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Happenstance: Public LivingROOM

@ Ceperley Park Parking Lot
8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver BC

Saturday February 11th, 12 noon - 5 pm
Artist talk @ 2 pm

Decoy Magazine presents the second theme of Happenstance: A series of temporary public artworks. The theme is Shelters and includes a SiteFactory participatory artwork by prOphecy sun and Leah Weinstein. 

The SiteFactory bus was parked in Ceperley Park parking lot near Second Beach in Stanley Park. Public LivingROOM was a one-day social sculpture created for Happenstance by Vancouver-based artists prOphecy sun and Leah Weinstein. Taking place inside of the SiteFactory bus parked in Stanley Park, Public LivingROOM brought together a collection of cozy seating spaces, tables and board games inside of the bus, welcoming people to enter and participate. The installation also included a looping single channel video projection by performance artist prOphecy sun. Exploring ideas such as shelter, cohabitation and transience, this temporary installation is an assembly of viewpoints, engaging viewers through multiple means, threading together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment.

Happenstance // A Series of Temporary Artworks
Presented by Decoy Magazine, Curated by Whitney Brennan

Happenstance is a series of artworks in public space, curated and organized by Decoy Magazine, that seeks to examine the meaningful ‘coincidental’ events that occur in our everyday spaces in Vancouver. It asks: What happened here that we cannot see, that is not recognized or remembered? What is celebrated in the spaces that have simultaneously oppressed and disenfranchised others? What is covered up by architecture, concrete, golf courses, parking lots? What are the unseen, unheard, unspoken, ‘traceless’ histories and memories of our city? We all walk through these streets, these parks, these spaces that hold deeper meaning and stories than we can see. Is it a ‘coincidence’ that these sites are covered or hidden? Is it happenstance that wherever we stand, on any street corner on any given day, we are standing in a place where history has been made?
"For this series, we invite artists to question our urban spaces, tell new stories, and ask why we only see the see the 'Vancouverism’ version of our city". ~Decoy Magazine.

prOphecy sun
prOphecy sun’s interdisciplinary performance practice threads together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment, to create exploratory works that invoke deep body memory and draw from an interior landscape of dreams. She is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University and the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Award. She is based in Vancouver and is a founding member of Dance Troupe Practice and current resident at the Pandora Park Fieldhouse. Her experimental performances and works have been exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery, L’alternative: Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona, ISEA 2015, DIS 2014, FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, International Experimental Cinema Explosion (USA), Your Kontinent Festival: Art in Containers (Richmond), Festival des Musiques Creation (QB), Live- Performance Art Biennale, Soundasaurus Media Arts Festival (AB), Signal and Noise Media Festival, Exploding Cinema (UK), Square Waves Festival (UK), Dancing on the Edge Festival, Month of Performance Art (Berlin), 12 Min Max, and Low Lives 4 International Festival of Live Networked Performances.

Ceperley Park Parking Lot
8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver BC

Time schedule:
Saturday February 11th 2017
Hours: 12pm- 5pm
Artist talk: 2pm-3pm

Earlier Event: February 3
prOphecy sun: Carrying Others
Later Event: July 29
George Rahi: Otonomi