Past Works

Past Works on the MPCAS:

Merle Addison, Sense Datum, photography, 3 minutes 42 seconds, 2017-2019
Afuwa & Aerlyn Weissman, Colonial Blanket for Peoples Who Refuse to Vanish, video, 3 minutes, 2014
John Allison, Storefronts of Mount Pleasant, photography, 5 minutes, 2007-2018
Brittney Appleby, Close to Home, film, 2.25 minutes, 2020
Jupiter Brahms, Grocery Stores, paintings, 3 minutes, 2020
Sally Buck and Regan O’Connor, Object Permanence, video, 8.75 minutes, 2019
Hank Bull, Heaven’s Gate, video, 1 minute, 2019
Jeffery Chong, Kingsway, video, 2.5 minutes, 2020
Edzi’u, the wind carries their names, 6.5 minutes, 2020
Ella Cooper, V-formation, video, 4 minutes, 2014
Emilie Crewe, ORINTHONICS, animation, 3 minutes, 2020
Emilie Crewe, Secondhand, video, 4 minutes, 2019
Gemma Crowe with All Bodies Dance Project, Near/Far, video, 6.75 minutes, 2021
Steven Thomas Davies, Jeanette Kotowich & Dani Zaviceanu Written In My Blood, video, 3 minutes, 2016
aly de la cruz yip, bruha : chou, video, 6 minutes
Margaret Dragu, Frugal Friday, video series, 2015-ongoing
Lisa Fevral, GREEN, text, 1 minute, 2020
Tomas Jirku,Unseen Urban Energy, video, 15.5 minutes, 2019
Constantine Katsiris, Harsh Walls of East Vancouver, photography, 5 minutes, 2019
Lois Klassen, Flowers for Joyce, film, 7.5 minutes, 2008
Alexandre Klinke, In Between, video, 3 minutes, 2020
Deborah Koenker + Roberto PachecoThe Cherry Tree Project, documentation, 3-mins, 1987
Christian Yves Jones & Kara Juku, The Petal – Cánh Hoa, video, 8 minutes, 2021
Caroline So Jung Lee, ghosts of cambie, film, 3.5 minutes, 2020
Josephine Lee, Kirogi (the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home), video, 12.5 minutes, 2021
Josephine Lee, I think I Canada I Know I Canada, video, 13.5 minutes, 2018
Yan Liang, The Collection of Thoughts, animation, 10.5 minutes, 2019-2020
Rosalina Libertad Cerritos, Somos Shikilit (We Are Indigo), video, 15 minutes, 2020-2021
Kent Lins,Cementing Presence, video, 3.5 minutes, 2019
Caroline So Jung Lee & Jae Lew, What Came Before, film, 3 minutes, 2020
Elizabeth Milton, Cracks and Vines, video, 10 minutes, 2019
Mark Mizgala, Mount Pleasant, photographs,13 minutes, 2019
Andrea Monteiro, The Mattering Map revisited, video, 10 minutes, 2019
Kat G Morris, Sense of Time, GIF, 3 minute loop, 2021
Lisa g Nielsen, Artemisia, video, 4.5 minutes
Libby Oliver, Mementos, photographs, 2020
Cole Pauls, K’ānäthät (Thinking), animation, 9.5 minutes
Phoebe Parsons, Terror Fervor, animation, 6 minutes, 2019
Hân Pham, To: you, to night, video, 9 minutes, 2020
Sydney Frances Pickering, kwékwa7, video, 3.5 minutes, 2020
Terra Poirier, Boon: Olympic Village, one year later, photography, 3 minutes, 2019
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande, Nehiyaw Isko Iskotew ᐃᐢᑯᑌᐤ , video, 8.5 minutes, 2019
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande, Maskekewapoy ᒪᐢᑫᑫᐊᐧᐳᕀ, video, 8.5 minutes, 2020
Deepali Raiththa, Dhundhloo, video, 2 minutes, 2020
Alysha Seriani & Hazel Meyer, Marble presents “IT’S MY HOUSE,” video, 5 minutes, 2021
Ashleigh Vaillancourt, Habitat Island, video, 2 minutes, 2020
David Vaisbord, Little Mountain Project – Time lapse, video, 4 minutes,  2019
Merissa Victor, Electric City, animation, 1.5 minutes, 2020
Russell Wallace, Welcome Song, video, 4.5 minutes,  2019
Gloria Wong, Rituals, video, 5 minutes, 2020
Kira Wu, Auspicious Moment 2020, video, 1 minute, 2020

