PostArctica: 2 Quotes, 1 Motto and a Photograph

I think that the act of reading poetry nowadays is already an archaic, cultural activity. When we read a poem, it is tantamount to going to pioneer village in order to see somebody hammer out a horseshoe. But I would like to imagine that reading a poem would be tantamount to going to an automated ...

PostArctica: Charles Moore – Civil Rights Photographer

Charles Lee Moore (March 9, 1931 – March 11, 2010) was an American photographer most famous for his photographs documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Perhaps the most famous of his photos is the one he managed to get of Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest for loitering on September 3, 1958. It is this photo that sparked Moore’s involvement in the ...

PostArctica: 3 Quotes

I like common materials, whatever is at hand, but especially stones. I like the idea that stones are what the world is made of. Richard Long …if the villain – who is of course a coward – takes refuge behind the ropes, claiming his right to do so by a brazen gesture, he is pitilessly ...

PostArctica: 3 Post-Photographers

Yang Yongliang   is a Chinese artist who uses photography and video to create new versions of  landscapes and the city.   Website Rune Guneriussen is an artist after my own heart, installing, photographing, and moving on.   Website   Cristina de Middel   (born 1975 in Alicante, Spain) is a documentary photographer and artist living ...

PostArctica: The Future

The Future deserves a better explanation than the one we are currently offering

PostArctica: Executive Privilege #4

PostArctica: Slight Breeze With Blue Sky

PostArctica: Election Selfie

On November 5th Montreal elected its first woman mayor, Valerie Plante. I was volunteering that day and spent a couple of hours in the De l’Eglise Metro handing out voting reminders. Later on another volunteer and I were knocking on doors after 7pm (polls closed at 8). We were motivated by a powerful belief  that ...

PostArctica: Influences

There is this building on Saint Ambroise in Saint Henri   that I always refer to as the “Cartier-Bresson Building” because it reminds me of this picture. And that’s the way that works. Never be afraid to let your influences influence you!

PostArctica: Walking, Cemeteries and Gender

Great article for urban explorers of all stripes and walkers in general. And Solnit’s book is awesome! “As activist Rebecca Solnit observed in her comprehensive opus Wanderlust: A History of Walking: “Women’s walking is often construed as performance rather than transport, with the implication that women walk not to see – but to be seen – ...

PostArctica: 780 Saint Remi – Then and Now.

Took this picture about 7 years ago after much of the Turcot Movement had already happened. Much on my mind at that point. This was a pretty cool building inhabited by many artists. It was only 4 storeys and the lofts all had those incredible floor to ceiling windows that were actually about two storeys ...

PostArctica: Decayed Set Of Final Scene In A Film Noir

PostArctica: L’automne – Year 2!

Amazing how long projects can take when you make them as complicated as possible. Anyway, I walked the Verdun waterfront the last couple of days and here we are again picking up where we left off, perhaps a little wiser via research and life in a world where the only constant is change (wink). But ...

PostArctica: Graffiti In Cote Saint Paul

Industrial section.

PostArctica: Late Summer Melancholy of An Arch

Rolling on foot into Westmount today and took a pic which reminds me of Giorgio de Chirico’s Mystery and Melancholy of a Street. Here is Giorgio’s version. And here is mine. Maybe I am just crazy, getting old, but I see paintings in photographs, or, but its not a problem. The interesting thing is that ...

PostArctica: That 9/11 Picture

People who worked at Open City at the time might recall Vladimir doing a lot of work with this image, yea, it was iconic, too real, way out there…because it is us barenaked with everything reduced to the pure moments before death, a trajectory of beauty and crippling fear, a kind of new Ecstasy for ...

PostArctica: Fuck Colonialism

Stumbled upon this flash mob in Saint Henri Sunday afternoon. They stopped a passenger train. Train is stopped fairly early in its journey from out of downtown Montreal. I was there about 10 minutes and then everyone just left and it was regular pedestrian traffic again. Apparently, “They are opposed to an oil exploration project ...

PostArctica: Triptych #1 – Monet, McLaughlin and Turner

PostArctica: Triptych #2 – Richter, McLaughlin, and Rauschenberg (with corners erased)

PostArctica: Not Aliens

but… saw this today on Angers under the Cote Saint Paul leg of the Turcot rebuild. It does have a driver who is probably very highly paid and I wonder what exactly this thing does?  

PostArctica: Square Victoria #5

PostArctica: I Googled Sandals

PostArctica: Three Mattresses

PostArctica: NDG Gothic

Trying some new ideas, let me know what you think. NDG is a neighborhood in Montreal.

PostArctica: Untitled # 319