Special Events

Performance: Ledgers

Fri Jan 17 7:30 PM

Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite | 1100 W Georgia Street

Performance by Mike Bourscheid

Ledgers, 2019

at the opening of Offsite: Erwin Wurm, September 19, 2019

Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Join Vancouver-based artist Mike Bourscheid for the final presentation of Ledgers (2019), a new performance created in response to Erwin Wurm’s sculptural installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite.

Ledgers is a vocal music composition based on contemporary madrigals. Three singers dressed in costumes inspired by industrial workwear respond to the surrounding urban landscape with their voices and bodies. Throughout the performance, the singers use their costumes and movements to block, direct and support their collective endeavour—the completion of the song.

Prior to this performance, Bourscheid will also be presenting an Artist Talk at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Find out more »

Commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ledgers is choreographed by Mike Bourscheid and composed by Robyn Jacob. Lyrics are written by Vanessa Brown and Mike Bourscheid and performed by Emily Cheung, Hilary Ison and Emily Millard.

Offsite is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery on behalf of the City of Vancouver Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of the Shangri-La for their support of this space.