Mapping the Everyday: Neighbourhood Claims for the Future | Nov. 17, 2011 – Feb. 25, 2012
This process-oriented exhibition is a collaborative project between the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC), visiting artist Elke Krasny, the art collective desmedia, the collective red diva projects, the collective Coupe, Out of Bounds: Festival of Site-Specific Interventions, students from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and the Audain Gallery.
Mapping the Everyday is an exhibition with a multitude of collaborative platforms. For one such platform, both Aja Rose Bond and Gabriel Saloman have collaborated with the DEWC, The Audain, Elke Krasny and others to help produce the content and identity of a future library which will replace the one stolen from the DEWC many years ago.
As well, Gabriel Saloman participated in Out of Bounds: Festival of Site-Specific Interventions and will discuss his work along with others during a student led panel on Jan. 19, at 7pm in the Audain.
Discussing Out of Bounds
Student-lead panel discussion on the Out of Bounds: Festival of Site-Specific Interventions held in the DTES
Running during the month of November, Out of Bounds was organized by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, an MFA student in the SCA at SFU. It features work by graduate and undergraduate visual arts students from the SCA. Students regularly travel across the DTES, moving between the two facilities the SCA uses for instructional and studio spaces. Although transitory, students are a regular, everyday part of the community of the DTES, even if they, themselves, do not recognize that relationship. Foregrounding their connection to and participation in the neighbourhood, Out of Bounds challenged students to engage actively and creatively in the area, producing a variety of site-specific interventions at different locations in the DTES. For Mapping the Everyday, Bourcheix-Laporte and the artists participating in Out of Bounds have been invited to host a panel discussion in the Audain Gallery to address their experiences realizing the festival and the multiple challenges of producing site-specific art in the DTES.
For more information about the exhibit, workshops and artists involved: