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Contribute to artist-in-residence Lucie Chan’s analysis in the course of the month of August — BC Alliance for Arts + Tradition

The next is excerpted from Oxygen Artwork Centre.

Schedule of Occasions: Residency and Exhibition

Residency:  3 August – 27 August 2022
Exhibition: 3 September – 1 October 2022

Open Studio:  12 – 13 August 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Participant Interviews: 15 – 19 August 2022, scheduled

Oxygen Artwork Centre is thrilled to announce visible artist, Lucie Chan as artist-in-residence for the month of August. Chan was born in Guyana, and presently resides on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in any other case often called Vancouver, BC the place she maintains a multi-disciplinary visible artwork apply and teaches at Emily Carr College of Artwork and Design.

Whereas artist-in-residence, Chan will conduct analysis in direction of the creation of future work that explores the experiences of racialized violence. This work continues her curiosity in exploring race-related, immigrant experiences. The general public are invited to go to Chan throughout her Open Studio classes on 12 + 13 August 2022 from 1-3 PM. Volunteer individuals are invited to interact together with her in one-on-one interviews throughout scheduled classes from 15 to 19 August 2022. In what Chan sees as a collaborative course of, interviewees can be invited to attract, write, and make sound collectively. individuals can schedule an interview by emailing information@oxygenartcentre.org.

The artist will carry the tales gathered in the course of the interviews into her apply, and the manifestation of recent materials. In contemplating the tales, Chan says, they “encourage, rework and provides form” to the event of the mission. On this means her analysis and subsequent work change into a visible dialog. Chan’s attentive listening to the tales of these she interviews varieties a seminal a part of her creative apply. A apply that features multi-layered drawings, pictures, sculpture, textual content, audio, and video components which she orchestrates into installations.

For Chan her interdisciplinary apply displays the complexity of being human. Though a self-confessed shy particular person, Chan embraces what has been a “lengthy profession of interviewing strangers.” Chan goes on, stating “I’m serious about these interactions when one thing is revealed that we don’t essentially have day-after-day like a way of connection or intimacy.” For Chan this work is a means of honouring the person who is commonly forgotten within the collective expertise of being human, and of conjoining people via sharing tales round tradition and id.

The residency will then be adopted by an exhibition of a earlier physique of labor, Be 57 (2018), which incorporates drawings, textual content, and sculpture. The work is an instance of an identical analysis and creation processes that Chan will make use of throughout her residency.

In Be 57 the artist works intimately with two girls who’ve radically opposing experiences with the police. One, a Dutch immigrant in France finds herself interrogated in her dwelling regardless of her innocence. The opposite, an unarmed civil servant, suffers racialized violence when her condo is mistakenly raided. The work considers dynamics of age and otherness and could be seen as a lens into systemic violence and injustice which are pervasive for diasporic communities in Canada.

Be 57 is likely to be understood as a hypothetical information to experiencing a exact second of transformation in a stranger’s life, a reminder that residing is an act of perpetual inscription. The work is a posh portrait, and a non-linear exploration at these frequent racialized narratives.

The general public are invited to drop in in the course of the Open Studios on  the twelfth and thirteenth of August between the hours of 1:00 PM and three:00 PM. Expressions of curiosity to participate within the interview course of could be despatched to information@oxygenartcentre.org by Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM PST. Please additionally share any specifics concerning your entry wants or any questions.

Be 57 can be on view at Oxygen Artwork Centre from 3 September to 1 October 2022 on Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Admission is free. Everybody welcome to attend.

Attributable to rising COVID circumstances within the province, we ask that every one guests to the house put on a masks throughout Chan’s residency. Most capability is restricted to 10 individuals at a time. Please contact the gallery with any questions on your go to.



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