CONTINOUS VOYAGE: New Works by Sahej Rahal
June 20 2019 at Sun Wah Centre
‘Re-IMAGE-n’ ing Public Space 2018-2020
Presented by the Vancouver Biennale, Continuous Voyage is an exhibition by international artist Sahej Rahal. Combining sculpture and AI video, this new body of work culls through the city’s flotsam and jetsam to see what mythologies rise to the surface. A collaborative performance with Arts Umbrella and Simon Fraser University will expand these mythologies through embodied enactment.
2 am 20th June 2019, Vancouver, BC
A glitch has appeared in the space-time continuum, inside an abandoned shopping lot in the Sun Wah Cultural Centre. Strange fossilized beings have arrived, seemingly in a state of temporary stasis, baring no evident mark or memory of where they come from. Following this strange arrival, a coalition of historiographers, archaeologists, quantum physicists and social media influencers have come together under a globally organized WhatsApp group, going by the name GREETINGS@2AM, with the intention to gather radiation samples, carbon data and CCTV footage from the Sun Wah Centre in order to decipher the mysterious fossils. The findings of the group have revealed that the fossils date not only to the ancient past, but also hysterically point towards the imminent future. They are careful however to not dismiss these objects as fictions, given their sudden appearance within the abandoned lot. They have announced that the fossils are in fact trans-dimensional flotsam, washed up momentarily on the shores of the present.
The Vancouver Biennale respectfully acknowledges that the event will take place on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Date & Time
Opening on June 20th, 2019 @ 6pm
Performance by dancers from the School of Contemporary Arts at SFU and Arts Umbrella PReP program @7pm
2nd floor, Sun Wah Centre | 268 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC
Exhibition runs till June 29th, 2019 | 12pm to 5pm Daily