I'm en route to Montreal now, via a wifi-outfitted train, which is considerably more civilized than driving. Unlike every drive or plane ride I've ever taken, I almost wish it were longer.
A panel discussion in advance of the Montreal Biennale opening happens tonight at 8pm, at the McCord Museum. Curators Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt, will be moderated by Executive and Artistic Director Sylvie Fortin. The Benefit Preview is tomorrow night at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, from 7pm. A few tickets remain to the Cocktail reception, which features a 'soundscape' by DJ Xarah Dion. They can be purchased for $150, here.
In addition to A Drink To Us [When We're Both Dead], below, I am showing a video work called Timeline at the Arsenal. A 45 minute version was shown in 2011 as part of Earl Miller's Queen West section of Nuit Blanche, and last November Eleanor King showed a 60 minute version in Halifax as a part of Nocturne. The current, and presumably final version, is 76 minutes long and is now packaged in an edition of 5, available at MKG127.
A foil-stamped linen box houses the film on DVD, on a portable hard drive and also includes a print and the bookwork Alternate 20th Century. An additional bookwork, Alternate Timeline, is included on the drive as an epub.
For more information, visit my mostly-ready-to-relaunch site, here.