#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 5

#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 5


Welcome to an issue of #CdnCult Times that deals primarily in images.

Maybe a year ago I was in a Twitter conversation about the benefits of Twitter vs Facebook. I felt I had nailed my case for the primacy of Twitter when I stated (this was before Twitter embedded images in tweets) that Facebook was more about images and Twitter was more about ideas. I preferred ideas.

To which Buddies in Bad Times Artistic Director Brendan Healy replied (and I’m paraphrasing here), ” Why are images not also ideas?” Touché. Especially coming from another director. So, here’s an entire issue about Canadian performance with ideas communicated through imagery. Please feel free to respond in written or imagistic form as they are both legit ways to discuss ideas.

Michael Wheeler
Editor-in-Chief: #CdnCult Times



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About the Author

Michael is Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow, which he co-created with Creative Catalyst Sarah Garton Stanley. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, where he led the transition from a fee-for-service model named STAF, to the current capacity-building model it operates on. Since 2003, he has run Toronto-based Praxis Theatre, with which he has directed 14 plays and curated several festivals while writing for and running performance-based websites. He teaches regularly at The National Theatre School and Queen's University, where SpiderWebShow is currently in residence.