Film
Intervew with ALSO Collective: Antonio Lennert and Symon Oliver

Intervew with ALSO Collective: Antonio Lennert and Symon Oliver

Understanding the true root of an issue is a fundamental step in the process of developing appropriate design solutions.  A general obstacle in the progress is an inability for an individual, or an individual practice, to fully realize the complexity of these roots to create a whole resolution due to the limitations of specific disciplines.... continue reading
Interview with Shane Belcourt: An Urban Aboriginal Identity

Interview with Shane Belcourt: An Urban Aboriginal Identity

(Shane Belcourt premieres his latest short film titled, “Say Yes” on Mason Journal.   Viewable exclusively on this site only until April 30, 2012. )   Discovering your personal identity is a long journey; discovering your personal identity as a minority with a mixed heritage in a multi-cultural context is even more so. Toronto based filmmaker... continue reading
Kent Monkman: Sexuality of Miss Chief

Kent Monkman: Sexuality of Miss Chief

Paintings of European colonization in the North America landscape were presented in a romanticized fashion by 19th century artist such as Paul Kane, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and John Mix Stanley.  By skillfully adopting this painterly technique, Toronto-based artist Kent Monkman challenges these historical painters and their contextual interpretations. In an explicit narrative utilizing idealistic... continue reading