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Guided Tour

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Guided Tour Photo: Peter Reder. Guided Tour production still.

Peter Reder (London, England)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery and Boca del Lupo

January 25 – 29, 2012
Jan 25, 6pm  | Jan 26-29 6pm & 9pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street.

Artist Roundtable on Intimate Performance
Jan 21, 4pm at The Anderson Street Space (1405 Anderson Street, Granville Island)
Limited Availability
RSVP to info@bocadellupo.com


There’s so much history around, so many books, TV programs, museums, heritage sites,
there’s no space left for the present. Or was it the other way round, it’s all present, without any past? (Guided Tour, final chapter)

A beguiling mixture of video and performance, Peter Reder’s Guided Tour takes place after-hours in the darkened passages of the Vancouver Art Gallery—a former provincial courthouse and one of the city’s most treasured turn-of-the-century heritage buildings. From the London-based artist that brought City of Dreams to the 2011 PuSh Festival, Guided Tour similarly explores notions of memory and place through a combination of artifacts, video, text and performance. A guided tour for the post-modern age, this site-specific presentation evokes memories of the past, drawing the audience into a shared contemplation of the nature of architectural spaces and the memories they embody.

>>A tourist outing for deconstructionists.<< The Scotsman

Peter Reder creates intimate, witty, and thoughtful work, often based on historical sources. His site-based work has been seen in some of the world’s great museums, galleries, and public buildings. He has produced work in the UK for LIFT, National Theatre, South London Gallery, and Somerset House, as well as internationally. Guided Tourpremiered at the Edinburgh Festival in association with the Traverse Theatre as part of the British Council Showcase in 2005 and has since been shown at: the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; the Coliseum (Bragadiru Palace), Bucharest; the National Museum of Singapore; Gammage Auditorium, Arizona; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and La Laboral in Gijon, Spain.


Tickets Advance $32 /$28 /$26; at door $34 /$30 /$28
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Advance purchase recommended due to limited audience capacity.


Created and performed by Peter Reder

Running Time 70min

Supported by the British Council.
Vancouver creative phase hosted by Boca del Lupo at the Anderson Street Space.