Fear and Care for the Fate of the World

Artists: Afuwa, BUSH Gallery, aly de la cruz yip, Chandra Melting Tallow, and Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, Hari Alluri & Junie Désil

An exhibition of time-based artwork celebrating the winter solstice

land-based and online gachetfromaway.org

Curated by artists Manuel Axel Strain and Bruce Ray with Kendra Place

Presented by the Gallery Gachet Collective


Bruce: Is fear for the fate of the world a symptom of a mental illness?

Manny: Not at all

Bruce: All I know is that any doubts I have are only signs of initiative

Manny: It’s a sign that we care.

In the midst of a global pandemic, an international uprising against anti-Black violence, white supremacy, and police brutality, and urgent defense of Indigenous lands and sovereignty, how do our relationships with the earth itself continue to ground our struggles? How do we begin to grapple with the existential uncertainty that our world faces? How do we mitigate the emotional and traumatic experience of facing the realities of our future existences? As we recognize the ways that white supremacy and racial/colonial capitalism are entangled with human domination over our kin to land, water, and air, this exhibition weaves our valid fears and care to assert the future of our balanced relationships to more-than-human* life.

* We engage the “more-than-human” value system with reference to the research of Métis scholar Zoë Todd.



December 20 | 4pm | BUSH Gallery: Land Zoom

Fear and Care for the Fate of the World begins on the eve of the winter solstice, Sunday, December 20 at 4pm, with BUSH Gallery’s online land-based participatory performance, Land Zoom. More information coming soon.

December 21 | Process

On Monday, December 21 at the Hives for Humanity Pollinator Meadow and Therapeutic Apiary, the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, co-curator Manuel Axel Strain will gather and record artwork from Afuwa, Chandra Melting Tallow, and Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, Hari Alluri & Junie Désil. aly de la cruz yip will install a sculpture at the garden.

This day is part of the artistic process and, due to COVID, not a public event.

December 22 | 9am | Sound Broadcast for the Land | @gallerygachet

On Tuesday, December 22, beginning around 9am, co-curator Manuel Axel Strain will broadcast the recordings for the land in the forest at Alouette River, on the territory of the Katzie and Kwantlen Nations. The broadcast will be livestreamed with Gallery Gachet’s Instagram @gallerygachet

December 23 – February 28 | AT YOUR LEISURE | Hives for Humanity Pollinator Meadow and Therapeutic Apiary at 566 Richards (at Dunsmuir)

We invite you to download the recordings on your own devices and visit the apiary on your own time to experience the sculpture, sounds, and readings on-site, as the sculpture responds to the elements. The sound recordings and sculpture documentation will be available at gachetfromaway.org until February 2021.

For more details and accessibility information please contact programming@gachet.org

Associated Programming

HIVE ART | Gallery Gachet & Hives for Humanity Community Partnership

Haisla Collins  |  Larissa Healey  |  Jessica Numminen  |  J Peachy  |  Jacqueline Quewezance  |  Jeska Slater  |  Martin and Shona Sparrow  |  Jacqueline West  |  Ilirijan Xhediku  |  Sandra Yuen

Hives for Humanity and Gallery Gachet collaborate once again to create meaningful opportunities for connection to nature and to art. This is a Hives for Humanity fundraiser designed to build bridges among the beekeeping community, gardeners, and artists. For more information please visit www.hivesforhumanity.com


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