Schedule for Friday, Feb 4
The Seventh Fire Showing
10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM | Lobe Studio
The Seventh Fire is an immersive audio ceremony in development by Lisa C. Ravensbergen that is filmic in nature and mythic in proportion, sourcing traditional, oral Anishinaabe stories and societal roles as a way to explore ceremony in the everyday. Set in the present, past, and future, it tells the story of a woman’s return to the Ojibwe community she believes has rejected her. The Seventh Fire takes place in four time signatures, and above and below the earth, as sisters Daanis and Nimise, and grandmother Nokomis reach through time and space to be together where the horizon and land meet.
Be sure to RSVP in advance if you have registered for an In-person pass.
DELINQUENT THEATRE: Delinquent Theatre is based on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. We are an independent theatre company that creates, develops, and produces new performance works. Our work explores the figure of the Delinquent as the resilient other – telling narratives of survival, ingenuity, and subversive action in the face of a hostile status quo. We strive to create working spaces that challenge and re-examine traditional hierarchies in order to allow artists to grow and thrive.
CREATIVE TEAM: The Seventh Fire is created by Lisa C. Ravensbergen, with Debbie Courchene, Mishelle Cuttler, Laura McLean, and Christine Quintana.
Important: Shoes are not allowed in Lobe Studio. Attendees should prepare to remove their shoes and bring socks or slippers they’re comfortable wearing into the space. Masks will be required at all times.
Accessibility: The Lobe Studio has a few short steps up to access the studio space.
Creative Process with Augmented Reality; Artist Talk by Cease Wyss and Tracey Kim Bonneau
2:00 PM – 3:30 | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, World Arts Centre
In The Vaccinium Berry Collective, Cease Wyss, an indigenous rights activist and ethnobotanist, and Dr Lori Bystrom, a nutritional scientist, plant chemist and ethnobotanist in academia came together, to create a series of AR (Augmented Reality) sculptures, shedding light on the extraordinary potential of the Vaccinium, an at-risk genus of wild berries. This experiential XR project, fuses Traditional Indigenous Knowledge with Scientific Data, with the ultimate aim of protecting the Vaccinium species from being another casualty of the climate crisis.
In this artist talk, Wyss shares the creative process behind The Vaccinium Berry Collective, and her work with the IM4 Media Lab founded by Loretta Todd. Tracey Kim Bonneau is a syilx traditional knowledge keeper and documentary filmmaker who is a Matriarch with IM4. Bonneau, as an invited artist of The Vaccinium Berry Collective, will join the conversation about this project exploring the work that both Wyss and Bonneau have been doing to protect Indigenous food systems in their cultural communities. Participants will experience this new work through QR codes. Once connected, the “audience member” will see these “sculptures” through their phone. Much like Pokemon Go!
The Vaccinium Berry Collective is commissioned and produced by leading UK producers Fuel, supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust through their Sustaining Excellence Fund. The work is also part of New Conversations, a programme funded and delivered by the British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Farnham Maltings, and the High Commission of Canada in the UK.
*Available on-demand as of February 5
Advisor/ Devrlooer of Futurisms, IM4
T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:lo, Hawaiian, Swiss) is an educator, interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous ethnobotanist engaged in community based teaching and sharing. Throughout Wyss’s 30 year practice, Wyss’s work encompasses storytelling and collaborative initiatives through their knowledge and restoration of Indigenous plants and natural spaces. Wyss has been recognized for exchanging traditional knowledge in remediating our relationship to land through digital media, site-specific engagements and weaving. Wyss has participated and exhibited at galleries, museums, festivals and public space such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Morris, Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery and the PuSh Festival to name a few. Their work can be found in various collections such as the National Library of Canada, Special Collections at the Walter Phillips Gallery, and the Vancouver Public Library. They have lead the transformation of Semi-Public (半公開) during their Fellowship at 221a and they are the 2021 ethnobotanist resident at the Wild Bird Sanctuary. They have assisted in developing an urban Indigenous garden currently showing at the 2021 Momenta Biennale in Montreal.
Tracey Kim Bonneau
Tracey Kim Bonneau (syilx) is a veteran award-winning television writer and producer residing on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada. Her most recent industry accolade include garnering four Leo nominations in 2016 from the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia for her original rich cultural documentary series Quest Out-West Wild Food, airing on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) . In 2018 Tracey was awarded the Aboriginal Business Excellence Award from the Penticton Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to the local economy within the film and television industry.
Season three of Quest OutWest Wild Food: LAUNCH February 11, 2021 on (APTN) totaling 39 ½ hour episodes produced & written solely by her. Tracey’s freelance portfolio includes the publications and networks: Aboriginal Voices, Wind-Speaker News, Ravens Eye News, CBC Radio-One – Kelowna- Daybreak, Peach City Radio, Global Okanagan News, PBS, KCTS-Seattle and APTN National news. Aside from her professional arts career Tracey is employed by local non-profit organization En’owkin Centre located in Penticton.
An Undeveloped Sound; Work-in-progress Showing by Electric Company Theatre
4:00 PM | Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Join Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre for a glimpse into the creation of their newest work, An Undeveloped Sound, written and directed by Oliver award-winner, Jonathon Young. Loosely inspired by Goethe’s Faust, An Undeveloped Sound is about the essential wager made between development and destruction. Jonathon has assembled an exceptional team of Canadian artists to create this work. Performers Ryan Beil, Andrew McNee, Amy Rutherford and Laara Sadiq arespokespeople for a mysterious property development in a small coastal town. Their impossible quest to speak on the Developer’s behalf is augmented with choreography by contemporary dance artist Amber Barton; scenography and costumes by acclaimed stage designer Camellia Koo; music by electro-ambient composer Loscil; lighting by award-winning designer Sophie Tang; video design and media integration by Eric Chad anddramaturgy by Marcus Youssef. The event will be intimate, at significantly reduced-capacity and includes an introduction on the work by Jonathon. Running time: approximately 80 mins.
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