Please join us for our final project for 2017: Annie Briard's Colour Spectres, on Friday, October 27th, from 6:30pm- 8:00pm. Colour Spectres is an intimate evening gathering of performance and video reflecting on divides between physical and psychical vision. Held in the SiteFactory bus, invited artist Annie Briard will immerse visitors’ senses in a crystal sound bath, shimmering deconstructed light scape, and pagan visionary tea, to make space for collective metaphysical visioning.
Annie Briard, Colour Spectres, 2017, video
Colour Spectres draws from Briard’s recent installations which work to underline not only the problematics of physical vision, but its relationship to sights from the mind’s eye. In a solo exhibition in Montreal, she presented Staring at the Sun, an installation using research in sound, color perception and neuroscience to create collective pseudo-hallucinatory experiences of impossible or “chimerical” colors for the viewer.
Briard’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions and public art projects across Canada as well as group shows, festivals and fairs internationally, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal), Three Shadows Photography Centre (Beijing), the Lincoln Film Centre New York (NYC), Matadero Madrid, and the Switzerland Architecture Museum (Basel). She has been awarded residencies in New York City, Spain and at the Banff Centre, among others, and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she currently teaches. Her work is represented by Back Gallery Project in Vancouver.
This event is made possible through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program.