The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


As a 19-year-old woman, there were many things Isabel Pazmino looked forward to, like getting into university and living on her own for the first time. She had the whole world in front of her and felt there was nothing she couldn’t accomplish. Then came March 2, 2008, when a simple headache altered her life forever.

Tania Bruguera, Cuban installation and performance artist, steps up to the podium for her artist talk at the sold out Glenbow Theatre as the loud applause from the crowd fades to silence.

As Bruguera begins her speech for the public art and social practice workshop series, members of the crowd sit at the edge of their seats, waiting in anticipation for her next words.

When someone experiences depression, usually it is because of certain reduced quantities of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

Brian Farrell is a passionate musician, but instead of pursuing his own career in music he chose to foster the abilities of others.