In summer 2014 I had the opportunity to spend a week with Mariano Pensotti as part of Theatre Replacement's New Aesthetics program. During that workshop I hit upon the idea of creating plaques for events that had yet to happen. I wasn't sure what they would look like or what they would say or where they would be, but something about it felt right.
Fast forward two years, and I'm wrapping up a month of work with grade 6/7 students at Lord Strathcona Elementary during which we learned, walked, discovered, and created markers past and future. I had the distinct pleasure of working with David Chandler to turn the students' drawings into printable signs, and with Lukas Engelhardt on documentation and installation design. The signs will be shown as part of NO LOST BLIPS May 4-15 at the Audain Gallery (149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC). On May 15, I will be leading a community walk with cake to share the public installation of the signs in Strathcona neighbourhood. Artists Barbara Adler, Megan Stewart, Matthew Ariaratnam with Marcelo Vieira, Farooq Al-Sajee, and Mr. Fire-Man will present surprises along the way.