An Infusion of Interdisciplinary Artistry: Spatial Poetics XXI Release Me

Posted by Katia Fawaz & filed under Art & Design, Current Affairs, Dance, Life.


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Rounding off their 12th year in the works, Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me has brought together the best of Asian Canadian artists to collaborate their unique artistic pursuits: performance, animation, dance, visual arts, and music.  Their shared passion for evoking emotion in their audience is prone to trigger the unknown realms of your imagination. It will be held this Saturday July 6 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts –a creative scene you wouldn’t want to miss!

Sabrina, this year’s media producer, beams about the unique collaborations and claims that they “illustrate a yearning for release.” Infusing sound and image, Tsuiand Chien will be casting a spotlight on a scene in our local history that often goes unnoticed and unremembered: the exile of Chinese Canadian lepers in exile.

In addition, musicians, Joseph Hirabayashi  and Gabriel Saloman  along with the choreographer and dancer of an exclusive number: Lisa Gelley  , has new work to showcase in the night’s performance. Gelley and Saloman’s personal piece is especially one to look forward to as they have been preparing intensely.  The theme is based on the confrontation of the self and how it is impacted by “physical memory.”

Aiming to critique the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and introducing the valiant doctrine of “exclusivity,” animator Gillian Cole, media artist Sammy Chien , visual artist Howie Tsui, and Asa Mori will be providing the gust of animations.


Saturday July 6th at 8:00pm
Ticket online $10/$12 in advance
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | Studio D  2nd Floor| 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

The Powell Street Festival is presented in partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Additional info, is provided here: 

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