THE FORESHORE: SESSION 12

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in | No Comments

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, […]

The Foreshore: Session 8

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in | No Comments

Join us for these brief presentations followed by discussion. Vanessa Richards will lead a conversation-in-action on the reclamation of the body as instrument of change and song in common life. Marcus Youssef will share his insights on how good activism needs good theatre. He’ll address how the process of collaborating across difference affects, challenges, and […]

THE FORESHORE: SESSION 5

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Join us for these brief presentations followed by discussion. Koh will open a conversation with other producers about working between typical disciplines. The idea of interdisciplinarity or boundary-crossing may be quite fashionable academically, but actually attempting to make headway outside one’s field of specialization can be fraught with frustration — and filled with potential.  Koh […]

I Know What I Want: Open Studio

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in I Know What I Want, Projects | No Comments

In July 2013, Other Sights collaborated with The Western Front and 221A on a publicly-sited research intensive about the possible futures of the Kingsway, Broadway and Main Street neighbourhood in Vancouver. The process began by conducting interviews with local independent business people, cultural leaders and members of the design and planning community.

Deadhead

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Deadhead, Projects, When The Hosts Come Home | No Comments

“Deadhead” is a large-scale sculptural installation mounted to a barge and towed by tug to different locations along Vancouver’s waterways. Created by Cedric Bomford in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (a retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (an artist and builder), the sculpture is constructed primarily from salvaged materials, with some sections wrapped in photographic murals. A curious marine outpost, Deadhead’s enigmatic spaces are designed for public access. This floating artwork begins its life on the water with summer moorage in Heritage Harbour at the Vancouver Maritime Museum from June 14 to September 3, 2014.

When The Hosts Come Home

After the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic athletes gathered their medals and returned to their respective countries, Vancouver’s Olympic Village reverted from dormitory to “home” as condominium owners began to gradually move into the new “Village on False Creek”.

The Future is Floating 4

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Events, The Future is Floating | No Comments
The Future is Floating 4

As a lead up to the launch of the Bomford’s Deadhead (working title) , a floating sculpture commissioned by Other Sights and Presentation House Gallery, Other Sights’ Communication Office presents the first of a series of conversations about building structures, imaginary, physical or social, at the artists’ GNW studio.

In the research phase of this project the Bomfords initiated a discussion with Geoffrey Carr about his insight into the relationship between the built environment and colonial power on the west coast. For this event, Carr will present some of his research and insight into the authority implicit in the design and construction of residential schools. A discussion between Carr and the Bomfords will follow.

The Future is Floating 3

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Events, The Future is Floating | No Comments
The Future is Floating 3

As a lead up to the launch of the Bomford’s Deadhead (working title), a floating sculpture commissioned by Other Sights and Presentation House Gallery, Other Sights’ Communication Office presents the first of a series of conversations about building structures, imaginary, physical or social, at the artists’ GNW studio.

Art for Eat’s Sake:

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Grow, Press | No Comments

Last summer, residents of Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek neighborhood were drawn into an unusual artistic experiment. On a vacant lot littered with the rusty remnants of the neighborhood’s industrial past, artist Holly Schmidt led volunteers in designing, building, planting,and harvesting a thriving container garden.

Informal Communities – pdf

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Commissioned Text Series, Texts | No Comments

The Grow Project and the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab began germinating long before the first seeds were sown and ended long after the harvesting of carrots, mustards greens, pumpkins, and other crops. A concatenation of performance art, sculpture, social practice and still unnamed forms of emergent creativity, Grow was a year-long event that took up sustainability and knowledge exchange as a fluid process of gardening, workshops, walks and other public events…