Inter-Arts

12 Making Objects: 12 indigenous interventions a.k.a. First Nations DADA

Saturday, May 16, 2009 (All day) to Thursday, June 25, 2009 (All day)

12 Making Objects: 12 Indigenous Interventions a.k.a. First Nations DADA

Dates: May 16 to June 25, 2009

Artist: Peter Morin

Open Space and Camosun College organized a joint artist-in-residence project with artist, curator, storyteller, and writer Peter Morin. During his May through June 2009 residency, Morin activated twelve “Indigenous Dada” actions, choreographed interactive events that borrowed from his Tahltan culture and from contemporary art strategies. As an adjunct to the residency and installation, Open Space published Bannockology, a book edited by Morin.

 

 

Monday Nights at Open Space: Descent Into Hell

Monday, December 8, 1986 (All day)

Monday Nights at Open Space: Descent Into Hell

Artists: John Bentley Mays and Christopher Butterfield with Linda Smith, Owen Underhill and Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. 

Date: December 8, 1986 

Lecture by John Bentley Mays, concert by Christopher Butterfield. John Bentley Mays, nationally known visual art critic of The Globe and Mail spoke on the writing of Project for an Opera of Twntieth Century G.S.  The lecture was followed by a performance of Act II, Scene I of the opera by composer Christopher Buttlerfield, with Linda Smith, Owen Underhill and Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. 

"An exciting mixture of Gertrude Stein, Steve Reich, The Human League, Wagner and a Texas auctioneer."

News Release, Open Space Archives, Victoria, B.C. (Box 13, File 1986: M21)

Monday Nights at Open Space: Spiral Procedures

Friday, May 23, 1986 (All day) to Saturday, May 31, 1986 (All day)

Monday Nights at Open Space: Spiral Procedures

Artists: Constantine Darling, Martin Arnold, Mark Blaney and Stephanie Denz

Date: May 23, 24, 30 and 31, 1986 

A collaboration of dance, sculpture and music created by choreographer constantine Darling, composer Martin Arnold, designer Mark Blaney and visual artist Stephanie Denz. The artists also performed a benefit concert to raise money before heading to New York. 

Angels, etc.

Friday, April 11, 1986, 11:00 pm

Angels, etc.

Artists: Doug Beardley, Marilyn Bowering, Gail Harris, Susan Musgrave, P.K. Page, Kevin Roberts, Linda Rogers, Leon Rooke, Derk Wynand and Patricia Young

Date: April 12, 1986 

Theatrical piece created from the works of ten poets. 

Poetry Cabaret: Rhythm Activism

Saturday, March 5, 1988 (All day)

Artists: Rant'n'Roll (Montreal), Dem Stink, Norman Nawrocki, Ariel Sullivan, Clint Burnham, Robin Cryderman and Clint Hutzulak

Date: March 5, 1988

Montreal's acclaimed Rant'n'Roll ensemble with Dem Stink on guitar and Norman Nawrocki on vocals. The cabaret also featured an "Open Mike" with Victoria writers Ariel Sullivan, Clint Burnham, Robin Cryderman and Clint Hutzulak. 

The End Of Nature

Friday, June 5, 1992 (All day) to Saturday, June 6, 1992 (All day)

The End Of Nature

Artist: Tanya Mars, Jill Swartz, Roy Green, Chris Cairns and Carolyn Mack

Date: June 5 to 6, 1992

This was Tanya Mars first exhibition in Victoria. The exhibition featured new work that revolved around science, the environment and women—and their relationship to culture.  A combined Visual Arts and New Theatre co-production. Two free public performances at Beacon Hill Park's baseball diamond.

Mars and four Victoria artistd collaboarated on the 45 minute show, which examined the controversial issue of gypsy moth spraying in British Columbia. 

As the artist explained, "it's called the End of Nature because I really fear that nature is nearing its end, that human intervention is everywhere." 

Mined Cultures: Contemporary Artists and 'Post'-Colonialism in the Commonwealth

Wednesday, June 22, 1994 (All day) to Saturday, June 25, 1994 (All day)

Mined Cultures: Contemporary Artists and 'Post'-Colonialism in the Commonwealth

Date: June 23 to 25 and July 7 to 30, 1994

Open Space hosted a series, Mined Cultures: Contemporary Artists and Post-Colonialism in the Commonwealth which included  a conference of  international artists and thinkers who shared their ideas on the colonial experience and the effect it has on contemporary arts practice, an exhibition of South Asian Film, as well as an exhibition of local and international artists at XChanges Gallery. 

Panel Discussion

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