HAPPENSTANCE // a series of temporary artworks
Monuments theme, fall 2016
575 Beatty: A Reading Memory of INTERMEDIA
**SEE BELOW FOR DATES AND TIMES**
Stéphane Bernard is a painter and educator originally from Ottawa. He’s currently exploring the archival process as an artistic medium, and his practice takes the form of bookworks, critical writing, print-based projects, performance and video.
His piece for the Monuments theme of Happenstance is titled “575 Beatty: A Reading Memory of INTERMEDIA”, a performance-based reading of the manifesto text written in 1967 by David Orcutt, the project manager of INTERMEDIA, Canada’s first artist-run-centre. The text has never been reproduced in its entirety. Bernard will do a series of readings of Orcutt’s text, at the site where INTERMEDIA once stood, at 575 Beatty St. The piece will act as a a virtual monument to both the location of Canada’s first artist-run centre, and to one of it’s first cultural producers, David Orcutt, who passed away in July of 2009.
Bernard’s readings will be at a series of times on four select days. Decoy Magazine will be present for the last reading, when an informal artist talk will also take place. Viewers are encouraged to attend.
The location is across from the Chinatown Skytrain Station, on Beatty St.
Dates for the readings:
Friday Oct 28: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday Nov 3: 10:00pm-12:00am
Friday Nov 11: 12:30-4:30pm
Tuesday Nov 15: 7:00am-4:30pm with reading & talk from 3-4pm
Decoy Magazine will be present for an informal talk after the last reading on Nov 15 at 3pm. Viewers are welcome to attend any of the readings.
NOTE: The readings will occur regardless of weather.
Photo credit: The Intermedia Catalogue/Michael de Courcy (1970)
Artist: Stéphane Bernard
Curator: Whitney Brennan
Decoy Magazine Editor-in-chief: Lauren Marsden
Image: Google map image; Stéphane Bernard; archival photo by Michael de Courcy (1970), 575 Beatty: A Reading Memory of INTERMEDIA, 2016. Materials, Size, Image Courtesy of Stéphane Bernard, Michael de Courcy