2014 Residents

sorrel (Vancouver, BC) May 30 -> June 7th

sorrel made a zine about his latest tour from Vancouver to Halifax with his bands Filthy Liars and Garish. Includes nice color photos and hand drawn comics, poems and stories! He also played 2 local shows with both electric & acoustic versions of his bands.

Candace Mooers (Fredericton/Halifax/Montreal) June 9->24

Candace Mooers will complete and launch a personal zine called Dislocations that presents personal moments of introspection about place and times past. Dislocations is about moving from Toronto to Fredericton to Montreal and the feelings associated with migration under settler colonialism and capitalist patriarchy. The zine touches on such themes as exile, ancestry, canoe-burnings, and other journeys. Candace will also host a rhubarb canning extravaganza!

Kalmia Strong and John Engelbrecht (aka Fluxion) (Iowa City, Iowa) June 28 -> July 10

Kalmia Strong and John Engelbrecht (aka Fluxion) will present Some Sort of Specificity. The aim of our residency is to be present, to work in and with the spaces and projects surrounding/within the Roberts Street Centre, and to explore our work back home (from a distance) as facilitators of a kindred arts space. We will do this through a variety of forms, using low-fi, non-precious, and participatory mediums. We would guess these things have to do with words and a spectrum of physical to non-physical structures; knowing us, these forms could include flags, paper things, and events.

Son Edworthy (Edmonton, AB) July 12->30

Participatory Action Research is about the cycle of action and reflection that is so important for effective organizing and community work. As a psychogeographilosopher and lover-of-halifax, I'm so looking forward to sharing and developing participatory research processes with you through discussion, a workshop and of course a collaborative zine!

Nix Six Six & James Gem (Montreal) August 1->15

James Gem and Nix Six Six will collaborate on postcard-sized pieces of art that focus on their relationships to anti-capitalist, queer and trans identity, and how those things interact with public spaces. They will display their art in a color zine and site-specific installations. They will also host an art making night for anyone who wants to contribute postcards to the project.

Giulia Di Giorgio (Dartmouth) August 17->30

Giulia Di Giorgio will be hosting a workshop called "Creative Healing - Creating Change" inviting women (peers) who have criminal records as a result of substance use to explore their current situation using artistic mediums. As well as using the book The Artist's Way as a tool to guide their self-exploration, I hope the creative process will develop the momentum to establish a (much needed) on-going peer support group. Service providers & other interested community members will be invited to an art show/discussion night to reflect on our process & issues we explored & barriers we face upon re-entry to our community (employment, housing, stigma & discrimination, etc.) and ways we can prevent future recidivism and help ourselves heal.

Reece Steinberg (Prince Edward Island) Sept 2->16

Misleading maps manipulate public opinion in a variety of subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Reece Steinberg is creating and exhibiting a series of prints based on maps that have helped to make a Canadian oil pipeline look safe, erased Labrador, diminished the size of Africa, and committed other intentional and politically motivated inaccuracies.

We would like to thank Arts Nova Scotia for their support of our residency program! Thank you!