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Rachel & Sarah Seburn: We Should Take Below – The Gambling Splinter

November 13 to December 19, 2015

we should take below

“Wherever landscapes are rapidly transformed by technology, there is war.” -Lebbeus Woods

Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 13 at 7PM

URBAN FOXHOLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
-What is your protection program?
-In this fluid community, what do you protect?
-How do we protect our communication?
-How do we preserve secret space?

5 classifications of bunkers:
-Trench
-Artillery
-Industrial
-Personal
-???

Come witness The Gambling Splinter on view before its eventual (impossible?) submersion into the ground. From concept to fabrication, The Gambling Splinter is a look at the architectural qualities of bunkers, void of the connotations, yet inseparable from their ramifications. In the center of a neighbourhood facing rapacious re-development, the opportunity to explore new functions and social engagements with relation to security & community preservation is made available in a showroom setting. To gamble, and to splinter.

UNIT/PITT is commemorating the 1975 founding of the Helen Pitt Gallery with eight months of exhibitions, performances, talks, and public actions collectively called 2055. Rather than celebrating a 40th anniversary (which many thought we would never reach), we are treating 2015-2016 as a mid-point in a projected 80-year arc, projecting hypothetical futures and referencing as-yet-incomplete histories. In juxtaposition to the rising condo buildings sprouting skyward around the neighbourhood where the gallery currently exists, the Seburns propose a possible future underground, where words, goods, and skills can be exchanged.

Rachel and Sarah Seburn are from Edmonton, AB. They each hold a BFA from Emily Carr University and currently live and work in Vancouver, BC. Collaboratively they have exhibited throughout BC, Yukon and Alberta.


Previous event: Musik Klub 2: Selectors Special Edition November 6, 2015

Next event: Pietro Sammarco with The Rita: Vancouver Noise and the Harmoniously Productive City December 9, 2015

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