Author: Kathy Slade

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Arnaud Desjardin ‘Business as Usual’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Arnaud Desjardin Business as Usual, 2011 Arnaud Desjardin’s poster is based on his Business as Usual book, which was published by PSV in 2011. Arnaud Desjardin is a French artist, curator and publisher based in London. He describes his ongoing publication project, The Everyday Press, as a ‘channel for collaborations with artists, curators, writers and academics to produce acts of publication to be considered as art works.

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Urban Subjects (Jeff Derksen, Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber), ‘Bring Life to Architecture’

Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber, Jeff Derksen) Bring Life to Architecture (…), 2013 This series of prints is based on Bernard Tschumi´s Advertisements for Architecture from 1976-1977, remade and remodeled for Vancouver 2014. Urban Subjects is a cultural research collective formed in 2004 by Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, and Helmut Weber, and based in Vancouver and Vienna.
Together they develop interdisciplinary artistic projects focusing on global-urban issues, the texture of cities, and on civic imaginations…. read more Urban Subjects (Jeff Derksen, Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber), ‘Bring Life to Architecture’

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Gareth Long ‘CPL593H (Remake/Remodel)’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Gareth Long CPL593H (Remake/Remodel), 2013 The text is from the first song on Roxy Music’s first record, Remake/Remodel. Gareth Long is a Canadian artist living in New York. His work centres on processes of transference, translation and collaboration as a means to question authorship and the mechanisms of cultural and knowledge production. 8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

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Colter Jacobsen ‘from Lewis Rist’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Colter Jacobsen The Best of Art Mutat, 2013 The Best of Art Mutat is part of a series called The Golden Green Selves of Lewis Rist. It’s a drawing of an Art Tatum record cover, like a cover song of his cover (and the mutation begins). Lewis Rist is a name found in a library book. Does he exist or is it a schoolboy pun for loose wrist? Colter Jacobsen is an artist from San… read more Colter Jacobsen ‘from Lewis Rist’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Kim Kennedy Austin ‘The Buddha’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Kim Kennedy Austin The Buddha, 2013 The Buddha quotes from the 1987 film Five Corners. Vancouver artist Kim Kennedy Austin is known for her intricate and delicate drawings, which often feature hand drawn text and imagery. 8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

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Euan Macdonald ‘Untitled’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Euan Macdonald Untitled, 2013 Los Angeles based artist Euan Macdonald presents a woolly image with a quote from The Doors. Macdonald’s videos, drawings and sculptures are informed by philosophical, musical, literary and popular references. They often depict everyday scenes while examining landscape, entropy, stillness, noise, and duration. 8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

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Charlie Satterlee for Some Woolly Buzz

Charlie Satterlee Broken Fall (Geometric and Organic), 2013 Broken Fall (Geometric and Organic) is a still from a video taken on top of the Second Peak of the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. The artist made a stack of peanut butter and jam sandwiches using a whole loaf of bread. The title is in reference to Bas Jan Ader’s Broken Fall pieces. Charlie Satterlee is an American artist based in Vancouver. He is an editor of… read more Charlie Satterlee for Some Woolly Buzz

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Elspeth Pratt ‘Asoke’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Elspeth Pratt Asoke, 2013 Elspeth Pratt is a Vancouver sculptor who has been exhibiting since the 1980s. Her exhibition catalogue Haptic, a two-person show with Tegan Moore, is available from Publication Studio Vancouver.

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Christian Mayer ‘Quest for Fire: Language’ for Some Woolly Buzz

  Christian Mayer Quest for Fire: Language, 2013 German artist Christian Mayer made a brochure for his contribution to Some Woolly Buzz. Quest for Fire: Language looks at a ‘teaching’ manual given to the actors of the 1981 film Quest for Fire to help them learn the fictitious indigenous language spoken by the ‘Ulam’, a Neanderthal tribe in the film. Christian Mayer’s work engages with historical episodes to engage with the present. He often uses… read more Christian Mayer ‘Quest for Fire: Language’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Jonathan Middleton ‘Black Friday’ for Some Woolly Buzz

Jonathan Middleton Black Friday, 2013 Rebecca Black’s video for her song Friday went viral in 2011 and was dubbed the worst song ever by critics. Here Jonathan Middleton quote’s Black who states that she is ‘not trying to position Friday as a descendent these works or interests, [Fluxus and Kosuth] but I have to say that I owe something to them.’ Jonathan Middleton is an artist and curator in Vancouver. He is the Director/Curator of… read more Jonathan Middleton ‘Black Friday’ for Some Woolly Buzz