Mare Internum

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I’m performing a new work called Mare Internum (internal ocean) at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival next week in Regina. I was inspired by the wonder of holding conch shells to my ear when I was young and listening to the sound of the ocean inside of them. Now that I’m expecting a child myself, I thought I would share the secret ocean inside my own body in the same quiet and mysterious way by offering a shell with the sound of the baby’s heartbeat inside. Here’s the program description of the performance:

  • Mare Internum: A live audio art durational performance inviting passerby to listen to the sound of the ‘internal ocean’ through a large sea shell, amplifying the sound of Goodwyn’s own body, and that of her baby’s heartbeat. Created in collaboration with Ian Campbell and supported by Holophon. Costuming by Lisa Wicklund from Seed and Amber Goodwyn.

I’ll be performing twice during the festival, first as part of the Holophon collective’s Experimental Sounds event on Thursday May 22nd at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Centre on College Avenue (corner of Angus), and at the street fair on Saturday May 24th at 1pm in front of Seed Sustainable Style (3100 13th Ave.).

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PROJECTION SUPER 8 EN PLEIN AIR

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CINEMA, DJS AND INVITED CHEFS
AT LA PLACE DE LA PAIX DU QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

DOUBLE NEGATIVE PRESENTS:
PROJECTION SUPER 8 EN PLEIN AIR
August 21, 2013 at 9pm
 
7pm: DJ DIAGRAF 
& BBQ with chef CHRISSY DURCAK invited by Labo culinaire Foodlab


9pm: free film screening

DOUBLE NEGATIVE PRESENTS A SELECTION OF 25 SUPER-8 SHORTS, ALL PROJECTED IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORMAT!

David J. Romero & Eduardo Menz, Anne-Michèle Fortin, Sonya Stefan & Charlotte Bonin, Steven Woloshen & Alexandra Grimanis, Mike Rollo, Amber Goodwyn, Marjorie Lemay, Daïchi Saïto, Suzie Synnott & Georges Mauro, Claudie Lévesque, José Garcia-Lozano, André Habib, Charles-André Coderre, Guillaume Vallée, Karl Lemieux, Malena Szlam, John Porter, Terryll Loffler, Stéphane Calce, Alexandre Larose and Kara Blake.
Shot on a 50-foot cartridge of super-8mm, all films in the program were either made in a single take or edited in-camera. What you see projected is exactly how they were filmed.
Most of these films were originally created for the past Montreal editions of One Take Super 8 Event, organized by Double Negative in collaboration with Alex Rogalski, who is a programmer at TIFF and Hot Docs and the founder of One Take Super 8 Event, which began in 2000.

Where: Place de la Paix, boul. Saint-Laurent, between rue Ste Catherine and boul. René-Lévesque Est (next to la SAT)


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Lil’ Biz

Lil' Biz

So, I’ve been invited to take part in an indie business seminar this coming Saturday called Lil’ Biz that’s being organized by Pop Montreal’s Puces Pop team. Here’s the title of my presentation…click the pic for more details!

Suggested Reading: Dos and Don’ts for DIY Publishing and Dynasty-Building: A personal account of running a big, collaborative project and how to keep it glorious even when it gets messy.

Saturday, Nov 19th, from noon-5pm, at The Plant (185 Van Horne)

This event is free and space is limited (first come first served). RSVP to reserve your spot: puces@popmontreal.com

(((TOTAL ECLIPSE))) CKUT’s Funding Drive Music Series!

The first song I ever sang on stage was Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart for my grade 8 talent show. I dueted with the music teacher and my back up singers were a small choir of girls I was learning to sing four part harmonies with. So, when I started working at CKUT and found out that the the music department has a show called Total Eclipse of the Charts, I was thrilled to no end. So when it came time to name a new concert series, I had only one suggestion in mind….

TOTAL ECLIPSE!

The CKUT 90.3FM Music Department presents:
TOTAL ECLIPSE
The first annual CKUT funding drive music series!

Join us this October for TOTAL ECLIPSE, three nights of radical music happenings benefiting Montreal’s own CKUT 90.3FM, the most genre-bending music programming in the city.

>>> Oct. 20th at Casa del Popolo (4873 boul. St-Laurent)
Presented by UNDERGROUND SOUNDS
Doors at 8:30pm

Mozart’s Sister 
Stranger (members of Ancient Kids, Magic Weapon)
Sean “Nicholas” Savage

>>> Oct. 21st at Divan Orange (4234 boul. St-Laurent)
Presented by VENUS RADIO

Dekoder
UN 
+ Special Guests

>>>> Oct. 22nd at “the old Hotel2Tango” (5607 du Parc)
Presented by DUCK TRUCK RADIO

LimbsWanderedAlone
Zimo
Dirtyboots
DJ Fiberglasspants
DJ Aaron Maiden
DJ Julie D
DJ Backdoor
DJ otherpeoplesmusic

Each night of TOTAL ECLIPSE (name inspired by the department’s Total Eclipse of the Charts radio show) is curated and co-presented by CKUT music programmers, specifically the long-running and newly revamped indie music show UNDERGROUND SOUNDS, the popular lady-focused show VENUS, and the free form late night shit show that is DUCK TRUCK RADIO. Each show is $8 at the door or $20 for a music series pass, which will be made available for advance purchase at CKUT (3647 University), Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe St.) and Phonopolis (207 Bernard W.)

About THE MONTHLIES: 
The Monthlies is a monthly donation program tailored to the gifter’s reality which allows them to support CKUT in a manageable and meaningful way. In exchange, every monthly donor will receive a monthly download-able music mix curated by the CKUT music department. Monthly donor programs are a sustainable way to commit to supporting this great radio station. Our goal is to increase our current monthly donor list to 50, with donors giving at least $5 a month over the next year. More on the DONATE Page.

