f/action/intervals at St John’s Chapel, Winnipeg

Ailsa Dyson, Dallas Ludwick, Sara Hahn, Olivia Ritchey, Grabrielle Touchette and Duncan McNairnay group photo

Ailsa Dyson, Dallas Ludwick, Sara Hahn, Olivia Ritchey, Grabrielle Touchette and Duncan McNairnay

Ailsa Dyson, Dallas Ludwick, and Duncan McNairnay are among the photographers at f/action/Intervals Dec 4-5 2009

– photos by Ailsa Dyson and Gabrielle Touchette

how do i
can i
i always

write
with
Love

i love that digital
cameras
exist

that you can point
and shoot

and create
and experiment

and be
a photographer

you can attend
a photography school
too and graduate
and go
into the world
and find your place
your artistic and commercial
place
in the world

you can say,
“i’m a photographer.”

i love that.

or you can say,
“photography
is one of my hobbies.”

i love film
i went to film school
and studied
film theory
in university

i Love super 8
and 16 mm

and i love
fellini
and bertolucci
and godard
and antonioni

i love their cinematographers
i love their vision(s)
they’re visionaries

i’ve let go
of prejudices
of snobberies

i love video
and the democracy
of video
art
and “film”

digital photography
and traditional
photography

it’s all about
the point
and the shoot
the bang/bang
of you(r) explosive eye
the dynamic
imagination
of the shooter
and the audience

together
we partner
dance

and we move into that
place
of creation.

f/action
are
photographers
i have worked with
you can view
and visualize
their work
on guttersnipe

Dallas Ludwick
shot Ghost Bees
at Ragpickers
beautiful splashes
of light
and The Dears at
the WECC

Ailsa Dyson
shot the rose
folds
in Melissa McClelland’s
vintage red dress
she shot Trampled By Turtles
at the WECC
one of the hottest bands
playing
and one of the bet shows
of the 600 plus
full sets
of live music
i have seen in 2009.

Duncan McNairnay
shot Vieux Farke Toure
at The Pyramid
his magical hand
reaching into
the audience
space
like stars
flowing from his finger,
tip
s
like star
s
kissing
my lip
s

now,
Gabrielle Touchette
hasn’t appeared
on guttersnipe
yet
she will.

I Love these photographers
they’re beautiful
people
and wonderful
artists.

i’m prejudiced.

(yes, i love you)

f/action
is a group
that are committed
to creating art
for viewing every few
months

on February 3rd
they have another show
at the WECC

of the shows
they’ve shot at the WECC
The Dears, Trampled
By Turtles, Crooked Brothers,
Magnificent 7s,
Melissa McClelland

and then a couple of months
later
at the Cre8tery

they challenge themselves
and one
another
to create
imagining
to be doing
making
art

with theme.
motif.
inspiration,

Intervals.

time space
montage
speed
movement

on friday and saturday
at the U of M
the gorgeous
St John’s Chapel

they hosted their latest show

with music
sight and sound
experience
photographs
chapel

art is everywhere
a feast
for eyes
ears
everywhere
is art

The ArtStrong Ensemble

harpist
Olivia Ritchey
and flutist
Sara Hahn

playing
Debussy
Petra-Basacopol
Persichetti
Miyagi
Mozetich

moving little
stars
heart strings
wind
blow
lips
like kisses
these notes
these fingers
this caress
lingers
soul
poems
translated
from the eye
to the heart
to the fingers
plucking
caressing
string
theories
and lips
lungs
breath
sending us
to a place
nearer
Love,
artist
listener
that’s
wonder
wonderful
and beauty
beautiful.

catch,

breath.

wow.

Dallas Ludwick,
Lacunar
Amnesia.
5 works.
gaps in the record of memory
montage
super
imp
position
beach
forest street
scenes
like rocks
shores
distance memory
]twists{
dock wild
flowers
ferry shipping loading
ghosts
into your
forgetfulness

Gabrielle Touchette
suspended expectations
2 works
2008/2009
beautiful
young women
dancing with nature
reaching like trees
expecting forests
caressing branches
landing in night
fog dream
beautiful expectations

Ailsa Dyson
2:30 AM Series
2009
speed is movement and dynamic
finger
point shoot
be light
fantastic trip
blur bright
Golden Boy
dancing night
skewed bright
picture flight
5 creations
2:30:28
2:30:30
2:30:34
2:30:37
2:30:41

13 seconds
and

\presto/

art!

and now,
my favorite
(!) forgive me.

Duncan McNairnay
Zoooooooooooooooooom
Series
2008
15 works
each picture
leads into the other
from bigness
of mind
to smallness
of wow

zooming
and moving
within every
shot
is a moving
picture
traveling
how
from a children’s book’s
inspiration’s now
to
surrealist
Rene Magritte
Guy Maddin
our wondrous
Winnipeg

f/action.
Intervals.
December 4 and 5.
St John’s Chapel.

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene

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2 responses to “f/action/intervals at St John’s Chapel, Winnipeg

  1. 8 years ago  

    Thanks Eugene for putting our Intervals show into words!

  2. 8 years ago  

    Totally love Ailsa Dyson’s work! Just brilliant!!!

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