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INSTALLATIONS Tea and Snacks with Pia Massie

ARTIST: OCEAN HYLAND

(12 - 12pm)


WELCOME TO VINES ART FESTIVAL

As we celebrate our fifth festival and the beginning of a new cycle, I can feel that the festival has found its identity; a community arts organization that is responsive to and nurturing of artists who are working towards land, water and relational justice. In the midst of the climate crisis we see that man-made systems such as borders, dams, drainage, canals, landfills can’t resist the movement of floods, water carrying pesticides or bitumen, or smoke blowing across multiple provinces. The wellness of our planet directly correlates with the wellness of its people. Artists and community members must become more resilient, must demand paradigm shifts and must take care of one other as this change comes more and more rapidly. We must breathe through the grief and fall in love with moments of hope and beauty in this cycle of pain and destruction. Vines Festival invites you to bear witness to the enlivenment and disruption of public space as we bring voices that need to be heard into the parks with events such as Mariam Barry’s Breaking Borders which explores narratives of migration, diaspora, and border violence from the perspectives of newcomers to Canada. Or, another example is our Resilient Roots night featuring grassroots Indigenous artists. We will find healing balm in Erica Dees’ Weaving voices with Miss Christie Lee, Tonye, Janelle Reid, Erica Dee, Jonny Tobin, Sean Mitchelle; and find playfulness with rigor in Ralph Escamillian’s Eco Runway with guest artists. I am really looking forward to our first Opening Ceremony led by three young matriarchs, Senaqwila Wyss (Skwxwú7mesh, ethnobotanist), Christie Lee Charles ( , spoken word artist) and Ocean Hyland ( , visual artist and carver), which will be followed by Raven Spirit Dance’s rebirth of Butoh Masters Yukio Waguri’s work on Indigenous contemporary dancers from across the country. I am honoured to invite you to our second annual closing Unsettling Ceremony lead by Sara Cadeau (Anishnaabe Kwe), featuring Cecilia Point ( political activist). I am grateful to our almost all new and spectacular Vines Team and our invigorating Pandora Park Artist in Residence Jaz Whitford. Please join us for as many events as you can. It’s all free. It’s all for you! Love, Heather Lamoureux

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EVENTS SCHEDULE AUG

OPENING CEREMONY - JERICHO BEACH PARK

07 WED

th

(3941 Point Grey Road)

(6:30-8pm)

UNDER THE CANOPY - KITSILANO BEACH - HADDEN PARK

AUG

th 08 THURS

(1905 Ogden Avenue)

(4-9pm)

TIDAL BEATS WITH ERICA DEE & FRIENDS - CRAB PARK AT PORTSIDE

AUG

th 09 FRI

(101 E Waterfront Road)

(6-8:30pm)

Lek’lekí

YOUTH POWER - PANDORA PARK

AUG

10 SAT

th

(2325 Franklin Sreet) Near to

, which is at the intersection of Powell Street, Wall Street, and Semlin Drive

(12:30-5pm)

HARMONY GARDENS - HARMONY GARDENS

AUG

11 SUN

th

(187 Whonoak Rd)

(Henqiminem)

(12:30-3pm)

SALMON SOUNDS - RENFREW RAVINE PARK

AUG

11 SUN

th

(3900 Renfrew Street)

(5-6:30pm)

Too far inland for a vilage site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

THE ECO-RUNWAY - DAVID LAM PARK

AUG

th 13 TUES

(1300 Pacific Boulevard)

(6-8:30pm)

, which is by foot of Howe St.

Near to

CIRCLE TALK - PANDORA PARK

AUG

th 14 WED

(2325 Franklin Street) Near to

, which is at the intersection of Powell Street, Wall Street, and Semlin Drive

(6:30-8pm)

BREAKING BORDERS - CREEKSIDE PARK

AUG

15 THURS th

(1455 Quebec Street)

(6-8:30pm)

RESILIENT ROOTS - TROUT LAKE PARK

AUG

16 FRI

th

(2120 E 19th Ave)

(5:30-8:30pm)

AUG

th 17 SAT

(1-6pm)

AUG

th 18 SUN

(1-3pm)

Xaywa7esks

Too far inland for a vilage site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

VINES: THE WOOD5 ANNIVER5ARY - TROUT LAKE PARK

(2120 E 19th Ave)

Too far inland for a vilage site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

UNSETTLING CEREMONY - TROUT LAKE PARK

(2120 E 19th Ave)

Too far inland for a vilage site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

ALL EVENTS AT VINES ARE FREE!

*The italicized locations are the village sites in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Henqiminem language.

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ACCESSIBILITY All our work is staged in public open-air spaces where audiences can encounter art for free. We recognize that for many of us, the parks and beaches where Vines artists perform and create are inaccessible. If we are disabled, neurodiverse, Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, have low vision, queer, trans, gender diverse, Indigenous, Black, of colour, etc, we may have different relationships to and experience barriers with accessing public spaces and art. While we know that we are on a long journey to making Vines Art Festival accessible for all of us, we are committed to working with people in our community who experience barriers for the festivals to come. We have created a space on our website vinesartfestival.com/accessibility where accessibility notes can be found. If there is something not listed you need to access the festival, have feedback, or would like to support us in making public art more accessible, feel free to reach us at info@vinesartfestival.com.

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JERICHO BEACH PARK (3941 POINT GREY ROAD)

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KITSILANO BEACH HADDEN PARK (1905 OGDEN AVENUE)

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CRAB PARK AT PORTSIDE (101 E WATERFRONT ROAD)

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PANDORA PARK (2325 FRANKLIN STREET)

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HARMONY GARDEN (187 WHONOAK RD)

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RENFREW RAVINE PARK (3900 RENFREW STREET)

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DAVID LAM PARK (1300 PACIFIC BOULEVARD)

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CREEKSIDE PARK (1455 QUEBEC STREET)

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TROUT LAKE PARK (2121 E 19TH AVE) *Locations are accessible by transit and bike, please bring a water bottle, snack, and blanket


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OPENING CEREMONY AUG 7th (Wed) JERICHO BEACH (3941 POINT GREY RD) ASL INTERPRETATION WILL BE AVAILABLE

6:30-8pm Photo: Raven Spirit Dance, Andi Mcliesh

Opening Ceremony with SENAQWILA WYSS, CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES & OCEAN HYLAND The opening ceremony of Vines Art Festival will treat vines audiences to welcoming and knowledge sharing by 3 local Indigenous women and provide an official welcoming. Senaqwila Wyss of the Squamish Nation will share a song as well as her role in Vines Art Festival and gift us with plant knowledge in theJericho Beach and forest zones. We will be joined by Ocean Hyland of Tsleil-Waututh who will give an artists talk on her creation of the festival art throughout the years previous and current Art of Vines, as well as Christie Lee Charles of Musqueam, who will delight us with her knowledge, her music, and poetry with her

630pm

Plant Walk with SENAQWILA WYSS Senaqwila Wyss will guide participants on a walk, describing medicinal and traditional uses of plants we encounter as we move between events. Opening Ceremony Community Pow Wow with TYLER JACOBS Performance from our all-ages community class series which gave our community an introduction to the different styles of Pow Wow.

