WED AUG 8 & THU AUG 9

GRANVILLE ISLAND

Rabbit Richards

2:30 – 2:50 PM

Rafal Czahor - The Bench Project

1 – 4 PM

All Bodies Dance

2 – 215 PM

Quin Lawrence

3 – 3:30 PM

Water is Life Art Build

1 – 4 PM

WEDNESDAY, AUG 8 | GRANVILLE ISLAND (1404 Anderson St)
Sen̓áḵw (Squamish) | sən̓áqʷ (Henqiminem)

with ASL Interpretation

Rafal Czahor The Bench Project
1 – 4 PM
The bench project is an interactive and mobile experience. It seeks to make the familiar unfamiliar; to provide a safe space to feel and explore what it means to live on stolen land. One participant at a time will join me and my backpack bench as we walk around Granville Island. There is no route. No destination. This project is about listening to ourselves, our bodies, and learning from each other. By engaging with all our senses, silent walking, and pop-up conversations on the bench, we will enter into our bodies and notice where, and how, we are.

SUREANDO
1 – 1:45 PM
A latin band whose repertoire is made of Vernacula music (music that talks about costumes and traditions from the hispanic nations.) Norman Enrique G Villamizar (Percusion); Joaquin Ernesto Gonzalez Cardona (Guitarra/Voz)

All Bodies DanceSanctuary
2 – 2:15 PM
All Bodies Dance explores how to hold and transform space in the body and how that transformation changes the distance between moving bodies and the moving body of city spaces. Harmanie and Rianne examine sanctuary in relationship to self, to one another, and to the people that inhabit public spaces.
Choreographed and performed by Harmanie Taylor and Rianne Svelnis
www.allbodiesdance.ca  

Rabbit Richards
2:30 – 2:50 PM
An emotional and conscious, curated set of spoken-word poetry to challenge comfortable folks, comfort folks facing challenges, and encourage us all to consider our place in the world and what we can do about it. The works displayed here give evidence of humour and soft love, while showcasing the values of curiosity, nuance, and empathy.
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Quin Lawrence
3 – 3:30 PM
Poetry with Q is intimate, challenging and vulnerable. Expect to examine deeply-held assumptions about crip status, the ways in which aesthetics of beauty versus ugly fail us, and the liberation of those who sit down for our rights. Come bitter or curious, with love or judgment, come as you are, come open-hearted or tight-fisted. This is a space to be pushed and held. https://quineli.wixsite.com/qjusttheletter
I’d like to acknowledge the global disability community, and in particular Tai Trewhella as the creator of Cripple Punk, and the crip, disabled, & ill elders who’ve taken time to educate me on our history and ongoing resistance.

Tom Catyr Todd Venus and Moon
3:30 – 4 PM
Venus and Moon is a play about two planets that explores our relationship to femininity throughout history and what it looks like today. The play centres on queer characters and queer experience through absurdism and intimacy.

 

ART INSTALLATIONS & WORKSHOP – WATER IS LIFE (1 – 4 PM)
We will be growing our art installations with you! Come join us and create your own sea creature to take home with you! Led by Marcey Amaya

Marta Robertson Smyth
Transforming Granville Island into a vivid depiction of Ocean Life with images supplied by Marta Robertson-Smyth. These images will be attached to the pipes on the periphery of the workshop area and will serve as an attraction to draw participants and to serve as inspiration and reference for people participating in the workshop.

Dalia Levy – Connective (T)issue
Inspired by women’s Arpilleras of Pinochet’s Chile, this knit/embroidery piece protests the Pacific garbage patch and extractive economies like bitumen on our coast. As the same criminal mentality of supremacy exhibited under a dictatorship disappears our earth and our humanity, the piece simultaneously highlights the powerful sources of life embedded into all of us. Representative of the underground connective channels that create the webs of mycellium our entire planetary eco-system grows from, the netting gives further conceptual insights of life woven into all DNA.  With women’s traditional textile knowledge as a means to subvert and survive, the piece protests the plunder blanketing earth and the interwoven convergence of issues in an era of global crises.

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 Papag is an infrastructure for sitting and togetherness. Harnessing its potential for conviviality and conversation, Papag hopes to function as a platform for local words, thoughts, and interactions to be generated, collected, and stored – Papag as a propositional publication.

THURSDAY, AUG 9 | GRANVILLE ISLAND

ART INSTALLATIONS & WORKSHOP – WATER IS LIFE (1 – 4 PM)
We will be growing our art installations with you! Come join us and create your own sea creature to take home with you!

Marta Robertson Smyth
Transforming Granville Island into a vivid depiction of Ocean Life with images supplied by Marta Robertson-Smyth. These images will be attached to the pipes on the periphery of the workshop area and will serve as an attraction to draw participants and to serve as inspiration and reference for people participating in the workshop.

Dalia Levy – Connective (T)issue
Inspired by women’s Arpilleras of Pinochet’s Chile, this knit/embroidery piece protests the Pacific garbage patch and extractive economies like bitumen on our coast. As the same criminal mentality of supremacy exhibited under a dictatorship disappears our earth and our humanity, the piece simultaneously highlights the powerful sources of life embedded into all of us. Representative of the underground connective channels that create the webs of mycellium our entire planetary eco-system grows from, the netting gives further conceptual insights of life woven into all DNA.  With women’s traditional textile knowledge as a means to subvert and survive, the piece protests the plunder blanketing earth and the interwoven convergence of issues in an era of global crises.

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 Papag is an infrastructure for sitting and togetherness. Harnessing its potential for conviviality and conversation, Papag hopes to function as a platform for local words, thoughts, and interactions to be generated, collected, and stored – Papag as a propositional publication.

AT A GLANCE

WED, AUG 8
GRANVILLE ISLAND

1 – 4 PM
Rafal Czahor
The Bench Project


1 – 1:45 PM
Sureando


2 – 2:15 PM
All Bodies Dance
Sanctuary


2:30 – 2:50 PM
Rabbit Richards


3 – 3:30 PM
Quin Lawrence


3:30 – 4 PM
Tom Catyr Todd

Venus and Moon


1 – 4 PM
ART INSTALLATIONS & WORKSHOP
WATER IS LIFE


Marta Robertson Smyth


Dalia Levy


Christian Vistan
Papag

THURS, AUG 9
GRANVILLE ISLAND


1 – 4 PM
ART INSTALLATIONS & WORKSHOP
WATER IS LIFE


Marta Robertson Smyth


Dalia Levy


Christian Vistan
Papag

1404 Anderson St, Vancouver

Location for Granville Island

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