*all vintage Victoria TV footage via Robotsatsea2009 YouTube Channel except Lyle’s Ad via Paramont YouTube Channel
The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is a registered non-profit society and a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists since March 2002. Established to provide artists from all disciplines with an accessible venue for experimentation, MoCL is committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.
We are located on Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Victoria, BC Canada). We operate studios at 858 Devonshire Road, in the Esquimalt Industrial Park, a window gallery generously donated by Cenote Restaurant in the Odeon Alley, and the PedalBox/PaddleBox mobile Bike Cart Galleries.
Jameel Mulani & Emma Holland are interdisciplinary artists collaboratively focused upon experimental photography, self-publishing, and film. Their approach comes from a foundation in architectural studies, and an interest in the spatial nature of media as environments. Explorations into video include installations and interventions, along with experimental films and music videos.
Their zines and artist books have been exhibited at Zines of the World, Doomed Gallery, London, UK; and Photoblock, as part of the East London photography festival, Photomonth. Their self-published books have appeared at independent book fairs in Canada, U.S., and UK, and are disseminated by Art Metropole, Toronto, Printed Matter, NY, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK. Emma Holland and Jameel Mulani currently live and work on Vancouver Island, Canada. http://newgeometrics.com
Aimée van Drimmelen is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the rhythms of nature internally and externally over a variety of media including 2D paintings on drumskins, film/video/animation, and sound. She was co-curator of Montreal's Reel Dames film festival, and selected for the NFB Hothouse animation mentorship program in 2011. Since then her animated shorts and music videos have screened at numerous festivals including Fantasia and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and won an AI-AP Motion Arts Award. She is currently based on Vancouver Island. http://avd-art.com