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Culture Club

Wednesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Art Nerds Only

Join CJSF's Culture Club, where art nerds are VIPS. Hosted by fellow critical thinker, Beau Bridge. The show features in-depth interviews, lectures and stories about art and artists of all forms. Some examples segments range from discussions of inspiration, music, theory, context, the creative process and everything in between. Be inspired... Stay inspired. Formerly Smitten by the Written, radio about words.

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Behind the Latvian Art Diaries

[2015-07-22]
Maegan Thomas & David Swanson
A close read of the Latvian Art Diaries documentary with producer David Swan (The Swan Song Mondays 7pm)
On this premiere episode of CJSF's Culture Club, we go behind the scenes on some of our fave sections of recently aired documentary, the Latvian Art Diaries. David traveled to Riga, capital of Latvia, 2014 European Cultural Capital, to document the blossoming arts & cultural scene.

Read more from David and listen to the full documentary:
soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/the-swan-song

Sun Ra: An Archival Analysis

[2015-07-08]
music, interviews and lectures
guest host Beau Bridge explores the eccentric personality of famous Free Jazz composer & Revolutionary artist Sun Ra, as well as the literary and cultural aesthetic of "Afro-futurism" through unearthed audio interviews and lectures by Sun Ra. Discussions include the philosophy of space and time, the human being, blackness, whiteness, goodness, and concepts of god.

The Law Between Us w Grace Woo

[2015-07-01]
by Jessica Buffalo, episode 1 of 5 part series
Host Jessica Buffalo interviews Grace Woo, author of "Ghost Dancing With Colonialism," exploring Canada's legacy of colonialism and the law in relation to Aboriginal peoples.

The Law Between Us is a 5 part series produced in 2012 funded with a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

for the full series, and more documentaries and radio dramas, visit https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/cjsf-docs-dramas


Books on the Radio Magazine

[2015-06-24]
a digest of BOTR projects each last Wed of the month!
Books on the Radio magazine brings you contemporary literary voices from across Canada.
This month BOTR Mag features Vancouver's Carellin Brooks, Barrie, Ontario's Lesley Battler, Jimmy McInnes, and more.

RED JAM SLAM RADIO FEST June 17 1-5pm

[2015-06-17]
Special Programming June 17-21
June 17th Musqeuam Culture - Centre- Gallery

MC`D by Gunargie and Musqueam Training and Employment Student
1:00-1:30pm Christie Lee
1:30-2:00pm Murray Porter
2:00-2:15pm Intro First Nations Health Authority
2:15-2:30pm Provincial Health Authority
2:40-3:00pm Ryan Gonzales
3:00-3:40pm First Nations Health Authority
3;40-4:00pm Warren Hooley Beat Boxer
4:00-4:30pm Cheryl Bear-Barnetson
4:30-4:50pm Rez Warrior-Larry Hanson

Find the Full Schedule here! http://www.redjamslam.com/

Books on the Radio Magazine

[2015-05-27]
last Wed of the month 1pm
Books on the Radio Magazine May 2015 features:
- Dennis Lehane speaking about libraries - specifically Boston Public - and freedom
- readings by Wayde Compton and Alexandra Leggat from the Real Vancouver Writers' Series literary showcase at the Anza Club in September 2014

listen to previous episodes on https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/culture-club

Geometries of Knowing - Part III

[2015-05-20]
the final installment of our coverage of all four parts
Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge in the full mind-body-spirit sense of intelligence. Organized in four parts and presented across two galleries located in a post-secondary pedagogical institution, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork, embodiment and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates a process of knowing. In this moment of increasing standardization and specialization regarding how people learn, art is a space for innovative thinking and experimentation outside given frameworks.

Geometry of Knowing
Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015

(listen to all four parts here!
https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/culture-club)

Many works in the exhibition engage hybrid forms of fieldwork, borrowing methodologies and tools from anthropology, hunting, marine navigation, chemistry, herbology and horticulture. For example, Kika Thorne’s new sculptural work, The Question of a Hunch, extends her ongoing interests in geometry, the visible spectrum and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions regarding chemical composition and its political ramifications.

Knowing through embodiment calls into play the geometry of sense perception, communication and collaboration between artists and physical enactments. For example, Carole Itter’s 1979 photographic series, Euclid, documents artist/musician Al Neil tracing Euclidean geometric theorems in the sand at Cates Park in North Vancouver. These images were projected as part of a collaborative live performance with Al Neil on piano, used on Neil’s Fog and Boot album cover, as well as existing as photographic works in their own right.

