PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER
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? What changes can we make? Can we make new myths? How can we use language in the art as a way to effect new self-understanding and social change? And how can the use of text in art help activate and engage our viewing audiences in new ways?
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IN COLLABORATION WITH
PAUSE is Indian Summer Festival’s first ever full outdoor programming hub. Against a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver, PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE features free events every day from July 6th to July 15th. Events at this venue — Gratitude Song, Mythical Vancouver, PAUSE in the Park and Tiffin Talks — include all-star performances, talks and dialogues, food, workshops, and visual art, featuring a wide range of local and international artists.
The PAUSE Pavilion’s unique design was the result of an international design competition organized by the non-profit school DBR (Design Build Research) for TED2017. The contest winner, designer Alsu Sadrieva in Russia, thoughtfully conceptualized PAUSE as an outdoor space to reflect, gather, and interact within.
As part of Indian Summer Festival’s Taiké stream, PAUSE programming emphasizes collaborations and conversations between South Asian and Indigenous artists.