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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Eddy van Wyk


Eddy van Wyk is a storyteller and artist based in what is known as Vancouver, BC. x lives, creates and plays on the unceded, stolen and ancestral lands of the coast salish peoples of turtle island as a non-permanent resident settler, and has been for 12 years. Their practise has a multidimensional focus on clowning, movement making, dance beyond the institution, acting through presence, poetry, spiritual creativity, collaborative devising, ritual/habit and intentional curiosity. Decolonization in the arts is a daily focus for x. They see themselves as a philosopher in action. They facilitate a 12 week practical workshop in creative unblocking called "QUARTER-TURN", dramaturg for Queer, Trans, IBPOC and non-neurotypical folks in all creative forms and facilitate yoga asana independently with 200hr certification from Karma Teachers College.

They are currently Artist in Residence and Creative Collaborations Facilitator at rice & beans theatre. Their most recent work was presented at Vines Art Festival. To contact them, please email here


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