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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Sophia Wolfe

 

Sophia Wolfe is a contemporary dance artist who also works in visual media including photography, film, and video art. She is currently based out of Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territories, of the Museum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Sophia completed her post secondary dance training through Modus Operandi in 2014, and has since been dancing and touring with companies and independent choreographers such as Company 605, Co-Erasga, Chick Snipper, Cindy Mochizuki, Kelly McInnes, Antonio Somera, Zahra Shahab, The Only Animal and New World Theatre. Outside of dance performance, Sophia has a regular practice in documentation of live performance through video, video editing and photography. Sophia’s deep interest in integrating movement and film has led her to organize and curate F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement). She has also curated screenings for New Blue Dance Festival (Toronto), Vancouver Art Gallery, Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver) and Body+Camera (Chicago).

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