Select//Or Mixtape Subscription Series

Dig out your Walkmans! With a subscription to the series you will receive twelve mixtape audio cassettes posted directly to your door. Each mix has been selected by a mystery DJ whose identity will only be revealed in an audio outro. Editions available as analogue cassette tapes and USB “tapes.”

$14.99 per tape, or $169.99 for the whole set!

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Guest DJ Bios

Raven Chacon is a Diné musician and artist from Navajo Nation’s Fort Defiance. His experimental compositions draw from various influences ranging from heavy metal to traditional, and are often exhibited with multimedia installations. Chacon often uses handmade acoustic instruments in his audio works, whose sounds are digitally altered throughout the recording process. Chacon’s work has been shown at the Sydney Biennale, Whitney Biennale and Vancouver Art Gallery, plus he is the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships. From 2009 to 2018 he was a member of Postcommodity, a Southwest Native American Collective. He now resides and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Denise Ferreira Da Silva is a professor, writer, theorist and artist, who currently serves as Director of The Social Justice Institute at University of British Columbia. She has been praised for her work in both academic and artistic realms, having contributed to scholastic journals such as Theory, Culture and Society, philoSOPHIA, and The Black Scholar, and participated in major arts events such as documenta 14, and the 2017 Venice Biennale. In 2018, Silva exhibited 4 Waters – Deep Implicancy at Or Gallery, a video work with frequent collaborator, Arjuna Neuman.

Simon Denny is a sculpture and installation artist based in Berlin, originally from Auckland. He represented New Zealand in the 2015 Venice Biennale with his installation Secret Powers. Denny’s work often explores the practices and aesthetics of tech companies in the start-up phase. Notably, he created three exhibitions titled The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, depicting items that were seized when New Zealand Police raided Kim Dotcom’s home. He is a founding member of Auckland’s Gambia Castle artist-run gallery, and as of 2018 began working as a professor of time-based media at HFBK University, Hamburg.

Originally from London, Sepake Angiama has worked as a curator and educator for various institutions, including Hayward Gallery, International Foundation Manifesta, and Turner Contemporary. She served as the Head of Education for documenta 14, and Co-curator of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennale. Like these events, much of Angiama’s curatorial work considers how to connect international practices with local ones. She also focuses on unlearning, and is inspired by artists who destabilize colonial legacies through dance, design and creation. She holds a graduate degree in curatorial studies from the Royal College of Art, and was recently named Artistic Director at Iniva, London.

Alexander Alberro is a contemporary art historian, specializing in Latin American, European and North American art. He earned his earlier art history degrees right here in Vancouver, from UBC, before pursuing a PhD at Northwestern University in 1990. Alberro’s published work includes Abstraction in Reverse: The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin American Art (Chicago University Press, 2017), Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (MIT Press, 1999), and Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity (MIT Press, 2003). He now teaches as the Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College.

Mercedes Eng is a writer/poet and teacher, based in Vancouver, on the unceded Coast Salish territory. Her written work, largely focusing on social injustice in Western Canada, has been published in Geist, Capilano Review, Jacket2, and West Coast Line. In yt mama (Talon, 2020) Eng uses documentary poetics to discuss motherly love, Tupac and racial inequality present in: the media; her hometown of Medicine Hat, Alberta on Treaty 7 territory; and her family’s mixed heritage.

Locally-based artist, writer and performer, Julia Feyrer focuses their practice on bodily engagement with celluloid sculpture and filmmaking. They view the camera as an extension of their own sensory network, and present these video pieces alongside visual arts installations. In addition to multiple shows at Catriona Jeffries Gallery (where Feyrer is represented) they have exhibited at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, (2011), Potts, Los Angeles (2017), and grunt gallery, Vancouver (2014). They have also been included in two groups shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2016, 2017), collaborated on several exhibitions with Canadian artist Tamara Henderson, and are the co-editor of Spoox Audiozine.

Fred Moten is a theorist, philosopher and poet, largely focused on performance studies, black studies and cultural critique. You may have noticed Moten’s name on our bookstore shelves in recent years —he has written many books, including In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003). Moten also co-authored the essay series The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions, 2013) alongside Stefano Harney. Currently, he is a professor in the performing arts department at Tisch.

Arjuna Neuman is a film director, writer and artist based in Berlin. His work —including collaborations with Silva— builds on experimental essay formats to reconsider the larger systems shaping individual experience. He has shown work at Torrance Art Gallery, Los Angeles; La Gaite Lyrique, Paris; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and many others. Additionally, his films have been screened internationally, including an upcoming presentation at the Glasgow International 2020 (now set for 2021) of his most recent collaboration with Silva.

Diedrich Diederichsen is a German theorist, author, cultural critic and music journalist. His writing often explores situationism by combining biography and history, relating individual experience to pop culture. Additionally, Diederichsen often considers how the art and music worlds function in contrast or tandem. He has contributed to publications such as Frieze, Artforum, Die Zeit, and Texte Zur Kunst, and authored books like Über Pop-Musik (Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 2014), Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism (Artspeak/Fillip, 2010), and Sexbeat: 1972 Bis Heute (Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 1985). Currently, He is a professor of Contemporary Art theory, critique and communication at the Vienna Academy of Fine Art.

The Music Appreciation Society is founded and directed by artists Kathy Slade and Brady Cranfield, which explores popular music and visual art through public events, panel discussions, and publication. They have hosted events at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2012); Disjecta, Portland (2007); and the Vancouver Art Gallery (2009, 2014); and been published in YA5 Magazine (2011). As the art band, Cranfield and Slade, they have produced two conceptual albums on vinyl —10 Riot Songs (2011) and 12 Sun Songs (2009).

Born in Lima, Peru, Luis Jacobs now resides and works in Toronto as an artist, writer and curator. After studying semiotics and philosophy at UofT, he showed his love for the city with the show Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto (Art Museum, University of Toronto, 2016). Additionally, his work has been shown at Guggenheim, New York (2010), documenta 12, Kassel (2007), and La Biennale de Montréal (2016). He often works with photography, video and multimedia installation to disrupt traditional viewing practices. Jacobs is also a visiting professor at University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a 2SQ Vuntut Gwitchin artist, instrumentalist and performer. Their interdisciplinary practice often considers the aura of their chosen materials, in an effort to explore their social, ceremonial, and trade history. They are an advocate for Indigenous Sovereignty and decolonization, and co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective —a group dedicated to better media representation of Indigenous women. Njootli has both local and international exhibition experience, including shows/performances at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2019), La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France (2019), and the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (2015). They now work as an Associate Professor at UBC, Unceded Coast-Salish Territory.

Deborah Edmeades, an interdisciplinary artist born in London, England, includes performance, photography and sculpture in her practice. Her recent work has explored New Age religion and western esotericism, alongside the femme struggle for spiritual autonomy. She has shown at a multitude of galleries especially in Vancouver and New York, her primary cities of residence. During her admirable career, she has been selected as the 2018 media program resident at Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, and 2017 International Studio and Curatorial Program resident, New York. You may have caught Edmeades in Or Gallery’s podcast series, Post-Studio Visit, with Jonah Gray.

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