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Chacon’s work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions. Recent and ongoing collaborations are projects with Bob Bellerue (Kilt), William Fowler Collins (Mesa Ritual), John Dieterich (Summer Assassins), Robert Henke, Thollem McDonas, and the ETHEL quartet (Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project). Chacon has presented his work in different contexts at Vancouver Art Gallery, ABC No Rio, REDCAT, Biennale of Sydney, Canyon DeChelly, Adelaide Festival, Ende Tymes Festival and The Kennedy Centre.
This event is presented as a part of Imagining Our Future. Expansive, experimental and provocative, this multi-year series of events and activities explores the geographical, historical, and cultural context of our anticipated move to the False Creek Flats (Senákw). At this seminal moment in our institution's history, the program brings together practitioners from across a range of practices and fields of inquiry to ask how we imagine the art, media and design university of the 21st century. Through various platforms, the series explores the relationship between the proposed campus and the land on which it will be built, the communities that surround it, and the historical and urban context of the site, and its promise to become a central element in a new creative and cultural district in the City of Vancouver.
Central to the series are the interwoven themes of pedagogy, space, indigeniety and the commons. How do the physical spaces we inhabit inform or respond to the activities performed within them? Does pedagogy drive spaces for teaching and learning, or vice versa? What are the processes of exchange that occur in between spaces, or outside the context of formal learning? What are the approaches we can take to indigenize our academy? Where are there the limits or possibilities within our existing infrastructures? Through an ongoing interrogation of these themes, explored through both radical and practical propositions for our institution's future, the series aims to arrive at a collective and forward-thinking approach to our work and our role in our community at large.
More information at imagining.ecuad.ca