From the Archives:

Thirza Cuthand, Alice, performance documentation by Mike MacDonald, 1999

Past Curated Programs:

Fogged!
Film is fogged when light impacts the negative in an unexpected way. Fogged! captures that effect, the tone and language of super 8 and 16mm experimental film to explore the idea of place through the lens of women. It explores how new condo developments affect this neighbourhood, transforming the environmental, social, and economic aspects of working class life. Read more about the program here
Curator: Sebnem Ozpeta
Artists:  Lisa G Nielsen / Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty / Lindsay McIntyre /  prOphecy sun / Amanda Thomson

The Illusion of Movement
There is an ongoing demand for the resources required to accommodate Mount Pleasant’s urban developments, which aim to increase densification of the neighbourhood. This contributes to an influx of inhabitants and traffic.  The Illusion of Movement presents six works by contemporary experimental animators, aiming to generate a dialogue with the neighborhood by making visible the complications of urban development and gentrification that continuously alter the landscape and lives of the inhabitants. Read more about the program here.
Curator: Lianne Zannier
Artists: Annapurna Kumar / Anna Firth / Yaloo / Weronika Stepien / Karolina Glusiec / Flavourcel Collective
Flavourcel Members: Alia Hijaab, Anna Firth, Gil Goletski, Harlo Martens, Chhaya Naran, Josh Neu, Kat Morris, Laurel Pucker, Julia Song, Lana Connors, Chris Strickler, Rowen Rinaldi, David Gorodetsky

Isolation Boy
Kevin House‘s project originates in his experience with isolation and self-reflection. Isolation Boy is composed of daily visual and text-based reflections, speaking to our present period of COVID-19 isolation. Selections from House’s ongoing project screened on the MPCAS throughout 2020.

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Room magazine and Indigenous Brilliance are proud to showcase the brilliant work of ten Indigenous women, Two Spirit, and Indigiqueer artists in open link in new tab. These artists weave together texts, video, and artwork to give us small glimpses of their thoughts and lives in this time of self isolation and physical distancing. Read more about the program here.
Curator: Jessica Johns
Artists:  Helen Knott / Cassandra Blanchard / Molly Cross-Blanchard /  Justin Ducharme / Francine Cunningham / Edzi’u / Jody Okabe / Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros / Jade Baxter / Jaz Whitford

Poetry is Bad For You
Stemming from the Poetry is Bad For You reading series chapbook, Justin Ducharme curated this collection of poems and digitized them to bring text-based works to the MPCAS and to recognize the work of local poets who contribute to these vital environments that harvest creativity and community with these spaces and initiatives that as we know are far and few between in this city’s ever changing landscape. Read more about the program here.
Curator: Justin Ducharme
Artists: Brandi Bird / Aja Moore / Adrienne Yeung / Myles Black / Samantha Nock / Jane Shi

proximities: contemporary musings on place relations
Since time immemorial, Indigenous people have practised careful and diligent methods to carve out relations between themselves and specific time and place. proximities: contemporary musings on place relations explores the ways in which indigenous video artists have related to space within their specific mediums and what questions arise from these almost new found forms of relationship building. Read more about the program here.
Curator: Justin Ducharme
Artists: Emma Joyce Frank / Russell Wallace / Terry Haines / Tyler Hagan / Shelley Niro / Joleen Milton

RAPTURE
As queer indigenous bodies existing in a society that doesn’t always feel necessarily for us, and finding ourselves creating work about those experiences in tandem – we forged this own second coming. One outside of the typical religious institution and one that celebrates a rapture and celebration of our two spirit kin to a place of utopia. Read more about the program here.
Curator: Justin Ducharme
Artist: Zachery Longboy

Past Community Partnership Programming:

Capture Photography Festival Partnership: Jessie Ray Short, Wake Up!, curated by Jocelyne Junker, Capture Photography Festival. Screening April 1st—29th, 2022.

 

Image: Elizabeth Milton, Cracks and Vines (still), 2019.