FRI AUG 17

TROUT LAKE PARK

Valeen Jules

6:15 PM

O.Dela Arts

6:35 PM

Jaye Simpson

6:50 PM

Crystal Smith

8:20 PM

FRIDAY, AUG 17 | TROUT LAKE PARK

 

Edzi’u
5:30 – 5:45 PM

A mixed race Tahltan-Tlingit electronic singer/songwriter and composer, Edzi’u mesmerizes audiences with her vocal loops, modal changes, and electronic audio exploration. She mixes electronic music with classic songwriting sensibilities, explores texture and narration, and samples vintage recordings from many generations of her grandmothers. Her voice and music fully encompass her life and colonial inheritance as a twenty-first century Indigenous woman. Edzi’u was trained at Vancouver Community College in Music Composition and classical voice, under the direction and knowledge of Peter Hannan and Dory Hayley.

Hip Hop Youth
5:45 – 6:15 PM
“The Hip Hop Drop” is an East Van weekly drop-in space for youth 12 to 18 who want to come learn or show off their rap, singing, break dancing, graffiti/art, DJing, Beatboxing skills! This community space is hosted by 3 local East Van MC’s: Dani and Lizzy as well as HK – Higher Knowledge. With weekly Hip Hop guests who will come cypher, teach, and throw down their skills with the group!

Valeen Jules
6:15 – 6:35 PM

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Rosemary Georgeson for creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival. Valeen Jules, also known as Kā’ ānni, is a determined young Indigenous warrior from the Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw Nations. A former foster kid, homeless youth and 1st-yr college dropout, she is now known as a political organizer, motivational speaker, youth outreach worker, spoken word artist, black snake killer and “overeducated extremist” across Turtle Island. She released her first chapbook ʔiiḥmisicin July 2016 which has been used in the curriculum of a Humanities course at Emily Carr University.

Olivia Davies – Shiny Things by O.Dela Arts
6:35 – 6:50 PM
A pair of supernatural creatures are seen scavenging for the shiny things that litter their land. In this wordless story told through dances for Earth and Sky, a tree with a heart reminds the creatures they must respect the land, and take only what they need. Choreographed and performed by Olivia C. Davies and Emily Long with original music by Michael Red.

Jaye Simpson
6:50 – 7:10 PM

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Musician Edziu for creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival. jaye simpson is a Oji-Cree Anishinaabe Two Spirit warrior whose roots hail from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. jaye is a libra sun, sagittarius rising, scorpio moon but delusionally identifies as a scorpio since it’s all over their birth chart. jaye holds firm their rage about being a former youth in care, as well as a queer Indigenous person and weaves it into poetry and prose. jaye explores the magic, intimacy and vulnerability they encounter as a healing creature amongst other healing beings. you can find them being awfully cliché in cafes on Commercial Drive and East Vancouver, where they are, in fact NOT writing screenplays, but sending important emails and trying to meet deliverables for several contracts. jaye held KPU’s Slamapalooza 2017 Champion and is now on Vancouver Slam Poetry’s Team 2018 heading to Guelph in the fall. they have competed across the country and have been nationally recognized, as well as published in Poetry is Dead’s issue Coven. jaye is a displaced Indigenous person living, creating and occupying on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories.

Alex McCallum
7:10 – 7:40 PM

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Nikki Ermineskin for creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival. “My name is Dzi-Kis-A-Way’ee. My Colonial English name is Alex Taylor-McCallum. I am Kwakwaka’wakw (Mamtagila, Namgis, Musgamagw Dzawadeneaux) and Nuu-Cha-Nulth (Heshquait and Mowachat). I am a writer, artist, singer and aspiring filmmaker. I have been deeply impacted by working with my Late Uncle Beau Dick (Walusgwayum), for making short films and carrying on my traditions as a Bakwam / Indigenous person. I want to create work that will bring together our people from many cultures to create films around the different ways in which we are displaced, decolonization, solidarity and so much more.”

