Feyrer’s work has been exhibited and screened in Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Munich, New York, Sackville, Skopje (Macedonia), Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. She has been the drummer for the band They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, co-edited the audiozine Spoox, and authored Comedy Tragedy, an artist book. She studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and the Städelschule School of Fine Arts. She lives in Vancouver.
Michael Turner is an award-winning author of fiction, criticism, and song. As the Ellen and Warren Tallman Simon Fraser University Writer-in Residence, he curated “to show, to give, to make it be there”: Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver, 1954-1969 at the SFU Gallery (Burnaby). His most recent work, 8×10, was nominated for the 2010 Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize for Fiction.
Director/Curator of Artspeak 2004–2010.
The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar
November 13–January 8, 2011
Referencing experimental film, performance documentation, and filmmaking-as-process, Julia Feyrer’s 16mm film, The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar, was shot on a “film set” the artist constructed in a Vancouver backyard. Modeled on an 1890’s Gastown bar of the same name, Feyrer activated her temporary illegal bar (serving home brewed Frankfurt style apple wine) with performances, readings, and events. These events and their audiences provide the cast and soundtrack for the non-narrative film that is itself an accumulation of improvisations, collaborations, and cinematic visual compositions, placing the historical past as a backdrop to its reinterpreted present.
Postscript 40: Michael Turner on The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar (PDF)
January 8, 2011
Artist Julia Feyrer speaks about her exhibition The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar at Artspeak.