HOUSE OF RICE
FRI AUG 5TH | WE THE MANY
Í7iy̓el̓shn | Sunset Beach
1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3 (Google Maps pin here!)
With ASL Interpretation by Season Hunt, Gillian Pettit and Lily Flanjak
We, The Many highlights 2SLGBTIQIA+ history, existence and art with drag, music and dance. Bringing queer joy to public space acknowledges the ongoing resistance to erasure and destruction of queer spaces, lives and stories. Join us for a vibrant evening of queer brilliance as the sun sets on our glowing bodies.
Abboriginal | Just a drag trying to be a queen
I’m just a prairie kid living in the city making art and friends along the way. Abb ‘Original was created during the pandemic and has pushed the boundaries of my art. I’m here to show indigenous art is diverse, creative and GAY.
Batty Banks is giving you life for ya head tops. She is here to give y’all a higher energy performance that’ll leave you wanting more. Are y’all ready? Welcome Vancouver’s premier Jamaican Brazilian Drag performer, BATTY B BANKS.
Cru Alexander Timi
Darius Kian and Leah Katz | “Together In Joy”
This work is about community, depicting a group of people sharing a meal together in solidarity. The artists hope to reflect an ideal world but also a tangible reality. A reminder that we are all together and we must uplift our friends and share with one another, and always leave a seat at the table for those who need it.
Kota is a trans/2s Kanyen’kehá:ka DJ and event coordinator currently living in so-called Vancouver. They’ve been co-producing events and DJing since 2018, with a focus on creating safer night life spaces for QTBIPOC event goers. Driven by their passion for music and community, they hope to contribute to the production of nightlife events that centres and gives platform to Indigiqueer brilliance and joy.
Grounded by her Barbadian heritage and influenced by UK underground dance culture, DJ Nea brings a unique blend of Caribbean vibes mixing Soca, Dancehall, Afrobeat, House, Hip-Hop/R&B and Grime.
Teaming up with the Vancouver Pride Society and a collective of local artists and entrepreneurs DJ Nea hosts Afroqueer, an annual kickback celebrating black queer love. Nea is also the host of GUSH Radio, streaming every 2nd Sunday from the BSideRadio.
House of Rice
Skim, Jas Minh, Dongganisa and Kara Juku -four members of the House of Rice an all Asian drag house in Vancouver will be performing a durational drag performance. They explore the nuances, joys and complications of being apart of an Asian drag family as well as celebrate their individual queer gender experiences.
Juan Imperial, Reiko Inouye and Joshua Ongcol | “Mother” – Juan Imperial
“Mother” is an exploration of what ancestry and lineage means to queer poc who have strained relationships to blood lineage. Mother is a spiritual celebration and honouring of land as ancestor, of queer ancestors, and of the sacred role of matriarchy in queer lineage through past and future.
This piece uses dance, meditation, prayer, offering and energy work to create medicine for the artists, the witnesses of this celebration, the land and our ancestors who hold and protect us.
King Fisher – King Fisher Dances
Originally from the traditional territories of the Ktunaxa (tu-na-ha) Nation. King Fisher is the man of your dreams. Co-producing a King/Thing Drag brunch at GoodDogsPlantFoods – he’s ready to entertain with chaotically funny and moderately sexy dance moves. Vancouver’s bird king is soaring into your heart and wallets.
Kwúsen | Slelúlum na ta Skwáyel (Songs from the Sky)
A live music performance by Kwúsen, a synth pop duo consisting of Kwiigay iiwaans and Kimit Sekhon. Kwiigay provides haunting yet beautiful vocals in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh snichim and X̱aad kíl, while Kimit creates deep and dreamy synthesizer lines over a steady beat. Combining technology with the teachings of the past, Kwúsen invigorates audiences with newly imagined BIPOC futurist spaces.
Ladan Sahraei (Pronouns: She, Her) an Iranian-Canadian deaf female film maker. She completed her Associate Degree in Physical Education, but later pivoted to studying graphics design before coming to Canada in July 2014. She is the first deaf filmmaker in Iran, where she has made several short films, as well, two feature documentaries made in Canada. She has received awards and honours for her work. Filmmaking is her passion and is an avid supporter of the visual and performing arts, painting, and film in disability.
SEMILLITXS | Plants and Pleasure
semillites’ favorite way to communicate when he was a child was through games! Over the last two years, semillites has been developing a new board game “Plants and Pleasure”, which is inspired by mexican snakes and ladders and other mexican board games! With more than 30 illustrations he attempts to share some of his views in joy, soil, poop, transitions, brown skin, care and his love for plants. Come and play this new game, along with a handmade domino!
WE THE MANY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
MC jaye simpson & Katia Asomaning
Opening welcome with Khelsilem
Juan Imperial, Reiko Inouye and Joshua Ongcol
Cru Alexander Timi (Call Me Cat)
House of Rice
Darius Kian and Leah Katz
Games and crafts
Playing with flowers with SEMILLITXS
Growing here/growing there with art ecosystem
GROW VINES FESTIVAL!
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Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
2325 Franklin Street