7pm

715pm

The Gift with RAVEN SPIRIT DANCE

The Gift is a reflection and response to the choreography Yukio Waguri gifted Raven Spirit Dance over 15 years ago. Delving back into the images and movement of this work, the performers are a manifestation of the gifts given to us by our ancestors. Through moving in connection to the natural world, we live in the liminal space between this world and the spirit world. In this space we gather our power and dance our gratitude. Performers: Yvonne Chartrand, Kimi Clark, Tasha Faye Evans, Sarah Formosa, Maura Garcia, Kristy Janvier, Jessica McMann, Starr Muranko, Kelly McInnes, Michelle Olson, Emily Solstice, Mariko Kage Choreography: Yukio Waguri Rehearsal Researsal Direction: Salome Nieto Produced by: Raven Spirit Dance/Michelle Olson

730pm

DALANNAH GAIL BOWEN

Born of African-Canadian/Cherokee heritage, Bowen has been music-making for forty years in the Canadian blues, rock and soul scene. Bowen started her musical career with the all-female group The Feminine Touch who toured Canada and the USA opening for acts such as The Monkees and The Guess Who. As an in-demand vocalist, she has performed with or opened for other major artists including Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Willie Dixon and many more. Her 2007 CD recording, Mamma’s Got The Blues, was released to wide acclaim and rave reviews from across the globe. Then in 2015, her Been Around A While CD was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the Best Albums of 2015.

730pm

WELCOMING FEAST

Join us for refreshments and help us ring in the festival.

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UNDER THE CANOPY AUG 8th (Thurs) KITSILANO BEACH - HADDEN PARK (1015 MAPLE ST)

4-9pm Photo: Anya Saugstad

Typing Pool by THE ONLY ANIMAL - KENDRA FANCONI & CAROLINE SNIATYNSKI Welcome to Typing Pool, where we aim to change the world at seventy-five words a minute! Join the adventurous site-specific company The Only Animal for a short, immersive piece in beautiful Hadden Park. As new recruits to the Typing Pool, you will be tasked with an important mission: to open your eyes and hearts to the natural world around you and uncover its hidden stories. Part natural narrative, part cadavre exquis, part strenuous digit exercise, Typing Pool mixes live performers, audience participation, and vintage typewriters to create a delightfully engaging, open-air experience. This workshop can accommodate up to 12 participants at a time.

4-6pm

6pm

ouroboros by TOMOYO YAMADA/JEN AOKI

"Moving to Vancouver a year ago, I was intrigued by how people here in the city care and act on environmental issues arising nationwide. Recycling became a natural habit for me to participate in making the earth a better planet for all living creatures, and it has been impressive to see my workplace putting effort focusing on food sustainability and environment-friendly business: something that is still not widely-recognized in my home country." Interlacing text, sound, movement and performance, artists Jen Aoki and Tomoyo Yamada shed light on unheard voices waiting to be discovered.

6:30pm

Next please‌ by DARIO DINUZZI

How is the adult within me deciding for the world around me. Play, pause, repeat. Help please... Re-imagine; Sanctuary by ALL BODIES DANCE - HARMANIE TAYLOR & RIANNE SVELNIS Originally created as a duet, Re-imagine Sanctuary takes our audience into the vulnerability of rehearsing and performing in a public outdoor space, this time alone. Reimagining Sanctuary examines the pulse of the space and body, to create a new sanctuary.

7pm

7:30pm

Aniwisvsgo'i by MAURA GARCIA DANCE

Aniwisvsgo’i means they are always planting in Cherokee. As planters, we are dependent upon the elements and the "temperament" of the environment in which we find ourselves. Space, location and time all affect the growing cycle. Aniwisvsgo'i honors Indigenous planting traditions, the elements and our places in the world. The dance is split into three parts: preparing the ground, planting and harvest. The thread that connects us to our ancestral homelands, where we live now and ultimately one another, weaves itself in and out this exploration of our relationship with the powers that make growth possible.

8pm

Dear Ocean Roaring - ANYA SAUGSTAD

"Dear Ocean Roaring" takes place in the shore at sunset, and is a collaboration of dance theatre and live music. It is an apology and a thank you. It is a moment to connect back to our environment. A moment to look out at the ocean and understand its vastness; understand that we are not the only creatures playing and living on this earth. To the ocean as a grave, and as a place of life. We create in a space many others never enter, many others never pass. With all of our privilege, we speak with our bodies. Performers: Shion Skye Carter, Eowynn Enquist, Cindy Kao, Daria Mikhaylyuk, Anya Saugstad, Samantha Priya Wright Choreography: Anya Saugstad

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FEAST

8:30pm Join us for refreshments.

Artist: Harmanie Taylor, All Bodies Dance

INSTALLATIONS 4-6pm

Ephemeral Nature Mandala to Honour Water by AMY KIARA RUTH

Join Amy Ruth Kiara in co-creating an ephemeral nature mandala in Hadden Park, a space of trees adjacent to the water of Snauq (False Creek). Sense the topography of the land; notice how the land undulates toward the water. What bodies of water are close to your heart? What is your wish for water? Consider the prevalence of plastic – can we remove plastic from our daily experience? In a contemplative way, we create a textured pattern with plant materials (petals, twigs, cones, leaves). How does direct contact with plants, with our environment, invite us into a deeper expression of care?

4:30pm & 8:30pm

formation by GEORGE RAHI

formation is a kinetic sound installation that explores the sculptural dimensions of rotary speakers, using the emergent qualities of their movements to invite listening across the visual and tactile dimensions of sound. Drawing inspiration from the circadian rhythms found across plants, animals, and fungi, the installation’s chorus of pulses gestures towards an eurythmic experience within and between listeners and the surrounding environment.

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TIDAL BEATS with ERICA DEE & FRIENDS AUG 9th (Fri) CRAB PARK AT PORTSIDE (101 E WATERFRONT RD) Lek’lekí

6-8:30pm Photo: Erica Dee

6pm

MEIWA

Canadian Folk-R&B singer Meiwa captivates audiences with the gentle, mesmerizing allure and vulnerability of her touchingly beautiful vocals. With the release of her new single "Wonder", Meiwa is gaining traction, as well as, overseas in Melbourne, Australia where she currently resides across Canada and USA. She performs solo, with a 6 piece band, and as a backing vocalist for Australia's first lady of R&B, Thando.

