Welcome to the 8th edition of Wrong Wave Festival: The Liquidation World Guide to Maximizing Your Autonomy, curated by Katayoon Yousefbigloo, Maya Beaudry and David Biddle, aka Liquidation World. This week is alllllll about Wronger Wave, keep reading for all the week’s details!

So… What is Wronger Wave?

Wronger Wave is a series of events and exhibitions running parallel to our main Wrong Wave Festival. Wronger Wave participants were selected through an open call by members of UNIT/PITT’s Programming Committee — Aileen Bahmanipour, Lauren Lavery, Michael C.K. Ma — in Spring 2022. Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts’ Arts Across Canada Program for funding this exciting festival expansion!

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

Window Gallery: Catherine de Montreuil (Sointula)

Art Exhibition
July 7-15, 24/7
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

Just Out of Reach: Group Art Exhibition by The Couch (Vancouver)

Art Exhibition and Art Installation
July 15-22
Opening Party July 15, 7pm
The Couch (2557 East 3 Avenue, Vancouver)

The Couch is “a mobile art space inspired by carpenter ants to platform emerging artists.” This exhibition featuring artwork by Jesse Blanchard, Jenny Hawkinson, Mena El Shazly, Pippa Lattey, Jake Duncan, and Vitória Monteiro.

Follow @thecouchspace on Instagram for future projects!

Window Gallery: Audie Murray (Sointula)

Art Exhibition
July 16-23
Sointula Art Shed (Sointula, Malcolm Island)

“This cloth was present throughout the performance piece ‘Bear Smudge’. The performance was done on top of this cloth which was prepared with cyanotype and exposed to the natural shift of a sunset’s light. The fabric was then processed and used to remove a mixture of bear grease and charcoal from my body. The result is a pale blue surface covered in marks of grease and dark pigments. Through its presence, the fabric becomes its own performative body, holding stories and space while existing in the gallery as the marker of a moment of time.”

Audie Murray, Artist

To learn more about this work, titled “Remnants of Transference,” click HERE to read the full post on Sointula Art Shed’s Instagram, and scroll through to see other posts from Audie’s residency.