SO WIDE SO LOW SO HIGH – thirstDays No.08

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016

love, intimacy and (com)passion, in a geopolitical context
A monthly series of video, film, performance and ceremony events
Project curator/artist-in-residence Jayce Salloum

Curated by Raymond Boisjoly + Jordan Wilson  

Featuring/works by Raven Chacon, Adam + Zack Khalil, Chandra Melting Tallow, Krista Belle Stewart, Sigbjørn Skåden, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers + more

This program is not about one thing in particular, nor is it about a set of things; its intention is to pursue the unexpected and unforeseen. Artists from New Mexico, New York, Sápmi, Vancouver and elsewhere will share works utilizing video, sound, installation and performance strategies. Concerns and ideas will emerge in the negative spaces between the works themselves, and resonate with the broader thematic of thirstDays: love, intimacy, and (com)passion in a geopolitical context. The integration of distinct practices in a loosely unified program is intended to produce unexpected outcomes through an open and emergent dialogue within the works and between the people involved. The unanticipated will also manifest itself in a series of performances from additional special guests. There will be karaoke and frybread served.

~ Raymond Boisjoly + Jordan Wilson

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Raymond Boisjoly is an Aboriginal artist from Chilliwack now based in Vancouver, BC. His work has been presented at numerous artist-run centres and galleries. The first iteration of his current project, The Writing Lesson, was shown at Republic Gallery (Vancouver, BC) this fall. He will speak about his current research concerning black metal visuals and place names of Aboriginal origin.

Jordan Wilson is an independent curator and writer. He was a co-curator of the exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He is of mixed European-Indigenous ancestry and is a member of the Musqueam First Nation. He holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies, both obtained at UBC.

Jayce Salloum is a Vancouver-based photographer and video artist known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural contexts of place. The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, Salloum studied in the United States and began his artistic career in 1975. The central themes played out in his work include questions of exile, ethnic representation and notions of identity. In 2014, Salloum won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.