Writer- in-Residence, Wallace Stegner House, August 2024

During August 2024 I will be writer-in-residence at the Wallace Stegner House in Eastend, Saskatchewan, researching the locations and background for a semi-fictionalised account of the six years my grandfather spent in Western Canada during the early 1920’s, which began in Eastend.

Wallace Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, writer, environmentalist, and historian. His autobiographical book “Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier” (1962), describes in detail the period Stegner spent in Eastend. The house he lived in from age 7 to 12 was restored by the Eastend Arts Council in 1990 and established as a Residence for Artists.

Wallace Stegner House, Eastend, Saskatchewan

Colloquio di Musicologia del “Saggiatore Musicale”, University of Bologna

On Saturday, November 25th, I presented a paper on my musical influences and inspirations at Colloquio di Musicologia del “Saggiatore Musicale” in the Dipartimento delle Arti, University of Bologna as part of “Audiovisioni Elettroniche: Poetiche ed Estetiche Videoarte”.

Colloquio di Musicologia del “Saggiatore Musicale”, Nov 25th, 2023.

“Michael Snow: An Approachable Giant”

Michael Snow performing “Waivelength”, Tate Modern, Feb 13th, 2019.

A special extended episode of the podcast How to Enjoy Experimental Film Special in tribute to filmmaker Michael Snow (1928-2023), focusing on four major works: “Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot Thanx to Denis Young by Wilma Schoen”, “So Is This”, “La Region Centrale” and the iconic “Wavelength”.

Featuring interviews and analyses from:

R. Bruce Elder
Nicky Hamlyn
Chris Meigh-Andrews
Jim Shedden
Steven Woloshen

With archive interviews with Michael Snow himself and Jonas Mekas.

“Track Markers”: Fingeringhoe Nature Reserve, Essex.

I am showing a new solar-powered outdoor installation Truth is a Pathless Land (for Jiddu Krishnamurty this weekend (June 23rd-25th, 2023) in “Track Markers: Contemporary Sculpture at Fingringhoe”. This work is the second in an on-going series of outdoor neon text pieces.

“Truth is a Pathless Land (for Jiddu Krishnamurty)”, 2023.

On Line Exhibition: A Powerful Change

The Milano Green Forum has recently curated an on line exhibition of artists working with solar energy which includes information on my installation SunBeam (2011) as well as Digital Moving Image Installations and Renewable Energy: 1994-2018, the chapter I contributed to “Technology, Design and the Arts–Challenges and Opportunities”, originally published by Springer Books, 2020.

Link to this exhibition: A Powerful Change.