October 8-25, 2020
Meme Me is an exploration of isolation and connection. As we are asked to distance from each other, how do we also remain together through new platforms, practices and mediums?
Meme Me presents and immersive enviroment including large scale installations, projections, audio soundscapes, and visual art. In addition to the work of the collective, the exhibition also includes numerous contributions from our Coast community. The exhibition is a chance to see creative responses to our present moment, and to celebrate the ways we remain connected despite the imposed solitudes we collectively share.
Main Gallery Artists
Mieke Jay, Steve Wright, Tina Komendat, Willow Hobal, Keely Halward, Tracy Wright, River Rohlicek
Media Gallery Artists:
10th anniversary screening of Panopticon.
This dreamlike, surreal animated film was created from photographic images taken by Diego Samper in 2003, just a few days after an 111 year old Columbian prison was closed and emptied of its prisoners before a complete renovation was begun in order to house a new cultural centre. Built for political prisoners in the late nineteenth century in the Columbian town of Ibagué, the architecture was loosely based on an emerging British surveillance design called a Panopticon. The film journeys through a rich visual underworld of prisoner art and through it, reveals aspects of contemporary Columbian social and political realities. But beyond that, it reflects upon the principle of freedom, asking if perhaps the eighteenth century concept of the Panopticon has become a useful metaphor for the global loss of freedom itself, on a modern planet awash with technological surveillance at all levels of society.
In collaboration with Jamie Griffiths
Sound design by Steve Wright
Official selection Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Honorary Mention Bogota International Film Festival
Official selection Globians Doc Fest Berlin