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Ella Morton, Intergalactic Calling Card (2012)

Ella Morton, Intergalactic Calling Card (2012), digital image [Open Space Gallery, Victoria BC, Nov 16-Dec 21]

Welcome Back Ye Annunaki!

Open Space Gallery
Victoria BC – Nov 16-Dec 21, 2012

According to Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an Azerbaijani-American amateur archaeologist, a race of aliens is about to arrive back here on Earth this year after an extended absence. Sitchin’s reading of ancient Sumerian scripts and mythology reveal the existence of the Annunaki, inhabitants of Nibiru, an undiscovered planet on a 3,600 year-long orbit. The Annunaki first visited Earth 450,000 years ago in search of minerals, but when their miners rebelled, the Annunaki were forced to genetically engineer a slave race. Humans.

Doug Jarvis, MFA and Ted Hiebert, PhD are the founding members of Noxious Sector, a collaborative art project known for performance hauntings (including an FB campaign to haunt Stephen Harper) and for organizing the World Telekinesis Competition. They are curating an exhibit that asks and suggests an answer to the question: how would we play host to our own alien creators, the Annunaki? With food, shelter and gifts, of course.

Seventeen artists from Canada, the U.S. and the Czech Republic are participating in the show, each with a creative and unique approach to the idea of welcoming strangers to our planet. As part of Open Space’s HomeStay project, a series of Circle Ceremonies will be led by Gerry Adams, a Kwakwaka’wakw elder. Welcome Back Ye Annunaki! is part of a larger ongoing celebration and investigation into issues related to cultural exchange and symbiosis.

www.openspace.ca

Christine Clark

Mary-Anne McTrowe, Welcome Back Ye Annunaki Banner

Mary-Anne McTrowe, Welcome Back Ye Annunaki Banner (2012), conceptual sketch, gouache on paper [Open Space Gallery, Victoria BC, Nov 16-Dec 21]

Cindy Baker & Megan Morman, BenBen1 Brothel: a bed away from home

Cindy Baker & Megan Morman, BenBen1 Brothel: a bed away from home (2012),
promotional photo, 2012

Cindy Baker & Megan Morman, BenBen1 Brothel: a bed away from home

Cindy Baker & Megan Morman, BenBen1 Brothel: a bed away from home (2012),
promotional photo, 2012

 Fri, Nov 2, 2012