Overview

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City of Richgate: Research and Creation within Community Engaged Art Practices The City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is a city that has recently come to represent east meeting west, the Pacific Rim meeting Canada, farm-land meeting urban landscapes. The ‘City of Rich Gate’ is a Chinese translation for the name of the city of Richmond. The […]

Project Description

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http://www.catch-and-release.ca/ Catch + Release: Mapping stories of cultural and geographic transition is an ongoing and collaborative project lead by artist Ruth Beer (Emily Carr University of Art and Design). Catch + Release is an adaptive project that has already been exhibited in several locations and venues. The project works to map stories of cultural and […]

Project Overview

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www.tradingroutes.ca Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Futures is a socially engaged, transdisciplinary art and research project undertaken in the midst of a liminal moment in Canadian history. In the pursuit of the nation’s place among world energy superpowers, debates have emerged about the benefits and social and environmental risks associated with rapid changes brought about from investment in fossil […]

Man/u/fractured Landscapes

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Raglan Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Ruth Beer, Kit Grauer, Tomas Borsa/Jean Philippe Marquis Raglan Street Gallery Blog Current and planned oil pipelines that trace routes through the northern parts of Western Canada restrictively and reductively follow an economic path that fuels our dependency based on commodification and consumption. But the land that coexists alongside the […]

Relate North

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Relate North Exhibition Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland Relate North Exhibition Catalogue Relate North was an exhibition  organized by the Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design thematic network of the University of the Arctic.  

Straight Lines

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Ruth Beer and Kit Grauer Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate, BC Curated by Natalie Macfarland and Jennifer Dysart Straight Lines Press Release Straight Lines + Disrupting Currents examines salmon and its ecological and marine environmental relevance for the west coast from a contemporary and interdisciplinary perspective. Mosaic, a video montage of interview based excerpts with people from diverse cultural […]

Disrupting Currents

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Ruth Beer with Kit Grauer VIVO Media Arts Centre Disrupting Currents Press Release A series of geologically inspired sculptures, excerpts of interviews displayed on stacked video monitors, and an interactive component focus on the coastal salmon fishing industries as a means for considering the geocultural history and future of Canada’s West Coast region. The exhibition includes […]

Riverscape Routes

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Ruth Beer and Miles Thorogood Fraser River Discovery Centre Riverscape Routes Press Release Sounding Posts: Riverscape  Routes (Echoes of the River), is an interactive sculpture, like a pylon in the river that traces its flow and activity along its shore presenting the beauty and utility of the Fraser as it joins the coast and inland cultures and […]

(Re)writing Rivers

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Ruth Beer and Pippa Lafferty (Re)writing Rivers Online       (Re)writing Rivers is a counter-mapping of the geography (of Northern British Columbia, some of Alaska, and some of Alberta), as it is revealed in the river systems. It forefronts specific names and histories that are not visible on a traditional map. Layers of information show the […]

Exhibitions

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Richmond Municipal Hall, Richmond, BC Beijing Normal University, Beijing Southwest University Fine Art Gallery, Chongqing Richgate Brochure The City of Richgate project included several exhibitions both in China and Canada. These exhibitions included  eight Gates that are lived diagrams or maps of each of the families’ various processes of transition.  In the city of Richmond, they […]

Public Art

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City of Richmond, BC Richgate Brochure Richgate’s project of creating banners to hang on poles in the heart of Richmond, poster images on bus shelters, and its public exhibitions of art redefine public space, creating particular public spaces that physically impact how we relate to ourselves, and to each other within them. As space reworks […]