Spring Soundwalks – April 17 + 24, 2016

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SPRING 2016 SOUNDWALKS

Listening in, Between the Lines
Sunday, April 17, 2016; 2PM
Led by Jorma Kujala and Igor Santizo
Meeting Location: This aural excursion will both begin and end at the Beatty Street entrance of the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain Station.

In Fall 2015 Vancouver City Council approved the replacement of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts with a new at-grade street network, paving the way (all pun intended) for yet another redevelopment of this area on the periphery of our city’s hub. This soundwalk inaugurates a long-term investigation into the viaduct’s surrounding area, opening our ears to murmurs of past erasure in the area as well as echoes of futures yet to unfold. Join Jorma Kujala and Igor Santizo to walk, and listen, in between the lines of history while we explore other lines above and below the viaduct’s two arms.

Lost Lagoon, Vancouver’s Urban Refuge
Sunday, April 24, 2016; 2PM
Led by Jamie Dolinko
Meeting Location: The Viewing Plaza overlooking the Lost Lagoon (directly above the Nature House at Stanley Park). From Denman go north on Alberni 2 blocks. [map]

The Lagoon Soundwalk is a meditation on the intersection of people, flora, and fauna, and will explore the collision and surprising co-existence of urban and natural worlds. Meet Jamie Dolinko at the Viewing Deck, directly above the Nature House, at the foot of Robson and Alberni. Soundwalkers will be led part way around Lost Lagoon and through a trail towards Second Beach Pool where the walk finishes at the Second Beach Field House for tea.

Presented in association with the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective.

About the artists

After studying photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Jamie Dolinko graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1990 and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1992. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America at galleries and museums including Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam, the Velan Centro D’arte Contemporanea in Torino, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. The Capture Photography Festival recently presented Dolinko’s large scale photos in a yearlong installation at the Cambie and King Edward Canada Line Station, and this May she will be speaking and presenting a new project, DRAMA BOMBS! at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Hong Kong. Jamie loves the sound of high heels on cement and reluctantly wears sneakers for soundwalks.

Jorma Kujala’s curatorial, academic, and interdisciplinary art practices are enveloped by theories of identity and the construction of a global cross-cultural “home.” Building on his BFA (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2010) and a process-based art practice that includes painting, drawing, and soundwalking, his graduate studies at Simon Fraser University advance his research in the shared knowledge, identity, memory, and social interaction that occur when culture, communication, and social change intersect. He is currently exploring theories relating to embodiment and phenomenology, and how the human interacts with the non-human. He also investigates repetition and re-enactment and the bodily interplay between individual, sound, and environment, and is a founding editorial committee member of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts’ Journal of Comparative Media Arts.

Igor Santizo is an artist whose process-based multidisciplinary artwork has recently led him into collaborations that critically and holistically look at place, through collaborations with other artists: including via the This Place Vancouver project with grunt gallery, or the Filled with Light project an arts residency collaboration at Aberthau Community Centre.