Manipulating materials, forms and images is a fundamental aspect of artistic production and transfigures how we experience, interpret and know the world. Camille Henrot’s 2011 video, The Strife of Love in a Dream, for example, composes a visual atlas of strategies to conquer anxiety and fear through mythology, medicine, religion, art, ritual and tourism.

At SFU Galleries, we understand the university as a site of knowledge production, dissemination and acquisition. Its architecture is spatial and social, formalizing communal inquiry, contemplation, critique and invention. Situated in this architecture, the exhibition imagines the open geometry of the gallery as a context to re-examine how the visual and material languages of contemporary art generate experiential, emotional, physical, environmental and intuitive intelligence. The exhibition Geometry of Knowing explores emerging and reclaimed forms of knowledge as tools to frame how artists consider ways of witnessing, being with, querying and generating.

The exhibition includes work by over thirty Canadian and international artists across the first three parts, including works from the SFU Art Collection. The fourth component is constituted as an SFU School for Contemporary Arts visual arts course in which students respond to the exhibition’s theme through archival research.

Part 1: Derya Akay, Eli Bornowsky, Neil Campbell, Julia Feyrer, Lawren Harris, Roy Kiyooka, Michael Morris, Gordon Smith, Frank Stella, Takao Tanabe. Part 2: Josef Albers, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Michael Drebert, Jimmie Durham, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sandra Hanson, Camille Henrot, Dawn Johnston, Brian Jungen, David MacWilliam, N.E. Thing Co., Kara Uzelman, Brent Wadden. Part 3: Josef Albers, B.C. Binning, Lee Bontecou, Brian Fisher, Carole Itter, Devon Knowles, Evan Lee, Bruce Nauman, Hannah Rickards, Kika Thorne, Brent Wadden. Part 4: (Curated by 3rd year students in FPA 361 with faculty member Sabine Bitter) Amanda Arcuri, John Baldessari, Alison Bremner, Vanessa Brown, Chris Chapman, Sarah Davidson, Irina Giri, Jessica Gnyp, Alex Grünenfelder, Aleezay Hashmi, Danyal Imani, James K-M, Carolina Krawczyk, Jaymie Johnson, Janna Kumi, Adriana Lademann, Anchi Lin, Lucida Lab Collaborative, Sandy Margaret, T.J. Mclachlan, Bronwyn A Mcmillin, Jennifer O'Keeffe - Almond, Shelley Penfold, Terra Poirier, Emilio Rojas, Oscar A Lira Sanchez, Erin Siddall, Christian Vistan and Viki Wu.

Curated by Amy Kazymerchyk and Melanie O’Brian. Supported by a Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Evelyn Lau and Rita Wong Read at SFU

[2015-05-13]
Wed 1p - May is Asian Heritage Month
Readings from two incredible local Asian Canadian poets, from the SFU Lunch Poems Series!

Rita Wong is the author of four books of poetry: undercurrent (Nightwood 2015), sybil unrest (co-written with Larissa Lai, Line Books, 2008), forage (Nightwood 2007), and monkeypuzzle (Press Gang 1998). She works as an Associate Professor in Critical + Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and her work investigates the relationships between contemporary poetics, social justice, ecology, and decolonization. (Tony Power introduces Rita at Lunch Poems February 2013)


Evelyn Lau is the author of six volumes of poetry, two works of non-fiction, two short story collections and a novel, with works translated into a dozen languages worldwide. She was the 2014 Vancouver poet laureate, part of the Read Local BC Campaign 2015 and a presenter at the 2015 Cascadia Poetry Festival. Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was a Canadian bestseller and was made into a movie. You Are Not Who You Claim won the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award, and Oedipal Dreams was nominated for the Governor-General’s Award for poetry. Her collection, A Grain of Rice, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Award and the Pat Lowther Award. (Wayde Compton introduces at Lunch Poems February 2014)


Adorno's Ghosts

[2015-05-06]
from The Adorno Symposium - SFU Institute for Humanities
A lecture from SFU Institute of Humanities Symposium: “Theodor Adorno: Music, Language, Authenticity" and the annotation series by CJSF producer Beau Bridge

http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/?p=4389

This week “Adorno’s Ghosts: Childhood, Exile, Metonymy and Writing out of Anguish”

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: Elsewhere, exile, disfigured writing, parataxis, emotions of childhood, the anguished voice of Minima Moralia (1943) is the now-voice, the immediate, informed by the lostness of loss as if in Osip Mandelstam’s exilic words “We live not feeling the land beneath us/Our words cannot be heard beyond ten steps” and Andre Green’s “The aims of both the unconscious and the ego come together in the compulsion to write” (On Private Madness).

