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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Gunargie O’Sullivan

 

Gunargie O’Sullivan was a delegate from the community radio CFRO in Vancouver, BC and a member of the Aboriginal Caucus of the NCRA. Among her vast work in the media, she developed the national radio series called Resonating Reconciliation which resulted in 26 half-hour documentaries about Residential School survivors and their families, airing nationally on stations across the country. She developed Red Jam Slam, a series to raise the profile of Aboriginal music in Canada through live performances and broadcasts. O’Sullivan also has worked at an overdose prevention site and acted as an Elder for Guildford Highschool Students, along with her years of work coordinating for the Heart of the City Festival. Spring 2021, O’Sullivan will be doing Late Night with the Savages live on Red Gate TV (also to be played on CITR and COOP Radio).

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