Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer

Far Afield

1 Jun to 3 Aug 2019

Under the Beating Sun, From Summer to Summer is a curatorial series presented by Far Afield at Access Gallery’s PLOT space. The project will explore the relationship between sound and energy on a rapidly heating west coast through a consideration of two Summerlands: Summerland, British Columbia, and Summerland, California.

The project invites both international and rurally-based professionals to convene in Vancouver in order to engage in collaborative discovery and interdisciplinary research, whilst inviting the wider public to participate in shaping an understanding of important regional and global issues. From the Okanagan to coastal California, and beyond, specialists including curators, artists, and theorists, will contribute to the dialogue around resource use, land practices, and the increasingly warming world. Talks, artist projects, and screenings of work by Ruth Beer, Ursula Biemann, Tobias Ewe, Curtis Grahauer, Stephanie LeMenager, Renée Reizman, Jean Routhier, Jayce Salloum, Charisma Christal Thomas, Elia Vargas, Laurie White, and Paul Wong, will bring a number of diverse perspectives and responses to light.

Far Afield’s project space at PLOT will be open to the public during Access Gallery’s regular hours, special events, and by appointment. Please contact Far Afield curator Caitlin Chaisson at caitlin.chaisson@gmail.com if you are interested in visiting.

Weekly events will take place between June and July. Details on public programs will be announced on a rolling basis, and up-to-date information can be found on Far Afield’s website: www.farafield.ca


Far Afield is a multifaceted artist-led initiative committed to experimental research, publications, exhibitions, community engagement, and emergent practices. Through temporary and long-term projects, Far Afield aims to support regionally-connected artistic and curatorial practices.

As a collaborative platform for artists and a resource for multiple publics, the project advocates for the support of de-centered fields of interest and methods of working, particularly projects considered to be out of the way, out of the ordinary, or otherwise unexpected.