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September 14, 2009 by admin  
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AmyZionLeBateauL'AvenirAmy Zion
Le Bateau L’avenir
Plexi, vinyl, video, rack cards
Courtesy of the artist

‚ÄúThe future is that which tomorrow, later, next century, will be. (…) Then there is a future, l‚Äôavenir (to come), which refers to someone who comes whose arrival is totally unexpected. (‚Ķ) the Other who comes without my being able to anticipate their arrival.‚Äù ‚ÄîJacques Derrida

Le Bateau L‚Äôavenir is an unparalleled tourist experience. It is a discursive vessel taking you on an interactive tour of the Burrard Inlet, just off shore from Vancouver’s downtown core. The boat’s aerodynamic design is modeled after the extraordinary hairstyle of F.F. Granados, a Guatemalan refugee whose arrival in Canada has enriched the lives of countless people, refugee and otherwise. Each tour has running commentary dedicated to refugee issues. By sailing on Le Bateau L’avenir you will explore the beauty of Vancouver, not through its colonialist past or neoliberal omnipresent, but through the unknown possibilities brought on by the Other, the projected future:¬† L‚Äôavenir‚Ķ.

Amy Zion is currently the Assistant Editor of Fillip and Research Assistant on an SSHRC Fine Art Research/Creation Project entitled, Catch and Release: Mapping Cultural and Geographic Transition. She was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta.

September 10 – October 3, 2009
Gallery Hours Wed—Sat | 1pm—7pm

Curated by Kika Thorne

Artist Talk September 23, 7:30pm
Panel discussion moderated by Francisco-Fernando Granados
A VIVO Media Arts Centre and New Forms Festival Exhibition

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