Not Sent Letters & Guests @ VIVO Media Arts Centre

Saturday Night, October 15, 2016 Not Sent Letters Set Interdisciplinary Contributions
interdisciplinary works by
DAMLA TAMER & JEREMY TODD

NIKOLAI GAUER

BON DOS & RUBY WANG
short digital films by

SARAH SHEARD
HEIDI MAY
ALISHA WENG

Not Sent Letters Set by

JEREMY TODD w/ BEN WILSON

JEREMY TODD presents a new NOT SENT LETTERS SET featuring live scoring by BEN WILSON, digital projection and letters to Interviewing The Audience, Sonia Monzano, and Me In A Few Days Or So, selected and read from the project archive:

 

To Interviewing The Audience (first letter)

To Sonia Monzano (first letter)

To Me In A Few Days Or So (eighteenth letter)

DAMLA TAMER & JEREMY TODD, two Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artists, continue their serialized, public experiment with correspondence, time, friendship and a seemingly ephemeral private sphere.  Reduction, elaboration, mis- and over-interpretation become discursive strategies within an accumulative exchange and accounting of images and text.  This will be the second presentation at NSL&G to result from their collaboration. NIKOLAI GAUER, a Vancouver-based artist and musician, returns to NSL&G to play with narrative voice, writing and modes of textual delivery within a new work entitled Attempt Something.
@ VIVO Media Arts Centre,
2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
Saturday Night, October 15, 2016.

 

Special Thanks to RAFAEL ALBERTO ARGUELLO RUIZ, DAMLA TAMER, TOMOYO IHAYA, NIKOLAI GAUER, ALISHA WENG, ELISA FERRARI & BRIT BACHMANN.

BON DOS, an interdisciplinary artist celebrating the bizarrely experimental and narrative potential, collaborates with RUBY WANG, a visual artist interested in food eroticism, to explore compulsive consumption as fetish within media.  Wang and Dos will “cook” for the duration of this new work, deploying their bodies, kitchen utensils, food and a projected found-footage montage. HEIDI MAY, an interdisciplinary artist-researcher-teacher working out of Georgia, US and Vancouver, CA, introduces her examination of networks, self, learning, and media culture with this return to NSL&G, contributing a reflexive remix from her Postself project (involving experimental video, digital media and writing since 2010).  Please view three screened works from the Digital Short Films section below.
Digital Short Films
ALISHA WENG, a Vancouver-based artist and photographer, contributes to NSL&G for the first time, considering the context and ethos of the project in relation to investigations of female identity.  This is the first of two works screened. SARAH SHEARD, an author and video-poet whose recent fourth novel, Krank, brought Bertolt Brecht back to life during the Toronto G20 riots, returns to NSL&G to screen The Bed.  Last winter, Sheard inherited her father’s heavy, ancestral, 160-year-old bed. Sleeping in it, she started to feel an almost erotic proximity to various ghostly loved ones. They’d made love, given birth and died in this bed and were now nudging her and whispering stories into her ear. HEIDI MAY, an interdisciplinary artist-researcher-teacher working out of Georgia, US and Vancouver, CA, continues her examination of networks, self, learning, and media culture with this return to NSL&G, contributing a reflexive remix from her Postself project (involving experimental video, digital media and writing since 2010).  The following three works were screened in succession. ALISHA WENG, a Vancouver-based artist and photographer, contributes to NSL&G for the first time, considering the context and ethos of the project in relation to investigations of female identity.  This is the second of two works screened.
The Evening In Pictures:
 Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Ben Wilson & Jeremy Todd. Photo by Alisha Weng. Bon Dos & Ruby Wang perform. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Nikolai Gauer (contributing artist and VIVO Technical Coordinator) confers with videographer Rafael Arguello.
Heidi May introduces works in relation to her Postself project. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Nikolai Gauer presents. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer before presenting. Photo by Alisha Weng.
 Ruby Wang & Bon Dos perform. Photo by Alisha Weng.  Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Jeremy Todd. Photo by Alisha Weng.
 Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer present. Photo by Alisha Weng. Watching & listening. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Ruby Wang performs (w/ Bon Dos). Photo by Alisha Weng.
Damla Tamer presents (w/ Jeremy Todd). Photo by Alisha Weng.
Nikolai Gauer presents. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Ben Wilson. Photo by Alisha Weng.


Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Jeremy Todd. Photo by Alisha Weng. Bon Dos performs (w/ Ruby Wang). Photo by Alisha Weng.
Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer present. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Heidi May discusses work relating to her Postself project. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Bon Dos & Ruby Wang perform. Photo by Alisha Weng.
More watching and listening. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer present. Photo by Alisha Weng.
 Ruby Wang performs (w/ Bon Dos). Photo by Alisha Weng.  Nikolai Gauer presents. Photo by Alisha Weng.  Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Ben Wilson. Photo by Alisha Weng.
 Jeremy Todd presents (w/ Damla Tamer). Photo by Alisha Weng. Bon Dos & Ruby Wang perform. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer present. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Jeremy Todd. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Bon Dos & Ruby Wang perform. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Ben Wilson. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Jeremy Todd & Damla Tamer present. Photo by Alisha Weng. Not Sent Letters Set in progress w/ Jeremy Todd. Photo by Alisha Weng.