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"Quartet for the Year 4698 or 5760: Improvisation for 4 Projectors"
2001-03-31 until 2001-04-29
Playing on the millennial year - 4698 and 5760 are the Chinese and
Jewish years respectively for 2000 - Quartet uses 16mm film,
music improvisation, live performance, sculptural installation,
computer media and the Internet. It is a celebration of our improvisational musical body, spontaneous time and space, and the
presence and absence of cultural histories within a critique of the
limitations of machines.
Laiwan is an artist and writer recognised for her interdisciplinary practice
based in poetics and philosophy. A graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and
Design, Laiwan started the OR Gallery in Vancouver in 1983. She has since
initiated various curatorial projects in Canada and Zimbabwe, participated in
a variety of group and solo exf1lbitions arid was a activist in community-based organising. Her writing can be found in various arts and community
publications. There are two publications of her work: distance of distinct
vision (Western Front, Vancouver, 1992) and SEEK books and collages
(Articule, Montreal, 1998). She currently teaches at the Emily Carr Institute of
Art and Design, Vancouver, and the off campus program at Goddard College,
Vermont. She was born in Zimbabwe of Chinese parents and immigrated to
Canada in 1977 to leave the war in Rhodesia.