Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems

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Date(s) - 08/11/2019 - 10/11/2019
All Day

VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St, Vancouver, BC


Opening reception will be on Friday, November 8 starting at 7pm. VIVO is open from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds. 

Picture this – a world where AI invades human creativity, bacteria invade our brains, and invisible technological signals penetrate all natural environments. Where invasive species from plants to humans transform spaces where they don’t belong, technology infiltrates every aspect of our daily lives, and the waste of human inventions ravages our natural environments.

That world is here, and the time is now. Can we recognize, understand and prevent these invasive systems from transforming our world beyond recognition? Through visual art, multimedia installations, and interactive experiences, join artists and scientists at “Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems” to explore the delicate and complicated nature of how both living and inanimate things redefine our environments.

This weekend festival includes an art-science exhibition, a hands-on workshop (Sat, separate registration required), and guided discussions and tours by the curator (Sat/Sun). It will showcase collaborative works by three artist/scientist pairs, and independent works by six artists. Opening reception will be on Friday, November 8 starting at 7pm.

Artist/Scientist Collabs: Laara Cerman & Scott Pownall, Dzee Louise & Linda Horianopoulos, Kathryn Wadel & Garth Covernton

Participating Artists: Christian Dahlberg, Chris Dunnett, Edzi’u, Tywla Exner, Joanne Hastie, Katrina Wong.

For more information about the festival, including artist/scientist biographies, visit the festival website. Let us know you are coming on Facebook.


We acknowledge that Collisions Festival and its events take place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work on this land.

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