background photo courtesy of Blaine Campbell

DUPLEX

2015-current

-Duplex is a pair of studio spaces and a project space on the unceded and occupied territories of the Coast Salish people, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, also known as Vancouver. 

Collectively, we manage and maintain the studio spaces on a volunteer basis and utilize in-kind resources such as our knowledge, time, tools and our physical space to provide the cheapest possible studio spaces in a rapidly developing city. In addition to providing spaces to roughly 30 artists, we also independently produce exhibitions, musical performances, poetry readings and other community events without external funding. These are free to the public, and all are welcome. We strive to provide a safer space for those interested in the activities a non-institutional artist-run centre.

Although, at times, we perform curatorial work, we do not identify as curators as a gesture of equivocating and valuing the diverse range of labour that goes into presenting contemporary art: cleaning the venue, selling the drinks, painting the walls, fixing the leaks, setting up the projector, etc. 

Here is a link to our website

Website design by Scott Kemp

 

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Here Nor There Podcast + Slow-Wave

2017-

-Here Nor There is a podcast series, an experiment in aural publishing and platform for discussion around acoustically leaning practices and how these concerns extend themselves into wider socio-political concerns, specific to the city of Vancouver. For now, further episodes are on hold, however, there are plans for an irregular release schedule in the near future.

The launch of the podcast series was accompanied by Slow-Wave, a series of experimental concerts, performances, installation and a free workshop.

Both Here Nor There and Slow-Wave were programs that came from the Western Front's Media Arts department. The two sister series were made possible by the BC Arts Council Early Career Development, and wouldn't have been possible without the curation and guidance of Allison Collins, curator of Media Arts at Western Front. Many thanks to her, Ben Wilson and Lief Hall for their technical support and all the participants who trusted me with their voices. Many thanks to Eli Zibin for the web support.

Here is a link to the project's website

The podcasts and Slow-Wave documentation are available through the project's website, iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud