if you need a pick-me-up just take scissors to your hair. if you have a partner or roommate, ask them to make sure the line is straight at the back. cut those blues away. this […]
A couple of updates to cover my September absence from this blog: I was awarded the William Royce Butler and Jean Campbell Butler Scholarship from the Department of English at UBC, as well as […]
Very pleased to announce the return of Starla Bontecou in her first ever UK appearance: Pleasure Monkey xx 20 page colour print photozine xx xx short film xx xx limited edition prints xx Forthcoming Late […]
After spending a good chunk of this summer in London and Manchester I’ve come to really love both cities. Of course, I love Leeds as well, but the calm leafiness of my neighbourhood’s historic streets […]
I’m obsessed with Beach House‘s new album Depression Cherry. I’ve been streaming it on NPR and just can’t get enough. My current favourites: “Space Song” and “Beyond Love.” They’re embedded below (for a limited time, […]
Data dump from some weekends in London this summer / visiting Curran while he was working down there. Lots of art, sometimes with people for scale.
It’s almost one year to the day that we came to live in England and we’ve decided that we’re going to stay. With our careers taking off and our EU citizenships giving us permission to […]
It has been uncharacteristically cool in Yorkshire lately. I saw my breath in the air when taking my dog out a few mornings ago. A couple of weeks ago I spent a week getting acclimatized to […]
Between Curran’s Manchester & London law firm work placements, I managed to steal a couple of days away from my dissertation to spend some time with him in Manchester. Among pancake lunches, drinks, and exploring, […]
Announcing Overachiever 1.2: Cruel. From Steel Bananas: Overachiever is the result of intercontinental conversations about what becomes of a studio’s rubbish heap. Premised on the notion that unformed or unfinished thoughts and ideas can find new […]
I’m 27 now. It feels the same as 26 but I’m happier than ever and my hair is longer. I feel younger, actually. On my actual birthday-day Curran and I went out for brunch in […]
Overachiever is finally alive! From Steel Bananas: Overachiever is the result of intercontinental conversations about what becomes of a studio’s rubbish heap. Premised on the notion that unformed or unfinished thoughts and ideas can find new […]
C & I travelled northwest to the incredibly beautiful Yorkshire Dales to visit Skipton Castle and walk around Skipton Castle Woods. Here are a few shots:
Beautiful. Monogrenade – Le Fantôme from Antler Inc. on Vimeo.
I just spent two weeks in Toronto/Muskoka visiting my family, meeting my new nephew Cole, having BBQs, lunches, dinners, and nights out with friends, and generally recharging my Canadian battery. I came back to England […]
Friday means jumping between drafts & projects until I can reward my scrambled end-of-the-week brain with party-time. Tonight: Lauren’s murder/mystery dinner party in the Northern Quarter. I am a pirate.
My first day post-killer-spring-cold that I most likely picked up at last week’s job interview at a school. I still sound like a 95-year old smoker (I am neither). As a way of motivating myself […]
C posted this photo of the two of us today and I like it, so I figured I’d add it to the time capsule. I’m working on my dissertation and listening to Girlpool. I have […]
Friday night date night with my dissertation, I think we’re taking our relationship to a new level. I am tidying up my extensive endnotes as Curran is finishing one of his training contract applications for […]
Tonight: ANAMAI’s “Altar Coals” on repeat. Thanks to R for the recommend.
Last night Curran and I walked over to our favourite haunt — the Brudenell Social Club — to see one of my favourite bands out of San Francisco: DEERHOOF. For once, we actually made it […]
I woke up early and made broccoli soup for Curran to bring to school/work since he won’t be home until late. I’m picking away at my dissertation and looking out the window at the sun. […]
While working on the OVERACHIEVER (2015) project and plugging away in dissertation-land, I recently published a short-run zine of four of my Portuguese poems titled ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ (esta senhora vai pagar tudo), or, […]
“Good god, there are ghosts floating up from the pavement, they flip over the houses, blood runs out from the basements in its unholy flow.”
Today was bright and sunny again, my office bathed in light. I’m working on a couple of scholarship apps that I hope to get in by their deadlines. My recent nostalgia binge in light of my […]
Today is a Purity Ring day for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they debuted another new track from their forthcoming album on BBC last week, and I found out they’ll be playing at, of course, […]
another gem from a couple of years back.
late afternoon sun, laughing. dancing to “robson girl” with the husband in the light from the kitchen window. salmon, singing, potatoes boiling over. bent knees, throw my hair around. friday, still in love like we’re […]
pas de commentaire.
