Some more recent sketcbook drawings
In Naomi Klein’s new book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” she details how our neoliberal economic system and our planetary system are now at war. With global emissions at an all-time high, Klein says radical action is needed. “We have not done the things that are necessary to lower emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis,” Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.”
Inaugural Gotta Minute Film Festival
I’m very excited and honored to have a short animation screening in the upcoming Gotta Minute Film Festival in Edmonton.
A collaboration between PATTISON Onestop and FAVA, this event is a celebration of Public Art on Public Transit in Public Space; the first of it’s kind in the city! For one week, Sept 15 – 21, One Minute Silent Short Films will screen every 10 minutes throughout the Edmonton Transit LRT system, with a different program of six shorts offered each day. Bringing Media Art to Edmontonians en-route. You will also be able to watch the full program online or in the Gotta Minute Screening Room at the Stanley Milner - Edmonton Public Library.
You can check out their site for more info at gottaminutefilmfestival.com
I wont be in town to make it - but If you’re around Edmonton on the 15th there’s a launch party at Churchill Station. This is the facebook event: facebook.com/events/260697997454137/
They have been getting some great press coverage for the event, and some of the works have been featured in newsprint and television stories. This weekend you can catch featured stories on Gotta Minute on:
CBC Our Edmonton (Edmonton local) feature story airing Saturday (Sept 13) at 10 AM, and Sunday (Sept 14) and Monday (Sept 15) at 11 AM. I think this is the clip from that, an interview with one of the organizers. http://youtu.be/kkYxj2PoV90
CKUA Radio (local & online) ArtBeat airing on (September 14) at noon-1pm and again on Wednesday (September 17) at 6-7pm. It can be heard on the radio across Alberta (frequencies here) or streamed online at www.ckua.com A podcast of the program will be posted on the show’s webpage (www.ckua.com/pages/artbeat) shortly after it airs on Sunday.
There is also this feature article on the fest in the Edmonton Journal: www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/Film+preview+takes+minute+watch+these+movies/10199523/story.html