The Western Front, 7-9pm, September 26
Join Other Sights the community of The Foreshore for a special event launching a suite of multi-textured podcasts based on and inspired by The Foreshore Sessions: Vanessa Campbell thinking in and about hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and language reclamation, Stacey Ho considering embodiment and decolonization, Sarah Moore on cones and zones, Dan Pon swimming through confluence and intervention. Sound design by Pietro Sammarco. The Foreshore is an Other Sights project in collaboration with Kimberly Phillips. For more information visit: www.therforeshore.org
The flavor incubator and taste-making think-tank comprised of Helen Reed, Hannah Jickling and Queen Alexandra Elementary School students, is back again this fall. A new and original chewing gum formulation is currently in the works with grade 6/7 students, along with food scientist Kathrin Wallace and Chip Budde of Organic Gum LLC. Gum is approached as a confectionary, as an art material and as a transgressive public phenomenon that gets stuck to sidewalks, benches and underneath desks. Launching this autumn, more details on the chewing gum release will follow soon! Visit the official Big Rock Candy Mountain project site to see what the group has been working on this past year.
The Blue Cabin project is excited to bring you its first speaker series. Five programmed talks throughout June and July. All talks are taking place at grunt gallery in Vancouver, during Jeremy and Sus Borsos’ exhibition The Blue Cabin at grunt gallery. All events are free of charge and open to the public.
Artist talk with Jeremy Borsos – Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Artist Jeremy Borsos will give a talk describing the restoration of the small 1920’s building known as the Blue Cabin. The talk will focus on possible translations of the cabin’s history.
Daniel Francis | Squat City: A Brief History of Squatting Around Burrard Inlet – Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Author and historian Daniel Francis will speak about the history of squatter villages on the region’s foreshore.
Carole Itter in conversation with Krista Lomax – Saturday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Artist Carole Itter will present an informal talk about her artwork and writings during her 35-year-long residency at the Blue Cabin. She will be joined by artist and editor Krista Lomax.
Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, The Foreshore – Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Artist Jen Weih and curator and artist Vanessa Kwan will speak about The Foreshore, a project produced by Other Sights, in collaboration with Kimberly Phillips.
The Blue Cabin Project – Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Blue Cabin founding partners Glenn Alteen, Esther Rausenberg, and Barbara Cole will discuss the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency project.
Other Sights is one of three arts organizations that helped save Al Neil and Carole Itter’s Blue Cabin, the last squatters’ cabin on the Burrard Inlet. This tiny gem represents the last vestiges of a cultural tradition of people living in alternative housing along the foreshores of this region’s waterways. Facing demolition, the cabin was moved from its original site on the western edge of Cates Park in North Vancouver to a nearby storage site and then on to Maplewood Farms where, in the sheep pasture, it underwent extensive repair by artist team Sus and Jeremy Borsos. The organizations’ vision is to repurpose the cabin as an artist studio and to mount it to a floating platform alongside a tiny house, to serve as a vital, off the grid, multi-disciplinary floating artist residency. The idea to set the cabin adrift from ownership or permanent location took shape and gained traction through the collaboration of grunt gallery, Creative Cultural Collaborations (C3) and Other Sights, all of whom remain committed to stewarding the residency into the future.
The Foreshore continues! The CAG joins us for year two of The Foreshore, a series of roving discursive events held at community centres throughout the city of Vancouver, aiming to generate questions and confluence inspired by the conditions of the foreshore, the land along the edge of a body of water that is repeatedly submerged and revealed by the tide.
Session 3: Subterranean Weaving: On the Entwinement of Indigeneity and Hidden Labour in the Making of Contemporary Vancouver
Dana Claxton with Jaleh Mansoor
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00-8.30pm
nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch, Vancouver Public Library
Wo Soon (Mary) Lee Chan Room
730 East Hastings Street
Prompted by celebrated local artist Dana Claxton’s new series of photographic works, Claxton and UBC art historian Jaleh Mansoor will discuss and debate a number of inter-related questions relating to Aboriginal sovereignty and economics, global wealth distribution, and local and global culture.