Interview with Gabriel Safdie

First Came Poetry.   I enter Gabriel Safdie’s studio where desks and tables are busy with papers, photography, and various souvenirs. He invites me in warmly, offers me a coffee and a seat. He’s traveling to China tomorrow and has a few things left to cross off his list. In spite of this, he listens…

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April 21, 2017

Coffee with Roshi Mandeep Chadha: Bridging Cultures with Art

Coffee with Roshi Mandeep Chadha: Bridging Cultures with Art   I meet with Roshi Mandeep Chadha in the opulent neighborhood of Westmount where she tends to her new pet project, Olives en folie, a gourmet store with a decadent selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. I am given a tour of the shop before…

January 31, 2017

TAG, You’re It: In Conversation With Lynn Hughes

TAG, You’re It:  In Conversation With Lynn Hughes   Clicking pens and clacking keyboards reverberate through the halls of Concordia University’s Engineering and Visual Arts Building. Diligent students gaze upon their notes with serious faces. In this academic milieu, I meet with Lynn Hughes, co-founder and director of the TAG (Technoculture, Arts and Games) research centre.…

November 1, 2016