Date: January 18 – 29, 2011
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Gerry Thorne Exhibition Gallery.
As part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Urban Crawl presents Counter Mapping. This visual art exhibition appropriates mapping technologies and disrupts the authority of maps to flatten and deaden the complex social worlds of Vancouver. Working across disciplines, artists deploy a range of tactics in their rewriting of the urban landscape. In Counter Mapping, we move from tracking individual lines of inquiry through GPS to impersonating tour guides in offering alternative histories of the city. We work from animating walking as a creative process and means of urban navigation to restaging the archive to publicize the private. From acoustic ecology to staged spatial disruptions, assembled works tender sensory narratives that constitute this unwieldy entity that we collective know as Vancouver.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.