping a blog while in residence so you can keep track. SUMMERTIME!!
dearfield, colorado will be installed at MCA Denver as part of a group show titled: Continental Drift [July 13 – September 23, 2012] and will later move to the Aspen Art Museum [October 19 – November 25, 2012] Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams & Jacob Proctor.
Continental Drift brings together the work of seven Colorado-based artists, each of whom explores the idea of place in diverse and thoughtful ways. Ranging from specific studies of both historical sites and contemporary ruins to more abstract or conceptual examinations of space, these artists demonstrate a collective preoccupation with place and setting. While some seek to unearth a specific history in Colorado, others are interested in the ideas and objects that define sites and establish the contours of spaces we all inhabit. This exhibition will include works in film, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing and installation that reflect this singular idea in manifold ways. Artists included are: Christina Battle, Scott Johnson, Jeanne Liotta, Sarah McKenzie, Adam Milner, Yumi Roth, and Edie Winograde.
Jeanne Liotta & I present O BONY ORBIT a program of short video works screening at the University of Colorado, Boulder as part of The Shape of the “I”: A National Conference put on by English Language Notes.
I’m thrilled to be able to host Brett Kashmere who will be presenting a programme he initially curated for the Images Festival (Toronto, 2009) – Saturn Returns – at CU Boulder [ATLAS 100] Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm.
While in Colorado Brett will also present his recently curated – New Ages – to help launch the new issue of Incite: Journal of Experimental Media (Issue No. 3) at Counterpath Press in Denver – Wednesday, March 7th at 8pm.
when the smog-filled wind began to howl screens as part of LIFT’s 30×30 – In celebration of three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has commissioned 30 Toronto film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on or in the spirit of Super 8mm film.
To reveal the fourteen windows screens as part of <mt/time> a series of films that directly confront issues of spoken or written language and that develop a language-inflected poetics of the moving image. Curated by Jeanne Liotta. <mt/time> launches the series which will be contnually updated on the Couterpath Press Website.
17 hours of darkness – part two of an ongoing program of works screens at Counterpath Press in Denver – Friday, November 4, 7.30pm. With works by: Josh Bonnetta, Sara MacLean, Peter Dudar and Marianna Milhorat.
I will be presenting at ‘Cultures of Surveillance’ an Interdisciplanary Conference at the University College London with Vicky Chainey Gagnon of the Foreman Art Gallery. We will walk through our recent installation Filing Memory during a talk titled “Filing Memory: An Exhibition Project Exploring Multi-Dimensional Memory and Surveillance”. September 29 – October 1.
Behind the Shadows & untitled (birds) are installed as part of Re:play – an exhibition at the Lexington Art League in Lexington, Kentucky. September 23 – October 16th. Curated by Sarah Wylie A VanMeter.
A new work – To reveal the fourteen windows, a collaboration with Denver-based poet Julie Carr – screens as part of Poetry & Cinema: A Three Day Festival and Conference & collaboration between Naropa University and the University of Colorado Creative Writing and Film Studies Programs
oil wells: sturgeon road & 97th street screens at the Art Gallery of Alberta as part of a program CANADIANA, curated by Larissa Fan (along with works by Franci Duran, John Price, Jason Britski, Amanda Dawn-Christie & others)
I will be presenting an artist talk at the Center for Humanities & The Arts – University of Colorado, Boulder titled: “wandering through secret storms and other works”
I will be at The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University for a Panel Discussion: Remixing Artist: Roundtable & Networking Event Exploring the issues of artist rights, copyright, creative commons and the remixing of culture in the 21st century with Filing Memory artist, Christina Battle, cultural studies Professor, Dr. Shawn Malley & artist and project coordinator at Sporobole, Eric Desmarais.
September 15 septembre – December 11 décembre 2010
Filing Memory opens at the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec).
