WEST OF EDEN
An editorial project, featuring an introductory essay and a short fiction, in conjunction with the exhibition Bruce Stewart: Dollarton Pleasure Faire, 1972, curated by Bill Jeffries. This publication situates Stewart’s documentation of this legendary counterculture event within the history and legacy of the Maplewood Mudflats squatter community in North Vancouver. Features writing by Robin Simpson, Ida Carnevali, Tom Burrows, Bill Jeffries and Mayor Richard Walton.
Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver | 96 pages
Edited by Lance Blomgren
KRISTOFF STEINRUCK: The Marble Range
A new text, “The Marble Range: FAQ,” appears in this publication for Steinruck’s exhibition in Vernon, British Columbia.
Vernon Public Art Gallery | 50 pages
April 12, 2013
LECTURE AT CCA: Learning from… Montreal
Discussing the creation of Walkups, this lecture presents at the tradition of fictional imprints into the rigid structures of architecture. Using Montreal’s row house apartment buildings as a springboard for an analysis of the discursive plane of spatiality, this lecture argues that contemporary modes of speculative architecture offer a vital, if ethically fraught, glimpse into what remains the pressing question: how to support subjective agency and social fluidity within the literal confines of the built environment.
Centre for Canadian Architecture | Montreal | May 2, 2013 | 7pm
February 20, 2013
LECTURE: Fiction by Artists
A 20 minute presentation on a curatorial project, under the working title Passageways to Entrances, as part of Critical and Curatorial Studies Roundtable series at UBC. This project will be taking the form of a publication featuring the fictional writings of 20 contemporary artists dealing with the interplay between spatiality, fiction and what Hakim Bey has called the “politics of dreams.”
University of British Columbia | IK Barber Library Lillooet Room
March 1, 2013 | 12-6pm
November 18, 2012
TEXTS FOR LOITERING
A series of 8 public posters, produced for The Commons, Vancouver, will be on display throughout the Chinatown area, as well as in the gallery window. Also in the gallery is C. Graham Asmundson’s The Magus, a suite of paintings curated by Noam Gonick.
The Commons | 119B East Pender Vancouver BC
November 23, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Opening: Friday, February 23, 7pm
Curated by Lee Plested
OH, CANADA: Contemporary Art from North North America
New essay, Between Friends and Strangers, commissioned for exhibition at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Mass. The text situates the work of Joseph Tisiga, Charles Stankievech, and Eryn Foster within Yukon mythology.
MIT Press, Cambridge | 400 pages
April 1, 2012
DETOURS: POETICS OF THE CITY
Sections from Walkups adapted for web-project conceived by Taien Ng-Chan for Agence Topo, Montreal. Includes work by Donna Akrey, Gordon Neil Allen and Emilie O’Brien.
French and English website portals here
Image | Taien Ng-Chan
OPERATION NORTHERN SHIELD | NOMINATED FOR THE JOURNEY PRIZE
Dandelion Magazine has put forth the excerpt from ONS, published in their 2011 “Mapping Issue,” as their nomination for the 2012 Journey Prize for fiction.
Image | Journey Prize
October 20, 2011
THE SCHOOL OF PANAMERICAN UNREST
Short essay written with Carey Ann Schaefer on Pablo Helguera’s SPU project at the Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, in 2006. Helguera’s traveling schoolhouse/art project toured the Pan American Highway from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, passing through over 20 countries. This bilingual anthology features contributions by Sean Arden, Bayardo Blandino, Mónica Castillo, Daniel Castro Benítez, Sam Gould, Serge Guilbault, Juan Navarrete, Sofía Olascoaga, Adetty Pérez Miles, Gabriela Range.
Jorge Pinto Books, New York | 276 pages
September 25, 2011
TANK MAGAZINE: Lust in Translation issue
New and reprinted short texts and fictions amidst the fashion quarterly supplement, and contributions by Peter Hujar & Paul Thek, Olaf Unverzart, Sissel Tolaas, Homi K. Bhabha, Steve Reich and Anne Pasternak, London, UK.
