Pedestrian Protest

In a new commission for the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite, Vancouver based artists Evann Siebens and Keith Doyle explore how a moving body, whether in solitude or en masse, can become a political act. Pedestrian Protest includes 24 media performances, created by collaborators, that reference histories of protest, current and past. The individuals and collectives were filmed and edited by Evann Siebens and combined into a collage of photo, media and movement. Each location, chosen by a project collaborator, is uniquely emblematic and linked to specific histories or present places of demonstration and activism. Keith Doyle responds to this mapping of the city through his sculptural intervention, referring to the precarious and temporary conditions of Vancouver’s constantly changing built environment.

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Bevin Poole

 

Bevin Poole is a lifelong student of movement. Having danced from a young age, she has over thirty five years of movement training including dance, Pilates, theatre and somatic practices. She shares her love of movement as a Licensed Fletcher Pilates ® Provider, teaching classes at Union Pilates in Vancouver, BC. As an independent artist, Bevin has had the pleasure of collaborating with Evann Seibens in Plus TheCo, Minus Helen Goodwin, at the Belkin Gallery in 2018. Over the past decade Bevin has been honoured to interpret works by Tara Cheyenne Performance, Action at a Distance, plastic orchid factory, The Contingency Plan, Chick Snipper, Helen Walkley, MACHiNENOiSY, Nicole Mion, Co. Erasga, Desiree Dunbar and Vancouver Opera. She has been a company member with Dancers Dancing since 2008, appearing in works by Judith Garay, Simone Orlando and Serge Bennathan. Most recently, Bevin and her four year old daughter, Eleanor, created a dance film, “our dance” for Mascall Dance’s BLOOMkids in December 2020.

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