Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Go Against the Flow!

Be a part of the Vancouver Counter Culture. Come to our event instead of watching the game! See Madame B in her riot gear!

Rereading The Riot Act II
Artists' Performance Cabaret
Presented by UNIT/PITT at The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC Canada
8 - 11 pm Wednesday, June 15 - Free admission

In an ongoing interrogation of the historical events of April 23, 1935 --
when Mayor Gerry McGeer read the Riot Act to the relief camp protesters, their families and supporters gathered at Victory Square -- Rereading the Riot Act II - Performance Art Cabaret offers contemporary responses to Vancouver's turbulent labour history.

Four performance and visual artists -- leannej, My Name Is Scot, Carol
Sawyer and Lori Weidenhammer -- will present new works. The works are
expanded responses to both the events of April 23, 1935 and the reenactment
event that took place in Vancouver on April 23rd 2011.

The Cabaret will feature film, performances, music, video projections and a
sculptural installation by Jeremy Isao Speier.

Rereading the Riot Act intends to provoke an emotional, politicized
engagement with civic space and how or whether we want to narrate (back) to it.

Rereading the Riot Act is a series of actions curated by Anakana Schofield
through a UNIT/PITT curatorial residency project.


UNIT/PITT Projects gratefully acknowledges the support of the British
Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council, the City of Vancouver, the
Waldorf Hotel, SFU Institute for the Humanities, and the support of its
members, volunteers and individual donors.

UNIT/PITT Projects
Office: 100 - 221 East Georgia Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1Z6 Canada
Project site: 15 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1S4 Canada

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