NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IS A PAMPHLET OF ARTIST AND WRITERS AGAINST THE REZONING OF 105 KEEFER
Vince Tao, Stephan Wright, Byron Peters, Kay Higgins, Dan Pon, listen chen 陳聽春
Six transcripts of artists, writers, arts administrators, gallery technicians, and artworkers speaking before City Council at the public hearing regarding the rezoning of 105 Keefer Street from a Chinatown Historic Area (HA-1A District) to a Comprehensive Development (CD-1 District).
THE EMPTY HUSK CONDITION
There is a fine edge of appeal to having the place of art be an empty and hollowed site. Artists can repeatedly seem-to-be detached there. You could even say the contemporary art scene holds the throne to this probe on emptiness.
ADVENTURES FROM THE THIRD BUREAU
The heart is meat. I am learning to be you I am not you cannot you in this harmonized vibration a massive chorus echo sentiment our presences gather together in a lake of song.
THE BUS AS HOSTILE ARCHITECTURE I
Have you ever seen what freedom looks like inside a bus? Have you ever seen hot coffee thrown at a man’s face, or a well-dressed grad student calmly vomiting on the side of the centre aisle for at least 30 seconds, or a man clipping his toenails in the back of the bus.
SNAPSHOTS OF THE 34TH CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s "Stopover" — This film would cease to exist without its female leads, but Stopover accomplishes much more than mere kudos for representation. / Oliver Laxe’s "Mimosa" — To watch this film is to suppress an appetite for a well-rounded plot or lucid editing / Atilla Till’s "Kills on Wheels" — How wheelchair accessible is the gangster world?
TROUBLING GENDER ASSUMPTIONS IN MIRANDA JULY’S 'THE FIRST BAD MAN'
If authors wrote more stories that questioned and undermined unconscious, unchecked normativity, readers might be less likely to lazily dismiss work like July’s as “quirky”.
Charcuterie 2: future decapitations under posh hats
MY ARGUMENT IS WRONG, BUT
There are no poems which “fail”, and when they do what we conceive to be as "failing", they are only more interesting for partly exposing today’s aesthetic and linguistic slant.
NO STUDIO, NO PRIVILEGE
For the course of 1 year, Spare Room has hosted 6 projects, numerous podcasts, a film room and an audio room and many undocumented conversations about what collective consciousness is and how does one develop it in our community.
HOW TO TAME A FLY
I’m googling “How to Tame a Fly” now for inspiration, and am briefly transfixed by a 55-second YouTube clip of a man gently prodding a black fly with the point of a chopping knife. The fly doesn’t budge, too busy cleaning itself.
Charcuterie 1: You should eat something before coming over