Inhabiting Vancouver is like being in a relationship with a beautiful and popular lover who irritates, wounds and drives you crazy. As any relationship counselor will agree, it’s just not healthy to keep these hurt feelings inside.
Now Museum of Vancouver presents Vancouver I Love You But… an evening of urban talk therapy.
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: Doors/Ranter’s Lounge at 6:00pm, Performance begins at 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Admission: $12 early bird (before Jan 11) | $15 | $12 MOV members
Whether it’s architecture, style, racism, the weather, street manners or the state of arts and culture, noted Vancouverites and regular citizens will open up and share their grievances about the most livable city in the world. The truth may hurt. Or it may make us laugh until we hurt. Either way, our travelling relationship counselor—Scottish performance artist Adrian Howells—will help us process our anger and move to a healthier relationship with the city.
Featuring rants by:
-Stephen Quinn: Host, CBC Radio’s On The Coast
-Sam Sullivan: Former Mayor of Vancouver and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.
-Tami Knight: artist, mountaineer and a circus trainer.
-Watermelon: nudist, baker, comic, licorice pusher, high functioning stoner/pin up girl.
-Brandon Yan: urbanist and mega-tweeter @pre_planner.
-Kevin Chong: author of four books, most recently the novel Beauty Plus Pity, and the memoir My Year of the Racehorse.
-Mack Flavelle: Creator of stories, software, communities and the future.
-Amber Dawn: author of Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa (2010), and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire (2009) and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue (2005).
*Don’t miss the Ranters’ Lounge from 6-7pm, complete with cash bar, sad-face photo booth, accordion dirge by Barbara Adler and side-splitting show from our friends at Definitely Raining.
This event is inspired by Object(ing), the MOV’s exhibition of art and design work by Tobias Wong. The last piece Wong created before his death in 2010 was a riff on the LCD Sound System song, “New York I love you but you’re bringing me down.” Wong wove that message in Morse Code into the structure of a floor-to-ceiling bead pendant. The message embodied the ambivalence that so many of us feel for the cities we love.