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Arts Speaker Series - The Kissing Challenge

Arts Speaker Series - The Kissing Challenge

KPU Surrey
Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

 

The Kissing Challenge

Sylvia Grace Borda, Inaugural Artist in Residence

 

Artist Sylvia Grace Borda discusses a recent project that explores the theme of the kiss in art as an embracing and symbolic gesture of affection, and acceptance. In the development of the Kissing Project, Sylvia invited residents in Nelson, BC to kiss or embrace for the camera in an iconic location in the city.  The results formed the basis of a series of panoramic artworks in Google Street View that offer a new civic ontology about mapping social and urban identities. The project also led to unexpected outcomes - an unofficial archive of the diverse residents of Nelson, social regeneration and a renewed pride in ‘hailing from the Kootenays.’

America/Vancouver Arts Speaker Series - The Kissing Challenge Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm   Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110 KPU Surrey