Jerry Zaslove is a teacher and writer in the fields of Comparative Literature and Social History of Art influenced but not limited by the traditions of critical theory for the arts, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and social thought. Most recent writing: “Red Peter, Kafka in the Penal Colony,” essays on the place of the University in society, Exile and memory, and the City in History. Elsewhere and Otherwise, forms and realities of community, single authors worth studying in depth.

Books on the Radio Magazine - April 2015

[2015-04-29]
from the Real Vancouver Writer's Series 5th Anniversary event
Books on the Radio Digest is now Books on the Radio Magazine!
So many formats for such amazing words!

Today on the show:
Carleigh Baker reads from Peel Project memoir
Jennica Harper reads the Sally Draper poems from her book Wood
Rick Maddocks and Stephen Lyons perform as Sun Belt from their book Cabalcor
Chris Walter reads from his new book Under the Kilt: The Real MacKenzie's Exposed!

Song: Real MacKenzies perform Stan Rogers' Barrett's Privateers.


The Legacy of Zaccheus Jackson Nyce

[2015-04-22]
CJSF remembers local poetry champion, innovator and leader
In August of 2014 local poet Zaccheus Jackson Nyce, local, loved and lauded poet and teacher, was killed in an accident. It was a sudden end to a rising leader.

In April 2014 Zaccheus talked with Carmela Atkinson & Jacob Gradowski on the Arts Show (Thurs 4p) about his journey as a poet, an addict, a storyteller, an Aboriginal man, and a contributor to his community. He also notes that spoken word is not just poetry, so is talk radio, comedy, storytelling - any communication through the voice and body, or sometimes rhyming gesture - which are all welcome forms at the weekly Van Poetry Slam.

You can also see all of these, and feel his influence at the Zaccheus Jackson Legacy Project at Verses Festival 2015. Youth have transcribed his work for posterity, and gone on to write their own autobiographical stories. You'll also be able to experience the range of spoken word he notes, including American Sign Language at the ASL slam, and original Zaccheus slam team member Barbara Adler.

http://versesfestival.ca/event/youth-anarchy-slam-featuring-zaccheus-legacy-project/

https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/the-arts-show-barbara-adler-ten-thousand-wolves-verses-festival-of-words

Thank you to Jillian Christmas and the Denman Writers Festival who also contributed to this piece. DWF noted that his performance was a fan favourite. His appearance at the DWF was one of his last performances and we are honoured to air it.

http://denmanislandwritersfestival.com/past-festivals/




The Darker Side of Record Store Day

[2015-04-15]
Kiara Shibley talks to local record store owners
In the light of excitement and the shadow of mounting criticism, Record Store Day moves forward with big celebrations and hundreds of exclusive vinyl releases again this Saturday, April 18th.

This episode of Culture Club looks behind the scenes of this growing event in record store culture and the vinyl arts. Kiara Shibley, CJSF music coordinator, talks with various Vancouver record store owners, employees, and small record label owners about their thoughts and opinions on the consumer holiday. Voices include Ben from Neptoon Records, Dave from Red Cat Records, Mark from Audiopile Records, Tim the label Kingfisher Bluez, and Patrick from the label Hosehead Records.

Tune in to the festivities on the CJSF/CiTR joint broadcast 12-7pm Saturday April 18th.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1578408929101246/


Geometry of Knowing Part IV - Megan Wedge & Alexis Lum

[2015-04-08]
An SFU Gallery Show in 4 parts
Geometry of Knowing
Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015

https://www.sfu.ca/galleries/sfu-gallery/current.html

Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge in the full mind-body-spirit sense of intelligence. Organized in four parts and presented across two galleries located in a post-secondary pedagogical institution, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork, embodiment and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates a process of knowing. In this moment of increasing standardization and specialization regarding how people learn, art is a space for innovative thinking and experimentation outside given frameworks.

Many works in the exhibition engage hybrid forms of fieldwork, borrowing methodologies and tools from anthropology, hunting, marine navigation, chemistry, herbology and horticulture. For example, Kika Thorne’s new sculptural work, The Question of a Hunch, extends her ongoing interests in geometry, the visible spectrum and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions regarding chemical composition and its political ramifications.

