Field Guides for Listeners

Field Guides for Listeners
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:00 pm to Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:30 pm

Open Space artist run-centre presents Field Guides For Listeners, a collaboration between sound artist Jenni Schine and visual artist Jay White, which examines the relationship between art and science through studying the effects of salmon farming on the Pacific Coast of B.C.
Opening reception: Friday, April 12, 7:00 10:00 p.m.
Soundwalk with Jenni Schine: Saturday April 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Art, Science, and Salmon - Open Discussion: Saturday, April 13 from 7:00-9:00p.m., featuring Jenni Schine, Jay White, and Salmon Coast scientists Emma Atkinson, Peter Harrington, and Scott Rogers
Arts from W̱SÁNEĆ: Navigating our art practices through caretaking the land: Tuesday, April 16, from 7:00-9:00p.m. Talk featuring Tiffany Joseph and Sarah Jim
This ongoing project draws attention to salmon spawning and farming through Schine’s audio work and a graphic novel written and illustrated by White. The project is informed by a series of residencies at the remote Salmon Coast Field Station (SCFS) in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory (Broughton Archipelago), B.C.
White will present portions of his documentary-style graphic novel, which draws from interviews with scientists and field workers at the Salmon Coast Field Station. Part of the gallery will be converted into a comfortable gathering place for readings, discussions, and other events to engage dialogue and inspire listening. The exhibition will also feature an 8-channel composition composed by Schine using unique cedar audio-panels designed by composer Giorgio Magnanensi; he will present a workshop at Open Space on May 31 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., followed by a performance with locally-based composer, performer and facilitator Tina Pearson from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 
Jay White’s installations have exhibited expansively and his animated shorts have won awards internationally. Through collaborative works, films, comics, performative walks, animation, and sculptural installation, Jay aims to share lessons he learns from other animals, other people and from the land itself. Jay teaches creative development, storytelling and filmmaking courses at Emily Carr University. He currently lives in Nexwlélexm / Bowen Island. 
Jenni Schine is a community-engaged researcher and sound artist. She teaches courses in both rural and urban environments and has been affiliated with the Salmon Coast Field Station since 2009. A big fan of public engagement, Jenni has extended her work into film, radio, electroacoustic composition, and installations. She also likes to connect artists with scientists. Jenni is grateful to learn from the many knowledge holders in the traditional territories where she works and plays. She currently lives on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC. 
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories. 
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact or 250-383-8833.