Scenes from a Disappearance: An Ecological Breakdown Cabaret

Fri 24 May 2019 7:30–10PM


Scenes From a Disappearance: an ecological breakdown cabaret for the centennial of the destruction of SKWA-CHICE, ‘Deep Hole in Water’


A century ago, the sea, salt marshes, and Salish gathering sites that thrived in what is now bounded by Main, Union, Clark, and Great Northern Way in central Vancouver underwent massive transformation, being filled with a train station, garbage, and dirt from the digging of the Grandview Cut. But SKWA-CHICE, translated from Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) as "Deep Hole in Water," has not gone quietly, and those seas and marshes are resurging.

Join PLOT occupants KEXMIN Field Station for an 'open mic' night (without the mic) for a number of short multimedia, spoken, and spontaneous performances on the aftermath of ecological breakdown in the DTES. After introductions from hosts Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram and Alex Grünenfelder, artists and other cultural producers have eight minutes to present. Entrance is free.


RSVP to reserve a spot in the line-up and specify any media or spatial needs.


IMAGE: Shallow Time Interlude, performance by Alex Grünenfelder at Access Gallery, 2019. Photo by Catherine de Montreuil.