title: things that cannot be archived

year: 2009

duration: 4:28

location: centre des arts actuels skol

recorded by: tim d’eon at anne-marie proulx’s and tim d’eon’s place

this spoken word was one part of my work conducted during bia/oar (le bureau d’investigation d’archives/the office for archival review) five week residency at skol.

The Office for Archival Review is a group of artist-researchers that seeks to understand archival practices through on-site research projects. Employing a hands-on approach, the OAR’s production considers the role, relevance, and possibilities of an archive by using
this material as a site of interaction, exchange and production. The OAR’s process
questions strategies of record keeping and self-preservation: accumulation, reduction, preservation and destruction.The OAR was founded by Sabrina Russo and Karen Zalamea, who were soon after joined by Emily Pelstring, Anne-Marie Proulx, Maria Raponi, Karen
Elaine Spencer, and Jasia Stuart. Confronted with an ever-growing mass of historical
material, Centre des arts actuels Skol recruited the expertise of the OAR to conduct an investigation of their programming archives. This research project, the OAR’s first public initiative, was coordinated by Russo and Zalamea and presented as part of the Skool
summerprogramming at Skol, June-August 2009.

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title: 1000 names

year: 2009

location: 3e imperial, granby, quebec

duration: 9:00

medium: c.d.

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a recitation of the names of the people who had been mailed a dream letter (the names were also published in the granby newspaper “la voix de l’est” on friday, october 2, 2009.) the audio piece was created in collaboration with chris carrière of the band interceiving as part of the project dream letters for granby and was presented at the “closing” of the project at 3e imperial.

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title: dream listener: an audiobook in three movements

year: 2007

location: montreal, québec

duration: 28:42

medium: c.d.

a commissioned work by the centre de recherche urbaine de montréal (www.crum.ca) for the dream listener project.

dream listener cd

dream listener: an audiobook in three movements combines excerpts of dreams and a narration of my experiences and encounters with people on the street and at the saint james drop-in centre. by turns poignant, surreal, comic and revelatory, the audiobook is a document of my experience and an original composition in itself.

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title: facing the lost

year: 2004

location: sherbrooke metro station, montréal, québec

duration: 19:21

medium: c.d.

presented by: dazibao, montréal, québec, as part of the exhibition photographie et performance : POINT & SHOOT, la lumière comme surmoi, curated by michèle thériault and france choinière.

press: an article was written by dayna mcleod in cv variable, sptember 2004


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photos: marie-orphée duval

a spoken text recounting a tragic event on a summer day along the lachine canal is superimposed onto the architectural space of the metro. the listener, located on the overpass of the metro station, watches and hears the metro train coming and going, people walking by and the turnstile rotating as they listen to the recording. like a film that records the history of a particular instance of light the narration imprints into the mind of the listener and in turn becomes a memory as the voice fades into silence.

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