In tandem with the exhibition making peace, making waves, artist Salima Punjani hosts an evening of collective listening on Friday, June 10, from 8 to 9 pm. Members of the community are invited to bring their own sounds that symbolize belonging for them. Examples of previous sounds brought to the workshop range from basketballs bouncing to eating a steamy bowl of ramen to a specific forest in South Africa. Visitors can feel the vibration of their chosen sounds via tactile pillows. Visitors are welcome to bring a yoga mat and a favourite pillow to get cozy and listen together.
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With support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia.
Woojae Kim thanks Seren Bradley for collaboration on the audio piece that is part of Listening to the Silence. Sai Di additionally thanks the generous support offered by MYCA Farms, for her mycelium research for the exhibition. A special thanks to Andrew Booth for lending artwork from his personal collection for the exhibition.
Salima Punjani additionally thanks le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their funding support. Salima Punjani remercie le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec de son appui financier.