Summer Reel VIDEO: The Odd Volume – Remixed by Ziyian Kwan

The Odd Volume – Remixed sources Ziyian Kwan’s memories of 1970’s Vancouver to subvert stories of internalized racism and racialization. Central to the work are questions around Ziyian’s immigrant experience as a first generation settler in Canada. At locations where events took place 45 years ago, young Joshua Wei and Ziyian lean into the poetic dissonance of vulnerability to transform what was experienced. Together, they map a road to healing. The Odd Volume – Remixed is a digital companion to The Odd Volume, a solo work that is performed live on stage.

Ziyian Kwan (Concept / storyboarding / editing)  has worked as a dance artist on the unceded ancestral territories of the  Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, since 1988. As Artistic Director of Dumb Instrument Dance, Ziyian’s creations abstract lived experience to form collages of imagery, movement and  language. Ziyian’s artistry is inspired by collaboration with luminaries in the fields of  dance, music, film, theatre, literature and visual art.



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