SLOW: Relations + Practices
Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
May 15 - June 19, 2010
Project participants: Lorna Brown, Candice Hopkins, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Marian Penner Bancroft, Makiko Hara, Liz Park, Elspeth Pratt and Jin-me Yoon
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 20, 5;00-6:30pm: SLOW Open Studio visit Thursday, May 27, 5:00-6:30pm: SLOW Open Studio visit Thursday, June 10, 5:00-6:30pm: SLOW Open Studio visit (All Open Studio visits will take place at Centre A)
Saturday, June 19, 12:00-5:00pm: SLOW Closing reception with pot-luck meal and open space discussions
Centre A is pleased to present SLOW: Relations + Practices a residency/exhibition project initiated by a working group of diverse, local cultural producers. Initiated in 2008 this project reflects a shared desire to discover the subtle and unexpected links between cultural producers over a sustained period of time.
In developing the residency/exhibition, the working group's consideration of proximity and meaningful exchange has taken on the pressing issue of time-slow and hurried, lost and found. Is the time for art practice found on an airplane, in a hotel room, in bed? Is it housed in a laptop or a car? Is it found in solitude or anonymity?
Each of the participants will present a project that allows for interaction and transformation during the period of the residency/exhibition. This circumstance of proximity and engagement will encourage direct or indirect exchanges between the participants, while they maintain autonomy as individuals within a shared relational context.
This residency/exhibition provides a number of opportunities for community participation including a series of open studio visits, and a slow food pot-luck meal and open space discussion at the closing reception.
During these events the SLOW working group invites participants to investigate questions about the present conditions of artistic practice: How do you locate ‘the studio' in time and space? Where does it begin and end? How does it relate to others? Is it necessary to become unavailable to others in order to have a practice?