Performance is unique and ephemeral, to be experienced in the moment. But once it has passed, what remains? Many wish to retain some tangible trace of the experience, a narrative that serves as a memory of past events, an interpretation of what we’ve done and where we’ve been. What can we do with the material detritus that represents the path and process of our creative works, from initial idea to development to performance?
Join us as we close the 2019 Making a Scene conference with snacks, drinks, and socializing, while creating a collective time capsule for the performing arts.
Following their successful event in 2018, Rumble Theatre and Theatre Replacement with SFU are partnering this month with GVPTA to present Ephemera 2: An Archiving Party. Celebrate, commemorate, and collectively tell the stories of our work, representing a moment in time and in the history of your organization. Share the traces of performances once present but now gone.
Images of 2018 Ephemera: An Archiving Party at Progress Lab 1422 | Photo credits: Tim Matheson
Guided by Melissa Sarlin, Head of Special Collections and Rare Books at the SFU Library, members of the performing arts community are invited to create a paper trail contributing to a physical repository which will be incorporated into SFU’s Special Collections. As a group, we’ll organize, structure, catalogue, and preserve detritus of past performances, and through the process will celebrate our shared memories and our history.
In advance of this year’s event, Jiv Parasram, Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre, will reflect on and share his thoughts of the 2018 collection while framing the direction for this year’s gathering.
We also encourage you to bring a guest who might be interested in, or who you think should be at this event. All are welcome. Share the Eventbrite link with those you think should attend.
Refreshments, snacks, and cash bar will be available.
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GVPTA acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, The Government of Canada, BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.
GVPTA acknowledges that this conference takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.