Rosemary Heather on why Ryan Trecartin makes art cool again

03.12.10
Any Ever, Ryan Trecartin The third time I visited Ryan Trecartin’s show of video installations, Any Ever in Toronto, it was near the end of the exhibition. A small army of people moved from room to room, notebooks in hand, recording their thoughts. Like few other art events I can think of, the show contained within it the seeds of a conversation. See Ryan Trecartin’s work and ...
Candice Breitz talks to Rosemary Heather

19.06.10
When forgotten, pop stars become like wallpaper in our daily lives. Once they become ensconced as icons, they take on an ulterior function. Probably only students listen to Bob Marley these days, but this doesn’t stop me from singing one of his songs, involuntarily, when walking down the street. This is one of the subjects of Candice Breitz‘s work. By recording a popular song as ...
The YouTube Screening Room

10.02.10
The YouTube Screening Room ‘The YouTube Screening Room is a platform for top films from around the world to find the audiences they deserve’. The site makes viewing independent films accessible to all, most being screened at film festivals but some never been seen before. The site is updated every Friday providing a weekly treat, and all films are in high quality. Filmmakers and distributors are ...
Watching Paint Dry or Dorian Gray by Jo Ann Kaplan

18.11.09
Watching Paint Dry, Jo Ann Kaplan Jo Ann Kaplan: Self-Portrait… or… Watching Paint Dry… or Watching Dorian (become) Gray. A Diary… or… A Film… Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player. var WT1_1 = { params : { wmode : "opaque", allowscriptaccess : "always", allownetworking : "all", allowfullscreen : "true"}, flashvars : { file : "http%3A%2F%2Ffilms.animateprojects.org%2Fdocs%2Fjoannk.flv", volume : "80", bufferlength : "5", controlbar : "over", backcolor : "1FD0C8", screencolor : "FFFFFF", 'logo.hide' : "false", title : "Watching%20paint%20dry", linktarget : "_self"}, attr ...
Bruce LaBruce

15.11.09
LA Zombie, Bruce LaBruce Bruce LaBruce talks to Rosemary Heather about his upcoming movie LA Zombie, radical porn, and the end of the world. Now we’re in business.  Hi. Is the record light on? Yeah, yeah. What would you like to know? I’ve looked at your LA Zombie blog, where you say “Continuity is bourgeois.” I said that actually on the DVD commentary of Otto. So that reminded me of that ...
Greg Kurcewicz on Country and Western music on YouTube

04.11.09
Waylon Jennings on YouTube My 7 wonders are all to do with Country and Western, a genre of music that I have begun to explore more of over the last few years. I vividly remember one afternoon as a snotty teenager where an enthusiastic friend tried to convince me of the virtues and wonders of  Country at the altar of his bedroom record player. ...
Army of YouTube by Rosemary Heather

07.10.09
Still from Jib Kidder's Heavenhurst Prophet Posse Faced with the awe-inspiring popularity of web-monoliths like YouTube, contemporary art risks becoming nothing more than a quaint relic of the 20th century. It’s probably not fair to compare contemporary art practice with YouTube; yet there is evidence to suggest that somewhere in the ulterior of its collective brain, the art world does just this, and finds itself ...