Wednesday, July 6, 2011


7 July 2011 through 21 August 2011
Opening reception Thursday 7 July 2011, 6-9 pm

Curated by Christopher Brayshaw and Steven Tong

The interdisciplinary practice of Donato Mancini focuses mainly on bookworks, poetry, and text-based visual art. He is the author of four books of procedural and visual writings: Ligatures (2005) and Æthel (2007), Buffet World (2011), and Fact ‘N’ Value (2011). His collaborative visual works have been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Scandinavia and Cuba. Notable exhibitions featuring Mancini’s individual works include Surveillance Sketch (Artspeak, Vancouver 2003), Untitled: Conversation Loops (Western Front, Vancouver 2004) and Angels in the Angles (Gallery Atsui, Vancouver 2009). He also co-directed the world’s first genuine in-world avatar documentary, AVATARA (Centre A, Vancouver 2003), now part of the UbuWeb international archive of experimental film and video. Long time member of the Kootenay School of Writing, he was a principal organiser of the interdisciplinary N 49 15.832 - W 123 05.921 Positions Colloquium in August 2008. His booklength critical survey of the language, ideology and aesthetic conscience of poetry reviewing in Canada is forthcoming in 2013. Mancini lives in Vancouver, where he is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in English at the University of British Columbia.