Coming Up for Week 5

Karolina Bialkowska and Tomas Jonsson

Week 5 is gearing up to be full of events, meetings (scheduled and informal) and spaces for connection, conversation, and community. We have provided just a brief list of events here, but stay tuned as new spaces open up.

We welcome Elisabeth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Evan Lee and Camille Turner, and Srimoyee Mitra, who all are eagerly hitting the ground running, developing new works and ideas in their time here.

Studio 111 (at the Alternator Centre for the Arts) is set up as a salon of artwork in transition, that is, a place for art to go when moving residences, and available as a space for poetry readings, meetings, and for reflection.

 Steve Loft, Coordinator of Aboriginal Arts at the Canada Council for the Arts joins us from Ottawa and will be in attendance for the week’s proceedings.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Panel: Noon to 2pm, ADM 026

This week’s panel takes on a new format, growing out of previous ways of asking questions and moving towards a more collaborative discussion between creators, thinkers, panelists, and audience members.  Each panelist introduces a fellow presenter and then asks them a question, a provocation, to invoke a response.  Charles Campbell, Srimoyee Mitra, Michelle Lavalle, Elizabeth LaPensee, and Jackson TwoBears are challenged with the first of the newly formatted panel discussions.

2pm: Charles Campbell’s performance, Elletson Road, will take place after the panel at 2:20pm at the FINA Gallery

Thursday, August 4

Stephen Foster suggested that this week would be a good opportunity to visit the sncəwips Heritage museum. The museum is open from 10am to 4pm. Admission by donation, drop in or book a tour! More at

Aaron Franks is hosting a Philosopher’s Café at 2pm in CCS 221.

His invitation for discussion is to situate the residency and the intensive within a larger conversation with other projects that are looking at reconciliation. He asked if people would be interested in gathering over some food and responding to his provocation: “How does land based practice shape how when where why and of whom we ask questions, and how does it shape our expectation of answers?”

Friday August 5

Beginning at 9 A.M. at the University Theatre, the 2nd Annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary will be an interdisciplinary conversation about where Indigenous communities see ourselves in seven, twelve, even twenty generations, and about how to develop strategies to get us there. The half-day event will be held during the  _O k’inadas // complicated reconciliations_  artists residency at UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C., on August 5th, 2016. It will feature artists, academics, activists and technologists envisioning their own particular Indigenous Future Imaginary.

 Next Week

Haruko Okano invites participants to take part in her upcoming performance.  Preparation will take place on August 8, with the performance on August 9th 2 pm at the parking lot by the Upper Cascades residence.  On August 10th, following the panel discussion, she will lead an herb walk, culminating in a wild dinner.

 With an eye to the approaching wrap up of the residency Ashok has invited consideration for future possibilities and explorations of the ideas generated here. Exhibitions, publications, future actions and engagements, send us your thoughts!

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