Collection C029 - Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely Collection

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Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely Collection

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  • Multiple media

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C029

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  • [19--] ; [20--] ; 1971-2014, predominant 1997-2001 (Creation)
    Creator
    Tinguely, Vincent
  • [19--] ; [20--] ; 1971-2014, predominant 1997-2001 (Creation)
    Creator
    Stanton, Victoria

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1.14 m of textual records
59 audio cassettes
53 CDs
12 mini CDs
8 3 1⁄2 inch floppy disks
16 posters
13 photographs : b&w prints
5 phonographic records
3 betamax
1 VHS
1 DVD

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([19--]-)

Biographical history

Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator. She is also a part-time professor in Fibers and Materials Practices at Concordia University. Stanton has performed and exhibited at various spaces and events at the local, national, and international levels. Time, transaction, transition, the in-between, and liminal spaces are central to her time-based work. Stanton is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Prix Powerhouse. She has held numerous residencies, including at McGill University, DARE-DARE, and Artexte. Impure, Reinventing the Word was her first book.

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([19--]-)

Biographical history

Vincent Tinguely is a writer and performance poet currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2005, he self-published a novella titled Final Trainwreck of a Lost-Mind Summer. In 2006 he published a chapbook titled Parc Ave. Poems. Tinguely has also written extensively on spoken word and literary events and co-hosted a two radio shows on CKUT 90.3, Victorious & Invincible and Kitchen Kitchen Bang Bang.

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Scope and content

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely collection contains materials concerning the theory, practice, and history of spoken word poetry. It also thoroughly documents the history of the spoken word scene in Montreal from the 1960s until 2001. Significantly, the collection documents the writing and publication of Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely’s Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001).

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely contains interviews conducted by Stanton and Tinguely with 75 French and English poets, authors, artists, and performers, including Heather O'Neill, Jonathan Goldstein, Michel Garneau, John Giorno, Zoe Whittall, Jean-Paul Daoust, Simon Dardick, Catherine Kidd, Geneviève Letarte, Naila Keleta-Mae, Hélène Monette, Trish Salah, Anne Stone, Todd Swift, and Debbie Young, among many others. The collection also includes, 52 CDs, 12 mini-CDs, 4 LPs, 8 cassettes, and 5 VHS and beta of spoken word and poetry released between 1971 and 2014; newspaper clippings; notes and working papers; manuscript drafts and translations; galley proofs; correspondence; and research materials, among other documents. Materials concerning Montreal literary festivals, including Blue Metropolis and the Festival Voix d’Amériques, can be found throughout.

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Physical condition

Materials are generally in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Materials were donated to Concordia University Library's Special Collections by Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely in July 2019 and arrived at the Library on August 14, 2019.

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Materials are arranged in the order of receipt unless otherwise indicated.

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  • English
  • French

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Materials are mostly in English. Some of the items are also in French.

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Original audio-visual materials cannot be accessed until they are digitized.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

In most cases, reproductions are allowed for the purpose of research and private study. The use of material in a publication may only be done with written consent of the copyright owner(s).

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Digitization of the audio cassettes is set to be completed in fall 2019.

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Copyright belongs to the creator.

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Draft

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