Please join us for a work-in-progress performance of No Foreigners, created by Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto), produced in association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver). No Foreigners is a multimedia performance examining Chinese shopping malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash. Seven original stories begin in a mall and quickly diverge—catapulting across cities, between Cantonese and English, in and out of the afterlife, and through past, present and future. This project attempts to unpack what is at the heart of “Chineseness” and what the future can hold for all of us as visitors on unceded Indigenous land.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.
Formed in 2011, Hong Kong Exile is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary arts company whose members are Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Remy Siu and Milton Lim. Hong Kong Exile is committed to creating vital and innovative art through collaborative investigation across disciplinary boundaries and outside the formal and aesthetic traditions of dance, theatre, new music and multimedia.
fu-GEN Theatre is a Toronto-based company that works to produce works of Asian North American playwrights, and foster new works by emerging playwrights. We value artistic exploration of the sociopolitical roles of Asian Canadians and work to build a stronger, intercultural Canadian community, serving the Asian Canadian theatre artist.
This event is part of the second iteration of Open Space Lab (OSL). Moving beyond conventional exhibition formats, Carleton University Art Gallery’s new and experimental OSL turns the empty gallery into a space for research, creation and collaboration. The OSL offers artists and collectives whose work is performance-based, exploratory and multi-disciplinary the space to explore, develop and initiate dialogue about ideas and art. OSL is curated by Anna Khimasia.
Carleton University Art Gallery
St. Patrick's Building
May 18, 2017
1125 Colonel By DriveK1S 5B6
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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