6:30pm

KWIIGAY

Join us for Kwiigay’s EP Release Show. Kwiigay iiwaans tina7 tla sekwitl' ta Xaada Laas iy Skwxwú7meshulh úxwumixw. Kwiigay iiwaans is a 2-spirit performing and multidisciplinary artist from the Haida and Squamish Nations. Their music explores intersectional, existential and extraterrestrial Indigenous+QTIBIMPOC futurisms via a mix of traditional songs and their original electronic and alternative compositions- all in the Squamish language. Other mediums they enjoy include illustration, graphic design, formline, hand poke tattoos, murals, comics/zines, poetry/writing, printmaking, and weaving. Weaving Voices by ERICA DEE & FRIENDS Featuring Tonye, Miss Christie Lee, Janelle Reid, Sara Cadeau, Sean Mitchell, and Jonny Tobin Weaving Voices is an opportunity to experience a unique tapestry of melodies, rhythms and storytelling. Erica Dee has curated this performance based on her singing workshop “Sing for the Soul”. Dee believes singing in community is one of the most incredible actions we can take toward social change. When we sing we are vulnerable, open and connected. We use our entire bodies and spirits to transmit frequencies and share creativity. Some of Vancouver’s most prolific and revolutionary vocal artists come together to explore each other’s creations and support each other in harmonization and improvisation. This will be the first time that Christie, Tonye, Janelle and Dee come together to create in this way, and they will be supported by multi-instrumentalist Jonny Tobin and Sean Mitchell on Drums. Weaving voices is an invitation of harmonization, improvisation and connection.

7pm

6-8pm

Mini-Weaving Workshop: Weaving Together by ANNE MONTGOMERY

Yarn scraps, old t-shirts, cardboard, CD's, plastic bags and other repurposed materials make wonderful woven art! Learn about basic weaving, texture and colour while creating your own work of art with local textile artist, Anne Montgomery. This workshop can accommodate up to 10 participants at a time.

6-8:30

TAROT CARD READING by JERIE SANTANA

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INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY) Healing at Crab Park by MILDRED GRACE GERMAN Arrangements of paintings on display presenting the artist’s message on the need of a healing centre in Crab Park will be installed on easels for the public to see. In addition to these paintings, there will be hundreds of paper boats made of recycled paper and newspapers, painted red to commemorate the loss of the DTES and Metro Vancouver impacted by poverty, homelessness, police violence, opioid-crisis, overdoses, and murdered and missing women. These red paper boats will be spell “HEAL DTES” and will be visible to all the commercial planes landing close to Crab Park. Crab Park has been a community destination for many DTES residents, residents of Metro Vancouver, and many tourists. With the proposed expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal, Crab Park, DTES Vancouver will be ruined. The people of the DTES are fighting to stop the expansion and instead build a healing centre at Crab Park. Placards by KWIIGAY As an additional treat, please enjoy Kwiigay’s placards. Tidal Beats by KARMELLA CEN BENEDITO DE BARROS Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros is an Afro-Indigiqueer Nehiyaw, born and raised on the unceded, traditional and ancestral Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. As a young multidisciplinary artist, Karmella journeys through the exploration of various mediums including photography, film, electronic/acoustic music, soundscape, instillation and creative writing.

Artist: Kwiigay

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Youth Program

Vines’ youth program has brought together an exceptional cohort of young creatives, asking them to consider their role on this land and in its future as the uniting purpose for their time together. Over the course of eight weeks, they’ve explored art as a powerful tool for interruption. They have examined what place they hold in the story of this critical place at this critical moment for the environment of the Coast Salish territories and across Turtle Island. The youth situated their reflection in respect for Indigenous protocol, knowledge keeping, and enduring stewardship of these lands as shared by Senaquila Wyss and Jaz Whitford. Our youth artists invoked elements of artistic curiosity, play, and embodiment with Arash Khakpour and Anjela Magpantay. Working with Kimmortal,

Aleks Besan, Eddy van Wyk, and mia amir, the Vines youth artists brought their creation back in touch with political, change-based intent, carefully considering presence and purpose in offering their pieces publically. Their process was also supported by group building, project management, and the expanding of a lens on anti-oppression in art, as mentored by Youth Co-ordinators Heather Lamoureux and Jesse del Fierro.

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YOUTH POWER AUG 10th (Sat) PANDORA PARK (2325 FRANKLIN ST) Near to Wall Street, and Semlin Drive

, which is at the intersection of Powell Street,

12:30-5pm

Photo: Serisa Fitz-James and Mutia Juristika

12:30-2:30pm

Soft Truth with RABBIT RICHARDS

A workshop dedicated to writing about trauma in ways that do not retraumatise ourselves and performing about trauma in ways that do not traumatise our audiences.

3-5pm

VINES ART FESTIVAL YOUTH PROGRAM ARTISTS and GUESTS Featuring Vines Youth Program participants: VINES ART FESTIVAL YOUTH PROGRAM ARTISTS and GUESTS Featuring Vines Youth Program participants: Nakoda Hunter, Diana Hamilton, Han Phan, Rin Armitage, Tasha Rosa, Trish Barbarona, Joanne Cuevas, Alisha Lettman, Alyssa Favero, Jackson Wai Cheung Tse, Hailey Orrange, Dalia Shalabi

Be wowed by the talents of this year’s roster of youth from the Vines Art Festival Youth Program. A multidisciplinary performance from some of the lower mainland’s most promising youth. There will be installations, performances and more! We will feature some of our other favourite youth groups around town: The Hip Hop Drop, Epoch Youth Project, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre and, Angelica Poversky, and more... We will close the day with GaS (Gathering and Singing) a group of Vietnamese International students who utilize music and creation as a portal to the feeling of home.

Artist: Rabbit Richards

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HARMONY GARDENS AUG 11th (Sun) HARMONY GARDENS (187 WHONOAK RD)

(Henqiminem)

12:30-3pm

12:30pm

Harmony Gardens

Indigenous plant use walk with Cease Wyss. Harmony Garden, , is a community garden in the village of Xwemelch’stn, now known as the Squamish Capilano Indian Reserve. It is a space created for Indigenous Food Sovereignty 10 years in the making, which combines greenhouse, indigenous botanical garden, food crops and education space for learning about Indigenous Plant use. Kultsia Barbara Wyss, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and Senaqwila Wyss hold major roles in creating and maintaining this space in their community. It is an open space for keeping Indigenous food practices alive, and has been managing Mason Bee hives for many years as well. We will have performances from local Squamish artists. Maura Garcia will perform excerpts from her work Aniwisvsgo’i which means they are always planting in Cherokee. Aniwisvsgo'i honors Indigenous planting traditions, the elements and our places in the world. The dance is split into three parts: preparing the ground, planting and harvest. The thread that connects us to our ancestral homelands, where we live now and ultimately one another, weaves itself in and out this exploration of our relationship with the powers that make growth possible.

