April 21, 2009, 6pm
6pm - 9pm
AXENÉO7 / DAÏMÕN
80 Hanson, Gatineau
Marina Roy, Abbas Akhavan
Canada Council Art Bank
City Hall Art Gallery
101 Laurier West
A Little Distillery in Nowgong
CMCP at the National Gallery
Scott McFarland: A Cultivated View
National Gallery of Canada
Free SWARM Shuttle Route
- No tickets or reservations required
- Start at the NAC or your favourite gallery
- Walk, bike, run, or take the free SWARM shuttle
- Look for the SWARM Stop outside each gallery
- SWARM shuttles will run between galleries and the NAC from 6-9pm
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Opening Night Party:
9pm - 11pm
National Arts Centre Lobby
SWARM continues with interactive theatre, live music, performance art and B.C. wine!
11pm - 2am
The really hip late-night party for hard-core SWARMers!
REBECCA BELMORE - VICTORIOUS
Originally created for Hive 2 at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Victorious is artist Rebecca Belmore's response to Prime Minister Harper's apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools. Working from an image of Queen Victoria, Belmore reworks her 'monarch' into a First Nations version of royalty. This performance will start at 9:30pm.
THEATRE REPLACEMENT - WEETUBE
Part performance, part parlour game, WeeTube is an installation-based and site-responsive performance for an intimate audience. The performers watch YouTube videos with audience members and then perform the publicly posted comments in a variety of dramatic settings. LOL!
RADIX THEATRE - THE PERFORMANCE ART TRAP
A visually startling, completely engaging, unique, intimate theatre experience. The Traps are giant, custom-built cardboard boxes; the 'bait' is a performer inside. The one-on-one theatre in boxes offers metaphors on the trappings of career, love, fame, and death.
DJ TIMOTHY WISDOM
DJ Timothy Wisdom is the sought-after powerhouse behind Vancouver's exploding intentional dance community. His show boldly sets a new standard in performance DJing.
Mobile Swarm will engage BC Scene SWARM visitors in creating architectures for communication and furthered dialogue. A mobile crowd cultural crit will be hosted at each gallery during SWARM with a live screen display and remixing VJ at the NAC receiving and publishing text and streaming video. Produced by W2 (Vancouver) in residence at Art Engine (Ottawa).
* Now a hugely successful event annually in Vancouver, SWARM is organized by PAARC, the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres. Artist run centres (ARCs) are non-profit organizations, run by and for artists, supporting new and innovative practices in the arts. Generally, these centres exhibit contemporary art which parallels the larger public institutions and private commercial galleries - offering an alternative to artists in determining how to represent their work.