Binding, Breathing, Incorporating
MFA Graduating Exhibition 2017
09 September 2017 – 23 September 2017, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
This exhibition features the work of three graduating MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts: asmaa al-issa, Dave Biddle, and Patrick Blenkarn. Instead of presenting their works under a unifying theme, the three artists are exhibiting their respective projects within the shared space of the gallery, autonomously.
The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate’s studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Presented with the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.
Friday, September 8, 2017, 7pm
Audain Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12-5pm and Thursday, Friday, 12 - 8pm.
A Walk for 09.09.17
Matthew Ariaratnam's MFA Graduating Project
09 September 2017 – 09 September 2017, 2:00pm
Offsite, Andy Livingstone Park, Vancouver
A Walk for 09.09.17 is a practice of engaging with the senses, site and presence. Traversing Vancouver’s Chinatown and Strathcona neighbourhoods, the walk explores site as a sonic composition and performer.
On Saturday September 9th, meet at the northwest corner of Andy Livingstone Park at 2pm. The walk runs about 2 hours in length. Please note: we will not return to the starting point and the walk will happen rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Space is extremely limited. Please reserve a free ticket at: https://a-walk-for-090917.eventbrite.com
Matthew Ariaratnam is a composer who likes to work with sound as a sonic material and as a point of connection to create happenings and relational interactions (intra-actions). He manages this through practices of field recording, soundwalking, and making site-specific performance. He engages with ideas of ontology, epistemology and phenomenology. Matthew focuses on how the act of listening is a way of being in the world that provides specific knowledge and sensorial information. This type of listening informs our relationships to others, ourselves and with spaces at single points of time.