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ASIR, Go!Gallery

ASIR Studio, Rural Urban Fantasy Project and Organelle Design, Go!Gallery, light canopy [Access Gallery, Vancouver BC, Feb 12-28]

Bright Light: Public Art

Downtown Eastside, various locations
Vancouver BC – Feb 12-Mar 21, 2010

Colleen Lanki, Ten Nights of Dream

Colleen Lanki, Ten Nights of Dream, part of Procession of Performing Circles [live performance in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver BC, Mar 7]

Osvaldo Yero, Passage

Osvaldo Yero, Passage, a storefront window video and light [Access Gallery, Vancouver BC, Feb 12-Mar 21] dusk to midnight

Participating Artists & Organizations: Access Gallery, Artspeak, ASIR Studio, Audain Gallery, Centre A Gallery, Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts, Fillip, Helen Pitt Gallery, Instant Coffee Collective, Interurban, Jeffrey Boone Gallery, LIVE Performance Art, Natalie Purschwitz at MakeShift Studio and W2 Community Media Arts.

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is the home for Bright Light, a major exposition of public art and special events commissioned by the City of Vancouver that includes art openings, exhibitions, installations, gatherings, a procession, a festival and other events. Bright Light showcases six weeks of temporary public artworks and events loosely structured along the Carrall Street Greenway and involving a collaboration of 14 arts organizations. All aspects of Bright Light are free to the public.

Visitors can expect to see site-specific artworks, light-based installations, video projections, street performances and publications as well as shows in galleries. The eclectic nature of the collaboration extends from a ceremonial parade of lights, dance, and music to "a tea party inviting the world to a choreographed performance brawl in a local park," and from a circle dance to a celebration of Aboriginal culture.

One of the more ambitious projects, Fearless City-Bright Light Edition mixes video, tweets and SMS text messages from neighbourhood residents, artists and visitors in streaming video about the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, culture and environment that shines from windows onto the streets. The Olympiad version of World Tea Party, includes an invitation for the public to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, courtesy of Vancouver's Urasenke Society and animated by lead artist Bryan Mulvihill, between February 12-28 and March 12-21 at Centre A Gallery.

Bright Light is commissioned by the City of Vancouver through its Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program as part of the artist-initiated Mapping and Marking projects for 2010.


Ken Lum, I Said No!

Ken Lum, I Said No! (2010), window project [Audain Gallery, Vancouver BC, Feb 12-Mar 21]

W2, Fearless City

W2, Fearless City, mobile video projections [W2 Cafe at Woodward’s, Vancouver BC, Feb 12-Mar 21]

 Fri, Feb 19, 2010