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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Guadalupe Martinez

 

Guadalupe Martinez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She immigrated to Vancouver in 2008, where she lives and works – conscious of her presence on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in understanding the multiple and complex relationships between identity and place. Creating alternative spaces of learning and investigating the boundaries and pre-conceptions of art making, Martinez places the body at the centre of her work. Through somatic practices and collaboration, she explores the potential for embodied-research and love-actions to heal and decolonize the body-mind.

Her practice often takes the form of three-dimensional installation, performance and collaborative research, deeply considering her personal and inherited histories and the larger contexts in which she performs. Her work has been shown in Canada, Argentina, Mexico and Europe.

Links

Artist's website: Guadalupe Martinez
Artist's website: Reflections on a Window Glass
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Simone Weil
YouTube: Simon Weil (intro)
YouTube: An Encounter with Simone Weil

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