Center City Southeast

Charlie Cooper's MFA Project
Saturday, September 11 & Friday, September 17 | 7:00 PM + Sunday, September 19 | 3:00 PM + 4:00 PM
Soundstage (Room 4365) – 4th floor – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver | FREE | RSVP

Note: Following BC health guidelines, proof of first COVID-19 vaccine dose will be required for entry to any performance on or after Sep 13.


Through sound, video and short stories, Center City Southeast tracks a series of incidental encounters in places - places in which the artist just happened to be. The artist’s experiences in parking garages, cemeteries, newly-constructed city blocks, turn-arounds, gas stations and dirt patches reveal uncanny resemblances and unsettling distortions in seemingly familiar spaces. The performance drifts through these encounters, carving out an itinerary across mediums, places and times. Audiences are invited along for the drift.

Special thanks to Mauricio Pauly, Rob Kitsos, Nicole Lamb, Lief Liu, Gillian Hanemayer, and Mansi Patel and Bronwen McVeigh.

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.

This work will be presented on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. This work was created in part on the ancestral and unceded territory of the O-non-dowa-gah (Oh-n’own-dough-wahgah) peoples, and the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg – the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.

September 19, 2021