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2012 re-issue

Hello. I made 50 more copies of the Remember Who’s Emma zine and dvd. They will be for sale this weekend at the day time shows of the Not Dead Yet fest at the Tranzac. I think the Toronto Zine Library will also carry them via their distro at future events in the Toronto area. They are still selling for $8.


The Remember Who’s Emma dvd + zine is now available for purchase at Hits and Misses, here in Toronto, for $8.00!

Jonathan Culp is also tabling it at various book fairs. He was selling it at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, and I think at the Hamilton Book fair last weekend. So look out for the light blue little zines with the illustration of 66.5 Nassau Who’s Emma on it (by Tara Bursey).

If you can’t get to Hits and Misses or are unable to find Jonathan Culp at a book fair, I can send you a copy I suppose. Email me and we’ll figure out payment.

I made a typo in the zine, which I’m really annoyed about. I didn’t get anyone else to proof read the text, so that’s what I get. I spell the word “experiment” wrong.

Hello there.

“Remember Who’s Emma” will be screening in Montreal this Saturday, May 29th at 4:30 pm as part of the Anarchist Book Fair. It’s taking place MAY 29-30, 10am-5pm
at the CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle
(a short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro)
FREE. Welcome to all!

I’m going to have the DVD+zine for sale for $8.00.

It’s been months since I’ve updated this blog with news on the Remember Who’s Emma project, but finally I have something to report.

There will be a screening at the end of the month in Montreal. How exciting. It will be part of the film screenings at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, which is happening May 29th and 30th. For more information please go here.

I will post details about the screening when it becomes available. I’m going to be busy over the next few weeks working on a version of the DVD to sell at the bookfair, there will be some available to order as well if you want to get a copy but can’t make it to the bookfair in Montreal. I’ll probably make a limited edition of 50 or something. Get in touch if you’re interested. I am not sure how much it will be yet, but probably around $8 – $10


Sorry I haven’t posted anything in over 2 months. I got a full-time job and didn’t really have anything to report.

ANYWAY, soon I will be back to editing the Remember Who’s Emma video again. I’m going to try to smooth over some small glitches and maybe revise the sound track a bit. Over the next few months I’m going to submit the piece to doc festivals, so hopefully there will be a screening or two in the coming year. I’ll definitely post updates on this front.

The nerdy punk walking tour of Kensington Market brought to you by Stephe Perry of Equalizing Distort.


Sorry this isn’t the greatest representation of our discussion, but at least we had one.

Huge scope:

Social and historical grounding to “Remember Who’s Emma”

1. Social context in the 1990s – The decade punk broke (again)

2. The Toronto scene – and who is Emma?

2. 1. The Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) vs. social anarchism

2. 2. The paradox of anarchist retail

2. 3. Youth identity production: Self Representation and media representation

2. 4. Events (shows and meetings) – rites of passage and turning points for Who’s Emma

2. 5. Waning collective participation: No future?

2. 6. Closing frustrations, but punk success in failure

3. Conclusion(s) to the social and historical grounding of Who’s Emma

Production process of the “Remember Who’s Emma” documentary project
4. Video catalyst – mobilization tool and historical record
5. Initial ideas: a participatory video database/archive documentary project
6. The value of narrative and tension between “Documentary” and new media

7. A new media resolution of expository and participatory documentary modes

8. Exhibition and events – the sociability of place

9. Dissemination and networking – creating a virtual place for Who’s Emma


It was important and pivotal in peoples lives. End.


My defense is on Tuesday. I’m still in the process of reviewing and compiling the footage of the punk walking tour and the show that happened in the exhibition space. I will definitely post videos of those events soon. There’s some good footage, or at least I get a kick out of it.


I’m still writing my thesis paper. Here is one of my favorite quotes:

Perhaps the paranoid dimension of archival art is the other side of this utopian ambition – its desire to turn belatedness into becomingness, to recoup failed visions in art, literature, philosophy and everyday life into possible scenarios of alterative kinds of social relations, to transform the no-place of the archive into the no-place of a utopia (Foster, 2004:146).

Here are photos from the screening at the Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax:


What a bunch of positive folks. The screening went really well I thought. Too bad not everyone could fit up the stairs. There was a stimulating discussion/Q & A afterward. I was impressed that people had such engaging questions about my production process and personal association to Who’s Emma. Thanks y’all.

While in Halifax I had some great conversations with people about the potential of doing a tour of social centres and autonomous punk spaces in the U.S. and Cananda. I think this may lead to another spin off new media type project involving creating a database and interactive map of all these kinds of places. More on this later… very exciting.


Sorry I am late with posting this info. I’ve been traveling all over the maritimes, hanging out in the wilderness and Irving big stops.


Monday July 6th there will be a screening of the Remember Who’s Emma video at the Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax. The show starts at 7pm and I think we may also screen a 7 minute doc I made about the Anchor Archive Regional Zine Project.