At the Vancouver Art Gallery one of the works that I love is TZ’IJK by Paula Gaetano Adi and Gustavo Crembil. It is a robot that takes the shape of a large mud ball. The artists contextualize this work with reference to Latin American creationist mythologies and see it as an alternative approach to how we think of artificial life forms. It is a challenge to a whole host of binaries, including western/indigenous and technology/craft. I love this work because I think it challenges people to think about the aesthetics of technology and the dominant forms of control and definition that shape our experience. It is amazing that in the context of a moment we are told is a cultural and technological explosion of possibility, we are actually seeing in some cases a reduction in our imaginative prospects. I see this work as an incredible provocation.
Kate Geck, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum), Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko, FM Grande, Shannon Novak, Dawid Górny & Jacopo Atzori (Fabrica, Communications Research Centre), Paul Wong & Patrick Daggit, Michael Rodemer, Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Sapiee, Davis & Davis, Kazunori Ogasawara, Seiichiro Matsumura, Seiko Okamoto & Cuichi Arakawa, Austin Stewart, Erin Besler & Ian Besler (Besler & Sons), Emilio Vavarella & Daniel Belquer, Yuxi (James) Cao, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Gingold, Adrian Pijoan, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, and Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Steven A. Bjornson
Saturday, August 15 • 7:00pm – 12:00am (7pm-8pm for ISEA attendees only)
FUSE is free for Vancouver Art Gallery Members, for non-members it is $20.
Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE is a wildly popular event where art, music and performance collide. Featured Artists: Julianne Aguilar, Tizian Baldinger, Scott Bowering, Nick Bratton, Karla Brunet, Vivian Charlesworth, Paolo Cirio, Jeroen Cluckers, Gustavo Crembil, Kevin Day, Joseph Delappe, Eylul Dogruel, John Flax, Philip Galanter, Benjamin Gaulon, Kyriaki Goni, David Guez, Patrick Harrop, Justin Harvey, Bjorn Erik Haugen, Matthew Hebert, Daniel Joliffe, Carmin Karasic, Scott Kildall, Pippa Lattey, Amelia Marzec, Laurent Mignonneau, A. Bill Miller, Alex Munt, Aly Ogasian, Marisa Olson, Chiara Passa, Klaus Pinter, Jacob Rivkin, Antoine Schmitt, Leo Selvaggio, Rick Silva, Christa Sommerer, Winnie Soon, Reva Stone, Daniel Temkin, Bruno Vianna, Andres Wanner, Marcelina Wellmer, and Mo. H. Zareei
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