Access is interested in encouraging the entanglement of visual art and the written word, with the publication of books that sit alongside our exhibitions. Join us for the launch of the publication Far Away So Close, Part III , which features written contributions by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Steffanie Ling. We will mark this occasion with an informal reading by Ling, and a special appearance by Der Hammel von Kouver (a.k.a. exhibiting artist Mike Bourscheid), performing the composition “Introducing Myself to the Canada Geese” on bespoke bagpipes.
Mike Bourscheid lives and works in Luxembourg and Vancouver. He holds an MFA from the University of Arts Berlin (UdK). In his present body of work, Bourscheid translates his heritage through sculpture, photography, and performance. His work operates to express darker social and political concerns through the device of humour. He was recently nominated for the Robert Schuman Award for Emerging Artists (Luxembourg).
Steffanie Ling is a writer, mostly. Her essays, criticism and art writing have been published alongside exhibitions, in-print and online in Canada and the United States. She is the editor of Bartleby Review, an occasional pamphlet of criticism and writing in Vancouver, and a curator at CSA Space. Currently, she is writing a book of letters and stories that weigh in on banality, social awkwardness and smoking.
Tanya Lukin Linklater's practice spans experimental choreography, performance, video, and text. Her work has been performed/exhibited internationally, and her poetry and essays have been published in in numerous journals and catalogues. She studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours). She was awarded the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature in 2013. Linklater is Alutiiq with family from the Native Villages of Port Lions and Afognak in southern Alaska and makes her home in northern Ontario, Canada.