Ten Different Things Symposium

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Ten Different Things Symposium
Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10am - 4pm Lunch provided Free
Join us for a symposium to share the results of the Ten Different Things series. Artists Colleen Brown, Instant Coffee, Laiwan, Khan Lee, Holly Schmidt, Henry Tsang, Janet Wang, Casey Wei, Jen Weih, and Denise Holland and Pongsakorn Yananissorn will give short presentations about their work and findings to be followed by lunch and an afternoon panel.

10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:20 Artist talks
12:00 Lunch (provided)
12:30: Artist talks
2:00: Panel Discussion moderated by Adrian Sinclair

Ten Different Things is a series of public art commissions presented throughout Vancouver in Spring 2018. Artists were invited to create new works in the spirit of free inquiry at the intersection of public art, community engagement, and civic process. Curated by Kate Armstrong, the series is a collaboration between CityStudio Vancouver and Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and supported by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program. Questions contact karmstrong@ecuad.ca

Ten Different Things is produced on the traditional unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations

In Chinatown Today

Mobile Barnacle City was mentioned in Vancouver Chinatown Today news! Thanks Louis Lapprend.

Summer Light

In the spirit of unconventional art practices — always bring your wind-up flash-light to help out as the sun goes down on the bus, SiteFactory: Mobile Art Platform, with Leah Weinstein. Thanks Joni Low for the photo.

Artists talk on unconventional practices

The wondrous view from my seat on the SiteFactory: Mobile Art Platform's bus, with artists talks by prOphecy sun, Jay White, and readings by Kristoff Steinruck and myself. It was a lot of fun, I liked sitting in the bus amid the changing evening sky, listening to thoughts on art and practice.

Look out for SiteFactory's forthcoming Indiegogo campaign that will help pay for installing a solar electricity supply — because yes, we did run out of juice for the projector with the small generator. Nevertheless, I loved sitting in the dark dusk of evening light and the beautiful city sky. Thanks to the attentive and engaged audience who came out to find the bus and to Leah Weinstein for SiteFactory: Mobile Art Platform.

Granville & Robson Street installation shots

Here are a variety of shots of the Barnacle City installation sent in by a variety of folk. Thanks Dan Bull, Sharon Bayly, Anne Riley, Leah Weinstein and others for the photos.

Barnacle City Installed

At the corner of Robson and Granville Streets in Vancouver. We waited a while before Barnacle City played. The anticipation was a curious delight and then it unexpectedly came on. More photos of the other venues will be posted soon!

Barnacle City Event Page on Facebook

Barnacle City — The Movie is now installed at outdoor venues in downtown Vancouver, Canada! 

Venue: Robson & Granville St large LED screens
Additional venues include: the CBC Plaza on Hamilton St.; Telus Gardens on Georgia St.; the Terry Fox Plaza; the Vancity Theatre before each film screening and the Pacific Cinematheque, also before each film screening.

Visit the Facebook Event page here (click image):