My upcoming project Mobile Barnacle City Live/Work Studio is a temporary site-specific installation at the intersection of Keefer and Columbia Streets in Chinatown, Vancouver, with SiteFactory / Leah Weinstein, featuring barnacle sculptures by Emilie Grace Lavoie.
Opening reception and open salon on SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018 2:00pm‐5:00pm
Location: Quebec St at Keefer St (South West side)
Installation runs from April 15-29, 2018.
Located within the SiteFactory bus at a contentious site of ecological transformation, historical and cultural significance, and development pressure, Mobile Barnacle City Live/Work Studio examines conditions of displacement and disparity where Chinatown meets North-East False Creek. The intersection of Keefer and Columbia Streets points to where water of False Creek used to flow under the Georgia Viaduct reaching up to the Sun Yat Sun Gardens, now covered by Andy Livingstone Park and the surrounding development.
Over the course of two weeks Mobile Barnacle City Live/Work Studio will be hosting FREE open salons with refreshments including: "Luq’luq’i : a herbal lounge" with T’uy’t’tanat - Cease Wyss & Anne Riley.
The Mobile Barnacle City School will offer four FREE seminars:
• Imagining l’avenir — what is to come and a possible Chthulucene
• Indigeneity and decolonial mobility
• Strategies to counter artwashing and gentrification
• Remembering Chinatown (with guest Chipper John Mah, who as a boy was featured in the CBC 1956 film Summer Afternoon)
Schedule and registration for seminars here: RSVP
Volunteer to help: email <email@example.com> (Subject line: Volunteer)
Thanks for additional sponsorship from Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, the East End Food Co-op, and support from the Goddard College Faculty Development Fund, Plainfield, VT.
Mobile Barnacle City Live/Work Studio is part of Ten Different Things. 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. It features new commissions launching Spring 2018 in Vancouver where artists were invited to create new works in the spirit of free inquiry at the intersection of public art, community engagement, and civic process. Projects are temporary and take a variety of forms—events, installations, residencies, interventions, workshops—and provoke new visions of art and civic life. How can we create structures, processes or dynamics to produce new ways of living in, interacting with, or occupying the city? Where are the intersections in public life where artists can produce alternate outcomes?
Artists: Colleen Brown, Instant Coffee, Laiwan, Khan Lee, Holly Schmidt, Henry Tsang, Janet Wang, Casey Wei, Jen Weih, and Denise Holland and Pongsakorn Yananissorn.
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