Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Don’t miss the final weekend at PAUSE! Contemporary art to check out, art you get to make with our artist in residence, Sandeep Johal, and make and fly a kite!

PAUSE IN THE PARK
Free Programming Series

PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER


Saturday, July 14

Sita Sings the Blues @ Museum of Vancouver, 12pm
CO-PRESENTED BY VIFF & MOV

A noontime screening of Nina Paley’s contemporary animation masterpiece inspired by the Hindu epic Ramayana. This witty, gorgeously illustrated film with a lush 20s jazz era soundtrack is perfect for children and adults. Generously brought to us by our friends at VIFF. Enjoy the film then stroll over to PAUSE in the Park a few minutes away to picnic and catch an art workshop.

Wisdom Stones Workshop 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Human beings have gathered and used stones for millennia – as decoration, as talismans, as markers on paths. Indian Summer Festival’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence, the brilliant Sandeep Johal, leads this workshop that brings stones and art together. She invites you to use word and patterns to create a stone that has special meaning for you, and becomes your talisman and guide for the year. Both children and adults will find delight in meeting Sandeep and creating with her.

Myth and Rupture: An Interactive Sculptural Installation 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th)
IN COLLABORATION WITH SFU WOODWARDS AND SFU SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Myth and Rupture installation showcases furniture artworks in the form of lawn chairs from students at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with Indian Summer Festival.

The underlying thematic of these chairs is an aesthetic questioning of the myths and narratives that mediate and structure our contemporary lived experiences. Art and visual culture employ myths to underscore the universality or the merit of their intended messages and meanings, and to convey these efficiently. How do these myths, and how they are deployed, affect what we understand as our agency within our social contexts? What myths need to be uncovered, deconstructed, replaced, or reformulated? How can we use language in the art as a way to effect new self-understanding and social change?


Sunday, July 15

Kite-making Workshop 12:00pm – 4:00pm

People have been making kites for thousands of years. In many cultures worldwide, kites are an important part of childhood, and of play. In India, there are annual kite festivals, that see the skies filled with thousands of kites. PAUSE in the Park takes place in one of the most coveted kite flying sites in BC. What better way to enjoy this beautiful spot than to make, decorate and fly your own kite, with the help of experts from BC Kiteflyers association? Kids and adults welcome. Come and (literally) let your imagination soar!

Myth and Rupture: An Interactive Sculptural Installation 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th)
IN COLLABORATION WITH SFU WOODWARDS AND SFU SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Myth and Rupture installation showcases furniture artworks in the form of lawn chairs from students at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with Indian Summer Festival.

The underlying thematic of these chairs is an aesthetic questioning of the myths and narratives that mediate and structure our contemporary lived experiences. Art and visual culture employ myths to underscore the universality or the merit of their intended messages and meanings, and to convey these efficiently. How do these myths, and how they are deployed, affect what we understand as our agency within our social contexts? What myths need to be uncovered, deconstructed, replaced, or reformulated? How can we use language in the art as a way to effect new self-understanding and social change?

 

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