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Bucko Art Machine: Collaboration in isolation, complex care and transcending physical disability in a global pandemic
Before the pandemic, Bucko (Chris Binkowski) was a busker. He would perform in public spaces or at events, creating audio-visual performances powered by his wheelchair. He also does large-scale geometric paintings and has been active on a new project with other artists, under the name Bucko Art Machine. His latest work is a track on the Mood Ring Vol. 2 compilation
Art curator, event producer, and consultant Rachel Weldon co-founded and runs Debaser, the community arts programming organization that is based on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa/Hull. Their activity in the Ottawa arts community for over 10 years, wealth of experience, and vast community arts network was an obvious fit for the DARC organizational residency program.
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about.
An interview with Rachel Weldon, founder and creative director of Debaser, a non-profit organization with roots in community and DIY organizing.
Convening in virtual space from June 25 to 27, “a graph, a lovely tree” will engage with some ways in which artists continue to work within the digital medium, its problematic challenges and its potential for building communities.
A new month is upon us—and so is the weekend, for those of us who are having a hard time keeping track of what day it is anymore. Don’t worry, it’s understandable; we’ve been in physical isolation mode for how long now? Despite the challenges thrown our way, we adaptable creatures have taken this new “normal” in stride and there is still a whole lot going on—a safe distance from other people.
A series of bi-weekly streams will highlight and try to raise crisis relief funds for TK’s favourite Ottawa spaces and space makers.
Black Squirrel Books will be taking over the space to operate a satellite event venue.
Shows are taking place May 10–12 at General Assembly, The Record Centre, Black Squirrel Books, and Queen Street Fare.
The Ottawa music scene is undergoing a slow revolution to more clearly and firmly establish itself as a place where misfits of all kinds—not just the white, cisgender, straight ones—can feel safe and welcome.
Watch out Ottawa, it’s time for Canada’s biggest marathon weekend. Whether this means you’re running, cheering or navigating road closures, the city comes alive with runners from around the world. Enjoy the atmosphere, not to mention everything else happening this jam-packed weekend!
Local, volunteer-run organization Girls+ Rock Ottawa has organized a Gig Planning 101 workshop in partnership with local women-powered show production organization Debaser. The workshop will take place May 27.
We look to the CHUO 89.1FM charts to see which records made the highest weekly appearances in 2017.