Composed of the 3-frame video installation Wandering through Secret Storms as well as new works, this solo exhibition project addresses the relationship between archives, public memory and practices of surveillance. Presented in a creative mise-en-scène, Christina Battle’s moving image work forms the nexus around which will be displayed communication devices (telegraph, camera, radio, telephone) from private and public collections coupled with documents from local archives, thus situating surveillance as a practice affecting all communities – regardless of their urban or rural specificities.
I will be in Seoul, Korea attending the EXiS festival. three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of a program curated by Lauren Howes (CFMDC).
Elective Identities: The Moving Images of Gariné Torossian (edited by Tom McSorley) to which I contributed an essay “Gariné Torossian’s Sparklehorse”
I will be sitting on a panel at this year’s IMAA conference in Toronto:
WHICH WAY IS UP? June 15th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Glenn Gould Theatre Moderator – Kim Tomczak, with Panellists – David Rokeby, Amanda Steggell and Christina Battle will discuss how advancing technologies create challenges for artists and organizations, especially those outside of major metropolitan areas, to gain access to these technologies and the implications this creates for identifying the preservation needs of artists, equipment and the setting of standards for the care and protection of our collective media arts heritage.
Consciously Collective: Archive Fever 1.0 explores how four filmmakers redefine our visual history. by Shaun Brady – reviews the program at ihouse.
screening: Behind These Walls: Contemporary Canadian Experimental Short Films. A special screening of contemporary Canadian and international film-based work presented as part of the media arts festival Espace [Im]média. Curatorial essay by Vicky Chainey Gagnon (pdf) October 1, 2009
i will be presenting a program of work in Boulder Colorado as part of CU Boulder’s First Person Cinema (October 5th)
A number of my works are now available for distribution from Light Cone in Paris.
nostalgia (april 2001 to present) screens at EXiS in Seoul Korea as part of “Sequence Controller” a programme curated by the Images Festival (Festival Director Scott Miller Berry will be in attendance)
when the wind shifted shows as a part of “Strategies of the Medium/Stratégies du Milieua” a group show curated by Ben Donoghue. With work by Kelly Egan & Ben Donoghue. At Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi, Quebec.
Light Industry – 17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home) (a collection of film works) January 13, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY
Behind the Shadows – a newly commissioned work screens in Amsterdam. A collaboration with Toronto-based Composer Martin Arnold. Part of SHIFT – a project by the Images Festival & Continuum Contemporary Music.
October 28 2008 (7.30pm)
I will be showing work at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa at Cafe Ex/Club Saw.
May 13 2008
Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, edited by Mike Hoolboom (Coach House Books) – book lauch as part of This is Not a Reading Series at the Gladstone Ballroom
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as part of the Ann Arbor Film Festival
three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of the Portland International Film Festival in a program curated by Curated by Cinema Project “The Spaces in–between”
November 10, 2007
traveling thru with eyes closed tight & the distance between here and there screen as a part of ‘Double Vision’ at Kino Arsenal in Berlin (in celebration of the Images Festival’s 20th anniversary & the CFMDC’s 40th anniversary) – I am excited to be in attendance
OCTOBER 18, 2007
three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of ‘Time To Dwell: Selections From The 20th Edition Of Toronto’s Images Festival’ at the Anthology Film Archives – NY
CFMDC Artist Spotlight Series – DVD release
April 7, 2007
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as part of the images festival
January thru march 2007
Time Inside the Image (3) – Foreman Art Gallery Curated by Vicky Chainey-Gagnon, Sherbrooke, QB
October 14 thru November 26, 2006
Pulse: Film And Painting After The Image Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery Curated by Ingrid Jenkner & Barbara Sternberg, Halifax NS
September 30, 2006
Nuit Blanche, Toronto when the wind shifted – A series of outdoor projections Curated by Kim Simon
September 21 thru October 21, 2006
The Searchers – Group show curated by Patricia Maloney White Box, New York
I will be screening work as a part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night
January 27, 2006
memories of moments from here & there – A solo retrospective including recent & new works – LIFT‘s New Directions in Cinema Series