Drawing assemblies with whats at hand.

Negotiating sticky sites of affection & infection, influence & inheritance, obligation & commitment, encounter & entanglement, dreaming & waking, inside & outside, you & me, us & we.


Thinking about recent or upcoming projects & sustained conversations with artists Helen Cho, Derek Coulombe, Patrick Cruz, FASTWÜRMS, Stefana Fratila, Jessica Groome, Faith La Rocque, Katie Lyle, Sarah Nasby, Ella Tetrault, Dustin Wilson; curators/writers John Goodwin, Jacqueline Mabey, Lillian O’Brien Davis, Daniella Sanader...

Trying to reach not the point where one no longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance (D&G)...

Working with Liza Eurich and Colin Miner on moire.ca at our own, unhurried speed...

Making (SSHRC-funded) research shaped and supported by a dedicated doctoral committee at York University: Yvonne Singer, Dan Adler, and Allyson Mitchell...

Living in the area known as Toronto/Tkaronto on land cared for by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. By acknowledging Indigenous Relations, I recognize the violence that makes my presence as a settler of mixed Euro-descent on these lands possible, along with my responsibility to confront the enduring impacts of colonialism...

Reflecting upon how, raised an hour from the city recently-named Vancouver on the unceded territories of Coast Salish Peoples who have lived with this land for over 10,000 years, specifically the Kwantlen|qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓, Katzie|q̓ic̓əy̓, Semiahmoo|SEMYOME, and Tsawwassen| sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ Nations, I grew up speaking these Nations’ names, names adapted to designate colleges, malls, ferry terminals, without knowing what they meant or to whom they belong...

Riding the breath of that common wind...



Mark