SALMON SOUNDS AUG 11th (Sun) RENFREW RAVINE (3900 RENFREW ST) Too far inland for a vilage site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

5-6:30pm Photo: Still Moon Arts

Salmon Sounds in Motion by STILL MOON ARTS SOCIETY YOUTH and lead artists STARR MURANKO, ISABELLE KIROUAC, CARMEN ROSEN and BEA MILLER Salmon Sounds in Motion is a site specific movement performance, sonic installation, and visual eco-art presentation on the banks of Still Creek, created with Still Moon Artist mentors and youth performers. The inspiration is from the Still Creek Watershed and ecosystem where salmon spawn in urban Still Creek next to roads, train tracks, and big box stores; as well as three other artworks about Still Creek and the salmon. These include "What Comes to Light: Stories of Still Creek Lost and Found" (2017), an independently published book about Still Creek; "Still Creek Salmon Sounds" (2018), youth-created soundscapes in partnership with VIVO Media Arts; and "Fruiting Bodies" (2019), a living mushroom sculpture of a human and a salmon in Renfrew Park by Carmen Rosen & Willoughby Arevalo. Participants have co-created choreography while learning holistic ecological concepts and some Indigenous plant knowledge, then exploring how this intersects with artistic practice.

5pm

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THE ECO-RUNWAY AUG 13th (Tues) DAVID LAM PARK (181 ROUNDHOUSE MEWS) Near to

, which is by foot of Howe St.

6-8:30pm Photo: The Coven

Zero Heroes by NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE Featuring June Fukumura, Davey Calderon, Anjela Magpantay and Avyen von Waldenburg The Zero Squad is an unlikely group of heroes that believe they can save the planet and bring emissions down to 0%. By day they are Eco-Heroes but by night they are just ordinary people struggling to reconcile their own relationship to the climate crisis. Part confessional, part open debate, and all clowning, this performance explores the complexities and hypocrisies of trying to live sustainably in the current climate crisis. We ask ourselves and the audience, “when are you an Eco-Hero and when are you an Eco-Villain? What's your personal battle? Day of the show, audiences are welcome to contribute at any time their anonymous "Green Triumph" and/or "Eco-Shame" to the show's backdrop installation.

6pm

THE COVEN Featuring Ralph Escamillan, Kevin Fraser and Ross Wirtanen "The Coven" will be presenting a theatrical demonstration of vogue and ballroom culture, using dance, fashion, music and spoken word. This high-energy, interactive showcase gives the audience insight into the multidisciplinary art forms that embody the house / ballroom community. Vogueing, having African American and Latino roots, is an important historical expression of queer culture and 'The Coven' is passionate about preserving this dance from through entertaining and educational live performances.

6:30pm

6:45pm

RAVEN JOHN

Raven John, artist, involuntary comedian and two-spirit activist, is of Coast Salish and Stolo Nation decent. This Two-spirit Trickster is a BFA graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a major in visual art and minor in social practice and community engagement, as well as a graduate of the North West Coast Jewelry Arts program at the Native Education College. Raven is a visual artist, cultural consultant, mediator, storyteller, photographer and sculptor. A jack-of-all-trades (and master of a few), their practice covers a wide array of mediums from provocation and humor, puppet making, ceramics, dressmaking, interactive electronics and indigenous technologies. Should you wish to participate in direct action regarding Truth and Reconciliation and/or the ongoing colonization/genocide of the indigenous peoples of Canada, feel free to visit their following website to directly wire them money for coffee, comic books and/or art supplies.

7:15pm

Eco Vogue Runway with RALPH ESCAMILLAN

Vogue and Ballroom culture emerged in the 1930s and 40s in New York City, birthed by the Black and Latinx LGBTQ2S+ community who were excluded from the pageant world of white America. The development of the Ballroom scene created safe and inclusive spaces for these communities to explore and experience life styles from which they were excluded due to systemic oppression. Tonight’s Eco Vogue Runway will be focused on two categories, runway and face. Each will challenge participants to incorporate elements of social and environmental justice into their presentation in a glamorous display of passion, fashion, and activism. If you want to compete, keep an eye on our website. We would love to see you strut. ORIGINS by IMMIGRANT LESSONS Featuring Sophia Gamoba, Sharon Lee, and Kin Balam A multi disciplinary social commentary work in progress which explores the complexity of ancestry, our present day connectivity to the imprints left behind, and examining the origins we create for future generations. Through movement, the universality of rhythm and music, wearable art and makeup, and technology, we will explore the memories that are held within the body and soul and the relationships between previous and future generations through communal collaboration. 13

7:45pm


INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY) In the midst of... by KELLY McINNES In the midst of... asks how is our consumption an extension of our bodies? What do we leave behind when we're gone? I Am by JASON BEMPONG This piece portrays the globe hovering over a dense group clouds with the words "I Am" behind the earth. This statement signifies that we are the Gaia. There will be two hands (one on each panel) reaching out of the clouds below to represent how we strive to manifest towards unity and peace. The image being split in two also represents the division we also experience today.

Artist: Van Vogue Jame

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CIRCLE TALK AUG 14th (Wed)

PANDORA PARK (2325 FRANKLIN ST)

Near to Wall Street, and Semlin Drive

, which is at the intersection of Powell Street,

ASL INTERPRETATION WILL BE AVAILABLE (VOLUNTEER ASL INTERPRETERS)

6:30-8pm 6:30pm

CIRCLE TALK

Join us for a facilitated discussion on urgent and pressing topics. Share your perspective, and come away with new strategies for implementing your power in a shifting social, cultural, and environmental landscape. Facilitator + Panelist TBA.

Artist: Sharon Brass (top left) | Jackie Yenga (top right) | Sussan Yáñez (bottom left) | Balam (bottom right)

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BREAKING BORDERS AUG 15th (Thurs) CREEKSIDE PARK (1455 QUEBEC ST) Xaywa7esks ASL INTERPRETATION WILL BE AVAILABLE

6-8:30pm The Spirit of the Village Experience by JACKY YENGA and YORO NOUKOUSSI Activate joy and togetherness and experience The Spirit of the Village as a natural state of your Soul. Jacky will leave you feeling more connected with yourself and in harmony with our human, natural and spiritual community, as we share a common sense of belonging.

6pm

6:30pm

De Mule Ah De World by MEL VEE X

De Mule Ah De World is a multimedia exploration of Black womanhood and the ways Black womanhood can decolonize, disrupt and interrogate narratives around nature, personhood and the land. The piece begins with me, Mel Vee X, pulling an extremely heavy load. Then spoken word audio begins to play and I attempt to dance while carrying the load. I stop suddenly and words are projected on to my body. Then I invite the audience to help carry the load with me so I can be freed to dance.

