ELSPETH SAGE is a co-founding director of On Edge, curator, writer, producer and arts critic based in Vancouver, Canada. Her articles have appeared in Video Guide, Impulse, Vanguard, FUSE, V Magazine, Media Arts, Parallelogramme, HARBOUR Magazine, CIRCA, FRONT and Artists’ Newsletter as well as numerous catalogues, most recently in March 2005 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts National Gallery catalogue essay. Select exhibitions include: Feng Shui, Auslander Video, Temple of My Familiar, Walas Kwis Gila (Venice Biennale) 1999 and Hungry Ghosts (Venice Biennale) 2003 and Pioneering Digital Media 2004.

ON EDGE was formed in Vancouver in 1985 to produce, present and promote art that was marginalized due to its political, social or artistic form and content. We are primarily interested in the popular forms such as the media arts. We produce live events, exhibitions, visiting artists, performances and workshops. Our focus is cross-cultural work that challenges ideas and attitudes of what constitutes art. Past projects: Yellow Peril: Reconsidered; Self-Winding; Feng Shui; Auslander Video; Temple of My Familiar; Jazz Slave Ships, Walas Kwis Gila, Centrifugal Vision: Video Circle, Stealing to Subvert Hungry Ghosts - Fantasmi Affamati, MIR (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research, Co-Lab, Pioneering Digital Media, I Am Curious Yellow, Picturing the Yukon, Lida Abdul and On Edge TV.

We have presented projects in galleries, warehouses, offices, outdoors, hotel lobbies, bonded warehouses, historical houses, parking lots, cabarets, unique community spaces, palazzos, a water bus and on the Internet.

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