WOOD TWO

A compendium of the Blackwood Gallery's exhibitions and projects in 2010 and beyond.

Book
188 Pages, full colour, softcover, 19cm x 24cm
ISBN 978-0-7727-8211-3

Published by
Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto Mississauga) in 2012


$5.00

Book Launch

WOOD TWO
In conjunction with the launch of SONIC SOMATIC: PERFORMANCES OF THE UNSOUND BODY
By Blackwood Gallery Director/Curator Christof Migone

Saturday September 15, 4 - 6pm
Art Metropole
1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Read WOOD TWO

As Well As:
An Introduction

Second part-catalog, second part-magazine, second partannual report. Second time around the problems are all fixed. Or we failed again. But better. Wood two. Wood too. The first wood covered two thousand and nine. This one covers two thousand and ten. With some spillage onto two thousand and eleven. We spent the rest of that year and the better part of this one on assembling and editing this retro-, intro- and pro-spective book. The cover of this one is green. Still on paper. The blackwood tree remains cut, fallen, thinned and flattened for the sake of the page. Not as replete as the first wood. Or at least not as frenetic. But we have gone further afield from the kernel of this publication series, which is to present, document and reflect the exhibitions and projects produced by the blackwood gallery. This time there are longer texts, more material to ruminate on. A profusion of threads are followed past their initial trigger points in our gallery spaces. There is even a text reviewing a publication produced by another gallery. A number of commissions too, specific to wood two, are included. Also, worthy of note, an apocryphal tone drifts through several entries (at both conceptual and concrete levels). They mine the fiction of the factual all the way to the fact of the fictional. Strawberry fields. The first wood speculated on the eventual appearance of wood two. Whether it indeed exists now or not is not for us to determine. It is in your hands now.

Table of Contents

INDEX p.006

AS WELL AS (AN INTRODUCTION) p.008
By Christof Migone

SLOW PAN 5PM TO 9PM p. 010
By Karen Henderson

I THINK THEREFORE I FOLLOW: THE SEQUITUR PRINCIPLE IN CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTUAL PRACTICES p.016
By Christof Migone  

FOLLOWING FOLLOWING PIECE p.026
By Thérèse Mastroiacovo
 
VITO ACCONCI INTERVIEW p.038
By Christof Migone 

READING THE MARGINS: A "FOOTNOTE REVIEW" OF DOCUMENTARY PROTOCOLS p.048 
By Adam Lauder

CONCEPTUAL PRACTICES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, NEW BRUNSWICK IN THE EARLY 1970S: PROVINCIALISM, PARA-MARGINALITY, AND BEYOND p.060
By Simon Brown

ARTFORUM ADVERTISEMENT SERIES p.070 
BY Mba Fabrications Inc.

DENNIS OPPENHEIM AND PHOTOGRAPHY: THOUGHTS ON READING POSITION FOR A SECOND DEGREE BURN p.080
By Louis Kaplan

HOW TO WRITE A BLACKWOOD ARTICLE p.086
By Edgar Allen Poe 

NO IMAGES p.092  

SYMPHONIC POEM FOR 100 STROBE LIGHTS p.102
By Alex Snukal  

SAVE FOR WEB p.106  
By Jennifer Chan

THE PROJECTS: PORT CREDIT p.108

AN ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SHOWROOM: THIS MODEL SOCIETY p.140  
By Etienne Turpin

LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION! p.148
By Christine Swintak and Don Miller

EXPLODED DRAWING p.158
By Seth Scriver

BIOGRAPHIES p.178

INDEX p.183
 
COLOPHON p.184

BOOKENDS: LADY FROM FRONT AND LADY FROM BEHIND
By Amy Lockhart

NOBILITY SOLID STATE WALKIE-TALKIE BACK
By Darsha Hannah Hewitt

COUCHES FOR SOME READERS
By Paola Savasta

Artists & Writers

Vito Acconci
Adam Bobbette
Simon Brown
Jennifer Chan
Ryan Driver
Sarah Febbraro
Peter Flemming
Claudio Ghirardo
Karen Henderson
Darsha Hannah Hewitt
Sonja Hidas
Louis Kaplan
Jacob Korczynski
Adam Lauder
Amy Lockhart
Annie Macdonell
Gwen Macgregor
Thérèse Mastroiacovo
Mba Fabrications Inc.
Christof Migone
Don Miller
Pablo De Ocampo
Alexis O’Hara
Mary Margaret O’Hara
Seth Porcello
Fedora Romita
Cheryl Rondeau
Paola Savasta
Seth Scriver
Alex Snukal
Derek Sullivan
Christine Swintak
Etienne Turpin
Jessica Vallentin

Credits

Editor: Christof Migone
Editorial assistants: Julia Abraham, Juliana Zalucky
Copy editor: Rosemary Heather
Photo Credits: Toni Hafkenscheid (unless otherwise noted)
Graphic Design: Matthew Hoffman
Printing: SONIC PRINT, Markham, Ontario

How To Order

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A 20% discount is available to students and members of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Acknowledgements



 

The book launch was presented in partnership with Art Metropole.

 

Press
Related Projects

Location! Location! Location!
January 27 - March 7, 2010
Christine Swintak and Don Miller
Curated by Christof Migone

No Images
April 6, 2010
Curated by Pablo de Ocampo, Jacob Korczyncki, and Christof Migone

The Projects: Port Credit
June 27 - July 25, 2010
Curated by Christof Migone

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
September 11 - November 28, 2010

Slow Pan 5pm to 9pm
2010 Billboard Commission
Karen Henderson
September 11 - May 1, 2011

Thérèse Mastroiacovo: Following Following Piece
January 12 - March 6, 2011
Curated by Christof Migone