Candace Couse

Monday, 29 July 2013

Toronto Urban Film Festival

I'm so happy to say that my film Coping Mechanism has been selected by the Toronto Urban Film Festival for inclusion in their 2013 lineup. Read more about what I'm up to here.

"Canadian cult filmmaker, Bruce McDonald, will guest judge the 7th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), it was announced today. Known for his unique voice and offbeat sense of humour, McDonald has an impressive body of work that includes such award-winning films as Highway 61 (1991), Hard Core Logo (1996), Picture Claire (2001) and Pontypool (2008). He joins a notable list of past guest judges that includes Jennifer Baichwal, Atom Egoyan, Deepa Mehta, Don McKellar, Mark McKinney and Jeremy Podeswa."

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Ceramic Experiments

For Mother's Day I thought that my mother might like to get a bit creative so I set her up with a bit of paint and some vases. She has boundless creativity and she cleverly utilized some elastic bands to create delicate patterns of colour in playful applications across the vases.

It was such a good idea, as it was just up her alley. I had so much fun watching her and chatting.We had some good laughs as elastic bands kept snapping off and flying around the kitchen!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Do It.

do it.

Part of Manchester International Festival 2013 at Manchester Art Gallery
The gallery has dozens of instructions written by international artists on display this summer. If you can't check out the show, definitely check out the website (actually, check out the website anyway).

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Upcoming Work

Here is a list of some of the things I am up to for the next while. If you are in Calgary, Detroit, Toronto, or Gananoque come and check out my work!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Twin of a Kind

I was elated to come across this article in My Modern Met about a studio based in Hamburg, Germany by the name of TWINKIND which is involved in a project that uses 3D printing at a commercial level. Allowing interested customers to make replicas of themselves as tiny models, TWINKIND is my kind of imaginative 3D printing operation.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Benjamin Garcia

I recently came across this work from Venezuelan painter Benjamin Garcia. Have a look, and checkout more of his work on his website, linked below.

Flores - 80x80

"His focus is mostly on portraits with an aesthetic language that is implicitly dark and subtly surreal with an approach to his subjects that is often subjective and intense. His style is very much inspired by the nebulous and unclear images of the mind and dreams, finding in this his true base."

Monday, 1 July 2013


there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do

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