Week 4

WEEK 4: April 4- April 10

Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm, Evann Siebens in residence
Wednesday, April 6, 7pm talk by Hong Kong Exile
Friday, April 8, 1pm, reading hour
Saturday, April 9, 3pm, workshop by Hong Kong Exile
10pm Sask Social hosted by Deanna Peters

Hong Kong Exile Arts Association is an interdisciplinary arts company and registered non-profit organization based in Vancouver. The company is made up of three emerging contemporary artists: Milton Lim (Theatre), Remy Siu (New Music), and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Dance). The three met as students at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and have been consistently creating and producing work since 2011 when the company was formed.

Hong Kong Exile aims to contribute to a thriving, diverse and critical arts community. Through work that provokes discourse and new perspectives, we advocate for arts’ importance and its relevance in society. We are passionate about creating local, national and international partnerships. We look forward to developing a body of internationally-tourable repertoire.

Hosted by Deanna Peters, Sask Social is inspired by prairie socials and features a dance floor, dj and bar. This will be the third in a series of free public dance parties.

During her residency, Evann Siebens plans to open up the space of the gallery to a number of Vancouver choreographers and dancers, to do live, danced, camera improvs. Adding to the lexicon of movement-based knowledge and also providing a document of experiential and danced moments, this project seeks to open up the classical distinction between viewer and performer, eliminating the “outside gaze”. A result of her personal history with dance and the moving body is a concern with translating three-dimensional movement, memory and emotion to the screen and still image.

Evann Siebens makes media with movement. She has exhibited her projects at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MOMA and on PBS. She has shot dancers such as Lucinda Childs, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sara Rudner, Jose Navas, Bill T. Jones, Justine Chambers and James Gnam. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann studied film production at New York University. Now based in Vancouver, Evann co-curated containR during the 2010 Olympics. She has participated in residencies at theBanff Centre and ACME/UK with Keith Doyle. Recent exhibitions include MediaArtLab/Urban Screen, Russia; dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; Burrard Arts Foundation, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Thru the Trap Door and Gallery 295, Vancouver. Evann recently won the ID/Identities Istanbul Best Video Prize and presented work at ISEA Vancouver 2015. Evann has also been working on MIMMiC: a commission from On Main Gallery and Paul Wong Projects. She has an upcoming solo exhibit at WAAP in 2016.