Publications - Subject

Experimenting Landscapes: Testing the Limits of the Garden
Edited by Métis International Garden Festival / Emily Waugh
Published by Birkhauser

Includes Sound Field, a 50 channel, site-responsive sound work by Douglas Moffat and Steve Bates.
Electronics by Geoffrey Jones/BASH. Site furniture by jake moore.

"Garden festivals are often a testing area for new ideas for landscape designers. On a small scale designers can experiment with innovative materials and explore emerging tendencies. The International Garden Festival in Métis in northern Quebec is probably the best-known festival in North America. This publication will explain the role of garden festivals in landscape design and present a selection of 25 gardens from Métis."

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Catalogue for solo exhibition at the FOFA Gallery, Concordia University
May 2 - 25, 2012

With a text commissioned from Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt in English and French. Designed by Jim Verburg.

Published by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, and made possible with the support of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.

Available from the FOFA Gallery
ISBN 978-0-9868715-4-2

Thank you to the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, jake moore and the FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt, Jim Verburg.

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The Work Ahead of Us

This fully bilingual major publication accompanies the second edition of the Québec Triennial, one of Canada’s largest and most anticipated artistic events. The immense scope of the exhibition – featuring the work of 52 young artists – is reflected in the book’s extensive visual documentation and in its scholarly intent. Opening essays discuss the participants and explore larger issues such as how artists continue to challenge and transform the exhibition space, spawning new and unexpected activities. Parts two and three of the publication present the research of invited authors who reflect on what they consider to be the key issues of contemporary art in Québec. As the artists discussed are on the front lines of cutting edge international contemporary art, the authors’ conclusions impact well beyond borders. This unprecedented look at one of North America’s most lively artistic communities is essential reading for teachers, students, collectors, and for anyone wishing a glimpse of the work that awaits us.

Author(s):Marie Fraser, Lesley Johnstone, Mark Lanctôt, Véronique Leblanc, François LeTourneux, Patrice Loubier, Eduardo Ralickas, Bernard Schütze, Louise Simard & Johanne Sloan

Publisher:Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Year: 2011
ISBN: 978-2-551-25074-5
Size:500 pp 233 ill. 24 x 19 cm softcover
Language: In English and French

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A Conversation With Steve Bates Regarding Dead Air
October 5, 2011

Critical Distance
A response by Josina Robb
Available for download

Critical Distance is a writing program of aceartinc. that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art. The program is an avenue for exploration by emerging and established artists and writers. Written for each exhibition mounted at aceartinc. these texts form the basis of our annual journal Paper Wait.

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Ghost Acoustics
AKVK (Steve Bates, Joshua Bonnetta, Douglas Moffat)

FOFA Gallery, Montréal
February 15 – March 21, 2010

Exhibition Catalogue

The studio of AKVK presents a five-week exhibition with accompanying performances, film screenings and workshops. Formed from the constructive interference within the practices of three Montréal-based artists, this exhibition features multiple works each marked by a spatial shifting of cause and effect, of sender and receiver, and each with the ability to travel through walls. The project lays bare the material nature of the immaterial practices of sound, time, and transmission.