Far Afield

Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer
PLOT @ Access Gallery
222 East Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

Project Runs
June 1 – August 3, 2019

Far Afield is pleased to announce the launch of Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer, a curatorial research creation project presented at Access Gallery‘s PLOT space in Vancouver, British Columbia. Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer will explore the relationship between sound and energy on a rapidly heating west coast through a consideration of two Summerlands: Summerland, British Columbia, and Summerland, California.

The project invites both international and rurally-based professionals to convene in Vancouver in order to engage in collaborative discovery and interdisciplinary research, whilst inviting the wider public to participate in shaping an understanding of important regional and global issues. From the Okanagan to coastal California, and beyond, specialists including curators, artists, and theorists will contribute to the dialogue around resource use, land practices, and the increasingly warming world. Talks, artist projects, and screenings of work by Ruth Beer, Ursula Biemann, Tobias Ewé, Curtis Grahauer, Stephanie LeMenager, Renée Reizman, Jean Routhier, Jayce Salloum, Charisma Christal Thomas, Elia Vargas, Laurie White, and Paul Wong, will bring a number of diverse perspectives and responses to light.

Upcoming Talks
Tobias Ewé
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7 pm – 8 pm

Stephanie LeMenager
Monday, June 10, 2019
7 pm – 8 pm

Laurie White
Monday, June 17, 2019
7 pm – 8 pm

For more details on these, and other upcoming weekly events, visit Far Afield’s event page.

Visiting the Project
Programming related to this project is free and open to the public, and is partially accessible. There is an 8cm (3.5 in) lip at the entrance to the gallery. There is a portable ramp for the exterior entrance, and staff can assist with the 112cm (44 in) sliding door. The self-contained gender-neutral washroom is not wheelchair accessible. Access Gallery is within 120m of major transit routes (#3, 8, 19, 22), and the nearest Skytrain stops are Main Street-Science World (650m) and Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain (800m). Detailed transit information is available by request. There is limited metered street parking and a parking garage on East Georgia.

Far Afield’s project at PLOT will be open to the public during Access Gallery’s regular hours, special events, and by appointment. Please contact Caitlin Chaisson if you are interested in visiting.

Caitlin Chaisson, Far Afield Curator

View the press release here

Far Afield is a multifaceted artist-led initiative committed to experimental research, publications, exhibitions, community engagement, and emergent practices. Through temporary and long-term projects, Far Afield aims to support regionally-connected artistic and curatorial practices.

Taking place on Turtle Island, this project directly and indirectly encompasses living, traveling, and thinking, on unceded territories. Deep gratitude is extended to the Syilx, Chumash, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer has been generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and Access Gallery.

Image: Opuntia basilaris BEAVERTAIL CACTUS in the Summerland Ornamental Gardens. 2019. Summerland, British Columbia. Photo by Denis Gutiérrez-Ogrinc.