Knowing through embodiment calls into play the geometry of sense perception, communication and collaboration between artists and physical enactments. For example, Carole Itter’s 1979 photographic series, Euclid, documents artist/musician Al Neil tracing Euclidean geometric theorems in the sand at Cates Park in North Vancouver. These images were projected as part of a collaborative live performance with Al Neil on piano, used on Neil’s Fog and Boot album cover, as well as existing as photographic works in their own right.

Manipulating materials, forms and images is a fundamental aspect of artistic production and transfigures how we experience, interpret and know the world. Camille Henrot’s 2011 video, The Strife of Love in a Dream, for example, composes a visual atlas of strategies to conquer anxiety and fear through mythology, medicine, religion, art, ritual and tourism.

At SFU Galleries, we understand the university as a site of knowledge production, dissemination and acquisition. Its architecture is spatial and social, formalizing communal inquiry, contemplation, critique and invention. Situated in this architecture, the exhibition imagines the open geometry of the gallery as a context to re-examine how the visual and material languages of contemporary art generate experiential, emotional, physical, environmental and intuitive intelligence. The exhibition Geometry of Knowing explores emerging and reclaimed forms of knowledge as tools to frame how artists consider ways of witnessing, being with, querying and generating.

The exhibition includes work by over thirty Canadian and international artists across the first three parts, including works from the SFU Art Collection. The fourth component is constituted as an SFU School for Contemporary Arts visual arts course in which students respond to the exhibition’s theme through archival research.

Part 1: Derya Akay, Eli Bornowsky, Neil Campbell, Julia Feyrer, Lawren Harris, Roy Kiyooka, Michael Morris, Gordon Smith, Frank Stella, Takao Tanabe. Part 2: Josef Albers, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Michael Drebert, Jimmie Durham, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sandra Hanson, Camille Henrot, Dawn Johnston, Brian Jungen, David MacWilliam, N.E. Thing Co., Kara Uzelman, Brent Wadden. Part 3: Josef Albers, B.C. Binning, Lee Bontecou, Brian Fisher, Carole Itter, Devon Knowles, Evan Lee, Bruce Nauman, Hannah Rickards, Kika Thorne, Brent Wadden. Part 4:Students from the SCA

Curated by Amy Kazymerchyk and Melanie O’Brian. Supported by a Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Events
Opening Reception and event with Jeneen Frei Njootli and Kara Uzelman
Wednesday, JAN 14, 2015, 7pm
Audain Gallery
Jeneen Frei Njootli will perform with handmade instruments crafted from female vadzaih (caribou) that embrace and disrupt the hybridity of the Athabascan fiddle in Vuntut Gwitchin culture. In an environment specially prepared by artist Jacob Gleeson (Tent Shop), Kara Uzelman will provide hospitality with brews that she grew and wildcrafted in Saskatchewan following research into traditions of medicinal fermentation and psychotropic experimentation at the University of Regina.

Curators Tour of Part 2 with Amy Kazymerchyk and Melanie O’Brian
Saturday, JAN 31, 2015, 1pm
Audain Gallery

Part of the downtown Vancouver gallery tour with the Satellite Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery.

2pm: Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street, 2nd floor. Join a tour of Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 led by curators Allison Collins and Michael Turner.

3pm: Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street. Join a tour of the current exhibitions by Grace Schwindt and Krista Belle Stewart led by CAG curator of learning and public programs, Shaun Dacey and CAG Director Nigel Prince.

Event with Derya Akay and Julia Feyrer
Sunday, FEB 15, 2015, 12pm
SFU Gallery

Walking, talking, sowing, drinking and waiting... will explore cycles of spatial, social and horticultural cultivation with Derya Akay and Julia Feyrer in relationship to their works in the exhibition. Explore, navigate, narrate, observe, move, chat, experience, loop, mull, sprinkle. Rain or shine.

Tour of Part 2 with Denise Ryner
Friday, FEB 27, 2015, 5pm
Audain Gallery

Please join us for a free tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 2, lead by SFU Galleries' Curatorial Assistant, Denise Ryner.

Opening Reception: YOU ARE HERE
Wednesday, MAR 18, 2015, 7pm
Audain Gallery

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE is a collaborative curatorial effort by students and faculty from the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, as part of the class FPA 361. Specifically, YOU ARE HERE aims to bridge theory and practice by locating interpretations of knowledge production in the context of a pedagogical institution. Geometry of Knowing Part 4 synthesizes materials from a selection of archival sources and works submitted through an open call.

