The World We Want to Exist In: Creating Culture with the CURRENT Feminist Electronic Arts Symposium 

The World We Want to Exist In: Creating Culture with the CURRENT Feminist Electronic Arts Symposium 

What does it mean to create a culture, break down the existing structures of power in order to create the world we want to exist in? Who are the creators of culture, and who is culture created for? 

These are the questions that drive the annual CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Arts Symposium, a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary and intersectional electronic art and music initiative. 

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Justin Ducharme: Saying What He Wants to Say, How He Wants to Say It.

Justin Ducharme: Saying What He Wants to Say, How He Wants to Say It.

“Any time you’re talking about sex work, there are always going to be people who have eyebrows raised. Knowing there were filmmakers out there, specifically Indigenous filmmakers, who were taking these risks, I was like, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t at least try to do this.”

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An Invitation to Action: Andrea Warner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Decolonizing Music Journalism

An Invitation to Action: Andrea Warner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Decolonizing Music Journalism

“In the past three or four years, talking to Buffy Sainte-Marie and really digging very intensely into her discography and songbook has led me to just letting that be a sort of invitation—not for me in particular, but an invitation to think about my place in all of it.”

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Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

“It’s all about bridging the gap, about humanizing stories and allowing people to feel connected with people that they feel at odds with, that they feel different from, maybe a little bit afraid of as well.”

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Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Once the dog stops howling I notice the ants. They’re climbing up my legs, across my stomach and into the styrofoam container holding my burrito. I would later inadvertently transport at least a dozen of the busy creatures into my apartment. But in that moment, reclining on a hill of brown, scratchy grass, the sun trust-falling slowly backwards into the arms of the far side of earth as Aaron Read and I pour various hot sauces onto our dinners—I don’t mind.

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High School Q&A: Stephen Tufts

High School Q&A: Stephen Tufts

In anticipation of our upcoming High School issue (and in celebration of all things ginger), we interviewed Stephen Tufts of Dickie’s Ginger. What started as a complaint about the city's lack of decent ginger beer grew into an epicurean favourite, gracing The Globe and Mail’s recommended foodie gift list in December.

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Interview: Woodtype’s Jérémie Laguette

Interview: Woodtype’s Jérémie Laguette

We interviewed French-born Jérémie Laguette, sign maker and owner of Woodtype. Pick a word, any word—Laguette  can carve it, paint it, and outfit it with low-voltage bulbs faster than you can say “fromage.” From now until Decem­ber 31st, if you buy a sub­scrip­tion to SAD Mag and you’ll be entered to win a cus­tom light-up sign by Wood­type.

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High School Q&A: Ray Hsu

High School Q&A: Ray Hsu

Ray Hsu is a pub­lished poet and a lec­turer at the Insti­tute for Gen­der, Race, Sex­u­al­ity and Social Jus­tice at the Uni­ver­sity of British Colum­bia. SAD Mag’s Kather­ine Chan inter­viewed Hsu about starv­ing for art, hypo­thet­i­cal time travel, and of course, our cur­rent favorite topic: high school.

 

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