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No Reading After the Internet, with cheyanne turions

No Reading After the Internet
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7pm

Expanding upon Working Conditions’ interrogation of power dynamics, blind spots and measures of success contained in the cultural economies and ecosystems, this salon will investigate invisible structures used to organize time bodies and space.

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Joshua Schwebel and Anne Bertrand in Conversation

Joshua Schwebel and Anne Bertrand in Conversation
Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3pm

In dialogue with the current exhibition, Working Conditions, join artist Joshua Schwebel and ARCA Director Anne Bertrand for a conversation around Schwebel’s contribution to the exhibition and working conditions within artist-run culture.

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The exercise of oppression is more subtle than putting people asleep in front of a television.

The exercise of oppression is more subtle than putting people asleep in front of a television.
Friday, July 22, 2016, 7pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Working Conditions, this film program looks at labour, visibility, and self-determination. Organized by Sam Cotter.

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Oliver Husain and Ali Kazimi in Conversation

Wednesday, June 1, 7pm
FREE, registration required

In dialogue with the exhibition Isla Santa Maria 3D, join artist Oliver Husain and special guest, filmmaker Ali Kazimi, to discuss stereography, colonialism, and Siegfried and Roy with some 3D show and tell.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi

Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Say Something Bunny! join Alison Kobayashi and Tess Takahashi for drinks and conversation about the live documentary, identity contortion, reenactment, play, staging, research, family dynamics, and whatever else you want to bring to the table.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi

Say Something Bunny!
February 13 – March 26, 2016

Alison S.M. Kobayashi is an identity contortionist. In her work, Kobayashi performs a variety of characters that are both studiously and playfully rendered. These personas are inspired by Kobayashi’s extensive collection of lost, discarded and donated objects; ranging from answering machine tapes purchased at a secondhand shop to a love letter left on a sidewalk.

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All My Holes Are Theirs & Eric Cazdyn’s Blindspot Machine

Residency with Eric Cazdyn, Aleesa Cohene, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot
Throughout the month of January, writer and filmmaker Eric Cazdyn, artist Aleesa Cohene, and dancers/choreographers Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot will work together in residence at Gallery TPW. Each brings a specific aspect of their practice to the collaboration. Aleesa Cohene, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot bring their 2013 trio all my holes are theirs to the table, an attempt by two performers to disappear through radical devotion to a third.

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Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian

Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30pm

On the occasion of Antonia Hirsch’s exhibition and the related publication of Negative Space: Inner and Outer Experience (SFU Galleries, 2015), join the artist and Director of SFU Galleries Melanie O’Brian in a conversation about conversation.

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Ashon Crawley

Ashon Crawley: Feeling Otherwise
Friday, October 9, 2015, 7pm

How does otherwise feel? And what does it mean to feel otherwise? The otherwise, as Crawley conceptualizes it, engages the normative world as a deformational force.

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Stop Acting

Stop Acting: David Levine in conversation with Shonni Enelow
Friday, Sept 25, 2015, 6:30pm

This quasi-participatory performative lecture examines Lee Strasberg’s "Method Acting" – the American acting technique made famous by Brando, Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis and countless others – and its connections to psychoanalysis, performance art, cult activity, regression therapy, the performance of authenticity, and whatever else America has/had to offer.

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