Prairie Modernist Noir: The Disappearance of the Manitoba Telephone Book by Jeanne Randolph
Produced by Also As Well Too Artist Book Library & Press in collaboration with PLATFORM centre.
In rural Manitoba the telephone booth is often the only mid-century modernist structure in the landscape. A building that only one person stands inside will someday seem quaint, if not bewildering. The life of these structures is not only a matter of architectural history. They played a significant role in pop culture and symbolically, in their day, as emblems of modern technology.
Prairie Modernist Noir: The Disappearance of the Manitoba Telephone Booth is a bookwork that poetically and visually explores and documents the meaning, history, and architecture of the Manitoba telephone booth. Randolph spent six months exploring the province and photographing the last of Manitoba’s telephone booths with an old obsolete iPhone. Notably, MTS itself has also recently become obsolete, with Bell’s takeover of MTS in early 2017.
The book is based on a script from a performance Jeanne gave on 15 October at PLATFORM. Prairie Modernist Noir also took form as an exhibition at PLATFORM, running from 16 November–07 December 2018.
Limited edition, colour. 2018.
PLUNDER DUPES 3D by Ian August
by Ian August
40 pages, full colour
Soft cover (perfect binding)
Edition of 100
$5 per book
8.25″ x 8.25″
The National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, was looted for a 36 hour period starting April 10th 2003
It is not clear how many artifacts were taken, which artifacts were taken, or where they may be in the world
PLUNDER DUPES 3D is attentive to these concerns
Ian August is an artist based in Winnipeg. August’s work is focused on the dialogue between painting and sculpture, often using the construction of structures and models within his painting process. His recent project titled PLUNDER DUPES is an effort to identify and create replicas of the 8000 Mesopotamian artifacts looted from the Baghdad Museum during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The duplicated relics are constructed from found items and scraps then used as source material for a series of oil paintings on canvas. The replicas are also being scanned using 3D software and the files will soon be made available for free download online.
August received his MFA from York University, and his BFA, honours from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. His work has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including Plunder Dupes, Actual Gallery, Winnipeg; and Re: Build Them, Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions.
Chimpanzee’s Tea Party (Rastus at London Zoo) by Yvette Cenerini
9-page book in frame
Digital prints on 4 layers of Mylar and 5 layers of paper)
Rastus at London Zoo (Chimpanzee Tea Party) is a malleable book. With pages that can be ordered and disordered according to one’s will, the book allows for a reversal of roles, empowering the reader to become composer. This process is meant to encourage independent thought about how individual book elements interact with one other and about what can be represented by each of the seemingly endless possible combinations. Unlike a typical book, which is static and unidirectional, the story here varies and evolves in relation to the reader’s notions of displacement, captivity, ethics and hierarchy.
Yvette Cenerini is a Winnipeg based Franco-Manitoban visual artist. She studied psychology, zoology and education before obtaining her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2010. The complexities and intimacies of interspecies relationships has been a recurring theme in all of her work. Cenerini has exhibited in Ottawa, Montréal and throughout the Province of Manitoba and has received grants from both the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Manitoba Arts Council.
Untitled by Hannah Doucet
Edition of 3
Three images, skins, folded and empty of breath.
Through the effects of pharmaceutical steroids my body ballooned before my eyes. I anxiously anticipated, wondering when my body would deflate. But we can never really revert back to the before. We just gradually abstract, shifting away from the original source. How do I reconcile my body’s relationships to its images? As my body shifts and expands can my image as well?
A collective gesture of activation. The images fluctuate through varied states of inflation. Who holds control in this action?
Hannah Doucet is an artist, organizer and arts educator from Winnipeg, Canada. She received her BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba in 2015. Hannah has exhibited across Canada, with recent exhibitions at Duplex (Vancouver), PLATFORM (Winnipeg), Gallery 44 (Toronto) and The New Gallery (Calgary). In 2017 she completed a residency as part the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity’s Visual + Digital Emerging BAiR Program as well as a six week residency as Mikw Chiyâm’s artist in residence at Wiinibekuu high school in Waskaganish, QC. She is a co-founder of Flux Gallery and co-founder and active member of Blinkers Art and Project Space.
Timiw by Becca Taylor
“Timiw is a small collection of words, composing narratives of moments and family ties that inform identity in the exploration of my Cree heritage and womanhood. Using the memories, struggles and sacred moments of time-shared, language and materiality to recreate moments that’s became defining in the understanding of who I am as a Urban Indigenous Women and the generational knowledge learnt that I carry with me every day.”
This handmade, one-of-a-kind artist book is not for sale but available for viewing at Also As Well Too.
Created with generous support from Manitoba Arts Council
Becca Taylor is a multi-disciplinary artist, youth coordinator and curator of Cree, Scottish and Irish decent. Her practice involves investigations of Indigenous feminisms and forms of community building through various mediums including textiles, beading and installation. Taylor is a member of the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, based out of Edmonton, and holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Winnipeg Telephone (Artist) Book
This book is a visual version of the childhood game of Telephone, where someone comes up with a saying and, as it is whispered in each successive person’s ear, the message changes and the original meaning distorts. With each of the 75 Winnipeg artists getting three days for their turn, this book acts (just like a phone book from any given year) as a snapshot of the Winnipeg arts scene at this moment in time.
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Karen Asher, Ian August, Natalie Baird, Ted Barker, tamara rae biebrich, Irene Bindi, Lindsey Bond, Kelsey Braun, cam bush, Yvette Fiola Cenerini, Susan Chafe, Connie Chappel, Sarah Ciurysek, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Aston Coles, Sarah Crawley, Roewan Crowe, Chantal Dupas, Aganetha Dyck, Richard Dyck, Neil Peter Dyck, William Eakin, Heidi Eigenkind, hannah_g, Ashley Gillanders, Ming Hon, Takashi Iwasaki, Glen Johnson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Lindsay Joy, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Val Klassen, Dana Kletke, Heather Komus, Rob Kovitz, Megan Krause, Colleen Leduc, Erika Lincoln, Andrew Lodwick, Jenny Loewen,Craig Love, Mandy Malazdrewich, Monica Martinez, Kegan McFadden, Sean McLachlan, Divya Mehra, Doug Melnyk, Bernie Miller, Andrew John Milne, Shaun Morin, Kristin Nelson, Mark Neufeld, Freya Björg Olafson, Corrie Peters, Tracy Peters, Bev Pike, Praba Pilar, Jeanne Randolph, Willow Rector, AndreaOliver Roberts, Paul Robles, Melanie Rocan, Kelly Ruth, Tim Schouten, Gurpreet Sehra Dhanjal, Theo Sims, Suzie Smith, Sheila Spence, Reva Stone, Rob Taite, Becca Taylor, Tricia Wasney, Michelle Wilson, Lisa Wood, Collin Zipp
SELECTED TEXT by Collin Zipp
SELECTED TEXT is a bookwork that records and reinterprets the structure of language through contemporary modes of communication. This artist book consists of a collapsed dialogue that eliminates individual voice. Produced in a limited edition of 50, each book is numbered and signed by the artist.
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Collin Zipp is a multidisciplinary artist who works with video, photography, sculpture, painting and installation. Zipp has exhibited his work widely both nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and screenings.Selected exhibiting venues include Saskatoon’s Paved New Media, Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Modern Fuel in Ontario, Gatineau’s Daimon and AXENEO 7, the Boston Underground Film Festival, Halifax`s eyelevelgallery, Outpost for Contemporary Art and the MOCCA Geffen in Los Angeles, the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Upcoming is a solo show at Winnipeg’s Martha Street Studio. Zipp obtained his BFA from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 2011.