7pm

The Path Of The Jaguar by KIN BALAM

The Path Of The Jaguar setlist integrates a positive hip hop lyrical message of hope, redemption, and greater change from a perspective of the streets and the experiences of struggle as a youth within Meso-American Indigenous instrumentation, Flamenco Classical inspired guitar, and Afro Latin rhythms. The Surge by BREAKING BORDERS Featuring Mariam Barry, Isidro Rodriguez, Sam Darkoh, Ishan Sandhu and more! THE SURGE is an outdoor performance that brings a resurgence of new voices. Brought to you by Breaking Borders, THE SURGE explores narratives of migration, diaspora and border violence from the perspectives of newcomers to Canada. As artists, we are people of colour, immigrants and their descendants, migrant workers, refugees, and Visa-holders who create in multiple art forms. Join the revolution as we bring back art to the outside.

7:30pm

This event is taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and Unceded territories of the , , and Nations. In this we acknowledge that the land which gives refuge to many is the same land that is occupied and stolen from Indigenous peoples.

8pm

OLD SOUL REBEL

Bold. Upbeat. Immense and Soulful is the cutting edge sound which is Old Soul Rebel. A powerhouse duo, coloured by brass and driven by drums, puts a brand new shine on soul and rock n roll. Check them out as finalists on CTV's The Launch 2019.

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INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY) Modular Functions by KIMIT SEKHON (PAPERWAVE) Modular origami polyhedrons made from poster board. Each piece is made of 30 identical units and is assembled without the use of glue or scissors. These pieces are paired with an interactive electronic music creation station. The artist will be available to teach guests how to make some of the units on display and aid with manipulation of the sound synthesis equipment. I Am by JASON BEMPONG This piece portrays the globe hovering over a dense group clouds with the words "I Am" behind the earth. This statement signifies that we are the Gaia. There will be two hands (one on each panel) reaching out of the clouds below to represent how we strive to manifest towards unity and peace. The image being split in two also represents the division we also experience today.

Artist: Breaking Borders

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RESILIENT ROOTS Resilient Roots is led by Senaqwila Wyss (Skwxwú7mesh Ethnobotanist), Heather Lamoureux (Artistic Director of Vines Festival), and Sara Cadeau (Anishnaabe Kwe, ceremonialist, singer, writer, maker of medicines and helper of people).This year’s group is diverse and well spoken, with the emerging artists growing in their practice with the opportunity to work with an Indigenous mid-career artists to mentor them in creating a new, never before seen piece to be performed in the Finale of this summer’s festival! Our multidisciplinary artists include Evan Ducharme (Metis with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, he works with images of contemporary Indigeneity and reclamation of Indigenous sexualities); Raven John (artist, involuntary comedian and two-spirit activist, of Coast Salish and Stolo Nation decent); Selina Jules (Nuu-Cha-Nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw artist); Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros (Afro-Indigiqueer Nehiyaw musician, photographer and writer); Suna Galay (visual and performance artist of mixed descent, Chippewyan, Nepalese, Ukrainian and German). Kallfümalen - Sussan Yáñez (a cultural facilitator, a multidisciplinary artist, of mixed ancestries).

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RESILIENT ROOTS AUG 16th (Fri) TROUT LAKE PARK (2120 E 19TH AVE) Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shores

530-830pm

5:30pm

RAVEN JOHN

Raven John, artist, involuntary comedian and two-spirit activist, is of Coast Salish and Stolo Nation decent. This Two-spirit Trickster is a BFA graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a major in visual art and minor in social practice and community engagement, as well as a graduate of the North West Coast Jewelry Arts program at the Native Education College. Raven is a visual artist, cultural consultant, mediator, storyteller, photographer and sculptor. A jack-of-all-trades (and master of a few), their practice covers a wide array of mediums from provocation and humor, puppet making, ceramics, dressmaking, interactive electronics and indigenous technologies. Should you wish to participate in direct action regarding Truth and Reconciliation and/or the ongoing colonization/genocide of the indigenous peoples of Canada, feel free to visit their following website to directly wire them money for coffee, comic books and/or art supplies.

5:45pm

ESTÍQW

Take in the exceptional art of Estíqw | Jaz Whitford. A 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy. they are a defender of the sacred and use their craft as a tool to decolonization and land sovereignty. they and their fire are from the secwepemc nation of the south central interior of so called british columbia.

6:00pm

SUNA GALAY

Suna Galay is a Vancouver-based Indigenous visual and performance artist of mixed descent (Chipewyan, Nepalese, German and Ukrainian). She studied painting and sculpture before exploring the world of clown and performance. Her visual art practice began with an examination of cultural identity and expanded into an exploration of the human spirit’s inherent fluidity, realized through the many masks of her own character. Her goal in performance is to remind us all of our raw humanity and the validity of emotions. Her paintings have been exhibited at Hapa-Palooza Festival, Toast Collective, and Slice of Life Gallery. She has also performed at Vancouver’s Vines Art Festival, Car Free Days, Elk Lodge, Anza Club, and Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

620pm

EVAN DUCHARME

Evan Ducharme is Metis with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, and is from the Métis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba. His work explores Metis identity and its cultural iconography, with particular focus on creating images of contemporary Indigeneity, reclamation of Indigenous sexualities, and a commitment to environmentally conscious practices. Ducharme currently lives and creates with gratitude on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Peoples (Vancouver, BC.)

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KALLFÜMALEN - SUSSAN YÁÑEZ 6:40pm Descending from mixed ancestries, Kallfümalen - Sussan Yáñez, remains in a vibrant state of surrender into the present. Not the kind of surrender that gives the efforts up without working for ideals, but the kind of surrender that receives each experience as an opportunity to devote remotely to our inherent sacredness. She fervently believes that if we allow ourselves to listen to that divine inner guidance, we have the power create realities. Situating herself as a resilient single mother that is a survivor of domestic violence, colonization, and intergenerational trauma, carrying blood from the oppressors and the oppressed, her life purpose is to broaden the perspectives. She envisions that, by shedding that which is no longer beneficial and reclaiming the interrelated self-sovereignty that we all carry, we can heal the wounds that have taken us to the states of destruction that we can see in our world today. Kallfü is a cultural facilitator, a multidisciplinary artist, funding her performances in sometimes improvised and others not, poetry, while also weaving in dance, storytelling and singing. She currently studies a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in the Quest University on the unceded Skwxwú7mesh territories. Her family decided to move to the province of Quebec in 2003 and as an occupant of the territories of the Iroquoian, Mi’kmaq and Mohawk nations in Montreal, she became a Canadian citizen. She was born on the Wallmapu, today politically known as Viña del Mar, in Chile, and is now learning to become an ally of the indigenous nations of the world, including her own ancestry, that was once erased from the official records, by reclaiming her indigeneity. TIT’LEM KWE by SARA CADEAU, CHEYENNE GARDNER 7pm and TARA LEE GARDNER Tit’lem Means singing in Halqamalym Kwe means women in Anishnaabemowin. Join actual and adopted sisters Anishnaabe Sara Cadeau, Cheyenne and Tara Lee Gardner from Sto’lo territory as they share their favorite songs . Join us for social and canoe songs from the river people of the Fraser to the Buffalo and Sweetgrass people from over the mountains. “When you smile the world smiles with you but when you sing Creator smiles on you “

7:20pm

captíkwł is Medicine by MADELINE TERBASKET

captíkwł is Medicine is a storytelling session made up of three traditional stories from the Okanagan. The first story is about Madeline's last name, Terbasket. She tells the story of how her family got the name from the perspective of an old lady. The second story is about climate change. Coyote tries to defeat Dragon for starting forest fires in the valley. The third story is based on a teaching of being yourself. Coyote tries to fly like Eagle and learns the hard way to love who he is.

