Monday, March 26, 2007

These photos are from the exhibition of John Boehme's performance where he lived in this car for fouor days.
Culture Crash: Art and the AutomobilePresented in collaboration with: Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto ShowDates: March 22 - 31, 2007

Artists: Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable (Montréal), Kim Adams (Grand Valley, ON), Ant Farm (San Francisco), Kate Barry (Ottawa), John Boehme (Victoria), Carl Bouchard (Chicoutimi), Reuel Dechene (Montréal), Julie C. Fortier (Montréal / Rennes), Shelley Niro (Brantford) and Ramona Ramlochand (Montréal)

Curators: Stefan St-Laurent and Tam-Ca Vo-Van with the collaboration of James Missen

Venues:Group exhibition in two locationsGalerie SAW GalleryMarch 22 - 31, 2007Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable, Ant Farm, Kate Barry, Carl Bouchard, Julie C. Fortier, Shelley Niro and Ramona Ramlochand.Free admission.Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street.

Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto ShowMarch 22 - 25, 2007Kim Adams, Kate Barry, John Boehme and Reuel DecheneAdmission: $10.Ottawa Congress Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive.
Location: Saw Gallery, Ottawa Auto Show

Me (right) and Lauren Howe (Left), Director of Canadian Film Makers Distribution Centre, Toronto.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Here is a photo from opeing night of "Culture Crash" with me and Véronique Couillard, (Ottawa Art Gallery). Véro is all about MAC's "Barbie" lipstick where as I perfer their "Cosmo" colour.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stéfan St-Laurent (left), curator, Galerie SAW Gallery and Ryan Stec member and extraordinary volunteer.


Here is an image from the Ottawa Auto show where Galerie SAW Gallery has 'booth', in conjunction with the exhibition at the gallery. In this image you see a "smart car"; artist John Boehme will be living in this little car for the duration of the Auto show (three days). In the background there is a Kim Adams sculpture.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Jounal Entry by truck driver
March 20, 2007.

Just got back into town, unlike the first week with the mudflaps on, this week was super busy. I started Sunday night with a trip to Toledo, Ohio and got a return trip on Monday to Tillsonburg, Ontario. Tuesday I loaded for Kenosha, Wisconsin. I was hoping to get a picture on the mudflaps near one of the cheese stores along the highway as they're everywhere there, kind of like the maple syrup stores in parts of Ontario. Unfortunately for the picture, I was paged for a load the minute I woke up so was back to Oakville, Ontario for Thursday morning. That night I headed down to Welland, Ontario to pick up a load for Lansing, Michigan and just got back this morning.

Well, it seems it has been a busy week for the flaps. I am looking forward to more news on their travels and maybe some photos.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Performance art
From Wikipedia:
Performance art is
art in which the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work. It can happen anywhere, at any time, or for any length of time. Performance art can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body and a relationship between performer and audience. It is opposed to painting or sculpture, for example, where an object constitutes the work. Of course the lines are often blurred. For instance, the work of Survival Research Laboratories is considered by most to be "performance art", yet the performers are actually machines.

Everything feels like Performance Art to me because I spent Saturday, March 10, at the Carleton University Art Gallery's Live Art Festival. It featured three Japanese artist's Takesada Matsutani (Paris), Sadaharu Horio (Kobe), and Ushio Shinohara (New York).

Spending some of Saturday in a wheelchair and Sunday on crutches, because I broke my toe, certainly felt like a performance. I enjoy how this form of art increases my perception and questions the boundaries between life and art (it's also a good distraction from sore toes.) Because everything seems like performance art to me, I have been considering how the Highway Project is performance.

Speaking of the Highway Project the truck was having some mechanical problems last week and it spend most of the week in the garage. However it did manage one trip to Baycity, Michagan, USA and back to Oshawa, Ontario.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Here are some images of my "Mud Flap Girl Skeleton"mudflaps. These will be on exhibition at Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The opening night party is Friday March 23, 2007, 8 pm. The mud flaps will also be exhibited on the truck and they will travel throughout the Midwestern United States and Canada.
The "Highway Project" featuring "Mud Flap Girl Skeleton" mud flaps.