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Portraits in Motion, Volker Gerling

Showing on

125th Anniversary Series

February 3, 2011, 8pm
Club PuSh
Performance Works, Granville Island


Presented with Theatre Conspiracy and the Goethe-Institut Toronto

Tickets $25
604.684.2787 Additional service charges apply to phone orders
Fully eligible for PuSh Pass access

(Ticket includes late night musical act Meatdraw at 10pm.)

Hosted by Michael Turner

In honour of Vancity’s 65th anniversary, audience members with proof of current Vancity membership are eligible for a $6.50 discount on Portraits in Motion, on tickets purchased at the door only. Subject to availability.

Volker Gerling Artist Talk – Emily Carr Speaker Series
January 24, 2011 7-9pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 1399 Johnston Street (Lecture Theatre, SB Room 301)
Visit the Emily Carr Website for full details


Portraits in Motion is a piece of photographic flip–book cinema created by Berlin–based artist Volker Gerling. Wandering extensively on foot, Gerling creates photographic portraits of the people he meets. An old man who wanted to improve the world and almost starved in the process, a homeless woman who wished for nothing more than to see her children once again and a young woman who decided to change her life while on holiday. Gerling describes these encounters and brings his protagonists to life as he flips through their photographs underneath a video camera lens and projects the images onto a screen. These magical studies inspire gentle but profound reflection upon the transitory nature of the moment and the significance of interpersonal encounters. Gerling will be in residence in Vancouver for two weeks traversing the city and adding to his portrait collection.