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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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David Levine

David Levine Artist Talk
Thursday, September 24, 7pm

Levine talks about hiding in plain sight through the trifocal lens of body-swapping sci-fi movies, 70s performance art and the cult of method acting.

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Grand Opening

Grand Opening of 170 St Helens
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Join us for our grand opening party with a special installation/performance by Tough Guy Mountain.

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“…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened, a body in a state of becoming through time, or a structure for the expression of time as it moves both forwards and backwards at once.”

March 20 – 28, 2015
In 1968, Jill Johnston stated “I’ve seen Trio A a number of times and still think I haven’t really seen it.” This week of discursive events and performances initiated by FADO Performance Art Centre in collaboration with Sara Wookey allows the opportunity to see Yvonne Rainer’s canonical 1966 dance again within a constellation of conversations, readings and newly commissioned works.

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