Besides being a walking archive of pop-music knowledge, Vancouver’s David Wisdom (former host of CBC Radio’s Nightlines) is a street photographer who’s often focused his sharp eye on our city’s odd past. Some of his best visual time capsules—such as Gene Kiniski, Seymour Street 1971 (shown here), with its local pro-wrestling icon—are part of David Wisdom: Vancouver 1970–1975, an exhibition running until August 29 at SFU’s Teck Gallery. Because many of the images first appeared in group slide shows in the ’70s, Wisdom will revive these “slide festivals” at 7 p.m. Friday (June 12) in SFU’s Fletcher Challenge Theatre, with projections set to music, including his 1976 basement-budget opus Dick/Patti. Also showing slides will be a lineup of local artists and writers, among them Rodney Graham, Marv Newland, Neil Wedman, Stuart McCall, Lee Bacchus, Bernie Lyon, and Rick Staehling.
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