For Haida animator Christopher Auchter, delving into the stories of his ancestors is fertile creative ground. Reaching into his history also gives him purpose and belonging.
My background in arts journalism compels me to full disclosure: this post focuses on how my partner Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo has had a quiet influence on my creative growth. I’m fully immersed in this for obvious reasons and there is no assumption of impartiality. Just so we’re clear. The title is borrowed (with permission of course) from the name of his current show, which is on view until September 9th at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. The essay I wrote to accompany his show follows. Continue reading
I’ve been a fan of Krista Tippet’s rich and eclectic podcast, On Being since I first heard her now legendary interview with John O’Donohue. Her interviewing style is so nuanced and skillful that whoever she is in dialogue with feels like an intimate friend. It’s a masterful touch that few journalists can match. Continue reading
I had the opportunity to meet with activist filmmaker Nettie Wild in her Mt. Pleasant office, and I was struck by her articulate vision and gusto. Her presence left me with goosebumps after our wide ranging interview. Continue reading