• Thu 29th Jul, 2021Why Do I Love the Water finissage: Elena Hoh - Jul 23rd @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Why Do I Love the Water finissage: Elena Hoh

    the fifty fifty arts collective invites you to the finissage (closing reception) of Elena Hoh's Why Do I Love the Water? - This event is free but registration is required and is limited to 20 people for Covid-19 safety. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/elena-hoh-why-do-i-love-the-water-finissage-event-tickets-164362419421 Drinks will be available for purchase (cash only suggested donation $5). - Elena Hoh is a multi-disciplinary artist from Victoria B.C. Her work cycles through themes of family, identity, mental health, and landscape. She does work in fibres, print, drawing, tattooing and ceramics. For Elena, art is a way of practicing being open. Practicing self-reflection. Practicing practice. read more...

  • Fri 6th Aug, 2021Soundwalk - ON GROWING, ROCKS: Jenni Schine - Jul 23rd @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Soundwalk - ON GROWING, ROCKS: Jenni Schine

    As part of ON GROWING, ROCKS at the fifty fifty arts collective, sound artist Jenni Schine will lead a sound walk starting at the fifty fifty arts collective (2516 Douglas St). ** This is a free event but registration is required** Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164368455475 What is a soundwalk?? A soundwalk is a silent walk along a planned route to experience the location’s ambience and underlying rhythms. As we walk through familiar places, we inscribe our own stories onto the routes that we make. What do these everyday places sound like? Come explore the personal and public sounds of downtown Victoria’s soundscape. It’s a musical-sonicadventure that reveals the banal into the extraordinary! Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for an hour-long walk that will take place rain or shine. read more...

  • Fri 6th Aug, 2021 until Fri 27th Aug, 2021On Growing, Rocks: Sylvie Ringer, Jenni Schine - Jul 23rd @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    On Growing, Rocks: Sylvie Ringer, Jenni Schine

    EXHIBITION STATEMENT Sylvie Ringer and Jenni Schine are a collective of two artists (visual and sound) who create works drawing on connections between place, memory, information and social relations. Both share a practice of closely observing and listening to their immediate surroundings, which then find expressions in Jenni’s sound compositions and Sylvie’s works on paper and immersive installations. ON GROWING, ROCKS explores concepts of epigenetics and fertility, the information stored in the layers of our bodies and subconscious. The artists reflect on their personal experiences of single motherhood and assistive reproductive technology (ART) by using landscape as a metaphor and sound compositions through field recordings. It references the idea that mountains and rocks are holders of information: their layers contain memories of climate conditions thousands of years old as well as our remains, history, and current relationships with our environment. Similarly, the human body can be seen as a vessel containing experiences from ancestors of years back. During Covid-19, Sylvie and Jenni’s inspiration has been drawn from within, seeking landscape in dreams and memories as shapes, sounds, and stories. Sylvie in Hamburg, Germany and Jenni in Victoria/Vancouver, BC. ON GROWING, ROCKS asks what is stored in the layers of our bodies from over a year of digging, collecti... read more...

  • Sat 7th Aug, 2021Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop: Sylvie Ringer - Jul 23rd @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop: Sylvie Ringer

    Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop led by Sylvie Ringer **Registration is required** Please register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164367835621 - “Internal Mapping, drawing” is a 60-minute guided drawing journey exploring different techniques, the sensations of mark making, and the idea of inner landscaping. The session will include a Q&A with the artist. This free workshop is part of the exhibit “ON WALKING, ROCKS” at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, running August 6th, 2021 to August 31st 2021. - Sylvie Ringer and Jenni Schine are a collective of two artists (visual and sound) who create works drawing on connections between place, memory, information and social relations. Both share a practice of closely observing and listening to their immediate surroundings, which then find expressions in Jenni’s sound compositions and Sylvie’s works on paper and immersive installations. ON GROWING, ROCKS explores concepts of epigenetics and fertility, the information stored in the layers of our bodies and subconscious. The artists reflect on their personal experiences of single motherhood and assistive reproductive technology (ART) by using landscape as a metaphor and sound compositions through field recordings. It references the idea that mountains and rocks are holders of information: their layers contain memories of climate conditions thousands... read more...

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