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The Foreshore Listens: Storytelling, Embodiment, Archives, Book-Swap and Audio Zines



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Free and open to the public


Galleries, Performing Arts

Please join us for the launch of four experimental audio zines edited by Vanessa Campbell, Stacey Ho, Sarah Moore and Dan Pon that respond, expand-on and incorporate elements of past Foreshore events. These works include sound pieces commissioned for The Foreshore by Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Lindsay Dobbin, Journée sans Culture, Laiwan, Justin Langlois, Cecily Nicholson, Kristina Lee Podesva, Carol Sawyer, and Jay White.

To celebrate and introduce these new works, Other Sights has partnered with Western Front, for a dynamic launch event which includes:
• a traditional welcome and territorial acknowledgment by Musqueam elder Larry Grant. (7:15pm) Grant will also share a Musqueam story chosen for its teachings to all peoples living in these territories and will discuss the philosophies embedded in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the original language of the story.
• exploring the collective body, Luciana F. D'Anunciação will facilitate playful, mindful and ever-changing experiences and activities
• a book trade - event participants are encouraged to bring a book to trade, allowing them to share something wonderful and to refresh their own personal bookshelves as well.
• archival images of False Creek and contemporary ephemera from the False Creek Flats.
• dedicated listening stations for each of the four audio zines

Vanessa Campbell – We Call You to Witness
Stacey Ho - Embodiment
Sarah Moore – Sea Legs
Dan Pon - Water Weight: Friction/Possibility
Sound Mixing and Design – Pietro Sammarco

OTHER SIGHTS is dedicated to challenging perceptions, encouraging discourse and promoting individual perspectives about shared social spaces. Other Sights seeks to create a presence for art in spaces and sites that are accessible to a broad public, such as the built environment, communications technologies, the media, and the street. Other Sights’ projects consider the aesthetic, economic and regulatory conditions of public places and public life.

The WESTERN FRONT is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist-driven initiatives. The Western Front currently maintains programs in Exhibitions, Media Art and New Music, as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual materials. Through this diverse programming we continue to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.

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