BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

A Little Distillery in Nowgong

April 10 - May 24, 2009

City Hall Art Gallery

110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa

Free Event

Ashok Mathur, A Little Distillery in Nowgong, 2008, video still

Mixing mediums and surpassing expectations, Centre A – the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – brings to Ottawa’s City Hall Art Gallery a unique exhibit that melds literary and visuals arts. This multi-media interdisciplinary artistic venture based on Ashok Mathur’s novel, A Little Distillery in Nowgong, explores the politics and migratory history of a fictionalized Parsi family emigrating from India to North America.

In addition to a performance piece created by David H. Bateman, the installation features inimitable pieces from two Vancouver artists: a ceramic vessel created by Brendan Tang, and short video animation loops from Diyan Achjadi. The various elements of the installation create a virtual reality space through which audience members will inhabit this narrative by moving between the powerful words and images of a postcolonial world.

Produced by Centre A - the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and presented by the City of Ottawa and BC Scene

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