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1949   Born in Calgary
1968   Travels in Europe – museums, music, culture, life
1970   New School of Art, Toronto, studies under Robert Markle, Nobuo Kubota
1973   Western Front, Vancouver, artist-run centre
1974   Deccadance, Hollywood, festival of mail art
1976   HP Radio Show, CFRO-FM, Vancouver, with Patrick Ready
1976   Faustroll, shadow play, with Martin Bartlett, Kate Craig, Patrick Ready
1976   HP Canada tour, artist-run centres
1978   Vis-à-Vis, shadow play, Montréal, International Festival of Performance Art
1979   Boy Can See with His Ears, performance, Audio Scene ’79, Vienna
1980   World tour, travels in Asia, Africa, Europe, with Kate Craig
1981   South North, exhibition, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, with Kate Craig
1981   Wiencouver, slowscan video, Vancouver-Vienna
1981   Afro-Asiatic Combine, proposal, with Robert Filliou
1983   Cheekeye Dunsmuir Line, sound installation, October Show, Vancouver
1983   La Plissure du Texte, telecom, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
1983   Wiencouver IV, slowscan, Vancouver-Vienna
1983   Aka Nada, shadow play, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin
1984   Sax Island, video, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, with Eric Metcalfe
1984   MacBooty Brothers European tour, performance, with Eric Metcalfe,
1985   FRONT Magazine, co-founder and editor
1985   Corpus Colossus, shadow play, Valladolid, Warsaw, Budapest, Amsterdam
1985   Nicaragua, performance, le lieu, Québec
1986   INFERMENTAL VI, video magazine, producer and editor, Berlin Film Festival
1986   Cross-Cultural Television, video, with Antoni Muntadas
1986   Strategies for Survival, conference co-organizaer, Expo ’86, Vancouver
1987   Video performance, 2me Biennale des Arts Visuels de l’Est du Québec, Matane
1985   Last Words of Gertrude Stein, audio installation, Biennale of Peace, Hamburg
1986   Planetary Network, telecommunication, Venice Biennale
1987   MacBooty Brothers, performance, dokumenta 8, Kassel, with Eric Metcalfe
1988   William S. Burroughs, exhibitions and readings, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal
1989   Radio Painting, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, for Kunstradio
1989   Lumen Cinereum, video installation, Gallery TOO, Vancouver
1991   Sax Island, video, MOMA New York, New Canadian Video, with Eric Metcalfe
1991   Telecom ’91, telecommunication festival, Western Front, Vancouver
1992   Radio Rethink, exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
1992   Duster, video, with Rebecca Belmore, Cornelia Wyngaarden, Eric Metcalfe
1993   Building with Water, symposium on art and ecology, curator, UBC, Vancouver
1993   Hank Bull, Recent Video, Pacfic Film Archives, curated by Steve Seid
1994   Keynote speaker, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
1994   Littoral, symposium, New Zones for Artist-Initiated Activity, Manchester
1994   Free Idea Zone, conference, artists from Canada, US and Mexico, San Francisco
1994   Neighbourhood Television (NTV), curator, Western Front, with Tetsuo Kogawa
1994   Wagon, videophone installation, Leipzig Medienbiennale
1994   Elsewhere, telephone installation, Media Galleria, Turku, Finland
1995   Research trip to Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, China
1995   Passage of Death, telematic performance, Tokyo Art Conference
1996   Displacement, video installation, Yokohama Citizen’s Gallery
1996   Distanz, telematic performance, Tokyo International Dance Festival
1996   Distanz, Centre d’art contemporain Basse Normandie, Hérouville, France
1996   PAARC, Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres, co-founder
1996   Shanghai Fax, exhibition of fax art, co-curator, Hua Shan Art College, Shanghai
1998   C’est Tous les Jours Robert, symposium on Robert Filliou, Périgueux, France
1998   Jiangnan, exhibition series, co-curator, symposium and catalogue, Vancouver
1999   Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, co-founder
1999   MerzMuzeum, Internet radio, Littoral, Ambleside, UK, and Kunstradio, Vienna
2001   Farming and the Web, Internet radio, Littoral, Lancashire, UK
2001   Me & You, performance, Space Traffic, Para/Site, Hong Kong
2005   Performance, Interakcje 7, Piotrkow-Trybunalski, Poland, with Sarah Turner
2009   multi-inter-trans, lecture, Nam June Paik Art Centre, Seoul
2012   Open Sea, solo exhibition, Wakayama Bijitsukan, Tokyo
2013   Autumn Colours, video, Festival international de filmes sur art, Montreal
2013   Jipugtug, video commission, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax
2013   Wiencouver X, residency, Kunstradio, Vienna,
2014   Reception of Electricity, keynote, Radio as Art, Bremen, Germany
2015   Connexion, survey exhibition, catalogue
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown,
Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal,
St Mary’s Univesity Art Gallery, Halifax,
School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC
2015   Momo, shadow play, LIVE Performance Biennale, Vancouver
2017   Recent Work, solo exhibition, Franc Gallery, Vancouver
2018   Donkey Tales, shadow play, 7a*11d Performance Festival, Toronto
2019   Theatre of Painting solo exhibition, Franc Gallery, Vancouver