Awaken to a new consciousness this Friday night at the Vancouver Art Gallery

USE: Gestures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, May 2019, Photo: Pardeep Singh.

This Friday, Nov. 22, the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents another edition of its art party FUSE. Guests will be able to take in performances and installations, some specially created for this event, along with ongoing exhibitions like Cindy Sherman. Find out more below.

Organizers are calling this edition the event FUSE: Resonances. The idea, they say, is “to awaken guests to a new consciousness around the radical presence of the body, language, and sound. Participating artists look to performance as a tool through which to consider an undoing of past, a positioning of the present, and visions of a collective future.”

Performers include local and visiting artists Raven Chacon, Elisa Harkins, Ralph Escamillan, Mike Bourscheid and Kapwatids (Kimmortal, Elysse Cloma, and Joshua Ongcol).

Also part of FUSE: Resonances is FUSE x CURRENT Art Bar, a showcase of emerging electronic artists and musicians. Expect performances and installations that include “the manipulation of public space” to explore “socially conscious narratives,” an immersive literary and visual installation, and “an amorphous musical project.”

USE: Gestures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, May 2019, Photo: Pardeep Singh.

Tickets are $29 (15 for gallery members) at

FUSE: Resonances Program Schedule:

1st Floor
8:30 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Performance by Kapwatids featuring Kimmortal, Elysse Cloma and Joshua Ongcol

9 p.m.
Mike Bourscheid presents Ledgers, a performance in response to Erwin Wurm’s sculptural installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Performed by Emily Cheung, Hilary Ison and Emily Millard.

10:30 p.m.
Performance by Elisa Harkin’s in Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ with dancers Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Zoë Poluch

3rd Floor
11 p.m.
Performance by visiting composer, performer and installation artist, Raven Chacon titled Solo.

4th Floor
7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The FUSE X CURRENT Art Bar is presented in partnership with CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium. CURRENT is produced by Alexandra Chen, Nancy Lee, Soledad Fátima Muñoz and Jen Sungshine.

8 p.m.
DJ set by Which Nancy

9:15 p.m.
Performance by Ralph Escamillan in FakeKnot – BLSCRN

9:45 p.m.
Afro Van Connect featuring Ital Blue

10:30 p.m.
Afro Van Connect, featuring Vuyo & Buni Kor

11:30 p.m.
Performance by Puzzlehead (project manager and principal songwriter, Katayoon Yousefbigloo)

Art Bar Visuals & Installation by:
Moniker Press
Colt Darling
Kyla Yin
Zandi Dandizette

Current exhibitions on view during FUSE:

Cindy Sherman

Transits and Returns

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980


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