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  • Brady Cranfield

    Brady Cranfield is a sound and visual artist, musician and writer. He has a MA in Communications and a MFA from SFU. His work has been exhibited and performed across Canada, including at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

  • Jamie Hilder

    Jamie Hilder has his MA in English from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of British Columbia. His work has been shown in Vancouver at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Artspeak, and the Audain Gallery.

  • Melanie O’Brian

    Director/Curator of Artspeak 2004–2010.

Exhibitions

Island Developments

BRADY CRANFIELD, JAMIE HILDER
May 3–June 7, 2008

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Island Developments, a collaboration between Vancouver artists Brady Cranfield and Jamie Hilder, is a research-based installation project that investigates contested sites of imagination to bring up dialogues of nationality, utopianism, political and art histories. The installation will have four components: an architectural model of the republic of Rose Island (the independent nation had Esperanto as its official language); a video of a rock islet off the coast of Vancouver (proposed site of a project by American artist Robert Smithson which did not take place due to political and environmental protest); a video of a children’s choir singing in Esperanto; and a display of archival documents and a library.

Postscript 36: Kristina Lee Podesva on Island Developments (PDF)

Talks & Events

  • Artist Talk

    BRADY CRANFIELD, JAMIE HILDER
    May 3, 2008

    Artists’ talk presented in conjunction with the exhibition Island Developments.