Description: Collaborative performances between students and trees using contact microphones and touch gestures. Created for MDIA300/VAST320 - Sound, Media, Ecology under professor Julie Andreyev, this project sought to expand the performer's awareness of a nonhuman actor, their chosen tree. Beginning with a Tree Awareness meditation, the performers then experimented with touch gestures, actively listening to the tree's response and acoustic characteristics. These gestures were then brought together into an improvisational performance, in concert with the tree, the performer, and other nonhuman agents such as birds or wind. Recorded on site at Jericho Beach park unless otherwise noted.
Description: Mapping East Van by Mickey Morgan. "This is a map of East Van, and in no way is it objective. No map is. From their legacy in documenting/justifying colonization to a visual aid for developers and city “revitalizers” chopping up the Downtown Eastside and other anchors of East Van into smaller and smaller pieces, maps are collections for stories of violence. So too, can maps hold tales of resistance and hope and those who refuse to keep quiet, those who know that a story told can never die."