SiteFactory is an artist-run gallery in a converted school bus, bringing art exhibitions and performances to unconventional sites around Greater Vancouver and beyond. Created by Leah Weinstein, SiteFactory hosts local and international artists working in a variety of media, including site-specific installation and performance. The mobile framework of the bus introduces freedom in location, including off-grid possibilities and new contexts to explore. Hovering between social sculpture and gallery, private vehicle and public space, SiteFactory offers a unique mobile platform for creating and experiencing art.
SiteFactory is pleased to be hosting Vancouver-based artist prOphecy sun. Her project, Carrying Others, is a site-specific, immersive installation, presenting projected visualizations onto material structures, layered with amplified sound. SiteFactory will present prOphecy sun’s installation-performance publicly in Vancouver in 2017.
As psychologist Bracha L. Ettinger state, we all hold within us an imprint or memory of being carried by a maternal structure – carried across landscapes, across time, into destinations unknown. Carrying Others takes up these ideas alongside what theorist Jane Bennett calls vibrant objects, across thresholds, into domestic geographies, focusing on the subjective experiences of motherhood and the artistic and critical discourse that surrounds it. Referencing recent traditions of Art Intervention, Performance Art, Land Art, and the canon of feminist art history, Carrying Others considers how the maternal body responds to the agency of things in the world. The resulting artwork is a site-specific, immersive installation, presenting projected visualizations onto vibrant clouds and the inside architecture of the SiteFactory school bus.
Photos by Elizabeth Weinstein, Leah Weinstein, Laiwan, Amanda Arcuri, Victoria Johnson and Darren Fleet
“When you first hear the soundscapes designed and explored there is an almost patterned weaving of paralleled worlds we live in that can be seen/felt. Listeners are immediately met with the overall atmosphere prOphecy sun is known for creating.”
—Beatroute Magazine Feature, 2016
“I once read that poetry is often created from the need to escape the expected. In the Poetry of Objects, Leah Weinstein uses everyday materials, objects and actions to help us see what else they are, and in some cases how they shape our interactions with others. With a diverse artistic practice that has ranged from sculpture to performance, her work is anything but predictable…. her work here offers a fresh vision of the familiar, and a contemplation of how we relate to the world around us.”
—Rod Taylor, Curator’s Statement, Touchstones Museum of Art & History, 2015
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