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harold sikkema
Super Imposition

Port Rates: Encountering the Face

The face is, in and of itself, visitation and transcendence. —Emmanuel Levinas For whom do the ethics of encounter count? If I take your picture, do you give it? When I face you, do I efface you? Do you design interfaces? What do I "take" in...

The face is, in and of itself,...

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We participate in the same grey parade. But only one of us is really glowing.

Self ease

Haters heap scorn on the selfie, lamenting this ubiquitous start-up genre as quintessentially narcissistic. But where's the fun in that? You have an immense capacity to love yourself. To be properly selfless, you have to be a little selfish. Shooting...

Haters heap scorn on the selfi...

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Escarpmeant

Street Views

This photo series constitutes my response to a prompt from Robert Hamilton to create a series of 10 still photographs that examines "the neighbourhood where you live". The work involves a loose interpretation of street photography, which I have here...

This photo series constitutes ...

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Cleaning the Inside of the Cup

The Last Supper

“I am here to answer all your communion cup questions,” announces Eric Melzer. His review[1] of Broadman’s 1000 Plastic Disposable Cups confirms that “Yes, these are reusable (but that's gross. Just throw them away, they are cheap)”. 41 out of...

“I am here to answer all you...

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OMG@YMG Spectator Feature

Alternative Worship Spaces

James. N. Allan's freemasonry notwithstanding, Hamilton's weeds still worship with adequate space and light. Whether you're the Grand Master of the Lodge (or just an ordinary beaver) there remain gods (and Gods) to be found in the stable stables that shield us...

James. N. Allan's freemasonry ...

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polar-sky

Quiet Time

We live on a magnetic planet. And for this, be grateful! Thanks to earth's magnetic field, we are conveniently shielded from harmful solar winds. It's not an equal opportunity solar system, folks. Our own geology is fairly swell, but magnetism...

We live on a magnetic planet. ...

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Creative Constraints

Creative Constraints

Whilst brainstorming about topics for Multimedia Research, I realized that whiteboards, though interesting, might fall by the wayside in lieu of digital tools. I came across Coggle, and quite enjoyed the interface. What tools have you encountered to help structure your...

Whilst brainstorming about top...

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bandaid

disfigure it out

It wasn't what I was anticipating for October's art crawl, but when Andrew McPhail asked whether I'd be willing to perform for "disfigure it out", I was all over it. Like band-aids on a face. Because how often do you get the chance to...

It wasn't what I was anticipa...

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Whirlygig in Action

and behold, all is vanity

[caption id="attachment_674" align="alignright" width="300"] I'm a real bird! Tweet! Tweet! —@Teutul[/caption] "I'm a real bird! Tweet! Tweet!" A pithy pet epithet? Spoken in true budgie form, it may well have been Teutul's 2002 squawk of the year. Testicular cancer has since taken the bird...

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