Arash Khakpour, Maxine Chadburn, Pedro Chamale, David McIntosh

Chris Bose and David McIntosh of battery opera have retraced their separate trajectories through the streets of Vancouver. Their memories, reanimated wraiths, and the spirits imbibed are recorded in a series of 12 stories and accompanying maps. Installed in the gallery, these reports and boundaries document their embodied experiences of the city. 

Afternoon guided city tours, late night improvised art salons, and witching hour solos will allow guest artists, citizens, and visitors to respond, react or ignore the reflected world of Bose and McIntosh.

Arash Khakpour, Maxine Chadburn, David McIntosh, Pedro Chamale
[Arash Khakpour, Maxine Chadburn, David McIntosh, Pedro Chamale]

Bring your ghosts, bring your body, have a drink and take your chances. Join the conversation about this city, your place, our past and its spirits – both the ones that stubbornly linger, and the ones that enable forgetting.

Walking Projects: “Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting”

Dates: January 17 to March 1, 2014
Thursdays: 11:30 pm – 12:30 am | Witching hour solos (viewable from the street through live projections on windows)
Fridays: 10 pm – midnight | Bob’s Salon (interactive art salon for the curious imbiber, featuring guest artists)
Saturdays: noon – 5 pm | Guided improvised city tours by six performers, based on Bose and McIntosh’s stories and maps (first come, first tour)
Venue: Unit Pitt Projects, 236 East Pender Street, Vancouver
With performances by: Chris Bose, David McIntosh, Brian Solomon, Pedro Chamale, Michelle Lui, Aryo Khakpour, Chu-Lynne Ng, Maxine Chadburn, Finn Manniche, New Improved, Peggy Lee, Kelly McInnes, Sophia Wolfe and Elissa Hanson, Max Murphy, Ron Samworth, Jeff Younger, Ben Brown, Russel Scholburg, Justine Chambers, Joel Lower, Gary Wildeman, Bruce Freedman, Arash Khakpour, Billy Marchenski, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, and more.
About the Creative Team and Gallery
Chris Bose is a war party baby of the N’Laka’Pamux and the Secwepmec Nations (they hooked-up at St. George’s residential school in Lytton). He is a writer, artist, musician, filmmaker and a scoundrel. David McIntosh is a settler party baby of a White-Man and a White-Lady (they hooked-up at the Waldorf bar in Vancouver). He is a writer, singer, state-funded-artist, and a sommelier. UNIT/PITT Projects (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit artist run center dedicated to the promotion of experimental contemporary art addressing social, political, cultural, and critical issues.
battery opera performance is a Vancouver-based performing arts company, interrogating the contemporary body as a site of intersecting and displaced cultures, histories and habits. battery opera performance investigates this body, this place, within a contemporary-colonial matrix, cognizant of the interplay between art, power, politics, and history.

Photos by Yvonne Chew.

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