Western Front is pleased to announce the release of A House, a new publication by S F Ho. A House was born out of Hazel Meyer’s 2020 exhibition at Western Front, The Weight of Inheritance.
In the spring of 2016, a chance encounter at a house in Toronto’s east end led to Hazel being gifted a ton of marble that once belonged to artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland. This marble sits as a conceptual base for The Weight of Inheritance, a continually developing body of work that wrestles with questions of legacy, queerness, and lineage, and of how to reconcile and situate oneself in the gaps and overlaps between feminisms. As part of the exhibition, artists Alysha Seriani and S F Ho were engaged for residencies, wherein they produced new works to sit alongside, and in conversation with, The Weight of Inheritance.
S F Ho’s A House adapts memories of homes and houses shared by Alysha, exhibition curator Pablo de Ocampo, and exhibition assistant Simranpreet Anand, and plays off themes of history, materiality, and domesticity that emerge in Hazel’s work. Stemming from ongoing experiments in collaborative listening and writing, the text repeats, loops, and wanders around a shifting dream-like structure.
In a limited run of 150 copies, the publication will be distributed for free through the post, with a customized envelope by Hazel Meyer. Copies delivered to addresses within Canada will also bear a custom postage stamp, featuring an image created by Hazel and Alysha during their time spent with the exhibition at Western Front. Please click below to request a complimentary copy of A House be mailed to you.
S F Ho is an artist living on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ peoples. They recently finished writing a short novella about aliens, love, and boundaries, called George the Parasite.
Text by S F Ho
Design by Anahita Jamali Rad
Edited by David Bradford
Published by Western Front, 2021
30 pages, softcover