The Foreshore: Session 2

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Events, Talk

bluecabin_storage_post_webA series of informal sessions of research and knowledge exchange.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

222 E Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Justin Langlois and Holly Schmidt will share their research into the creation of The Floating School, a multi-year artist-led research, production, and programming initiative that will explore retreat as both a theoretical and methodological proposition. From its physical infrastructure to its curricular framework, The Floating School will examine retreat as necessary indulgence, retreat as long-term strategy, and retreat as active movement in an opposite direction.

Glenn Alteen, Barbara Cole and Esther Rausenberg are part of the volunteer team that helped save senior artists Al Neil and Carole Itter’s Blue Cabin, the last squatters’ dwelling on the Burrard Inlet. They will present their research and findings relating to the cabin’s past and their vision for its future as a floating artist residency.

We welcome the contributions, questions, and comments of attendees, please join us!

The Foreshore is a year-long collaboration between Access Gallery and Other Sights’ for Artist Projects inspired by the deep influence of the waterways on our cities and societies on the West Coast.

The foreshore is a place of unclear jurisdiction, and thus of contestation, friction, and constant movement. Those who dwell in this zone must continually adapt to a changing environment. The foreshore also conjures histories specific to this region: narratives of trade and exchange, habitation and nourishment, resistance and violent erasure. It might similarly evoke our contemporary lived situation in this place. Considering the potential of this zone as both concept and site, The Foreshore initiative asks the following: how do we generate conditions of emergence? How can we take up space differently? How do we support unruly practices and futures?

Visit the foreshore.org for an unfolding schedule of events.

Photo credit: Marko Simcic