has been announced by the BC government. That means our next show won't have to be virtual although we will continue to surrender our instagram page to current exhibiting artists and we will continue to archive shows via this webpage.
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On NowThu 17th Sep, 2020
until Fri 9th Oct, 2020
For the length of a year, a big swath of blue scaffolding netting hung on one side of the building at the corner of Yates and Langley. I encountered it every day to and from work, and quickly became enraptured by the big blue and how the wind moved through and with it. Its invitation to pause and notice my surroundings transformed that generic city street into a space that felt profoundly comforting, and which held my queer and often tired body with a softness that eluded me elsewhere. –Kara
(carrying wind, for now) looks to recreate this space through works that attend to the wind and the ways in which it, in turn, calls us to attend to our bodies. For queer folks and others who find themselves tired, overwhelmed, or ill at ease in historically antagonistic city spaces, the ever-present wind on these territories invites a heightened awareness of the body, and a familiar feeling of being enmeshed in forces outside of your control. And yet, the wind is also a reminder of the land’s power to disrupt and transform the built environment around us. How, then, might tracing its movement become a comfort, allowing us to see where care gives and falls away from us?
Through an audio soundscape and poetry zine (Kara) and ink illustrations (Meagan), the artists trace impressions of the wind as it carries feeling between bodies, fills and leaves fabrics. Alongside these pieces,...
Coming UpThu 15th Oct, 2020
until Fri 6th Nov, 2020
Who gets to grieve? What does it mean to close one’s self off to family? What happens when the people who are supposed to know you best fail you?
As a queer, racialized person living in a city far away from homeland and family, Joy has spent the last several years struggling with these question—questions of identity and family and actualization and embodiment, ability to bring self into being, and the journey to find spaces that reflect and accept all aspects of identity.
PROTECT YOURSELF // stop hoping is an immersive visual and auditory experience conceptualized as a reflection of the chaotic and overwhelming nature of long-term grief and the navigation of complex loss within familial relationships. Auditory and visual recordings are further layered within narratives of queerness, racialization, and actualization, and projected to allow viewers to experience a fragment of the artists’ path to embodied experiences of emotionality.
Joy Ngenda is a queer, mixed West African transplant who has been living on unceded Lekwungen lands for the last 4 years. They are a multi-disciplinary artist and sometimes student, with a passion for ethical organizing and community justice. Their artistic practice is rooted in conceptualization of experiential emotion and individual moments both imagined and realized.
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