Tag Archives: Photography

The Aesthetics of the Strip Mall

I am currently researching the architecture and aesthetics of Strip Malls for the design competition I am launching in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre (see previous post for details). The design competition will ask for submissions to reinvent the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Dead Birds: a Photographic Study by Andriko Lozowy

Andriko Lozowy, photographer and sociologist, recently took a series of photographs – Reflecting on Dead Birds – of the exhibition Fashioning Feathers…  that I recently curated at the FAB gallery, Edmonton. The photographs act as a virtual tour of the … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of the Alberta Oil Sands

As well as helping Andriko Lozowy set up Where is Fort McMurray? on my recent trip to Wood Buffalo, I also went to make some sound recordings of the Oil Sands industrial site. The Athabasca Oil Sands Project is a … Continue reading

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Spectral Geographies and Crafting a Form of Experimental Historiography

“Spectrality effects in place, and differentially in different placings, an unsettling complication of the linear sequence of past, present and future. For Derrida we lack a nuanced sense of history and memory ‘as long as [we rely] on a general … Continue reading

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Prison Art: the Photography of James Casebere

While researching the topic of the visual culture of incarceration I was reminded of the work of contemporary artist James Casebere. His photographs bridge a link between Piranesi, the Panopticon and the post-modern practice of Extraordinary Rendition. Since the 1980s, … Continue reading

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