Saturday 6 April 2019 from 2-4pm
In conjunction with our current group exhibition found/held, contributing artist Alana Bartol will discuss how her practice considers resource extraction, and environmental remediation through water-witching techniques. Catherine de Montreuil will be threading the discussion with research that informed ‘GET WITH IT: Critical Excavations in Land Use and Cultural Production’, a reading and discussion series hosted at PLOT from January – March 2019. Learn more about our found/held exhibition here.
ALANA BARTOL comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore walking and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Bartol’s work has been screened and presented across Canada at Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff); InterAccess (Toronto); PlugIn ICA (Winnipeg); Access Gallery (Vancouver); M:ST Performative Arts Festival (Calgary); Art Gallery of Windsor; and Group Intervention Vidéo (Montréal), as well as in Romania, Germany, Mexico and the United States. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta in Treaty 7 territory where she teaches at Alberta College of Art+Design.*Image: Alana Bartol, still from reading wild lands, 2018. (22 minutes 32 seconds) HDV 1080p.
Our programming is always free and open to the public. There is an 8cm (3.5 in) lip at the entrance to the gallery. We plan to have a portable ramp for the exterior entrance in time for this event, and can assist with the 112cm (44 in) sliding door. The self-contained gender-neutral washroom is not wheelchair accessible. Access is within 120m of major transit routes (#3, 8, 19, 22), and the nearest Skytrain stops are Main Street-Science World (650m) and Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain (800m). Detailed transit information is available by request. There is limited metered street parking and a parking garage on East Georgia.