Just got home from an incredible ALVVAYS show at the Brudenell Social Club. It was amazing to see a hometown tee-dot band in my favourite spot in Leeds. I recently learned that my beloved Chad […]
Currently working on a new multimedia project, the bulk of which will result in a new biannual print/sound publication from SB. More details to follow as soon as I finish this dissertation chapter. In the […]
Between dissertation grinding, I’m currently making some new sound work. As part of this, my voice is part of a collaborative generative audio stream of La Monte Young’s “Composition 1960 #7” with artists from around […]
I’m still tripping up on the date in the top right corner of my notes. 2014 didn’t exist. Well, it did, but it went by so quickly I’m now afraid that the rest of my […]
I like him.
Since shipping is a killer, Curran and I decided to be the corniest corn dogs — who ever corned — and record a little ukulele + tambourine Christmas tune for our families to watch in […]
Somewhere between my second and third chapter a black hole appeared, sucking a bunch of my already thoroughly combed writing into a feedback loop with my introduction. I’ve been writing in pieces trying desperately to […]
” Why do I feel so sorry for everyone and so proud?” — Maira Kalman
we throw our shadows down we must throw our shadows down we live and throw our shadows down it’s how we get around in the sun
Curran and I stepped out to The Wardrobe in Leeds last night to see my beloved Perfume Genius. I was sick as hell and it was Monday, but it was well worth getting […]
Currently in love with Gabrielle Herbst, new music and contemporary composition.
The Ought show last night at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds was so much fun, especially when they played the b-side (new song?) Beautiful Blue Sky. The crowd went bonkers. Here’s a quieter live […]
This month is crazy. I’m refining drafts of my first three dissertation chapters, one of my committee members is visiting Leeds to speak (and have coffee with me), and I snagged tickets to a bunch […]
Since the big move from Vancouver to Leeds via Toronto took me offline for a while, I only just realised I neglected to post about my recent publication in the top-ranked American scholarly journal New […]
love this track rom my hometown + my own matrimonial bliss
I love this whole album, and have been playing it over and over since it was released earlier this month. This video for the title track reminds me of Michael Haneke’s Amour (my absolute favourite […]
After the big move from Vancouver to Leeds (via Toronto for a month) Curran and I decided we’re still dedicated to our lives as wanderers. Since we realized today that we’ve been together for six years […]
When NPR started streaming Too Bright earlier this month, I listened to it on loop for days and days. Now there’s a video for my favourite track!
Curran and I began test shooting for a forthcoming project and have been pleasantly surprised with the light here in Yorkshire. Sure, it will change as winter approaches, but as we left Vancouver former Yorkshiremen […]
Flew in to Heathrow 27th Aug, picked up the pets and took the train up to Leeds. Our terraced house is adorable. The city is vibrant and full of young people. Curran starts Law school […]
still from “trigger warning: demons” / august 2014 neal alexander armstrong and karen correia da silva performance for <IMG>Forums: Images from the Internet propeller centre for the visual arts, toronto
We sold out of a bunch of stuff! Thanks Zine Dreamers!
staying at the gladstone hotel in toronto. photo c/o curran.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to pack 3030 Dundas West in Toronto on August 7th! We sold out of most of our books and had a grand ol’ time in SB’s wonderful birthplace.
we travelled to edmonton to say farewell to curran’s family before our big move to the UK, and to attend sean and linda’s wedding. i love edmonton.
i travelled alone to newfoundland for two weeks to participate in a think tank for IICSI‘s summer institute and to attend the international sound symposium. newfoundland was beautiful, and i was honoured to be surrounded by […]
collecting from the archive while i can. leaving Vancouver in just over a month.
FREE zine online (click on the cover below to read) + print copies scattered around Vancouver today. FOR FUN AND FOR THE SUNSHINE.
Curran and I eloped four months ago, but we didn’t have time to compile our footage from the day until now. Here’s the highlight reel: Curran + Karen: December 21st, 2013 from Karen Correia […]
out and about with the husband in intermittent Vancouver sun. photo by the man.
I recently added a new press + media + peer review page. It’s by no means exhaustive and doesn’t include literart/ac publications or academic appearances, just a highlight reel of appearances and what’s been said […]
Karen Correia Da Silva. Skinny Dipping, 2014.
moar ephemera. sexploitation zine: some collages by karen. available if you know me and i gave you one or if you ask.
fuck it fuck it fuck it omg wave my hair round cause i just dont care.
We host Natalie Simpson and Jonathan Ball on March 19th! Come out for the readings, stay for the Q&A! Info here.
Curran and I flew to Edmonton to visit the Folkers/Duff/Guest clans and officially celebrate our December elopement with bowling, and a big pile of good ol’ Albertan ribs and brisket.
DON’T MISS kevin mcpherson eckhoff + Jake Kennedy this Wednesday at Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings! This one is going to be a barn-burner! Info here.
“Ships” by Karen Correia Da Silva. From Breakfast Zine, 2014.
