Vancouver, Crawling, Weeping, Betting is over. After almost two months, seven midnight performances, innumerable city tours, seven stories told and matched with seven drinks; horns, strings, and drums played; twenty-one or more dances improvised; a wallet stolen in front of bystanders and then returned; layers of paint, writing, and paper applied to the Pitt’s walls week upon week, et cetera, et cetera — after all of that, our doors are going to be closed for a little while so that we can patch the walls, polish the floors, and collect our thoughts.
While we’re taking care of inside business, Spaces of Contestation is moving into a new phase. Spaces of Contestation includes an exhibition, starting later this month; public actions, processions and performances; and a series of talks at SFU Woodwards. The next talk is by poet and activist Stephen Collis, on Wednesday, March 12 — Riot Dogs and Research Labs: Poetry and Struggle. On March 22, the gallery will open with the initial elements of an installation that will evolve over a six-week run. The complete run of public actions will be announced soon; the first one is on Saturday, April 12, a collaborative procession and performance by Gabriel Mindel-Saloman and Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion.
See you on March 12th for Stephen Collis’s talk, and we’ll see you at 236 E Pender when the doors open again later this month.