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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 at present resides on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in any other case referred to as Vancouver, BC the place she maintains a multi-disciplinary visible artwork observe and teaches at Emily Carr College of Artwork and Design.

Whereas artist-in-residence, Chan will conduct analysis in the 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 periods on 12 + 13 August 2022 from 1-3 PM. Volunteer contributors are invited to interact along with her in one-on-one interviews throughout scheduled periods from 15 to 19 August 2022. In what Chan sees as a collaborative course of, interviewees will probably be invited to attract, write, and make sound collectively. contributors can schedule an interview by emailing information@oxygenartcentre.org.

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

For Chan her interdisciplinary observe 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 all in favour of these interactions when one thing is revealed that we don’t essentially have on daily basis 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 by sharing tales round tradition and id.

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

In The best way to 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 house regardless of her innocence. The opposite, an unarmed civil servant, suffers racialized violence when her residence is mistakenly raided. The work considers dynamics of age and otherness and may be seen as a lens into systemic violence and injustice which can be pervasive for diasporic communities in Canada.

The best way to Be 57 is perhaps understood as a hypothetical information to experiencing a exact second of transformation in a stranger’s life, a reminder that dwelling 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 may be despatched to information@oxygenartcentre.org by Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM PST. Please additionally share any specifics relating to your entry wants or any questions.

The best way to Be 57 will probably 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.

As a consequence of rising COVID instances within the province, we ask that each one guests to the area 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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