Different Ways & Ghost Days
Lisa Birke and Terrance Houle
Ed Video presents:
Different Ways performance by Lisa Birke & Terrance Houle
preceded by Ghost Days performance by Terrance Houle
Confederation Landing Park, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (46.231630, -63.121191)
Friday, September 22, 2017 – 1:30pm start
Different Ways, presented by Ed Video, is a collaboration between Interdisciplinary artist Terrance Houle and video artist Lisa Birke. Several aspects of this new, ongoing project will premiere at Flotilla, the first Canadian transnational gathering focusing on nomadic and temporary elements of contemporary artist-run culture.
At the center of the project will be a live performance on the water, re-imagining the first meeting between First Nations and Colonials. The location of the Charlottetown Conference is a meaningful place for Birke and Houle to start their journey with this project as First Nations and female delegates were markedly absent from the discussions around Confederation.
As a prelude to this performance, Houle will present Ghost Days, involving the artist singing to the spirits using a Theremin and radio waves at Confederation Landing Park. He will contact his own ancestors (both Indigenous and colonial) as well as bid guidance from local Indigenous spirits. A video component of Different Ways, shot at Terrance’s family’s traditional territory outside of Calgary on the Bow, Ghost, and Sheep Rivers, will be shown throughout the conference.