Welcome to the 8th edition of Wrong Wave Festival, curated by Katayoon Yousefbigloo, Maya Beaudry and David Biddle, aka Liquidation World. The title of this year’s festival is, The Liquidation World Guide to Maximizing Your Autonomy. Join us on July 5 at The Cinematheque for Symphony of Fire, the official kick-off event. Keep reading for all the week’s details!

Symphony of Fire: Experimental Music and Video Festival at The Cinematheque (Vancouver)

Symphony of Fire Screening and Call for Submissions poster. Illustrated text for "Symphony of Fire" is stylized, red. Within the "O" is a depiction of a skeleton with lightning bolts emanating from it. The rest of the information is in red of black lettering, font suggesting a typewriter.
Poster by Will Anderson

Symphony of Fire is an experimental music and video festival, and an artist project by Andrea Lukic. Submissions to the festival are accepted until June 27, details here.

Join us for the screening on July 5 at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver), doors at 6pm. Admission is by donation, and the curators will be in attendance.

Liquid Lounge w/ Installations by Wladimiro Woyno Rodriguez & sahba sad, and Performances by Edward Sembatya, Angelique Muhorakeye, Angelique Uwase, Erich Neitz, DJ Mela Melania, and Linda Fox at Sunset Terrace (Vancouver)

Live Music, Dance & Food Installation
July 9, 7pm
Wrong Wave HQ @ Sunset Terrace (2028 Clark Drive, Vancouver)
Entrance in the back lot off East 4th Avenue

Are you ready for the Liquid Lounge? 💦 Liquidation World (@liquidationw0rld) presents an evening of performances and art installations at Sunset Terrace.

Art Installations by Wladimiro Woyno Rodriguez & sahba sad; Performances by Edward Sembatya, Angelique Muhorakeye, Angelique Uwase, Erich Neitz, DJ Mela Melania, and Linda Fox.

This will also be the first major public event at Sunset Terrace since 2019! 

Wronger Wave

Wronger Wave is a parallel series of events and exhibitions, selected by UNIT/PITT’s Programming Committee.

Digital Interventions: Kaila Bhullar, Debbie C, Sena Cleave, kathy feng, Vitória Monteiro, Hân Phạm, and Paige Smith (Vancouver)

Art Exhibition
June 14-July 7
Massy Arts (23 East Pender Street, Vancouver)
Click HERE for more info!

Working in conversation with contemporary digital mediations, the artists each contemplate the nature of our current reality, while questioning the expanding presence of technologies and the complexity within digital spaces.

Window Gallery: Jesse Birch (Sointula)

Art Exhibition
July 1-7
Sointula Art Shed (Sointula, Malcolm Island)

The vessels displayed as part of Jesse Birch’s Containers were made from clay that Art Shed-founder Kerri found on the beach and ash from the shed’s wood stove, with equal parts wild clay and ash from Jesse’s community in Nanaimo. They were fired over 4 sessions in a community wood kiln managed by the Tozan Society.

“The pots were then returned to the site of their instigation to be part of the Wronger Wave Sointula presentation in the Window Gallery. The pots include a cup, a bowl, a pouring cup/prep bowl, and three vases. After the display in the Window Gallery the pots for food and drink will go into service in the Art Shed residency space, and the vases will be available on loan from the ‘Sometimes Flowers’ stand to take part in commemorations, celebrations, and conversations.”

-Jesse Birch, Artist

Click HERE to read the original post on Sointula Art Shed’s Instagram, and scroll through their page to see Jesse’s vases in action!

RUDE BOY (Great Britain, 1980) at The Cinematheque (Vancouver)

Film Screening
July 2, 4, 9 & 11
The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver)
Click HERE for tickets!

“Merging documentary and fiction, Rude Boy follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ​’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers. Ray plays observer to The Clash’s legendary 1978 Rock Against Racism concert in London’s Victoria Park and of their studio recording of Give ​’Em Enough Rope. Set against a background of riots, racist and anti-racist demonstrations, and police hostility towards Black British youth, this unforgettable, absorbing film presents a portrait of a U.K. on the brink of Thatcherism, and a moment when subcultural shock troops met those of a rising right wing in the streets” (Metrograph Pictures). Rude Boy was notoriously disowned by The Clash. A Bigger Splash, Jack Hazan’s 1973 portrait of painter David Hockney, screened here in 2019. –The Cinematheque

Ripples: dirty dishes collective x kitt peacock (Victoria) 

Open studio/community workshop-zone
July 4-10
Crummy Gallery (Mobile; Location TBA @dirtydishescollective, Victoria)
Follow dirty dishes collective on Instagram for Updates

RIPPLES, a research residency with Kitt Peacock + Dirty Dishes Collective begins this week as part of Wronger Wave in Victoria. This installation is at Crummy Gallery, a mobile art space that will be parked outside of the Art Greater of Victoria. Starting Tuesday, they encourage folks to stop by, hang out, bring their own crafts, and talk about art! There will be blankets, tables and a zine library.

Kitt Peacock and Dirty Dishes Collective also have a call for audio submissions from trans / gender non-conforming people for distribution on a virtual radio station:

“waterline will consider the geographic position of the gallery along the Juan de Fuca Strait. In July, the prevailing ocean wind blows south along the Pacific coast, while the Vancouver Island Coastal Current pushes water north as it flows out of the strait. This crossroad of winds and currents provides a framework of distribution for waterline, which plays with the absence and presence of stories as they drift along the coast.”

Window Gallery: Catherine de Montreuil (Sointula)

Art Exhibition
July 7-15
Sointula Art Shed (Sointula, Malcolm Island)

“Mortgage Lifter is an heirloom variety tomato I am growing this year, first bred for the market in the US during the Great Depression. This huge tomato supposedly helped the farmers who grew them to pay off their mortgages, and there is debate about which farmer bred it first. I think it’s really telling that today—90 years after what is widely regarded as a very difficult time in history on Turtle Island—many of us still only dream of securing a mortgage, let alone pay it off with tomatoes.”

-Catherine de Montreuil, Artist

Click HERE to read the full post about this work on Sointula Art Shed’s Instagram