my . artist run website

politics

For two years I was co-chair of the Vancouver municipal political party, the Coalition of Progressive Electors. I sat on the executive for four. http://cope.bc.ca/


I've always been a political artist, and want more artists to be involved in politics - it seems to me that we have a lot of the collaborative and performance skills necessary to galvanize people and negotiate endless meetings. But I think we hold ourselves above it - too dirty, too complicated. And I think we should stop. This is a piece I wrote about that: 

http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/00W6X386R41J7263

 

I'm currently co-chair of the city of Vancouver's Arts and Culture Policy Council, a body appointed by, advising, and reporting to Vancouver City Council on arts and culture issues relevant to municipal jurisdiction. We're the inaugural council with a term that goes 2011-14. 

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/arts-and-culture-policy-council.aspx

 

pg_62441373788909.jpg

 

Border Security Show

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Group+calls+Border+Security+show+cancellation/8286684/story.html