Not Sent Letters & Guests @ Dynamo Arts Association

 

 

 

Saturday Night, November 17, 2018 Not Sent Letters Set Interdisciplinary Contributions
interdisciplinary works by
CHRIS ANDERSON
KATIE BELCHER
MARCIA CROSBY
ACE MARTENS & ANDY RESTO
JUDITH PRICE & GRACE SALEZ

TRACEY VATH

 

a screening by
SARAH SHEARD

 

a not sent letters set by
JEREMY TODD in collaboration w/
MARGARET DRAGU, LOIS KLASSEN, PIETRO SAMMARCO & DAMLA TAMER

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JEREMY TODD presents a new NOT SENT LETTERS SET featuring digital projection, scoring by PIETRO SAMMARCO and letters selected and read from the project archive by MARGARET DRAGU, LOIS KLASSEN & DAMLA TAMER:

 

CHRIS ANDERSON is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, musician, and composer interested in interactive music performance and generative systems. For NSL&G he debuts Don’t Know, an interactive work exploring urgency, disruption of control and authorship within the confines of an automated system. A real-time computer programme generates musical structures and sonic content, visuals, lyrics and rules. Performers adapt and respond in tandem, producing outcomes that suggest chance music pieces KATIE BELCHER is an artist, curator, and cultural worker of settler ancestry, newly based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory. In both her artistic and curatorial practices, Katie cultivates gathering spaces as sites for discussion and rigour. For NSL&G she debuts which rose with each breath they exhaled. At once a score and its performance, this work is prompted by texts by Zola and Dumas, the sensuality and violence of culinary markets and processes, and avian sounds of dogged desire.
Hosted by

Dynamo Arts Association
Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver

 

Special Thanks to DAMLA TAMER, NATHAN JONES, ALISHA WENG, MAXENE SKINNER, MARGARET DRAGU, BEN WILSON, PIETRO SAMMARCO, RAFAEL ARGUELLO, RINA LIDDLE, ZUZIA JUSZKIEWICZ, MICHAEL SHUMIATCHER, DYNAMO ARTS ASSOCIATION, VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE & WESTERN FRONT.


MARCIA CROSBY has been working as an independent scholar since completing an Art History PhD in 2016. One of the central themes of Marcia’s doctoral thesis (and her curatorial practice since the 1990s) is the significance of inter-tribal and inter-First Nations liaisons in ‘the city’ at the turn of the twentieth century on the Northwest coast. For NSL&G, Marcia will be giving a brief talk with slides entitled What is art and what is entertainment? ACE MARTENS & ANDY RESTO are Vancouver-based artists who form a musical duo known as Echuta. For NSL&G they debut Introduce Your Living Environment, a collaborative poem accompanied by minimal guitar pieces. The writing and music accentuate the oddity and unexpected possibilities of bringing together different conformities, interpretations and approaches to the routines of everyday life. JUDITH PRICE & GRACE SALEZ are Victoria-based artists whose long-term practices include performance, installation, video and film. They are members of the performance collective Open Action while also maintaining individual art practices. For NSL&G Judith and Grace debut Folding, a duo performance action relating to women’s work, fragmented conversations, unspoken thoughts, and memories
TRACEY VATH, a Vancouver-based artist and musician who once rode the #20 bus for 10 consecutive days, 12 hours each day, returns to NSL&G to debut Here we are on Victoria Drive, a work involving reenactments of everyday activities that were captured on VHS tape by her grandparents (and narrated by her grandmother). A sentimental testimony is given to an earlier era of home video and the documentation of daily life while providing the artist with a means of publicly considering the devotion of her grandparents to the ministry of their church.
The Evening In Pictures:


Not Sent Letters Set run-through, November 8, 2018, for the upcoming NSL&G at Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, Saturday Night, November 17, 2018 (l-r): Damla Tamer (letter selection & reading: To The Triumph Of The Talkies), Margaret Dragu (letter selection & reading: To Romantics Of The New Millennia), Lois Klassen (letter selection & reading: To Willing Conflators Of Of José Ortega y Gasset And Jeremy Todd) and Pietro Sammarco (live scoring w/ field recordings assemblage/collage). Jeremy Todd (coordination, writing & visual projections) is taking the phone pic. Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng. Lois Klassen reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng.

Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng.

Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file).
Tracey Vath presents Here we are on Victoria Drive. Photo by Alisha Weng.

Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng.

Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng. Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng. Pietro Sammarco scores during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Photo by Alisha Weng.
Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng. Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file).
Tracey Vath presents Here we are on Victoria Drive. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng. Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng. Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Photo by Alisha Weng.
Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file). Tracey Vath presents Here we are on Victoria Drive. Photo by Alisha Weng. Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng.
Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Damla Tamer reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Photo by Alisha Weng. Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file). Tracey Vath presents Here we are on Victoria Drive. Photo by Alisha Weng. Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng.
Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng. Margaret Dragu reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng.  Photo by Alisha Weng.
Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng. Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file). Tracey Vath presents Here we are on Victoria Drive. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng.
Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng. Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng. Lois Klassen reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng. 
Photo by Alisha Weng.
Katie Belcher presents which rose with each breath they exhaled. Photo by Alisha Weng. Chris Anderson presents Don’t Know. Photo by Alisha Weng. Sarah Sheard screens The Bed (screen save from the digital file).
Marcia Crosby presents What is art and what is entertainment? Photo by Alisha Weng.
Judtih Price & Grace Salez present Folding. Photo by Alisha Weng. Ace Martens & Andy Resto present Introduce Your Living Environment. Photo by Alisha Weng. Damla Tamer reads during the Not Sent Letters Set. Photo by Alisha Weng.