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- October 15, 2005 to November 25, 2005
In conjunction with the 4th LIVE Biennial of Performance Art, The Al Neil Project presents four evenings of interdisciplinary work by, and inspired by, Vancouver innovator Al Neil, a seminal force in the multi-disciplinary practices that have flourished on the West Coast over the past 50 years. Al Neil's career as a musician, composer, writer, bricoleur, and performance artist has spanned 60 years. His influence on Vancouver's artistic communities has been profound and enduring. This project endeavours to both assess and celebrate Neil's contribution to the development of avant-garde practices in Vancouver. LIVE 2005 will feature four events celebrating Al Neil's legacy in the community, including concerts, screenings, readings and performances.
By Al Neil, Ben Wilson, Carole Itter, Clyde Reed, Coat Cooke, Giorio Magnanensi, Gregg Simpson, Hank Bull, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Kedrick James, Kevin Chong, Krista Lomax, Maxine Gadd, Michael Turner, Paul Plimley, Randy Gledhill, Ron Samworth, Stephen Smolovitz
- June 10, 2005 to July 30, 2005
This capture and captivity of Desmasduit, one of the last indigenous people of Newfoundland, is the starting point for this mediation on the history of colonization. Fire, a Victorian chair, a portrait of Desmasduit, and the two oceans encompassing the colonized land stand as symbols for isolation, assimilation, and the final self-contemplation of history that is embodied in the story of Mary March (Desmasduit) and metaphorically extended into contemporary culture.
By Rebecca Belmore