PLUS Featured by AIGA

February 18th, 2019

The professional association for design has featured PLUS in their members gallery, follow this link for the full profile: AIGA


Broken City Lab – Artist Talk and Book Launch

February 14th, 2019

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: Gymnasium, Historic Holy Angels School, 2105 Cliff St. SW ​​​​
Free: Open to the public

To conclude their residency, Broken City Lab invited citizens to share their own photos and stories reflecting their relationship with the river. A collection of submissions have been published in “A Record of The Rivers”.

Please join Broken City Lab members Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois for an artist talk about their experience working on the Varying Proximities project during their residency with the City of Calgary’s WATERSHED+ program, and the launch of “A Record of the Rivers”.

Plus succession plan now online

March 7th, 2018

To read Plus, please click here

WATERSHED+ Succession Plan Release

January 18th, 2018
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Plus catalogues the last 8 years of WATERSHED+, documenting projects, who was involved, and the outcomes. It contains people’s voices and experiences from many points of view: engineers, artists, managers, and critics – many of whom helped shape it.

“[…] WATERSHED+ is a plan, a program, an artwork. It is processed-based work, with temporary and permanent work. It is performance and collaborative. It is artist-lead, municipal, internally and externally focused; it is engaging, informing, educational. It is engineering. It is art. It is serious, critical, joyous, challenging, and celebratory. […]”
From Plus, Introduction.

Alongside this documentation six prominent arts voices  were invited – a combination of artists, curators, writers and editors – to explore a topic and to complement the narrative of the program, projects, and process from their experiences. These art subject matter experts bring knowledge about contemporary art, urban and cultural development, and insights into creative processes.

Plus also outlines the less tangible outcomes and provides recommendations for the future of the program.

Essays by:
Tatiana Mellema, Hesse McGraw, Diana Sherlock, Susan Szenasy, Shauna Thompson and Janet Zweig

Interviews of staffs and artists by amery Calvelli

Installation of Peter Von Tiesenhausen’s artwork RESERVOIR

January 17th, 2018

As part of the Watershed+ Dynamic Environment Lab, Peter von Tiesenhausen developed Reservoir, recorded and filmed in the Saddleridge drinking water reservoir which was emptied for maintenance, von Tiesenhausen collaborated with sound artists Jen Reimer and Magnus Tiesenhausen and cinematographer Dave McGregor to capture the unique aura of the space. Upon completion of the maintenance, the Saddleridge reservoir was resealed and filled, returning to silence for the next anticipated forty years.

Reservoir runs from January 20, 2018 to March 3, 2018. Please join us in the TRUCK Main Space on Saturday, March 3rd from 3:00 to 4:30 PM for an Artist Talk with with Peter von Tiesenhausen and Magnus Tiesenhausen, as they share their experience of working on the project.