HOSPITAL LANDSCAPE @ NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS (2016), VANCOUVER

NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS features interdisciplinary works by STÉPHANE BERNARD, TOMOYO IHAYA w/ KUNSANG CHOEKYI, AHMAD TABRIZI, DAMLA TAMER & JEREMY TODD; digital shorts by LAURA BUCCI, FILIP GORECKI, GRAHAM MEISNER, RAFAEL ALBERTO ARGUELLO RUIZ; a not sent letters set by JEREMY TODD, BEN WILSON, ERIN SIDDALL, SARAH SHAMASH & CYNTHIA FLEUR BRONAUGH @ Dynamo Arts Association:

30 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Saturday Night, March 5, 2016

$5-$20 suggested sliding scale donation (toward event production costs). No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Doors open at 7:30pm.  The programme begins at 8pm SHARP!

NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS form public constellations of engaged interdisciplinary practice, unmediated by the realpolitik conditions of contemporary art as a competitive professional sphere. The interrelatedness of art, society and everyday life is critically explored amongst a diverse plurality of artists and publics. Jeremy Todd instigates each event as an extension of his ongoing Not Sent Letters Project, an entanglement with the production of meaning, self and cultural memory, involving image/text epistolary detours online (since 2005), digital shorts, interdisciplinary performance works and cooperatively realized public events: http://notsentlettersproject.com

This is the twentieth NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS event.

STÉPHANE BERNARD, a Vancouver-based artist and writer, presents Hospital Landscape.  The work combines elements of drawing with a spoken word presentation of sampled texts by the likes of Borges, Joyce, Keats, Thoreau, Updike, and Wilde; with instrumentals by Bowie.

TOMOYO IHAYA (井早、智代), a Vancouver-based artist often working abroad, presents a letter written to a friend living in a politically sensitive place.  The letter can’t be sent without compromising the addressee’s safety and will be read aloud at NSL&G by KUNSANG CHOEKYI.  The first draft of a new animated short will be screened immediately following the reading, dedicated by the artist to everyone caught up in similar circumstances.

AHMAD TABRIZI, a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist and designer, resurrects Gullible Gutsy, a gate keeping, nepotistic, incestual art-critic-historian-whore that nobody wants to hear from.

DAMLA TAMER & JEREMY TODD, two Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artists,engage with the politics of encounter, friendship and the atomization of contemporary life. Reduction, elaboration, mis- and over-interpretation become discursive strategies within an accumulative exchange and presentation of images and text.

LAURA BUCCI, a Vancouver-based artist exploring inter-human relations through intervention, screens Redbook Presents: Causes & Effects, a work juxtaposing vintage footage and contemporary screen experiences to question the modern pursuit of meaning.

FILIP GORECKI, a Vancouver-based artist and musician focusing on time, duality and age, screens his latest music video: Subaqueous II.

GRAHAM MEISNER a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist and musician, returns to NSL&G with a music video inspired by This Picture of You (first letter) from the NOT SENT LETTERS project archive.

RAFAEL ALBERTO ARGUELLO RUIZ, a Vancouver-based filmmaker and video artist, screens Genesis, a work exploring hairstyles, connectivity with nature and other related themes.

JEREMY TODD presents a new NOT SENT LETTERS SET with BEN WILSON, ERIN SIDDALL, SARAH SHAMASH & CYNTHIA FLEUR BRONAUGH.  The work incorporates performance, projections, live scoring, and play, with a first letter toClotho, Lachesis and Atropos,  a second letter to My Waking Self and a third letter to Julia, selected and read from the project archive:  http://notsentlettersproject.com/category/letters

EXPLORE previous Not Sent Letters & Guests events here: http://notsentlettersproject.com/category/events

SPECIAL THANKS to DAMLA TAMER, ELMIRA HABIBULLAH, ALISHA WENG, RAFAEL ALBERTO ARGUELLO RUIZ & DYNAMO ARTS ASSOCIATION.

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Dans quelques semaines, je vais présenter une nouvelle production multidisciplinaire intégrant poésie & projection de dessins, accompagné d’une trame sonore par David Bowie, lors d’une soirée qui s’intitule “NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS” organisé par JEREMY TODD.

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(Image: Event image by J. Todd. Détail par Jeremy Todd.)

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Not Sent Letters & Guests @ Dynamo Arts Association, March 5, 2016