Participating artists include Amanda Arcuri, John Baldessari, Alison Bremner, Vanessa Brown, Chris Chapman, Sarah Davidson, Irina Giri, Jessica Gnyp, Alex Grünenfelder, Aleezay Hashmi, Danyal Imani, James K-M, Carolina Krawczyk, Jaymie Johnson, Janna Kumi, Adriana Lademann, Anchi Lin, Lucida Lab Collaborative, Sandy Margaret, T.J. Mclachlan, Bronwyn A Mcmillin, Jennifer O'Keeffe - Almond, Shelley Penfold, Terra Poirier, Emilio Rojas, Oscar A Lira Sanchez, Erin Siddall, Christian Vistan and Viki Wu.

3rd year students in FPA 361: Chris Chapman, Margaux Cheung, Pearl Choy, Eileen Hsu, Kevin Jinn, Victoria Kon, Carolina Krawczyk, Jacky Lo, Siena Locher–Lo, Alexis Lum, Chris Mark, Oscar Sanchez, Ada Sakowicz, Neo Tang, Lauren Tsuyuki, Megan Wedge, Viki Wu, Sid Wu

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE is curated by SFU Visual Art BFA students, and runs March 19 to 28, 2015.

Public Tour: Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE
Saturday, MAR 21, 2015, 1pm

Please join us for a public tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE lead by SFU SCA students.

Event with Kika Thorne, Steven Dodge, Am Johal and Vance Williams
Saturday MAR 21, 2015, 12pm
SFU Gallery

Artist Kika Thorne's new work, The Question of a Hunch in Part 3, engages geometry, the visible spectrum, and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions of chemical composition and its political ramifications. In relationship to her work, Thorne will lead a panel discussion with the question: how can carbon be separated from oxygen? Thorne will be joined by physicist Steven Dodge, writer and activist Am Johal, and chemist Vance Williams to discuss breaking down the form of carbon dioxide from the bonds and forces that make it a stable molecule to the collective will to stop producing it.

Tour of Part 3 with Devon Knowles and Carole Itter
Saturday, May 9, 2015, Time TBA
SFU Gallery

Please join us for a free tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 3, lead by artists Devon Knowles and Carol Itter. Please check back here for more information about this event.

Lissa Wolsak & Stephen Collis - Reading at SFU Special Collections

[2015-04-01]
from the CJSF archives
A Special Collections Reading from poets Lissa Wolsak and Stephen Collis in March 2013- originally aired on Smitten by the Written April 2014.

http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/11749

Lissa Wolsak, poet and essayist, works as an energy-field therapist and goldsmith in Vancouver. A major collection of her work, Squeezed Light: Collected Works 1994–2005, was published by Station Hill Press in 2010 to many outstanding reviews. A second volume is in the works; in addition, poetry and books are forthcoming from Yellow Edenwald Field, Xeroxial Editions, Tinfish Press, Airfoil, and Above/Ground Press. Recently a special issue of the SFU journal Poetic Front was devoted to scholars and poets responding to her work. “Squeezed Light... is a major event.” - Hank Lazer

Stephen Collis is an award-winning poet, activist, and professor of contemporary literature in SFU’s English Dept. His poetry books include Anarchive (2005), The Commons (2008), On the Material (2010, awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), and the forthcoming To the Barricades. He has also written two books of criticism, including Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (2007). His collection of essays on the Occupy movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (2012), comes out of his activist experiences and is a philosophical meditation on activist tactics, social movements, and change. A Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in 2011/12, Collis has read and lectured across Canada, the United States.

Books On the Radio Monthly

[2015-03-31]
March's digest from the Books on the Radio Project
From Sean Cranbury, this is the March 2015 edition of the show and today we’re featuring poets Billeh Nickerson, Nikki Reimer, and Amber McMillan reading their work live at events in Vancouver in recent months. We’ll also be featuring songs by Myriam Gendron and her recent collaboration with Dorothy Parker.

The first recordings that you’ll be hearing were recorded at the Cottage Bistro on Main Street in Vancouver on March 11th as a part of the ongoing Twisted Poets Series. Both Billeh and Nikki read their work that night. i have edited down Billeh’s reading at his request, removed a few of his more recent pieces that he’s still working on while I have left Nikki’s reading in its entirety. The Amber McMillan reading is from the recent Real Vancouver Writers’ Series fifth Anniversary event at happened in Chinatown on February 28th. Amber made the trip in from Protection Island for the event and hers was the final reading of the night and it’s a really excellent performance.

