Experience the weird and wonderful at FUSE, an evening of art, music, and performance at Vancouver Art Gallery

Mar 14 2018, 4:32 pm

People are weird. And if you want to know just how weird (and wonderful) they can get, we’ve got an event for you.

On Friday, March 16 you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience FUSE: Transcendence/Destruction at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It’s an art party that has been running at the Gallery since 2005, and it’s something you need to experience at least once.

This installation of the popular event will take you on a journey through the heights and depths of human experience through absurd, mundane, and political gestures, with all shades of performance art. You’ll get to immerse yourself in everything from prop comedy to experimental theatre, music, animation, eclectic gallery tours, modern dance, and a ton of unexpected surprises.

The idea behind FUSE? To foster your speculative contemplation and for you to find yourself in the richness of the space in between tradition and futurity. (Simple, right?)

Ham Dance/By Elisa Harkins

This FUSE is curated by Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art and cheyanne turions, Director of Education and Public Programs, with production support by Erika Lim, and the entire staff of the Vancouver Art Gallery. On the night, you’ll see the spectacular results of their hard work.

Artists participating in the event include Denise Ferreira da Silva, Steffanie Ling, and Guadalupe Martinez, among many others. Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser will be showcasing This Poem Does Not Help Me at All, a carefully scripted collection of short works including abstract body movements, absurd monologues, in a performance that is entertaining and bewildering.

Bridget Moser/Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery rooftop will be brought to life by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), bringing Turtle Island’s most innovative Indigenous artists to the city, showcasing the best in Indigenous new wave: Pooper and See Monsters. This musical performance is presented with the generous support of the 2018 JUNO Host Committee, in partnership with Music BC and Creative BC.

You can also check out the Past Future Tense artist bar by the Music Appreciation Society – a liminal time machine that’s going to engage the early phase of techno with acid house.

See Monsters/Image: Brodie Metcalfe

All floors of the Gallery’s current exhibits will be on view throughout the evening, too.

So it’s the perfect excuse to view the exhibitions you’ve been meaning to check out for ages including: Living, Building, Thinking: art and expressionism, A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, BOMBHEAD, and /Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan.

Tickets to FUSE are on sale now via Vancouver Art Gallery costing $29 for general admission and $15 for members.

There’s also going to be a limited amount of tickets at the door, but it’s advisable to get yours in advance to avoid missing out on this incredible evening!

FUSE: Art/Music/Performance

When: Friday, March 16
Time: 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery –  750 Hornby Street 
Price: $29 General | $15 Members | Limited Tickets available at the door – Purchase tickets online via Vancouver Art Gallery

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