behind-the-wall-closingWe’re at the end of a hot summer in Vancouver, with a burst of activity to end the month of August. First is the closing reception for Behind the Wall x In Front of the Wall on Friday, August 22nd at 8pm. This project built slowly, from a collection of personal objects, then video installation, and is now complete with recently-added works by Alex Heilbron, Lauren Marsden, and Monsters. This week is the only chance to see the finished exhibition, either at the closing party on Friday, or during gallery hours until the end of the day on Saturday, August 23rd.

projector-verse-august-24After that, on Sunday, August 24th at 1pm, Kootenay School of Writing is presenting another installment of Projector Verse. In this series, writers are asked to interpret and speak about an already-existing written work, which is projected on the wall while they talk. What is really striking about these afternoon events is the quality of the discourse; the people who attend ask smart, incisive questions, sometimes contesting each others’ arguments, and creating an atmosphere where interpreting a literary work is not an exercise but art in itself.

dan-georgeOn Thursday, August 28th, we’ll be hosting another literary event, part of the Chief Dan George Reading Series organized by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust. Elder Fred John, Wil George, Ray Hsu, reg johanson, Jen Currin, and Rachelle Rueben George will read works by Chief Dan George, and their own poetry, in an evening hosted by Stephen Collis and Christine Leclerc.

All that, plus the final evening of our Summer Screening Series on Wednesday, August 27. After that, we’ll be taking a very short break to get ready for the September launch of the Monochrome Shop, Wrong Wave 2014 in October, and a few other things.

Posted by:Kay Higgins

Executive Director of UNIT/PITT from 2010 to 2018. Artist, writer, publisher.

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