Mitcholos Touchie
7:40 – 8 PM

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Jonina Kirton for creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival.  mitcholos aka Łapḥsp̓at̓unakʔi Łim̓aqsti, is a nuučan̓uɫ poet living on stolen Coast Salish Territory, of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh & səl̓ilwətaɁɬ first nations. As a guest for 3 years and running, they believe ʔuusaḥiniš tiič č̓aʔak, they believe hishukish tsawaak, and they believe in iisaak. and thusly, stand in solidarity with tsleil-watuuth first nations against the kinder morgan pipeline. mitcholos was a Poet of Honor Rising Voice of Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2017 and is now a Vancouver Poetry Slam team member representing vanslam for 2018-19.

Women in the Round – Sara Cadeau and Dalannah Gail Bowen
8 – 8:20 PM

Women in the Roundis a group of four well-established women, from distinct backgrounds, who have come together to sing traditional and original songs in a contemporary setting.

Crystal Smith
8:20 – 8:40

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Ronnie Dean Harris for creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival. Crystal Smith is Tsimshian, Haisla and has been adopted into the Heiltsuk nation. She is a single mother of two beautiful children and is raising them to be proud Tsimshian and Haisla beings. She writes to bring awareness of the devastation colonialism is having on Indigenous peoples but more importantly the resilience and power of Indigenous peoples to engaged and uplift each other. She recently achieved her Masters in Educational Administration and Leadership with a focus on Indigenous leadership at UBC.

Jaz Whitford
8:40 – 9 PM

Resilient Roots artist who has been mentored by Sandy Scofield in creating a new piece for this year’s Vines Festival. Jaz is an anti-professional, working as a street musician, slam poet and overall bad-ass artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy. They are a defender of the sacred and use their craft as a tool to decolonization and land sovereignty. they reside as a guest on unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation peoples, otherwise and colonially known as Vancouver. They and their fire are from the Secwepemc nation of the south central interior.

 

INSTALLATIONS:

Charlotte Priest 58 Oceans Project
Inspired by the #GoWildForSalmon and the #KMchallenge and the desire to connect more deeply with the ocean, artists Anna Kraulis and Charlotte Priest investigate how an individual challenge can connect us to larger environmental issues. Committing to going in the ocean for 29 consecutive days, they document a personal inquiry into their unique relationships to the life-giving Pacific Ocean that surrounds them, while drawing awareness to issues on the coast. The practice will be documented in photographs and words. A photo will be taken each day from the Strawberry Moon (June) to the Buck Moon (July), for a total of 58 photographs with poetic ruminations, turned into an engaging display.
Insta: @58oceansproject
Fb: 58 Oceans Project
we were inspired by: https://www.facebook.com/fishfarmsgetout/

We were inspired by: https://www.facebook.com/fishfarmsgetout/

Christian Vistan – Papag
A papag is a wooden bed, made with bamboo and other local materials, used to sit, sleep, eat, and gossip on in the Philippines. The papag’s quotidian use and construction is characteristic of life in rural towns. In Vines, Christian Vistan’s Papagis an infrastructure for sitting and togetherness. Harnessing its potential for conviviality and conversation, Papaghopes to function as a platform for local words, thoughts, and interactions to be generated, collected, and stored – Papagas a propositional publication.

 

 

AT A GLANCE

WED, AUG 8
GRANVILLE ISLAND

5:30 – 5:45 PM
Edzi’u


5:45 – 6:15 PM
Hip Hop Youth


6:15 – 6:35 PM
Valeen Jules


6:35 – 6:50 PM
Olivia Davies

shiny things by O Dela Arts


6:50 – 7:10 PM
Jaye Simpson


7:10 – 7:40 PM
Alex McCallum   


7:40 – 8 PM
Mitcholos Touchie


8 – 8:20 PM
Women in the Round
Sara Cadeau and Dalannah Gail Bowen


8:20 – 8:40  PM
Crystal 
Smith


8:40 – 9  PM
Jaz Whitford


INSTALLATIONS

 

Charlotte Priest

58 Oceans Project


Christian Vistan

Papag

Trout Lake Park

2105 E 19th Ave

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Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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