Thursday, November 11, 2010

My City's Still Breathing, Conference Report*

Filmmaker John Waters, Photo Credit: Leif Norman
In naming a civic arts conference My City’s Still Breathing, there’s an undeniable layer of self-criticism at play, but one that ultimately resonates with poignancy. The title comes directly out of a song from Winnipeg’s own John K. Samson of the Weakerthans, whose lyrics capture the pain and pride of living in Winnipeg and echo the indomitable will of those who choose to stay in this isolated prairie city . . .

*First published on Canadian Art Online. Click through to read the full report.

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