The Miriam Gendron performance is an interesting one. I just purchased the record from a record store on Commercial Drive and it’s a beauty. Miriam is a book dealer from Montreal who found a copy of Dorothy Parker’s poems and was so struck by them that she wrote songs using Parker’s poetry as the lyrics. She then recorded the songs in her apartment in 2013. Really excellent work.

Thank you for listening if you want to know more about books on the radio please check out books on the radio dot org, check out our Soundcloud page at @booksontheradio or follow us on twitter or facebook.

Please remember to support your local independent radio, bookstores, and artists. See you in April!

Part I of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit

[2015-03-18]
w curator Melanie O'Brien at SFU Burnaby
Beau Bridge takes a wonderful tour of Part I of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit with curator Melanie O'Brien at the SFU Gallery on Burnaby Mountain. Discussions about materiality, embodiment, fieldwork, life, culture, and contemporary art perspectives ensue....
www.sfu.ca/galleries/sfu-gallery/current.html

Masculinity & Nerd Culture at the Fringe

[2015-03-11]
Beau Bridge & Maegan Thomas
The Vancouver Fringe Presents is an year 'round series from the Vancouver Fringe Festival. In March 2015 they presented Boyish Charms - 3 plays that feature one man shows. In fact, all three include in some way the experience of a young, white, nerdly boys, a point of view that is often seen but rarely examined.

Beau Bridge critically explores themes of masculinity, nerd culture and more with the stars Charlie Ross (One Man Star Wars Trilogy), Dawson Nichols (Virtual Solitare), and TJ Dawe (Marathon).

http://www.vancouverfringe.com/fringe-presents/

Listen to past eps of the Culture Club
https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/culture-club

Geometry of Knowing

[2015-02-18]
at SFU Audain Gallery until Feb 28
Beau Bridge takes a wonderful tour of Part II of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit with wonderful curator Amy Kazymerchyk at the SFU Audain Gallery in Woodwards. Discussions about materiality, embodiment, fieldwork, life, culture, and contemporary art perspectives ensue....

http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/current.html

Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015

Sun Ra & Afro-Futurism: An Archival Analysis

[2015-02-11]
Feb 11 from 1pm-2pm
In honour of Black History Month - Culture Club host Beau Bridge explores the eccentric personality of famous Free Jazz composer & Revolutionary artist Sun Ra, as well as the literary and cultural aesthetic of "Afro-futurism" through unearthed audio interviews and lectures by Sun Ra. Discussions include the philosophy of space and time, the human being, blackness, whiteness, goodness, and concepts of god.

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage 1972-1982

[2015-02-04]
Beau Bridge explores the Mainstreeters project, ft. friend of the show Paul Wong, on through March 2015
takingadvantage.ca

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is an exhibition, website and publication that takes a close look at a self-identified collective of socially and artistically motivated men and women who came of age on Vancouver’s Main Street—once the dividing line between a predominantly Anglo middle-class west side and a multicultural working-class east side. The exhibition at Satellite Gallery contributes to the larger project of bringing to light an under-recognized chapter of Vancouver art history.

The Mainstreeters—Kenneth Fletcher, Deborah Fong, Carol Hackett, Marlene MacGregor, Annastacia McDonald, Charles Rea, Jeanette Reinhardt and Paul Wong—were an “art gang” who took advantage of the times, a new medium (video), and each other. Emerging from the end-stage hippie era, the gang drew from glam, punk and a thriving gay scene to become an important node in the local art scene. Their activities connect the influential interdisciplinary salon of Roy Kiyooka in the early 1960s with the collective-oriented social practices that emerged worldwide in the early years of the 21st century.

Like the current “digital natives” generation, the Mainstreeters were the first generation to grow up with video cameras. The resulting documents bring into focus a decade of their lives, including forays into sex, love, drugs and art.

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is curated by Allison Collins and Michael Turner and is a coproduction of grunt gallery and Presentation House Gallery. The exhibition is presented by Satellite Gallery. Mainstreeters launched with the December 2nd release of a video documentary chronicling the lives of the group. On January 8th the exhibition opens at Satellite Gallery along with the launch of the website, featuring selected images, videos and texts. Throughout the exhibition, Mainstreeter videos will be presented in storefronts along Main Street, and the project will be complemented by a publication featuring photographs and documents to be released in summer 2015.