OPERATION NORTHERN SHIELD
Excerpts from ONS have been published in the Dandelion Mapping Issue, edited by Kathleen Brown and Oana Avasilichioaei, Calgary, Alberta.
June 8, 2011
IN THE PIPELINE…
Writing for Oh, Canada, an exhibition of contemporary Canadian art
Mass MoCA, Spring 2012. Published by MIT Press.
Curated by Denise Markonish
Divya Mehra, The Pleasure in Hating, 2010, digital c-print, 22.5″ x 30″
April 21, 2011
WALKUPS AT BLUE MET
As part of Blue Metropolis, the second presentation of Rover Arts‘ Montreal-themed theatre production will be staged at the Holiday Inn Centreville Hotel in Montreal, on Friday April 29, 2011 at 8pm. Sections from Walkups will be performed alongside works by Zoe Whittall, Rawi Hage, Marianne Ackerman, Claude Lalumiere, Matthew Fox, Colleen Curran, Peter Dube and others.
March 22, 2011
STILL FILMS CATALOGUE AND PRESS
The publication for Still Films came out, with essay-length introduction plus notes on works in the exhibition.
ISBN 978-0-9811563-8-5 | Yukon Arts Centre | Whitehorse
40 pages | 6000 words | Colour reproductions
STILL FILMS at the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
March 24 to May 21, 2011
Curated by Lance Blomgren
Serial strategies in photography and image making from Holly Armishaw, Jennifer Crane, Mary Beth Edelson, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Nate Larson, Chris Marker, Duane Michals, Edweard Muybridge, Alain Paiement, Yvette Poorter, Michael Snow, Dan Starling, Charles Stankievech, Mario Villeneuve.
Image | Michael Snow, Six Lensings, series of six photographs, detail, 1970.
November 28, 2010
Selections from Walkups will be presented as part of Imagining Montreal, a sound performance/theatre project on Montreal literature including adapted work from Heather O’Neill, Rawi Hage, Gail Scott, Louis Rastelli, JR Carpenter, David Homel and others. Brought to you by the fine people at Rover Arts in Montreal.
DWELLING FOR INTERVALS
Documentation of a text written while in residency at A Week in the Woods, Montreal, January 26-27, 2002, has been recently published in Dwelling for Intervals, a book about Yvette Poorter’s social experiments in translocality and relational geography.
Review from Spencer Gordon at Broken Pencil (Toronto), the Winter 2010 Billeh Nickerson edition.
Short blurb from Elaine Corden, editor at North of Ordinary, Air North’s in-flight magazine.
Spring 2010 issue.
Exhibition work with a poster and take-away chapbook edition of Operation Northern Shield.
Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery | Montreal
February 25 to April 17, 2010
Opening: Thursday, February 25, 5:30-7:30pm
curated by Charles Stankievech
Featuring artworks and documents by: AKUFEN, BLACK CAT SYSTEMS, LANCE BLOMGREN, CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION, THOMAS EDISON, R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER, WILLIAM FURLONG, GLENN GOULD, LAURENT GRASSO, TIM HECKER, ZACHARIAS KUNUK + NORMAN COHN, ALVIN LUCIER, GERARDUS MERCATOR, PETER METTLER, EMILY MIRANDA, N.E.THING CO., DAVID NEUFELD, R. MURRAY SCHAFER, KEVIN SCHMIDT, MICHAEL SNOW, CHARLES STANKIEVECH, TR’ONDËK HWËCH’IN FIRST NATION, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, LAWRENCE WEINER, JOYCE WIELAND, OSWALD WIENER + HELMUT SCHOENER, DOUGLAS WILKINSON / NFB
Image | Peter Mettler, Picture of Light, Film, 1994.
Lance gives his
AKIMBO HIT LIST
1. The North
2. Resisting Nostalgia
3. Solitary Sex
4. Poker After Dark
5. International Freezer Appreciation Day