In Conversation: Lili Huston-Herterich and Michael Drebert


In Conversation: Twenty-Three Days at Sea with Lili Huston-Herterich and Michael Drebert
Thursday June 29th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Access Gallery
222 E Georgia St.
Watch video-recording of ‘In Conversation’ by Sahand Mohajer here

Join Access’ most recent travelling residents Lili Huston-Herterich and Michael Drebert who will informally converse with the audience about how they prepared for the voyage, what research looked like for them, and some of their experiences aboard ship.

Lili, the seventh artist-in-residence departed Vancouver on May 29th and arrived in Shanghai on June 20th while Michael, the sixth artist-in-residence, departed from Vancouver on May 4th and arrived in Shanghai on May 27th.

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Lili Huston-Herterich is interested in shared experiences of space, and also the way personal experiences are transferred and preserved through oral, visual, and auditory methods of communication. Most recently, Huston-Herterich has begun using storytelling to develop ideas of public and private space, domesticity, and collectivity. Huston-Herterich obtained a BFA in Visual Arts and New Media from York University (2010) and is currently based in Toronto.

Michael Drebert’s artistic practice is founded on an intense curiosity with the natural world. An integral part of this work is to bear witness, or to simply be in the physical presence of particular geographies, animals, or plants. Steadfastly, his work is an activity of embodied, intentional gestures that highlight the various forms of reciprocity between humans and the non-human world. Michael Drebert, who currently lives and works in Vancouver, holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (2006) and an MFA from the University of Victoria (2010).

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Image: Michael Drebert and Lili Huston-Herterich, still from video-recording of ‘In Conversation’ event on June 29, 2017. Video-recording by Sahand Mohajer.

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Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency is produced by Access Gallery in partnership with the Burrard Arts Foundation and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Additional assistance in Asia is graciously provided by China Residencies and Art Contraste, and at the port by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Access is grateful for the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia government through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, and our donors, sponsors, members and volunteers.