From the Archive: Klaus Pichler ‘All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go’ (CAROUSEL 35)

From the Archive: Klaus Pichler ‘All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go’ (CAROUSEL 35)

Viennese photographer Klaus Pichler’s intimate photo series, Just the Two of Us, aims to reveal the people beneath a variety of costumes without unmasking them. For adults, the act of dressing up in costume is most often associated with some form of social activity. It’s a spectacle, a transformative activity that grants us permission to temporarily play out a fantasy role in the everyday world. Costumes and disguises permit people to act in ways that

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From the Archive: Michael Morris ‘City Deluxe’ portfolio (CAROUSEL 34)

From the Archive: Michael Morris ‘City Deluxe’ portfolio (CAROUSEL 34)

Certainly one of Canada’s most recognized artists, Michael Morris first came to prominence in the 1960s as a leading member of Vancouver’s burgeoning avant-garde. Inspired in part by the ideals of Fluxus and Pop Art, he became associated with a generation of artists who consciously rejected the national lyrical landscape tradition that had dominated the region’s art making, opting instead to work in a fully international idiom. As a creator, Morris has worked in a

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From the Archive: Andreas Scheiger — ‘S is for Spine’ (CAROUSEL 31)

From the Archive: Andreas Scheiger — ‘S is for Spine’ (CAROUSEL 31)

In his most recently published studies, Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger has made some startling discoveries in The Evolution of Type. By dissecting and documenting the taxonomic ranks of the English alphabet he has not only proven that letters are living organisms and that typefaces are species, but also that B is in fact for Bone (see Exhibit 9) and M can be for both Muscle and Marrow (see Exhibit 14). Inspired by the book, The

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From the Archive: Portfolio: C/A/R/O/U/S/E/L (CAROUSEL 23)

From the Archive: Portfolio: C/A/R/O/U/S/E/L (CAROUSEL 23)

ERIK JEREZANO, MICHAEL DEFORGE, JASON MCLEAN, LUKE RAMSEY, MARK LALIBERTE, DEREK BEAULIEU and JESSE HARRIS Portfolio: C/A/R/O/U/S/E/L ‘CAROUSEL’ is an 8-letter word, and, conveniently, that’s a signature in print. Conceived around this simple paper building block, we decided to organize a little art/text experiment for inclusion in this issue. We invited a group of artists to conceive of and interpret a specific letter in print. We assigned a full page and a single letter to

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4PANEL Supplement  No. 16 now free online (from CAROUSEL 42)

4PANEL Supplement No. 16 now free online (from CAROUSEL 42)

Kim Jooha recently guest-edited The 4PANEL Project‘s 8-page Supplement section in CAROUSEL 42. This special section features explorations of the four-panel comic strip format by an absolutely magical roster of both Canadian and international artists: William Dereume (Canada) Margaux Duseigneur (France) François Henninger (France) Huh Hyunjung (South Korea) Laurence Lagier (France) Lomé Lu (France) Andrea Lukic (Canada) Juli Majer (Canada) Manuel (France) Aeon Mute (Canada) OOO (Korea) Rantan (Korea) Caroline Sury (France) Jeong Wonkyo (Korea) Woo Younsik (Korea) While the 4PANEL Supplement

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LGBTQA+GTA

LGBTQA+GTA

In 2019, CAROUSEL interviewed five writers whose origins spanned the globe, whose ages straddled generations, whose writing practices crossed genres and genders, but who were all akin insofar as they were then at work making queer poetry in the GTA. The essay based on those interviews appeared in full in CAROUSEL 42, our winter 2019/20 print issue. What follows is an abridged and lightly edited version of that essay. How do you know whether the

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4PANEL Class Project #1

4PANEL Class Project #1

Announcing a special 4P project! We recently participated in a creative collaboration with VADA (Visual and Digital Arts), a department of the School of Media Studies and Information Technology at Humber College, Toronto.The 4PANEL format, as we have developed it, was used as a teaching tool, providing both inspiration and structure for the development of creativity in youth. For the first week in May, we’ll be posting our 5 favourite Humber student strips, one a

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