On November 14, the opening celebration for the Memory Festival will begin at 5:30pm, with a 6pm presentation of Theatre Replacement’s Movie Group: a performative report, followed by a public reception.
The festival runs from November 13-18 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, with a variety of exhibitions, performances, and a very special workshop. See details of the items on offer below.
All events, exhibitions and workshops will be held at:
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
All that was left is an installation by Elizabeth MacKenzie, on display November 13-18.
The materials and methods I use evade strict control — I simultaneously make and unmake these images. — Elizabeth MacKenzie
Elizabeth MacKenzie’s ephemeral and eroded drawings speak in subtle ways to the fundamental yet tentative nature of both drawing and remembering. She uses drawing to investigate questions of history, memory and identity through the materialization and dematerialization of images and text. All that was left is a ghostly, text-based installation representing words and phrases extracted from the other Memory Festival projects at the Roundhouse. This installation explores the limits of language as a vehicle for memory.
Withdrawn: scribing Nancy by jasna guy, on display November 13-18.
Moments of remembering are moments which reside in small acts of ritual (like scribing of text on rose petals), in the quoting of an author, in the speaking of a name, all a simultaneous touching of absence and presence: a “touch without contact.” — jasna guy
jasna guy’s delicate and compelling work centres on the seemingly impossible practice of inscribing words and phrases onto individual rose petals. Through drawing, photography, text and mixed-media she explores the relationship between memory, loss and mourning. Alive and deteriorating, obsessive and vital, these works question how memory, ritual and material objects inform our concepts of immortality.
One Sentence Memories of Vancouver, presented by Geist, on display November 13-18.
Geist Magazine has been building an archive of one sentence memories of Vancouver since 2010. Memories of the city gathered from all corners of the world combine to create a portrait of Vancouver through hundreds of poignant and pointed personal moments.
Movie Group is a performance (and report) by Theatre Replacement.
Dates: November 14, 15 (two performances)
Eighteen to thirty year olds have made up the large majority of cinema audiences for decades. Theatre Replacement’s Movie Group met every Tuesday for 8 months to pair significant films of the “New Hollywood” era (late 1960s/early ’70s) with the people who were most likely to have seen them during their first runs — a group of Vancouver residents aged 60 and above. The conversations that followed revealed a great deal about the collected individuals and painted a detailed portrait of then and now.
Movie Group: A performative report revisits some of these discussions in front of a filmic backdrop.
Created by: Candelario Andrade, Sylvia Kwong, Kathleen Laverty, James Long, Bill Murdoch, Michael Noon, Maiko Bae Yamamoto
Mörkö is an interdisciplinary performance integrating sound by Emma Hendrix and live video and animations by Cindy Mochizuki.
Date: November 16
Based on a collection of interviews from Vancouver residents around ‘monsters,’ the artistic team builds a landscape using audio recordings and objects found the basement closet of Mochizuki’s childhood home, lovingly called the ‘Choo Choo’ room. The 45 minute presentation of sound and moving images shape a portrait of a city through the ‘monstrous’ — a space, creature or thing of fear that we often conjure in our everyday lives when faced with the unknown.
Direction by James Long, Lighting by James Proudfoot, Technical Assistance by Asa Mori.
Inscribed in Memory is a FREE drop-in workshop.
Date: November 17
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Join artist jasna guy to create a collaborative, ephemeral installation of rose petals inscribed with your memories, drawing and designs.