Friday, October 16, 2015

New work @ the Vancouver Art Book Fair

Hi All, if you're in Vancouver this weekend, October 17th and 18th, please drop by the Vancouver Art Gallery and check out the amazing assortment of book works, zines and more, including the latest book by yours truly called Where is Here, from the series - Documents of Psychic Amateurs published by the fabulous Perro Verlag .

The series explores psychic phenomena in a variety of intriguing ways and includes works from Bucky Fleur, James MacSwain, Sally Rees, Emily Gooden, Courtney Bourke and James Whitman and Owen Plummer. Here's what the publisher has to say about Where Is Here :

"How is a person a medium, how a conduit, a visionary, a faker? What happens when a ghost enters the room? And who are the ghosts anyway? My Name Is Scot's document, Where is Here, won't provide answers to any of these questions directly but it is, nevertheless, a profoundly focused engagement with, and evocation of the images and voices hovering at the edges of these questions." 

I might add that the book discretely touches on notions of people gone missing and the structures and systems that contrive to disappear them. I might also add that some of the source materials for the book were adapted from the Journals of the Society for Psychical Research, a multi volume anthology which used to reside far back in the stacks @ the VPL but which has since 'vanished' during one of the many recent Library makeovers and which, according to current system records, never existed at all...

Please drop by and say hello to the Perro Verlag crew who will be sharing a table with the Western Front on the first floor. For more info on time and location please visit : 

And if you get a chance to look @ Where is Here, I'd love to hear what you think! 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Public Address at the Vancouver Art Book Fair

Hi all, If you're in Vancouver this October 4th- 5th, please drop by the Vancouver Art Gallery and visit Leannej and I at our table on the second floor. We'll be displaying Bulgarian zines and artist books and launching our new collaborative book Monument, featuring texts by Leannej and images by yours truly. Here's the press release:

Public Address at the Vancouver Art Book Fair

Vancouver Artists Leannej and My Name Is Scot showcase artists books and zines from Bulgarian artists for the Vancouver Art Book Fair in the Vancouver Art Gallery October 4 and 5th 2014 in an exhibition entitled, Public Address.

Public Address is an ongoing project initiated by Leannej and My Name Is Scot. The project was initiated during their two-month stay at the Sofia Art Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria, which coincided with the first anniversary of the almost year-long public protests against government corruption in Bulgaria.

Public Address explores notions of activism, authority and the ways and means of disseminating public and private messages. As part of the project, Leannej and My Name Is Scot collected zines and artist books by Bulgarian writers and artists, which they will be presenting for the Vancouver Art Book Fair. Featured artists include Sevda Semer, Alla Georgieva, Biliana Velkoa, Steven Guermeur, Kiril Prashkov, Lazar Lyutakov, Voin de Voin, artists from the Bulgarian Queer Forum, and Blood Becomes Water.

During the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Leannej and My Name Is Scot will also be launching their new book, Monument, published by Publication Studios in Vancouver. Monument features images made by My Name Is Scot and texts written by Leannej, chronicling their two months of living and working in Bulgaria.

For more info please check out the Vancouver Art Book Fair website:

There's a lot of really interesting stuff going on, it'd be lovely to see you there!