Table of Contents
Fillip 1 (Summer 2006)
The Relational Meme /
As a meme, relation has successfully propagated itself through the natural and social sciences, linguistics and aesthetics. Yet, perhaps we need to ask: What is being propagated?read article
No Art After Pickton /
It’s funny people only worry about community art for poor people. You never hear anyone saying let’s start a mosaic project in Kerrisdale or Rosedale Vancouver. No one’s collecting oral histories in Westchester or running a poetry storefront in Shaughnessy.read article
Someone Cares /
In Thomas Hirschhorn’s 2004 project Swiss-Swiss Democracy he planted a veritable social sculpture inside Paris’s Centre Culturel Suisse (CCS), setting off the Swiss government, who demonstrated just how much they cared about his project, exacting harsh retribution against the cultural institution that had supported Hirschhorns’ venture.read article
As the Hammer Strikes /
The title of John Massey’s three-part film As the Hammer Strikes is puzzling. It has something of an historical avantgarde ring to it. But upon viewing the film a couple of times, one begins to decipher the metaphorical use of the tool as it relates to the building of a common language, and to the way events, things, and words leave their stamp on memory.read article
sans titre/untitled /
In Lebanon, posters of Soha Bechara are everywhere: lamp posts, shop windows, private homes. Her image as a figure of resistance and a figure of the resistance, an image that was occupied by a history which is still being played out. This history grew into a near mythology and was used by contradictory forces to justify their aims.read article
Where World View and World Lines Converge /
In spite of having all the characteristics of a long, sort of stuttering run-on sentence, William Eggleston’s Los Alamos manages to concentrate its energies through a multitude of ways and means to produce strangely significant and somehow compelling moments of visual experience.read article
When the fashionable American interior decorator Elsie Mendl, upon first seeing the Parthenon on a trip to Greece in the 1940s exclaimed, â€œItâ€™s just my colour: itâ€™s beige!â€ she might well read article
- Editors: Jordan Strom, Jeff Khonsary, and Jonathan Middleton
- Art Direction: Jeff Khonsary and Jonathan Middleton
- Edition: 1000 copies
- Printing: Western Printers and Lithographers
- Release Date: July 1, 2005
- Insert: Paul de Guzman The Bibliography Project, limited edition of 1000 prints. Produced by City Scene Display.
We would like to thank the generous support of John O’Brian, Bill Jeffries, Hadley + Maxwell, Grant Arnold, Robert Kleyn & Helga Pakasaar, Karen Matthews & Tom Cone, Cheryl Meszaros, Panteah Haghighi, Marina Roy, Maureen Ryan, Keith Wallace, Scott Watson, and Jerry Zaslove.
We would also like to thank Caterina Fake, Julie Flett, Juan Gaitan, Adam Harrison, Jasmina Karabeg, Melanie O’Brian, Mark Soo, Monika Szewczyk, Althea Thauberger, Courtenay Webber, Elizabeth Zvonar, Amiel, Bunnie & Butters for their continous support.