“JMZ” By Photographer Arseni Khamzin

After moving to Brooklyn for grad school in 2013, Montreal-based Canadian visual artist and photographer Arseni Khamzin (previously featured here) took many long walks over the course of the next year and a half. Perusing the streets of his inner-city neighborhood with a 35mm film camera in tow, Khamzin photographed the objects, spaces, and people he encountered along the way, using his camera to make sense of the unfamiliar landscape he found himself a part of. “I was a stranger in a place that had stood before me for hundreds…

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“Nowhere Else To Go But Within” by Illustrator Jocelyn Tsaih

Last month Glass Rice hosted Jocelyn Tsaih’s debut solo exhibition “Nowhere Else To Go But Within”. The show featured a series of introspective paintings by the Taiwan-born, Shanghai-raised and currently Oakland-based illustrator. The work was all created during the global shut down, which Tsaih called “an extended period of physical stillness and simultaneous emotional commotion”. Unable to physically travel, she journeyed within and confronted her discomfort, vulnerabilities and sadness. It was only after doing so that she found herself in a more hopeful and happy place. Have a look at…

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A Superstitious Cast Kicks Off Montréal’s 13th Annual Stop-Motion Festival in a Carnivalesque Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #video September 14, 2021 Grace Ebert  To launch its 13th year, a bizarre animation for the 2021 Festival Stop Motion Montréal evokes eerie tropes and superstitions: a drooling pug morphs into an unfriendly black cat, a gardener reveals a sharp scissor hand, and a once-vibrant fire turns into clouds of soot. Set to a lively track by Nick Lavigne that quickly bends into a sinister tone, the claymation teaser by Rome-based animator Gianluca Maruotti opens the festival, which will show 93 short films…

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