Let’s say I love you from afar, so I visit a magician who places our photographs in a bowl with (perhaps) pieces of paper with out names written on them and several spoonfuls of honey. Candles are lit, words are said, and it is done. You and I are together in a bowl, cemented with sticky sweetness. At the level of appearance, we are together, even if events in the world have yet to catch up with events in the bowl…
FADO Performance Art Centre, FUSE Magazine and Toronto Free Gallery at BIG on Bloor
Read about art and politics, dunk a performance artist and get 3 complimentary magazine subscriptions while supporting the arts!
Saturday 23 July, 1 – 9PM
We will be located in front of Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
I’m drawn to this short piece by Lee Maracle from 1992 because it highlights some of the key criticisms of the term postcolonial. Perhaps the most problematic implications of the term itself stem from the fact that it implies colonization is a…
Welcome to the new FUSE blog series featuring material from our archives! Over the coming months, we’ll be rolling out posts that consider the political relevance and aesthetic import of historical articles and projects from FUSE.
FUSE is proud to announce our summer issue, “Performing Politics”! FUSE is 35 this year, and we’re celebrating by revisiting the work of seventeen outstanding thinkers and makers, spanning three decades. Through eight features, interviews and reports plus six artist’s projects, we explore the ways that solidarity enables political action.
At the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as crooner Michael Buble belted out the lyrics to the 1867 nation-building anthem “The Maple Leaf Forever,” centre stage at BC Place Stadium was overtaken by a spectacle of dancing helium-filled balloon statues, including gigantic prancing moose and beavers, gold-medal-toting 20-foot-tall hockey players and plaid-shirted lumberjacks.
How long has Fuse been around?
For almost 40 years, Fuse Magazine has provided a space for diverse communities to speak critically about their society as artists and activists. Over the past four decades legions of people have come through the organization and imagined a better future in the pages of the magazine.
I’ve been involved with Fuse for more than ten years – as a board member, a writer and a contributing editor. Fuse has provided me with an opportunity to explore issues that are important to me and to participate in a community of individuals that are committed to art, ideas and the social good…
Fuse has run into a financial crisis that we can’t solve by shaving back our budgets or recruiting volunteers. Anyone who works in the cultural sector knows how increasingly vulnerable we have all become. Along with the closure of public swimming pools, libraries and youth centres, the defunding of essential cultural organizations and alternative publications regardless of their value to the community is the result of a political climate shifting further away from the social good.