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For this edition of ALMOST MONTHS I decided to experiment with a green screen in order to flesh out some of the challenges with this method of SFX. Instead of gravitating towards optimizing the quality of keying I took advantage of the “glitchyness” of plant life greens being pulled with the background.

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There isn’t any story arc or even real subject to this short video. I consider it more of a quick study of still life, which is why I tried to keep it brief.

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Welcome June.


Set to Secret Love by Doris Day.

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Above: castle-type extensions in the works.

Cimperalla’s glass slipper moment: I wanted to include this look into Petals but the clock struck midnight and the pants I was creating for it turned into a disaster and still aren’t done!!!


Hello angel babies and owlets! Now that it’s been a few days since I shared Petals I feel like I owe a lot more from that collection to the world. However I always have other projects going on already so ultimately my plans for upgrading blindarcade are getting a bit lost in the mix. For that reason I decided to make my Blindarcade *To Do List* publicly available on the site, with the hope that it will remind me to get things done, and just so that my regular visitors know what they have to look forward to aside from the new videos that are coming.

Anyway, I hope that people don’t mind that my work has been really lo-fi lately, and not in the cute VHS way. I’ve been limiting myself to new extremes. I just want to make sure that I have my craft right before I begin tackling bigger projects. When you’re forced to make due with very little you find yourself hitting your head against the wall over obstacles that you feel like are preventing you from creating great work. Until I can really overcome that barrier and stop saying to myself retrospectively “next time I’ll capture it ____ way instead” I don’t want to move forward with even bigger future plans.

I hope to have the list completed by the end of summer, and at least 4 more videos. After that I really want to take my projects to the next level, so bare with me if the work feels a little unrefined until then.

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On December 31′st 2016 Mirvish Village as we know it will finally lower it’s curtain for one last time. Ed Mirvish’s iconic landmark has graced the corner of Bloor and Bathurst for almost 70 years with it’s old west marquee. Inside the mazes of aisles, mirrors, staircases and signed portraits of theatre stars from days-gone-by, I content to find myself rummaging for bargains. The ladies’ department receives the liquidated stock of everything from mid-tier boutiques to dollar store dime clothing, and somewhere within the mix I always strike gold. Once it was a 25 cent emerald green silk blazer, other times it has been in the form of wholesale cost blank shirts and toques that I’ve used for my screen printing projects. I am going to miss the experience of treasure hunting at Ed’s paradise. I long for the days of businesses like this one, sometimes it reminds me of grocery stores I think I visited as a child before moving to Ontairo. Saving money isn’t even the motive behind visiting, rather the thrill of a fantastic find. Though I do worry about Toronto’s populace whom rely on this store out of necessity. Anyway, I hope to share some of my last wins before the doors finally close for good.

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These white nurse shoes were only $2.99 so I stocked up.

They are very comfortable and go with everything in the summer. While trying them on I sparked up a conversation with the manager of the department and he told me that his boss (Ed) used to say all things must come to an end, including his store. He was very cordial about the matter, but when I suggested the fact that it feels like a national injustice he couldn’t help but agree. It is strange to see a city which behold’s it’s historic facades so ardently to allow the facade of the marquee to be dismantled. I won’t be surprised if it is somehow re-appropriated elsewhere.

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➳ The following body of work marks the beginning of a collection, rather then a complete season. The clothing, video and music were handcrafted by ChristieArcade using minimal materials in order to explore the chosen aesthetic from the ground up. All elements of the video, music, photography and clothing were created by yours truly, as always.
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