7:40pm

queering the w a t e r w a y s by JAYE SIMPSON

How are trans women kept from conversations around water & womanhood— how can collective dissonance towards Two Spirit folks further destroy the ways water moves through all of us?

8pm

KARMELLA CEN BENEDITO DE BARROS

Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros is an Afro-Indigiqueer Nehiyaw, born and raised on the unceded, traditional and ancestral Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. As a young multidisciplinary artist, Karmella journeys through the exploration of various mediums including photography, film, electronic/acoustic music, soundscape, instillation and creative writing.

8:15pm

KELIYA Half an hour of hip hop from the incomparable Keliya. Keliya is an innovative artist and hip hop persona who draws roots from right here on Coast Salish Territory. She is an activist and filmmaker; her current solo work speaks to Indigenous worldview, rise, voice and passion for unity and change. Through her music, she invites everyone from every background to feel what hip hop has to offer, in a new way.

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INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY) Photography by SELINA JULES Enjoy spectacular photography from Resilient Roots artist, Selina. Selina Jules is a young Indigenous artist and auntie from the Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw Nations. Selina was apart of Access to Media Education Society (AMES) Displacement project which focused on filmmaking. She is excited about all things creative and is looking forward to her first big solo project at this years Vines Festival. EST�QW | JAZ WHITFORD Multimedia arts installation honoring people who give their lives to the front lines

Artist: Art is Land Network

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VINES: THE WOOD5 ANNIVER5ARY SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH Trout Lake Park (2120 E 19th Ave)

(1-6PM)

Artist: Jillian Christmas

ASL Interpretation on select performances Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore


PERFORMANCES Zion Fyah & Zunelvis Fonseca Music of love and freedom

(1:30pm) Cedar Kiran Shoker (2:15pm) Body Topography

Cedar Heather Lamoureaux Welcome

(2:45pm) Cedar Suna Galay (3:30pm) Birch Jillian Christmas Poetry Garden

(4:10pm) Birch

Polymer Dance and Miriam Esquitin and more

Anne Montgomery and Dawn Livera

(3:30-6pm) Craft Tent

Weathering Tales

(2pm) Blue Cedar Justin Calvadores and Rosemary Hu

mia susan amir and more (3:30-4:30pm) Claudia Segovia Imagination Station

(1-3:30pm) Craft Tent

WORKSHOPS

Without Force

Buwata Spirit

(3:50pm) Birch EstÍqw (4:35pm) Cedar

Justin Calvadores Sussan Yáñez and Rosemary Hu (5:10pm) Without Force Birch (4:50pm) Birch Stage

Vines Collaborative Soundscape Project

Karakasa Obake

Ariel MartzOberlander

Sudanda (3pm) Cedar

The Return of the

Matthew Tomkinson Emilia and Elissa Hanson Belliveau

Phoebe Huang and more

(2:30pm) Birch

Kathara

INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)

Shelter

Chronfused Folly Telling

(2-4pm) Roaming

(1:30-2:30pm, 2:45-3:45pm, 4:30-5:15pm) Interactive Installation

Selina Jules

Portraits Of Trees

Estíqw / Jaz Whitford Placards

mia susan amir and More the earth, that is sufficient

NEW(to)TOWN collective and Friends and more

Light the Stage Community Arts + 3rd Annual Education and more Clown Parade Face Painting + Body Art

(1-6pm) Pathway

(1-3pm) Roaming

ROAMING & INTERACTIVE

NDIDI O and more (5:30pm) Cedar

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1:30pm at Cedar

music of love and freedom by ZION FYAH & ZUNELVIS FONSECA

Zion Fyah & Zunelvis Fonseca present music of love and freedom.

2pm at Birch

Weathering Tales by POLYMER DANCE and MIRIAM ESQUITIN Featuring Miriam Esquitin, Sonja Janousek, Courtney Belgiorgio, Leslie Stark, Cynthia Bronaugh, Lana Wei

Weathering Tales is an ode to the future in which we may one day have to live. Using structured improvisation and live music, dancers will use text, gestures, and movement to create a fantastical while abstract piece based on make-believe and exaggerated weather predictions for our region. It’s a mix of imaginary temperatures, extreme precipitation estimates and out of this world storms while experiencing a whimsical world of movement, stillness, action and inaction. The aim is an artistic reflection on the often contradictory or detached responses that humans have to troublesome climate change futures, threats and projections.

2:15pm at Cedar

Body Topography by KIRAN SHOKER

Kiran Shoker explores the relationship between sexualization of the female body, and rape of land in order to elucidate rebuilding relationship with land and our responsibility to its dignity.

2:30pm at Birch

Without Force by JUSTIN CALVADORES and ROSEMARY HU

This piece investigates the relationships we have with the land we have grown up on. This is done through dance and poetry as we explore how movement and language can jointly create space in exploring land, water, and resilience. This piece is made with the intentions of trust and vulnerability instead of a focus on a fixated product. We hope to find the common threads that weave between us and beyond what often seems random.

2:45pm at Cedar 3pm at Cedar

Welcome HEATHER LAMOUREUX SUDANDA

Sudanda was formed in 2004 around the music of Alaaeldin Abdalla, a composer, singer and oud player. He is originally from the Sudan and now living in Vancouver. Alaaeldin’s music draws on traditional Sudanese forms, and he composes music for contemporary Sudanese poets. The name of the band is a combination of Sudan and Canada. Current band members include Earle Peach on guitar, Jane Kalmakoff on accordion, and James Griffiths on trumpet and percussion.

