Paul Greisman at 4:34 pm Sunday, December 5, 2010
Very incisive and well focussed. Accurate impressions of the so called developing world. Many thanks.
Tree from Here... at 12:28 pm Saturday, December 4, 2010
Gotta love the stock market It's interesting how human beings are so much like the other animals yet so different
J.E.Llewellyn-Jones (England) at 3:02 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I'm sorry to say but I do not consider Mark Boulas's work art.
Milly at 2:51 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Honestly I'm not surprised by the backlash against Boulos' works that claim that he is spreading propaganda that promotes sympathy for outlaws. People are too often unflexible in their thinking - they see everything as a dichotomy: right or wrong, black and white. Have they ever stopped to consider that, maybe he was just trying to give you a different view of something that you, living as an individual in your comfortable, sheltered life in an affluent society, can't possibly have very much understanding for? Through the interviews of the militia members I saw a realness, in their discussions of their personal lives, society, and how those conflict with their choices. I saw nothing preachy, nothing that says, "Take our side". These are just people with deep beliefs in something expressing their versions of the truth. If everyone actually stopped to consider vantage points before jumping to a conclusion/judgment about its validity, maybe we wouldn't have people resorting to violence, as a way of getting their voices heard.
lee at 12:25 pm Thursday, November 4, 2010
Michelle from UBC from Canada at 3:37 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A good anthropolgical/sociology lesson. What happens when colonization occurs? Who does it affect and how long do the repurcussions last? Interesting from another perspective; I keep hearing in the news about all of the funding that is being given to guerilla warfare. The film on the 3 screens revealed that there are many hardships and not much money to be had. I apprecaited the lesson on the suffering and hardships faced by those who join the guerilla factions but the repurcussion upon their families. The first video installation with one screen showing whites as greedy and caring so much about money contrasted with the guerilla faction in Nigeria explaining that whites made them that way; they have to kill to keep the m oney in their land. Really made me think. Thank you Mark Boulos for the insightful exhibit/installation.
jim macguigan from ubc at 2:45 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Rebecca Love from UBC at 11:41 am Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This video installation put me to tears. its brillant. it brings much sadness, but shows the complex interconnections we have to one another, putting a human face to peoples lives- braiding our realities of cultures, continents, economies, greed and lack of compassion & understanding for one another.
son tran at 11:21 am Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Commrade Fougere from Vancouver at 1:09 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Videos and presentation were awesome!
Liam White from UBC at 4:39 pm Thursday, October 28, 2010
"The Word Was God" is an disturbingly clear demonstration of the poison that religion is to the human mind.
Steven Breckon at 2:49 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"All that is solid melts into air" had me spinning.
Sylvia Roberts at 4:04 pm Friday, October 22, 2010
It's great that the artist's talk and discussion with Scott Watson were recorded so I could enjoy them when seeing the show later.
Stephanie from Alabama at 2:12 pm Saturday, October 16, 2010
Terrifying...loud...and thoroughly interesting.
Alex at 3:10 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2010
wonderful to be asked to open ones understand of world politics through an artistic lens Thank you
Casey from Vankouver at 9:44 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010
This is the noisiest I've ever seen the gallery. Congratulations!
Paige from Virginia at 9:41 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010
I really enjoyed the conversation between the two video installations. Great work with overal set-up of the gallery space!
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