A document of the curatorial mentorship and community outreach project initiated by Western Front in 2008, in which Kemi Craig, Liz Park, and cheyanne turions were invited to curate programs of Media Art works from the Western Front archive. The publication includes essays by Craig, Park, and turions. Park explores memory and archive with works by Chip Lord, Mona Hatoum, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, and Antonia Hirsch that “highlight the inconsistency between place and space.” turions investigates our relationship to the past, and how this relationship may be accessed through what remains, drawing on works by Cioni Carpi, Tom Sherman, Dalibor Martinis, and Kate Craig. In response to Western Front’s mandate to “create a space for the exploration and creation of new art forms,” Kemi Craig asks, “where does a space for creation reside for audience members?” and she finds an answer in the selected works of Mona Hatoum, Hu Jie Ming, and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.
Edited Alissa Firth-Eagland. Contributions from Kemi Craig, Liz Park, and cheyanne turions. Design by Alan Woo.
Softcover, 62 pages, colour illustrations
7” x 4 3/16”
Western Front, Vancouver (2008)