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INTERVIEW WITH ALAN COURTIS

By Anita Malhotra The work of Argentine musician and sound artist Alan Courtis (also known as Anla Courtis) is all about expanding musical, artistic and social boundaries. With a background in teaching music to people with disabilities as well as … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MARK KURLANSKY

By Anita Malhotra Acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer Mark Kurlansky is best known for his meticulously researched and entertaining histories on topics that may at first seem mundane but become springboards for fascinating journeys through time and across continents. Kurlansky has written extensively about food (including … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ZHOU BING

By Anita Malhotra Renowned Chinese documentary filmmaker Zhou Bing has directed and produced over 100 documentaries, many of them on historical and cultural topics. After completing a PhD in art history at Nankai University, he worked for CCTV (China Central … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MANFRED BAUMANN

By Anita Malhotra The photos of Austrian photographer Manfred Baumann have a kaleidoscopic range –from portraits of glamorous models and international celebrities to hard-hitting portraits of those at the margins of society; from animal and landscape photos to street photographs. Beginning his … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH NASCA UNO

By Anita Malhotra 27-year-old muralist, painter and illustrator Nasca Uno (alias Armin E. Mendocilla) is best known for his lush, colourful murals featuring striking imagery of indigenous people and ethno-political topics from around the world. Based in Berlin, he began developing … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER BAUDER

By Anita Malhotra German artist and designer Christopher Bauder has married his love of light with technology he invented to create large-scale, otherworldly installations and performances that combine kinetic light with electronic music. Among his award-winning works are SKALAR (2018), … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JEFTA VAN DINTHER

By Anita Malhotra Dutch-Swedish choreographer Jefta van Dinther’s work is driven by his explorations of the physicality of the moving human body as it interacts with light, sound and materials, and the sensory affect of these explorations on the audience. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH DIANA SCHNIEDERMEIER (INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOUNDATION)

By Anita Malhotra Diana Schniedermeier is a Managing Director and Executive Producer at the Interactive Media Foundation, an award-winning, non-profit company based in Berlin that produces culturally and socially relevant productions in a variety of media. Their innovative projects include … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK WATSON

By Anita Malhotra It’s hard to imagine a more authentic, sincere musical voice than that of Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson (also the name of his band), who will release his sixth studio album this fall. Audiences connect with him on … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA BEASLEY

By Anita Malhotra Sandra Beasley’s poetry is striking, surprising, clever and funny – and often inspires the reader to learn more. Based in Washington, D.C., Beasley is the author of three poetry collections – Theories of Falling (2008), I Was the Jukebox (2010) and Count the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ALISON SNOWDEN AND DAVID FINE

By Anita Malhotra Vancouver-based animators, directors and writers Alison Snowden and David Fine received some very good news recently – an Oscar nomination for their most recent animated short film, Animal Behaviour. The film, produced and distributed by the National … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE SEAMAN

By Anita Malhotra Photographer Camille Seaman is best known for her stunning photos of polar ice and habitats as well as for her dramatic photographs taken while storm-chasing. Her unique style is informed by her Native American heritage and its emphasis on … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CRISTINA COSTANTINI AND DARREN FOSTER

By Anita Malhotra Award-winning investigative journalists Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster have been getting a lot of positive buzz about their first feature film collaboration, Science Fair. Full of humor and deftly crafted, the inspiring film follows nine extraordinary teenagers … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH HANS HEMMERT

By Anita Malhotra Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert is best known for his groundbreaking conceptual artwork, most notably his performative balloon sculptures. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA in New York, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH FRED PENNER

By Anita Malhotra Award-winning children’s entertainer Fred Penner is still going strong after a 45-year career – entertaining and educating not only children, but also their parents and grandparents, many of whom were part of his audience when they were … Continue reading

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