Spill: Response, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Vancouver 2019

Curated by Guadalupe Martinez and part of the Spill exhibition at the Belkin (September 3–December 1, 2019), this live research and performance component brings together activists, performance artists and educators whose practices consider relationships between the body, the land and forms of pedagogy that engage with healing, love and sustainability as core to their methodologies. Spill: Response performs an extension of artists Maria Thereza Alves, Nelly César, Anne Riley, Cease Wyss and Guadalupe Martinez’s artistic practices where histories of protection of the land across the Americas may intertwine and be animated in the present. Working with a group of selected students, the artists will present their research and share their knowledge at the Belkin and surrounding locations on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories.

For more details and photos visit: https://belkin.ubc.ca/events/spill-response/
Photos by: Rachel Topham Photography

Public Events

All events take place at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
Wednesday, October 16 at 2 pm: Performative Talk by Nelly César
Saturday, October 19 at 6 pm: Conversation with Teresa Montoya, Genevieve Robertson and Susan Schuppli
Sunday, October 20 at 6 pm: Conversation with Anne Riley and T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss
Tuesday, October 22 at 4 pm: Performance Intervention with Artists and Students
For the duration of Spill: Response – Embodying Research/Love Actions, the artists will work closely with a group of students from the UBC Departments of Art History, Visual Arts and Theory, Political Science and Forestry. Chipo Chipaziwa, Sai Di, Azul Duque, Sebastián Lozano Cimadevilla, Jelena Markovic, Seoyeon Park, Angelica Poversky, Dalia Shalabi, Devan Stewart, Aerial Sunday-Cardinal, David Wang and Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora will gather in conversations, workshops, leisure time and reading groups where shared research and caring bonds will be nourished.
Guest artists and activists Jay White, Rita Wong, John Preissl and Jim Layden will contribute to the Spill: Response research process with their performative walk, Walk the Line, conceived in 2014 with Spill artist Genevieve Robertson. A visit in support of the Pipeline Watch House and resistance at the Trans Mountain - Burnaby Mountain Pipeline Site.