Spatial Poetics XI: Some Monster
The Powell Street Festival Society presents in partnership with SFU Woodward's Vancity Office of Community Engagement
SPATIAL POETICS XI: SOME MONSTER
PEGGY LEE with DELIA BRETT
YOTA KOBAYASHI with BARRY DOUPÉ
ANDREW LEE with ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI
Sound works by CINDY MOCHIZUKI & EMMA HENDRIX
Curated by VANESSA KWAN
Spatial Poetics XI: Some Monster is an evening of experimental and collaborative performances by an eclectic line-up of Asian Canadian artists.
The thematic starting point for the eleventh edition of Spatial Poetics is the idea of the chimera or hybrid monster. While the theme conjures up long-held cultural ideas around fear and horror, these collaborative "beasts" also propose a gentler kind of interaction: one that is less about invoking terror, and more about encouraging the crossing of boundaries, the opening of unconventional relationships, and inviting diverse, creeping sensory experiences.
Spatial Poetics XI: Some Monster features collaborations between: electro-acoustic sound composer Yota Kobayashi with animator Barry Doupé; musician visual artist Andrew Lee with musician Alex Zhang Hungtai; and experimental cellist Peggy Lee with dancer Delia Brett. The performances will be accompanied by a series of sound works collected by Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Hendrix.
"The monstrous might be, in our popular imagination, a threat from outside us from the 'other' but it is also something to be experienced from inside our consciousness, an exercise in challenging our expectations, in the company of masterful, broad thinking artists," said Vanessa Kwan, curator of Spatial Poetics XI: Some Monster. "The format of Spatial Poetics is a perfect ground for this exploration."
Spatial Poetics XI: Some Monster is a pre-festival event for the 36th Annual Powell Street Festival, held in Oppenheimer Park and surrounding venues on August 4th and 5th, 2012.
If purchasing reduced priced ticket ($10), please have valid ID ready at door to check student or senior eligibility, or Powell Street Festival membership.
Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (View)
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
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