Breakfast Zine by Karen Correia Da Silva, 2014. Kitties. Melbourne. Grapefruit. Role-play. Hammer. Printing and mailing soon.
Beat the January blues by trekking out for 2014’s first instalment of Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings, featuring Catriona Strang and Christine Stewart! The event is free and open to the public this Wednesday. Info here.
THE BLURB: Social Work in Progress (2014) is a collaborative meditation on experience and identity. Part experiment, part exorcism, voice work and poetics by Karen Correia da Silva and Curran Folkers explore the language that […]
After dating for just over five years, Curran and I eloped to Galiano Island! It was a perfect, no-fuss day for us to relax, focus on each other, and look forward to the future. Our […]
THIS AT A FEW VANCOUVER GALLERIES AND BY MAIL IN JANUARY 2014: I wanna pretend that I’m not going to be working during my vacation, but there’s just too much SB work simmering gently in […]
In six months Curran and I are moving to Leeds, West Yorkshire! Curran accepted an unconditional graduate-entry offer to study Law at the University of Leeds! I’m so proud of him! Which means I’m taking […]
In November we welcome hometown boy Daniel Zomparelli and Montrealer David McGimpsey to Green College! More event info here.
So while pursuing my creative endeavours, I’ve still been working toward PhD candidacy. Today was a milestone: I submitted by candidacy papers (“Militant Aesthetics: The Global avant-garde,” and “Intersubjective Dialectics: From Aufhebung to vis-á-vis“) to […]
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog is familiar with my obsession with Blood Sister. This is their latest NSFW video for “Dysphoria.” Again, NSFW.
Two poems from East Van Sound were just published in BookThug’s avant-garde BafterC (V6, N2), guest edited by Andrew McEwan. Purchase a copy to read ’em, as well as the work of Kelly Semkiw, Jonathan Pappo, Mat […]
It was a fun night at one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres — the Western Front — celebrating the launch of the Sound issue of Poetry is Dead, guest edited by Jordan Abel, who coincidentally […]
GO BUY THE SOUND ISSUE OF POETRY IS DEAD AND READ MY POEM “METAL HEAD, METH HEAD,” ALONG WITH NEW SOUND WORKS BY A. RAWLINGS, CHRISTIAN BÖK, STEVE MCCAFFERY, KEVIN MCNEILLY, ANDREW MCEWAN, AND MORE! […]
FROM TIGHTROPE BOOKS: While Hollywood prepares for The Manson Girls, a film that stars Canada’s own (Peterborough no less) Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes 2001) and the porn industry’s Ron Jeremy, the dearth of […]
Curran and I missed our families today, but we still managed to make some turkey and stuffing. Who knows, this might be our last Thanksgiving in Vancouver since Curran is now preparing his Law School […]
Our October 2013 instalment features Nicole Markotić and Louis Cabri! Event info here.
I was interviewed for New York based ArtFile Magazine about the Steel Bananas Art Collective + my own art practice and research by the lovely Sarah Allen Eagen. Check out the interview, titled “Artistic Kindness: Empathy, Ethics, […]
I had the great pleasure of reading sound poems from my forthcoming 7-inch East Van Sound at the WORD Vancouver literary festival. The event was curated by Jordan Abel for Poetry is Dead, billed as […]
Our artists and writers will be exhibiting and reading in Toronto and Vancouver, releasing music and touring both within and outside of the record label world, curating exhibitions, and releasing poster zines. Check us out! […]
PC is back! Come to our first event featuring Jillian Christmas and Chris Gilpin! Event info here.
Our 2013-2014 offering from SB Collective Publications includes two beautifully illustrated poetry collections, short fiction, two art books, and a 7-inch vinyl.
Trip hop on repeat.
Blood Sister. All the time. Can’t get enough.
Listen loud. Very loud.
Mabel has the googliest eyes. This is one for the archive.
I know I should be working on my candidacy papers, but I have to blow off at least some steam. Curran and I LOVE watching tennis together, so we decided to pick up the sport […]
And as you all know, friendship is magic.
Started filming for PeopleSometimes. Here’s a production shot of Ryan’s reading:
I’m currently in Victoria for Congress 2013 (@ the Edge). I presented the first of two papers for the conference (this one co-written with Dr. Laura Moss) at an ACQL digital pedagogy session–organized by Emily […]
I’m starting a new short film series and archive this summer. Since I’m currently filming and collecting, the site PeopleSometimes.com won’t launch until the fall. Nevertheless, it’s getting my mind off of candidacy stress. I’m […]
Bijou’s track of the day (chosen by sitting right beside the speaker, purring).
Mabel is going crazy (and chasing her tail) for this track right now. Sun’s filtering in through the back door and it smells like someone is having a barbecue.
…and I said yes!
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