March 19th – Galiano Island ft. Alanna Ho & Mustafa Rafiq
Alanna Ho is an educator and performer based in Vancouver combining deep play, new media, and community engagement. Her current research is protest through play; toy hacking; generative memory; performances regarding liquids; and combining new media with alternative early education.
Mustafa Rafiq is a multidisciplinary artist based in Treaty 6 land in Edmonton, Alberta. Their primary focus recently has been in exploring feelings connected with diaspora, gender expression and alienation through sound art. They also promote shows under Sweaty Palms which is, at it’s root, an organization based on amplifying comfort in community. Space to create and show work amongst your peers.
Mustafa also performs as a solo artist under the moniker of Family Injera, a project which has taken many forms. It moves from being a experimental ambient – traditional (Arabic/East Indian) guitar – collaborative free-form project. Preforming at festivals such as Big Fun (Respectfulchild) , Sled Island (with Oren Ambarchi/Will Guthrie Duo, Aus/FR), Pretty Good Not Bad (with Jessica Moss) and Black Arts Matter Festival, Edmonton Poetry festival (collab with Nisha Patel) + numerous presentations at Mile Zero Dance for Dirt Buffet Cabarets, RV There Yet? and SubArctic Improvisations.
Also featuring a special screening of:
This film explores the process of creating traditional binchotan charcoal and the history of Japanese settlement on Galiano alongside the choreographer’s and composer’s connections to the history of the people, land, and pit kiln.
A project initiated by Dance West Network: connecting artists and communities in motion’s PIVOT: Digital Collaborations, presented by Active / Passive and supported by LEÑA Artist Research & Residency Centre.
This event is supported by the Government of Canada and the BC Arts Council
Curated by the Active / Passive Performance Society.