3:30pm at Birch

SUNA GALAY

Suna Galay is a Vancouver-based Indigenous visual and performance artist of mixed descent (Chipewyan, Nepalese, German and Ukrainian). She studied painting and sculpture before exploring the world of clown and performance. Her visual art practice began with an examination of cultural identity and expanded into an exploration of the human spirit’s inherent fluidity, realized through the many masks of her own character. Her goal in performance is to remind us all of our raw humanity and the validity of emotions. Her paintings have been exhibited at Hapa-Palooza Festival, Toast Collective, and Slice of Life Gallery. She has also performed at Vancouver’s Vines Art Festival, Car Free Days, Elk Lodge, Anza Club, and Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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3:50pm at Birch

WORK by KATHARA

The Return of the Buwaya Spirit is an intergenerational presentation in theatre, dance and music in traditional and contemporary forms exploring The Pilipinx identity. Artistic Director Babette Santos integrates indigenous land based systems such as sweat lodge, fire ceremony and she brings origins of the dances and music back to the land to inspire new ancestral connections. This is all to support participants in their various stages of decolonizing. Return of Buwaya Spirit is a creation to reclaim and celebrate an ancient connection to Pilipinx Indigenous Identity with the Buwaya, the Crocodile. Buwaya Spirit gives us gifts and ideas of how we are to sustain interconnectedness to the land and all that it provides. The Return of the Buwaya Spirit is ceremony exploring new forms featuring a diverse ensemble of artists. Stage Design by Tattoo artist Mayo Landicho, Mask and painting by Bert Monterona. Costume Designer Michael Tamayo. Electronic Neo Indigenous house fusion created by Rup Siddhu, percussionists Sacha Levin and Michael Louw, traditional instruments played by Corrine Enojo, Kamille Ignacio and with Contemporary choreography by Tin Gamboa, traditional choreography of Bagobo Tagabawa tribe by Babette Santos. Dancers: Joshua Oncol, Corrine Enojo, Joy Tan, Xhalida, Kayla Vargas, FIlipino Martial Artists, J. Cabactulan, Z. Garcia and youth talent 13 year old featuring comic, writer, actress- Jade Santos. Community members are welcome to participate in agricultural dance, Filipino Martial arts and Buwaya song.

4:10pm at Birch

Poetry Garden with JILLIAN CHRISTMAS

Walk through the garden, rest your feet in the grass, yes, the breeze is calling your name, and here, your name is everything you want it to be, here, your name is Love. Put your ear to the ground, rest your fingers on your own heart. You are the soil that births your own beauty. Welcome to the poetry garden, get your hands dirty, listen, rest, sing, play!

4:35pm at Cedar

ESTÍQW

Take in the exceptional art of Estíqw | Jaz Whitford. A 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy. they are a defender of the sacred and use their craft as a tool to decolonization and land sovereignty. they and their fire are from the secwepemc nation of the south central interior of so called british columbia.

4:50pm at Birch Stage Without Force by JUSTIN CALVADORES and ROSEMARY HU This piece investigates the relationships we have with the land we have grown up on. This is done through dance and poetry as we explore how movement and language can jointly create space in exploring land, water, and resilience. This piece is made with the intentions of trust and vulnerability instead of a focus on a fixated product. We hope to find the common threads that weave between us and beyond what often seems random.

5:10pm at Birch

KALLFÜMALEN - SUSSAN YÁÑEZ

Descending from mixed ancestries, Kallfümalen - Sussan Yáñez, remains in a vibrant state of surrender into the present. Not the kind of surrender that gives the efforts up without working for ideals, but the kind of surrender that receives each experience as an opportunity to devote remotely to our inherent sacredness. She fervently believes that if we allow ourselves to listen to that divine inner guidance, we have the power create realities. Situating herself as a resilient single mother that is a survivor of domestic violence, colonization and intergenerational trauma, carrying blood from the oppressors and the oppressed, her life purpose is to broaden the perspectives. She envisions that, by shedding that which is no longer beneficial and reclaiming the interrelated self-sovereignty that we all carry, we can heal the wounds that have taken us to the states of destruction that we can see in our world today. Kallfü is a cultural facilitator, a multidisciplinary artist, funding her performances in sometimes improvised and others not, poetry, while also weaving in dance, storytelling and singing. She currently studies a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in the Quest University on the unceded Skwxwú7mesh territories. Her family decided to move to the province of Quebec in 2003 and as an occupant of the territories of the Iroquoian, Mi’kmaq and Mohawk nations in Montreal, she became a Canadian citizen. She was born on the Wallmapu, today politically known as Viña del Mar, in Chile, and is now learning to become an ally of the indigenous nations of the world, including her own ancestry, that was once erased from the official records, by reclaiming her indigeneity. NDIDI O Featuring Brad Ferguson, Mike Kenney and Skye Brooks Experience a high intensity, moving 30 minute musical performance by Ndidi O and her fellow bandmates.

5:30pm at Cedar

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1-6pm at Pathway

Face Painting + Body Art by LIGHT THE STAGE COMMUNITY ARTS + EDUCATION Featuring Jessica Nicholson and Guest Artist

Light The Stage Community Arts + Education is pleased to be returning to Vines Art Festival for its third consecutive year, offering FACE PAINT and BODY ART! Light The Stage is committed to offering opportunities for children and adults to explore their creative self in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. We encourage participants to take risks, share ideas and risk being unique. We celebrate individuals who come as they are and enjoy just being themselves! Allies of LGBTQ+ Community! www.lightthestage.ca

1-3pm at Roaming

New(to)Town Collective x Vines Festival’s 3rd Annual Clown Parade by NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE AND FRIENDS Featuring June Fukumura, Davey Calderon, Anjela Magpantay, Avyen von Waldenburg and Friends

New(to)Town Collective x Vines Festival’s 3rd Annual Clown Parade at Trout Lake looks forward to once again celebrating togetherness and playing with our community. Our roving troupe of colourful and eclectic clowns will be joined by artists from the Clown Jam and other individuals from Vancouver’s clown community.

2-4pm at Roaming

Folly telling by CHRONFUSED

Folly telling uses magician and fortune teller tropes so guests are eased into an atmosphere of playful inspiration by being asked to simply ‘pick a card’ out of an obviously mixed up set of decks. Once they do what they choose will result in one of many activities such as, a poem (improvised or rehearsed depending on their reaction) being given a festival name, a quick tarot reading, a prize, a joke, a mission (dare) or even getting to have their wish “granted”.

1:30-2:30pm, 2:45-3:45pm, 4:30-5:15pm at interactive Installation Shelter by ARIEL MARTZ-OBERLANDER

One audience member enters and is asked a question: “What are your fears about living through climate change? You can leave anything here that you no longer want to carry.” Part interactive installation, part confession, part metaphor as the temperature inside the small space rises from body heat, this piece strips away all performativity and allows for shelter from the enormity of our times.

Artist: the earth that is sufficient

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1-3:30pm at Craft Tent Imagination Station with CLAUDIA SEGOVIA Workshop for building 3D pieces for the public. We have a table with 3D supplies so the participants can stop by and build cultures with glue guns.

3:30-6pm at Craft Tent Cast Off Crazy Quilt with ANNE MONTGOMERY and DAWN LIVERA Crazy quilts were traditionally a hodgepodge of fabrics joined together with a riot of stitches to create a unique textile piece. At the 2018 Vines Festival Anne and Dawn encouraged people to bring items that were thrown away or found in the park at Trout Lake. In the spirit of a community sewing bee, using pieces of an old sheet as a background, people of all ages drew and stitched to create the beginning of a 'cast off' crazy quilt. This year the quilt will be added to and finished, creating a one of a kind textile art piece using items that would normally be thrown away.

