In Conversation: Alana Bartol with Catherine de Montreuil

IN CONVERSATION: Alana Bartol with Catherine de Montreuil
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.

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Accessibility Notes
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.