Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape

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Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape
Rebecca Bayer & Laura Kozak, Emiliano Sepulveda, Eden Veaudry

April 11—May 23, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00pm
In Conversation: Marian Penner Bancroft with Rebecca Bayer, Laura Kozak, Emiliano Sepulveda & Eden Veaudry, Saturday April 11, 2015, 2:00pm
Link to videorecordings: In Conversation: Part 1 & In Conversation: Part 2
Link to Exhibition Broadsheet curator’s essay

Hadden Park Open Field Mapping
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM
At the Hadden Park Field House
1015 Maple Street, North of Kitsilano Beach

On Location: Two Artists & Three Writers
Talk & Publication Launch: Saturday May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM

Presented in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival, Field Studies investigates radical and inventive ways in which our everyday landscape might be experienced and mapped. Rebecca Bayer and Laura Kozak’s community-based project The Hadden Park Map Exchange (developed through the Vancouver Parks Board Field House Residencies) documents the coming together of a myriad of specialized practitioners and community members—visual artists, musicians, historians, gardeners, choreographers, archaeologists, meterologists, lifeguards, local residents and children—to produce a series of unconventional maps of Hadden Park, at the north end of Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach. Emiliano Sepulveda probes the very basis of photography with his weather kites made of light-sensitive photo paper which record light conditions in the sites they are flown. Eden Veaudry’s sensual installation quite literally weaves together still photographs, video and tapestries to map the intimate surfaces of her domestic realm, à la Xavier de Maistre’s 1794 novel A Journey Round My Room.

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Rebecca Bayer is a Vancouver-based artist and architectural designer. Her projects examine relationships between people, material, and atmospheric surroundings to promote the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience. Bayer pursues these themes through public art projects, urban interventions, community collaborations, as well as public space research and teaching.

Laura Kozak is a designer and cartographer. Through an independent practice that spans graphic design, cartography, architecture and urban design, she has contributed to projects for 221A Artist Run Centre, AICAD, ASIR Studio, Emily Carr University, CityStudio, the Helen Pitt, and Spacing Vancouver. A core interest in collaborative design of the urban environment informs her research and teaching practice. Kozak holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture from UBC and a BFA from Emily Carr.

Emiliano Sepulveda is an immigrant visual artist of Mexican descent based in Vancouver. He is fascinated by how the world is encountered through perception, and his work is a constant practice of creating models for understanding and interacting with this world. This process-based practice incorporates simple actions such as walking or kite-flying as ritual practice and is heavily informed by photography. For Sepulveda photography also functions as an uncanny, magical, performative, and sculptural medium. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University.

Eden Veaudry is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice incorporates textiles, video and sound. Recent exhibitions and performances include The Grain of the Voice at the Western Front (2014), Conference on the Wave at CSA Space (2014) and Joining the Periphery at VIVO Media Arts Centre (2012). She lives in Vancouver.

Rebecca Bayer and Laura Kozak extend their sincere thanks to the Hadden Park Map Exchange participants: Alexandru Balasescu, Marc Bricault, Javier Campos, Brian Chatterton, Bopha Chhay, Lisa Cinar, Paul Crowley, Charlotte Falk, Joel Good, David Gregory, Alex Grunenfelder, Andy Guiry, Sydney Hart, Jill Henderson, Genta Ishimura, Craig Johnson, Ross Kelly, Maria King, Rafaela Kirloss, Justin Langlois, Carla MacLean, Alex Muir, Raneen Nosh, Jhenifer Pabillano, Lisa Parker, Andrew Pask, Max Ritts, Kristen Roos, David Shewell, Travis Stasney, Fan-Ling Suen, Michael Tenzer, Erick Villagomez, Linna Zeibin.

More more information: Hadden Park Map Exchange

Curated by Kimberly Phillips. 
A special thanks to Steven Tong & CSA Space for their generous equipment loan and installation assistance.

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Above Image: Eden Veaudry, Journey Around My Room, 2014. video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Below Images: Installation views of Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape (Access Gallery, 2o15)

 

 

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Access gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, Burrard Arts Foundation, our donors, members and volunteers. Access is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres.

Capture 2015