Coastal Camera Obscura, closing reception

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Coastal Camera Obscura, a floating sculpture and optical device. Please join Other Sights to celebrate the project at this closing reception for artist Donald Lawrence and his team. 

Coastal Camera Obscura

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Coastal Camera Obscura, Events, Performance | No Comments
Coastal Camera Obscura

Anchored in the waters of False Creek with views to the last remaining undeveloped waterfront of Northeast False Creek, the camera obscura offers participants a multi-sensory experience, connecting with real time in the act of seeing a highly detailed reflection of the water and landscape that is both familiar and remarkable at the same time. Light entering a simple lens fitted within the dark, tent-like structure, projects a real-time image of the surrounding environment, where, upside down and backwards, it falls onto a screen. With distant viaducts turned on end, and the water rising, the elusive image conjures the conditions of the foreshore as a place of constant flux and asks what is, as yet, unseen?

Coastal Camera Obscura

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Coastal Camera Obscura, Projects | No Comments

or one week at the height of the summer, Other Sights welcomes kayakers, canoeists and paddleboaters to paddle into the Coastal Camera Obscura, a floating artwork that is both sculpture and optical device. Overseers will assist with entering and exiting the structure, while on shore, guides will assist those without access to boats to climb into 1 and 2-person kayaks and accompany them to the artwork.

Anchored in the waters of False Creek with views to the last remaining undeveloped waterfront of Northeast False Creek, the camera obscura offers participants a multi-sensory experience, connecting with real time in the act of seeing a highly detailed reflection of the water and landscape that is both familiar and remarkable at the same time. Light entering a simple lens fitted within the dark, tent-like structure, projects a real-time image of the surrounding environment, where, upside down and backwards, it falls onto a screen. With distant viaducts turned on end, and the water rising, the elusive image conjures the conditions of the foreshore as a place of constant flux and asks what is, as yet, unseen?

THE FORESHORE: MELT | John Oliver and Carol Sawyer

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in | No Comments

Musical investigations into water-related themes, a work in progress Since the summer of 2016 John and Carol have been working on a series of musical investigations into water-related themes, including polar ice melt, acid rain, and most recently, the foreshore of False Creek. Sawyer draws on a wide range of text sources, including wikipedia entries, […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 17

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Please join us for two short presentations followed by discussion. Papalia will present on his last few years of practice-based research on the topic of organizing for accessibility and mutual aid. Papalia will discuss projects leading up to and including his recent conceptual work Open Access; a new, relational model for accessibility that sets a […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 16

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in | No Comments

Please join us for two short presentations followed by discussion. Based on her experience as a Stevedore and member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Brooke will discuss some of the history of the union as well as how the shift toward exclusion and security in the ports and shipping industry obscures our understanding […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 15

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in | No Comments

Please join us for two short presentations followed by discussion. In an approach to decolonization in tentacular thinking, an approach to staying with the trouble, making oddkin, and in a pitch darkness cast by the Enlightenment, Laiwan will speak nearby with recent research navigating creative practice that is, where and what is, distinct from human […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 14

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in | No Comments

Please join us for these two short presentations followed by discussion. Ferreira da Silva will comment on what might become possible when thinking reaches beyond the limits of reflection. Reading Octavia E. Butler’s female characters, Dana (Kindred), Lauren Olamina (Parable of the Sower) and Anyanwu (Patternist Series) as black feminist poethical renderings of the Real, […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 13

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Please join us for two 15 minute presentations followed by discussion. Kara Uzelman will present a new work, ‘Where the Necessary Tools Do Not Exist, the Thoughts in Question are Not Expressed and Not Even Conceived’.  Inspired by a summer field-trip to an abandoned brick plant, this work continues an undisciplined line of inquiry into the history […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 12

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Please join us for these brief presentations followed by discussion. Eric Fredericksen will discuss his interest in how art becomes public, and how sites become specific, through anonymous or publicized interventions, vandalism, parody, and time. Dr. Cissie Fu will approach questions of political art in public space along three vectors–the aesthetics of taking a stance, […]