Saltwalks: Three Movements by Randy Lee Cutler

Salt Walks: Three Movements
Screening and Salt Tasting at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hall of One Hundred Rivers; please use Carrall Street entrance

In August 2013, Vancouver artist Randy Lee Cutler hosted a series of performative walks through Chinatown exploring the enduring relationship that civilizations have had with salt. Each walk began with a salt tasting and discussion of its formative role in social history from China and India to Timbuktu. Meandering through the neighbourhood, Cutler hosted local shopkeepers and guests to speak about different aspects of sodium chloride whether as a flavour, a remedy or a molecular formation. With support from the BC Arts Council, Access has commissioned Cutler to produce a new video work documenting the experience of these original walks. Join us at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden on Saturday, 31 May for the premiere screening of this new work followed by a salt tasting led by Cutler.

Donations to the Garden are welcome.


Randy Lee Cutler is a Vancouver based writer, artist and educator. She contributes essays to catalogues and art magazines as well as maintains an experimental relationship to pedagogy, gardening and embodiment. In the intersections of gender, art, science, and technology, her art practice takes up themes of food and sustenance through performance, video, textual experiments and the emergence of new cultural forms. Open Wide: An Abecedarium for the Great Digestive System, her ebook on digestion as a metaphor for experience was launched on itunes in March 2014. She is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC.


The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a living museum and the first of its kind built outside of China. Its covered walkways and beautiful pavilions protect guests from Vancouver’s famous rainforest conditions! The jade green pond with koi fish, a collection of 100-year old miniature trees and rare tai hu rock imported from China, are some of the delights and secrets this Garden offers.


Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, the Michael Audain Foundation, The Hamber Foundation and our committed donors, members and volunteers.