This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal.
Art on Carrall – literally about Carrall Street. This is the kind of thing I’ve been thinking about for years, and now it looks like Althea Thauberger is making art about this street and its complexities.
Can’t wait to walk out my door and see what she has put together.
ARTSPEAK | CARRALL STREET | ALTHEA THAUBERGER | SEP 30
CARRALL STREET | ALTHEA THAUBERGER
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
8-11pm in the 200 block of Carrall Street, Vancouver
Carrall Street Public Forum
Thursday, October 2, 2008
7pm at 33 West Cordova Street
Althea Thauberger’s one-night performance, Carrall Street, will present the
street (brightly lit like a film set at nighttime) as a stage, or zone of
illumination where the roles of performer and spectator blur. The
interweaving of organized performers, passers-by and audience members will
allow for unforeseen interactions to take place that reveal something of
the street’s history, its current issues, as well as its future. Carrall
Street is planned in collaboration with local directors, performers and
Carrall Street is one of the oldest streets in Vancouver. It can be argued
that the entire history (and pre-history) of the city can be mapped along
its six blocks. Caught between urban gentrification and decay, the street
marks transitions from the most touristic parts of the city to what is
often described as the poorest neighbourhood in Canada. In ways that are
both unique and similar to other inner cities, it has been affected by
development, public policy neglect and polarized politics.
A publication accompanying the project will be available in 2009.
Althea Thauberger is an artist based in Vancouver. Her work involves
research and collaboration that result in performances, films, photographs,
audio recordings and books.
The performance and forum are free and open to the public.
This project has been supported by Arts Partners in Creative Development,
The Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver and the Portland