Other Sights in collaboration with the Blue Cabin present Invasion Day, a Foreshore Session. Featuring performances by Christie Lee Charles, Senaqwila Wyss, and Jeneen Frei Njootli. Invasion Day is the first event in a multi-part Foreshore Series that will take place from January to June. Invasion Day. This event further extends the conversation and exchange that is part of The Future is Floating: an on the water artist exchange happening in Sydney Australia from January 13th – January 26th. This event occurs on January 25th in Vancouver.
The Future is Floating is a collaboration with SydFest in Australia. In Early 2018, Other Sights producers Vanessa Kwan and Lorna Brown were Curators-in-Residence at Sydney Festival. Work continues on this project with Other Sights again visiting the festival in 2019, also joining them as Canadian Indigenous Artists in Residence, Jeneey Frei Njootli (January 2019), and Cheryl L’Hirondelle (July 2019). For more news and updates on this project, visit our social media channels.
Currents and Waves radio is a live streaming program of experimental sound, environmental recordings, artist talks, artist performances, presentations, music and much more. currentsandwaves.ca is now live and its official program will run from January 13 – 26th. Following that the station will remain live for listeners throughout 2020. Visit the site today and listen to the radio drams, experimental audio works, artist talks, interviews and audio zines from over 150 contributors.
The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency Committee is calling for expressions of interest from professional local, national and international artists to undertake a 6-week long residency aboard the Blue Cabin in 2020 or 2021. Open to visual and media artists at all stages of practice, up to five, 6-week residency spaces will be filled as a result of this call. The residency is on the water on a small float which carries a remediated heritage cabin studio and a separate deckhouse living space. Located on the Pacific Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, within the shared, unceded and ancestral territories of the xwməθ̓kwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the Blue Cabin offers a vantage point from which to consider this region — its layered histories and speculative future — differently.
Other Sights, grunt gallery and C3 have successfully raised two-thirds of the funds required to complete construction on the artist in residence deckhouse and to support the first three years of Blue Cabin programming. There are many ways in which you can support the project, please reach out to Amy Nugent (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how. Direct donations can also be made through grunt gallery.