Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Events, Performance, podcasts

The Western Front, 7-9pm, September 26

Join Other Sights and 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.


The Foreshore is a collaborative pursuit and shared space between Access Gallery and Other Sights. The Foreshore is inspired by the deep influence of the waterways on our cities and societies on the West Coast. As 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. As a site, it conjures histories specific to this region: narratives of trade and exchange, habitation and nourishment, resistance and violent erasure. Considering the potential of this zone as both concept and site, the project 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?

Over the last 7 months, the storefront adjacent to Access’ gallery space at 222 East Georgia has hosted bi-weekly open discussion sessions informed by invited artists, writers, curators, and activists. Adding to this exciting program, we have launched an artist-in-residence series to provide space and time to artists interested in addressing questions of the foreshore.

image credit: An unregulated public makes inconvenient demands (GIF) Justin Langlois for The Foreshore, Other Sights @ Access Gallery, 2017