3:30-4:30pm

the earth, that is sufficient by MIA SUSAN AMIR, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA

Movement based workshop in relationship to the earth, that is sufficient installation. Read more about the installation on the following page. To take part, meet at the installation at 3 PM.

Vines Collaborative Soundscape Project by MATTHEW TOMKINSON & ELISSA HANSON This project is a communal sound art piece which will be created throughout the day (by you!). We invite you to borrow a field recording device from our table and wander the park listening for any sounds you wish to record. We will collectively gather these recordings at a computer where you may wish to edit them in with other participants' contributions. Together we hope to explore the theme of intersubjective listening practices. The piece will be uploaded to the following web address at the end of the festival: https://soundcloud.com/vcsp Portraits Of Trees by EMILIA BELLIVEAU Portraits of Trees is a series of paintings that capture the diverse textures, colours, and patterns of bark. By gesturing to traditions of portraiture the work positions the tree as a living subject, whose skin and scars can tell stories about it’s life, and whose features give each its own unique character. The project is also a reflection on how forests are valued. In our economy a tree is not a subject with agency in its life, but a material resource that's value is accessed through extraction and other human interventions.

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Karakasa Obake by PHOEBE HUANG Featuring Haylee Marx, Carmen Wong, Elisha Wong, Jana Ghimire, The Powell Street Festival

The Karakasa Obake installation is an oversized Japanese umbrella that takes the form of a trickster spirit with one eye and one foot. This spirit is said to be a tsukumogami, a word used to describe objects and tools that develop spirits after being used for hundreds of years. This piece is made with materials like the plastic bag sourced by the local community and assembled together through workshop at the Oppenheimer Park where the piece was first held at. This piece is made by a group of Visual Art students from SFU in conjunction with the Powell Street Festival. Beaver Lodge Cinema by GLEN ANDERSEN, LISA BUTEL and BRENT CROSS

Beaver Lodge Cinema is an immersion into the hidden world of beavers-an interactive installation, temple and chill-out space devoted to the mystery of this industrious rodent. Modeled after a life-sized beaver lodge, it features improvised electronic music, including participants’ sonic contributions. Trout Lake is a peat bog lake, once fed by many streams-and home to beaver, who once dammed a diverted outgoing water flume servicing the Hastings Mill on Burrard Inlet. Participants are encouraged to imagine the lives of beavers, including their role in terraforming landscapes in advance of (and inadvertently in the service of) European settler societies. SELINA JULES

Selina Jules is a young Indigenous artist and auntie from the Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw Nations. Selina was apart of Access to Media Education Society (AMES) Displacement project which focused on filmmaking. She is excited about all things creative and is looking forward to her first big solo project at this years Vines Festival. Placards by ESTÍQW | JAZ WHITFORD

Multimedia arts installation honoring people who give their lives to the front lines. the earth, that is sufficient by MIA SUSAN AMIR, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA

the earth, that is sufficient, brings an outdoor immersive media installation to Trout Lake this summer, through which an international ensemble of artists imagines generative futures in the face of the climate crisis. An accompanying interdisciplinary movement-workshop will run twice over the course of the day. Together we will use our bodies to practice adaptability, emergence, fractal relationships, and interdependence, to imagine our own generative futures. Those who wish will have the opportunity to have their explorations documented to be added to a living web archive on https://www.sufficientearth.com/. We will map places where we can take these practices into our climate movement organizing. There will be a somatic workshop from 4:30 - 3 PM.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH Trout Lake Park (2120 E 19th Ave) Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shore

(1-3PM) Unsettling Ceremony with Sara Cadeau and Special Guest Speaker Cecilia Pointe What comes after land acknowledgments, and what should have come before? We invite you to help sing the first note to a medicine song of healing. The UNSETTLING Ceremony. For uninvited guests living on Coast Salish territory. Please make yourself uncomfortable! Not from here? Through service and actions, you can begin to undo the claiming of that which was never yours. As land stewards and guests, we can begin by understanding that the teachings and songs that weave through these mountains and waterways, from time immemorial, are not ours. Can our own teachings, our own ancient animistic and infinitely connected selves, be pulled back in through our feet, our dreaming and our actions? Can we use our bodies as a shield to stand between corporate shadow governance and land protectors? Unsettle yourself and find out. Let’s deconstruct the concepts of ownership and privilege. This circle will be a personal and collective eradication of manifest destiny. Backwards coyote medicines are afoot here. World famous rents aren’t enough. Give of yourself. Be of service. Times aren’t urgent. You aren’t needed. Just joking. You are. This is reconciliation in action. Come correct – to be corrected. This ceremony will be witnessed by matriarchs and knowledge keepers of these territories. You are welcome. Thanks for thinking this song was about you. It is. It’s for you. <3 A member of the Musqueam Nation, Cecilia Point is a political activist who stood for 200 plus days protecting her nation’s ancestral burial site from development in 2012. Since then she has taken part in countless political actions advocating for human rights and the environment. Cecilia has also dedicated many years to cultural preservation in the field of Indigenous cultural and eco tourism. She currently holds the position of Director of Operations for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. She is a facilitator for reconciliation workshops with the Bright New Day organization, and has been designated a public speaker for her nation. She holds a Certificate in Business from UBC, supplemented with courses in First Nations studies, including (the Musqueam language).


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Artistic Director: Heather Lamoureux Festival Producer: Kanon Hewitt Resilient Roots Director: Senaqwila Wyss Director of Marketing & Communications: Erin Kirsh Youth Program Coordinator: Jesse Del Fierro Event & Volunteer Coordinator: Marcelo Ponce Graphic Designer: Ivan So Interns: Phoebe Huang, Thuja Quickstad, Katrina Robinson Production Assistant: Arash Khakpour Resilient Roots Advisor: Sara B. Cadeau Technical Director: Shae Skerry Promotions: Amy Strilchuk

Arbutus ($500+) Darlene Martineau, Christopher Fleck Douglas Fir ($250-499) John Steil, JoAnn Martineau, Andrea Rabinovitch, Brian Lamoureux, Heather Lamoureux Cedar ($100-249) Judith Garay, Tiffany Shim, Bonnie Sun, Yvonne Chew Sitka Spruce ($50-99) Danielle VallĂŠe, Robert Azevedo, Heather Judd, Joyce Rosario, Carolina Bergonzoni, Sammy Chien, Sophia Wolfe, May Saggu Alder ($1-49) Andrew Laurenson, Emilia Belliveau

Board of Directors: Chair: Robert Azevedo Vice Chair: Carolina Bergonzoni Treasurer: Heather Judd Secretary:Jana Posyniak Members at Large: John Steil, Tiffany Shim, Joyce Rosario, Kimira Bhikum, Amanda Goodman, Cheyenne Seary

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