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International Chilliwack Biennial
July 28 – 29, 2010 / In conjunction with the first International Chilliwack Biennial, Fillip is pleased to present the essay How High is the City, How Deep is Our Love by Jeff Derksen. Commissioned by Fillip for its upcoming Fall issue, Derksen’s essay looks at critical urbanism in the age of the “creative city”, attempting to find a language of publicness that is critical, material, and relatively open and speculative. Within the context of the Chilliwack Biennial, the text will form the basis for an ad hoc, rhizomatic discussion group initiated by Fillip, and populated and structured by the Biennial’s attending public. Manifesting in various forms — from casual conversation to heated debate— this discussion group will hopefully investigate:
— What is the relationship of public art to “urban regeneration”?
— How is the new language of urban governance based on culture (as creativity), sustainability (as green design), and lifestyle (as “taste”)?
— What is the relationship of public art to forms of publicness?
— Is Chilliwack a more interesting city than Vancouver?
Participants in the discussion group are encouraged to share their insights amongst themselves and, in the following months, with those not able to attend the Biennial.
Jeff Derksen’s essay will be distributed at the Chilliwack Biennial camp headquarters as a free, risograph printed pamphlet.
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About Fillip Events
Fillip presents ongoing public programming focussing on talks and facilitated discussions by emerging local and international artists and writers. These local events are complimented Fillip’s regular participation in international book fairs, exhibitions, and conferences.
Unless otherwise noted, events hosted by Fillip are free and open to the public. Space is typically limited, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat. Unless an alternate location is given, events are held at Fillip’s Vancouver studio at 305 Cambie Street. Please buzz or call 604 781 4417 for access.