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.
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.
Join us for our first public event, an evening of artist talks with Vancouver artists: prOphecy sun, Jay White, Kristoff Steinruck, and Laiwan. SiteFactory's bus location is noted below.
prOphecy sun is a Vancouver–based sound artist, performance artist, and media artist, whose work involves sound and movement in live performance, video and video installation. Her interdisciplinary performance practice threads together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment, to create exploratory works that invoke deep body memory and draw from an interior landscape of dreams.
Jay White's work is distributed and translated through oral tellings, multi-media installations, and virtual archives. Through performances and objects, remote or unseen areas become shared spaces, and people become implicated in reciprocal and embodied relations with the animate entities that surround them. Jay's work has shown worldwide and his films have won various awards internationally. He is sessional faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Kristoff Steinruck's artistic practice integrates installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performance. His work is influenced by an interest in nature and science, speculative fiction, film, and conceptual art. Based in Vancouver, his current artistic research is focused on technology obsolescence, mycology, and non-human subjectivity through the production of film and video works.
Laiwan is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator with a wide-ranging practice based in poetics and philosophy. Born in Zimbabwe of Chinese parents, her family immigrated to Canada in 1977 to leave the war in Rhodesia. Since 2000, Laiwan has been investigating embodiment through performativity, audio, music, improvisation, and varieties of media, along with bodily and emotional intelligence, so as to unravel and engage presence. Recent public commissions have also enabled her to focus on issues of urban development touching on poetic and philosophic themes related to current issues of the environment and built cityscape of Vancouver. She teaches at the MFA in Interdisciplinary Art Program, Goddard College, USA.
Location will depend on available parking on Friday July 8th.
The location will be EITHER:
385 Thornton Street (also called Prince Edward St on some maps) @ E 1st Ave (just off of Great Northern Way near the entrance of Equinox and Monte Clark Galleries)
Earl Finning Way (also called Earl Finning Pl), parallel to Great Northern Way, one street north, between Fraser St and Foley St, just east of the new Emily Carr University site.
This event is free and open to the public.
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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.
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 — 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.
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On June 3, 2016, the first bus warming dinner was held at Leah Weinstein's SiteFactory with the beautiful backdrop of Spanish Banks, and a glorious, fresh, 5-star vegetarian meal courtesy of Guest Chef Jason Feehrer. Be sure to check SiteFactory's website, under 'Submissions' to send in your proposals for activities with the bus!
A great day on April 10, 2016, working with my cinematographer, effects director and collaborator John Fukushima, and blessed by a young eagle who hung about near us while we worked. I always enjoy working with John, and this project is for my tiny action summer blockbuster, a commission for the City of Vancouver, coming soon to a big screen somewhere near you.
Artist Leah Weinstein has been awarded a 2016 mentorship with me from the British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant to include work exploring artist run centre mobility. For 2014-15, emerging Indigenous artist Anne Riley was awarded the same grant. Riley recently culminated our mentorship with an intriguing body of work titled “that brings the other nearly as close as oneself”, a title from the essay On Touching—The Inhuman That Therefore I Am (v1.1) by renowned feminist theorist Karen Barad. Riley’s work explores queer touch and the Indigenous lesbian body. Her work was on exhibit in a group show until October 24, 2015 at the Western Front Gallery, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia.
UPDATE: Anne Riley will continue to work with me beginning 2017, with her receipt of a second British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant. Thanks to the BCAC for financial assistance and mentorship support for emerging artists in BC.
Welcome to my new website! This one will be agile and robust, as I look forward to reconnecting with old and new friends through a variety of media, activities, projects and relational engagements : ).