Debts

Special thanks to Irene Bindi, Josie Guenther, Kara Burman,Tyler Funk, Mya Wheeler Wiens, Franziska Klamm, Robert Preiwasser, Ingvi Steinar and the staff at Kex Hostel, Kristján G. Sigvalduson at Bókin Bookstore, and to Yngvi Leifsson for making space for this project in Reykjavik. Also thanks to Adam Bell, building manager at 70 Arthur Street, for space to build the Silpit/Whitlaw fort, and to Martha Street Studio for use of their facilities during the letterpress and print-making phase.

In Salzburg, my thanks go out to Herbert Aglassinger at Panevin restaurant for space to build the cog and gear fort, and to Michel Fernier, Phil Gstrein and Senad Begic for space to build the promenade fort.

Special thanks to U.N. Luggage for sponsoring the the 2013 tour through travel accessories, city guides, notebooks and a “home” for the fort itself.

Notes from the Fort: a poetic of inhabited space (2012) was made possible through the generous support of the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

The 2013 installation tour, as well as the generation of From Place(s) to Place(s) (that don’t exist anymore) was made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts, with travel assistance from the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. I write with a debt of gratitude.

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good books


The Poetics of
Space by Gaston Bachelard (Beacon Press, 1969)

Dancing, With Mirrors by George Amabile (Porcupine’s Quill, 2012)

Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith H. Basso (University of New Mexico Press, 1996)

Rain; road; an open boat by Roo Borson (McClelland & Stewart, 2012)

The Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody (Faber and Faber, 2001)

The House of All Sorts by Emily Carr (Clarke, Irwin & Company Ltd., 1944)

Fielding by Dennis Cooley (Thistledown Press, 1983)

For Space by Doreen Massey (Sage Publications Ltd., 2005)

Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience by Yi-Fu Tuan (University of Minnesota Press,1977)