Laiwan – Loose Work

ON MAIN presents
Laiwan, Loose Work
August 2008

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival, in conjunction with the Or Gallery, is proud to present Loose Work, an exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Laiwan.


Running concurrently with the exhibition will be a series of window displays of Laiwan’s work at ON MAIN.  Reproduced and enlarged are three film/video reviews written by Laiwan that were published in Angles, (the now defunct Vancouver’s gay and lesbian community magazine).


“From The Displaced View’  May 1988

“Lesbian Films At The SF Lesbian/Gay Fest” June 1988

“Fast Life On A Lazy Susan”  March 1993.


The exhibition has been organized as part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Award, which recognizes an artist who has made a significant contribution to queer media art in BC. We are delighted to honour the work of this extraordinary artist, writer and activist, whose many contributions include organizing the first Vancouver Lesbian Film Festival in 1988 and founding the Or Gallery in 1983.


Consisting of new and older works, the exhibition will highlight Laiwan’s interdisciplinary art practice, and will include her video works Automatopoeia and Remotely in Touch, as well as the Vancouver premiere of her multi-media installation DUET: ETUDE FOR SOLITUDEs.


The exhibition also marks the Or Gallery’s 25th Anniversary and move to its new home at 555 Hamilton Street. The Or Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival  Aug. 14 – 24, 2008


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