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Polyp plays this Wednesday

I was invited to screen my one-take Super 8 film POLYP this Wednesday at a cine-club, details below…

Do stereotypes still control women’s identity? Are they still current but in a more pernicious way? Having been around for so long, how can women today find their identities outside of society’s pre–established boundaries?

This program will examine women’s identity crisis and how they examine themselves related to the stereotypes supposed to represent them.

  • POLYP, Amber Goodwyn, 2min. 50sec. super 8 black and white, 2009 : « My nipples contract like sea anemones » One-take in-camera edited film about an anxious sexual identity. With the presence of the artist.
  • Les filles du Roy, Anne Claire Poirier, 56min.16mm color, 1974 : Essay retracing Quebec women’s multiple figures throughout different time eras : the Indian, la fille du Roy, the religious, the Corriveau, the colon’s wife and the soldier’s wife, also the modern woman, worker and mother, the exploitation of her traditional qualities and her degradation to women-object.

Doors open 7h30pm
Projection starts 8pm

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Art to view, people to free…

Thought I would take a moment and share some upcoming events that I’m excited about!

Still from TREES OF SYNTAX, LEAVES OF AXIS, by Daïchi Saïto

If you’re in Toronto this week, head down to Cinecycle this Friday to catch a show of new work by the Double Negative Collective, presented by the Loop Collective as part of their Lighthouse series. There will also be a live performance by Jerusalem In My Heart.

::: FILMS ::: OUVERTURE : FOCUS : BURST : PERCEPTUAL SUBJECTIVITY : BENEATH YOUR SKIN OF DEEP HOLLOW : MAMORI : TREES OF SYNTAX, LEAVES OF AXIS : TIME FOR AIRPORTS.

.:. filmmakers ::: Christopher Becks : Lindsay McIntyre : Lucia Fezzuoglio : Philippe Léonard : Malena Szlam : Karl Lemieux : Eduardo Menz & Daïchi Saïto. ::: with a live performance by JERUSALEM IN MY HEART.

Friday, June 3 · 9:00pm – 10:30pm / Cinecycle / 129 Spadina Ave. (down the lane) / Toronto, ON

Two Double Negative members, Malena Szlam and Daichi Saito, are also responsible for programing at the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace and they have just put out a call for submissions, deadline is June 15th:

For the occasion of the 2011 State of the Arts symposium, organized by ELAN Quebec, CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts invites submissions of short film and video work of less than 15 minutes made by Quebec-based and predominantly English-speaking artists.

CinemaSpace welcomes recently produced independent work from all genres: experimental, documentary, fiction and animation.

Two programs of short film and video work will be curated by Malena Szlam and Daïchi Saïto, Co-Directors of CinemaSpace. Selected work will screen in CinemaSpace on September 24 during the 2011 State of the Arts symposium. The screenings will be followed by Q&A discussion with artists present.

Pretty pumped for the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival this June! Lots of neat things to see and do. My fave part of this festival is their approach- it has what I think is an innate Montrealness what with the skill-share-y, art-focused, non-commercial aspect to their programming. Their collab’s with my former workplace Head & Hands and current volunteer location CKUT doesn’t hurt their chances with my MTL heart neither.

A few events I’m excited about: top of my list is the Parlovr + Mavo + Mozart’s Sister bill on June 16th. I love all three bands and am very excited to see our good buds (and one of Jeremy’s other bands) Parlovr play some of their new tunes. I think it’s also their first show in Montreal in a million years. I plan to go with Erin and get silly. The afore-mentioned Jerusalem in My Heart is playing the prior evening, June 15th, which I’d like to check out. The Suoni on Film portion of the festival will be screening two early documentaries by Brian De Palma (The Responsive Eye, etc) at Blue Sunshine on July 18th. Check out all of the music shows on the on-line calendar and wander around town for a festival guide for workshop and non-music related event info.

Finally, my good bud Sherwin is throwing two Slowdance Nights, one here in Montreal this Friday at Mainline theatre as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival and a Queer Slowdance in Toronto on June 17th in Toronto at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre as part of Toronto Pride. Unite and dance slow!

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Art’s Birthday

This weekend CKUT 90.3FM will be throwing their annual celebration of all things art, called Art’s Birthday. Along with the many performers and video artists and DJs and musicians and art cakes, my short video Lyric for Our Home Song (Video Sketch) (2005) will be screened. The film premeiered at the Antimatter Film Festival in 2006 and they named the program it showed in after my video, which was sweet. Recently the video was shown as an installation (it played on as an unending loop in a small room) at the one-night-only Water Logged event.

For the full, glorious line-up of events at this year’s Art’s Birthday, do check out the CKUT website! Some details:

“One million years ago, on January 17, someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water and lo, ART was born!” – Robert Filliou, 1963

When: January 15th, starts at 8pm
Where: L’Envers and O’Supa at 185 Van Horne.
Cost: $7 – $12 sliding scale

Art’s Birthday was originally proposed in 1964 by artist Robert Filiou as a celebration of Art. Arts organizations all over the world celebrate Art’s Birthday with parties and performances. CKUT has produced special programming in celebration of Art’s Birthday since 2007.

According to our calculations Art will be turning 1 000 047 this year, and once again CKUT will be ringing in the occasion. From the serious to the silly, the night will be a celebration of art.

Expect live musical performances and shenanigans, visual and sound art installations, a film room, an art cake contest, an art-of-kissing booth, a ringing-in of the birthday at midnight, a costume contest, and a DJ’d dance party to bring the night to a close!