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  • Play Back Playing Forward

    A Conversation with Michael Snow

    How in the world are we to come to terms with Michael Snow’s production and achievement? His migrating categories address a see-sawing taxonomy. “My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a painter, music by a filmmaker, paintings by a sculptor, sculpture by a filmmaker, films by a musician, music by a sculptor…Also, many of my paintings have been done by a painter, sculpture by a sculptor, films by a filmmaker, music by a musician.” The fluctuating list is accurate but not helpful in assessing or explaining what he calls his “manifold practice.” Keep Reading

  • Hearing Al Purdy

    Al Purdy Was Here, directed by Brian D Johnson

    Al Purdy Was Here…You come away from it with a feeling that you have encountered a writer, a location and a country that are so seamlessly entwined as to be inseparable. In setting his documentary sights on Alfred Wellington Purdy, Johnson has assumed an ambitious task: to tell how a poet who showed remarkably little talent for two decades was able to transform himself into a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for poetry and in finding his own voice, managed to discover a voice for his country as well. Keep Reading

  • Vagaries, Quirks and a Cracked Kettle: The Way of Translation

    “I am not frightened of the truth. I am not afraid to tell a secret. But until now, words have been frailer and more cunning than I would have liked.”

    –from Meeka Walsh’s introductory essay to Issue 136: Son et Lumière. Keep Reading

  • Painting by Numbers

    Winnipeg-based multimedia artist Collin Zipp is intrigued by the things that can happen to paintings; they can be admired, appropriated, copied and stolen. In his recent work he has concentrated on a combination of the last two—copied and stolen—the former being a response to the latter. Keep Reading

Current Issue

Son et Lumière
December 2015

Fall 2015 Issue: Interviews with and articles on Robert Frank, Michael Snow, Lee Friedlander, plus a fabulous set of interviews with Winnipeg New Music Festival composers Joan Tower, Barbara Monk Feldman and David Lang.