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CAG artist talk series

File consists of four posters advertising a series of artist talks presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art and Design Graduate Studies. The artist talks advertised are Meriç Algün Ringborg; Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet; Raymond Boisjoly; Matthew Monahan; and Nathan Coley.

Duane Michals : Photography

Item is an audio cassette containing a lecture by Duane Michals, an American photographer. In the lecture, Michals makes a series of philosophical observations about the fleetingness of life and the importance of breaking routines and habits in order to become aware. He talks about how photography does not generally capture what makes us human: our interior feelings, nightmares, etc. He discusses some of his work, and his career, and reads some poetry. He encourages young artists to take chances, fail, and keep growing.

Foundation Seminar, 1987 : [Jeannie Kamins & Henri Robideau] [Tape 1/2]

Item is an audio cassette containing a Foundation Seminar lecture given by Jeannie Kamins and Henri Robideau. In the seminar, Jeannie Kamins talks about the political nature of her work and the prejudice against crafts in the art world. She relates some anecdotes about her work and how it relates to her life circumstances; discusses the financial pitfalls of being an artist; and presents some of the famous figures she has painted, often satirically. Henri Robideau describes himself as a gi-anthropologist documenting giant things and discusses some photographs taken while on various road trips across North America and photos of mass demonstrations in Vancouver in 1983 in response to the Socred government.

Foundation Seminar, 1987 : Sandy Wilson

Item is an audio cassette containing a Foundation Seminar lecture given by director and screewriter Sandy Wilson. Wilson discusses her experience as an 'amateur' making documentary films and gives on advice on the creative process: for example, getting feedback from peers. Wilson also discusses working in the film industry, specifically financing; working to a deadline; and interpersonal conflicts. The sound cuts out from about 15:30-24:30 (Side A).

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