Tributaries: Video Screening by Emilie Crewe
September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
788 Quayside Drive
Fraser River Discovery Centre
788 Quayside Drive
Thursday September 21, 2017
 
6:30 - Click Exhibit Unveiling
7:00 - Emilie Crewe - Artist Talk
7:30 - Tributaries Screening
8:00 - Cultural Roundtable Response
 
As part of the Canada 150 anniversary, the City of New Westminster will be bringing together a collection of cultural projects centered on the concept of “Home”. The intent behind this program is to engage artists, residents and visitors in conversations surrounding the theme of “Home”. Home exudes more than a place where we sleep, eat and keep our belongings. Home can be a place of belonging, where safety, security and identity are upheld. At a time of increased immigration and displacement, home might be a new and challenging place. Home may also be on unceded territories. Houses, community spaces, neighborhoods, rivers, mountains, cities and countries are all a part of home.
 
"Tributaries" by Emilie Crewe  is an experimental video collage that documents narratives of the past and present of New Westminster, and its central location along the banks of the Fraser River.  The video acts as a scrapbook of sorts, with the intention of evoking a collective historical identity and a sense of place within the audience.
 
The title, "Tributaries", references a river, but is more of a nod to the concept of paying tribute to a larger entity.  Comprised of several short montages of local people, places and histories, the video as a whole represents a larger story of the area. It takes shape and flows, in a sense, like a river.
 
Using the resources available at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, The City of New Westminster Museum & Archives and Anvil Centre, the breadth and heart of the video is based on local stories and mementos of the past and present.  The artwork reflects on “then and now” with an attempt to conjure a shared nostalgia amongst viewers. "We are pleased to partner with the City of New Westminster on this artistic initiative,” said Stephen Bruyneel, Executive Director, Fraser River Discovery Centre. “The Fraser River has been “home” to so many for so long, and this is a new and innovative way to acknowledge that fact.”
 
Emilie Crewe (b. 1987, Quebec City, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her work often takes the form of video installation, single-channel video, multi-channel video, sculpture and sketch-work (drawings, collections & archives). She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her artwork is exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, artist-run centres, experimental film/video festivals, and as public art. http://emiliecrewe.com/

The event is FREE and open to the public, however per-registration is recommended. The event is being held in conjunction with the 2017 edition of the Click Exhibit Unveiling.

This event has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and is in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.
 
For media inquiries:       
Biliana Velkova, Arts Coordinator, City of New Westminster       
604 515 3822

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Organizer:
City of New Westminster
Cost:
Free

Location

788 Quayside Drive