Last year, when things were looking particularly bleak, composer Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi and I started talking about a new piece that would stretch the composer-performer dynamic in new and fun ways. The result is present Brimming Air: a zany, kaleidoscopic romp that really explores this idea of “play”, whether it’s playing an instrument, playing with toys… or playing an instrument WITH toys. But it’s not all just fun and games. Brimming Air is absolutely a piece of its time: exploding aerosols, a nonsensical (yet weirdly relatable) narrative… all brilliantly composed, recorded, filmed, and edited by Koochakzadeh-Yazdi. Both Kimia and I are grateful for support received from the BC Arts Council, who have been instrumental keeping artists active and creative this past year.
Preston Buffalo’s “Pender St. Mushroom” has found its forever home at the QAF office (which is actually on Keefer St. 🤫). I’m so excited to have this work of Preston’s — which is also the cover image of my latest album. Thank you, Preston! 🍄🍄
I’m going to really miss this show. Senos de Hombre had its final day today at @queerarts SUM gallery: it was an exhibition that was cheeky, sexy, and fun while asking bigger, deeper questions about our bodies, our queerness, and our innate non-binary-ness. I’m deeply grateful to @ormo11, @laos__land, and @romeogomezlopez for trusting a complete stranger who visited @salonsilicon over a year ago, asking if they’d curate a show in Vancouver. And what a show they delivered: beautiful works by @_.alan_hernandez._ , @sandrablow.photo, @_karlfriasgarcia_ , and Romeo — plus a dildo-making workshop that folks here are still talking about.