Spill: Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast that anticipates, extends and enriches the themes of the Spill exhibition. For each week of Spill, performances and field recordings will be broadcast on CiTR 101.9 FM that offer insight into artistic processes engaged with the environment, extraction and embodied performance.
This project engages radio as a site for the relational study of ecosystems and their processes that register the hyper-financialization of the biosphere’s resources. Destabilizing vision as the privileged mode of understanding, Spill: Radio seeks to practice ways of listening to the intangible, the submerged and the sensuous in order to imagine and think with our world more complexly. By attending to sites of extraction with artists, writers and community organizers, Spill: Radio considers ways that the transformation and contamination of the environment are connected to universalizing settler-colonial logics, and the emergent possibilities of collectively listening.
Spill: Radio is curated by Tatiana Mellema and is presented in collaboration with CiTR 101.9 FM, with sound production and editing by Joshua Stevenson. Episodes for each week of the Spill exhibition will be aired on Tuesdays at 10 am on CiTR 101.9 FM and made available for you to download on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Episode 1 (September 3): Susan Schuppli in conversation with Lorna Brown
Episode 2 (September 10): Genevieve Robertson in conversation with Lorna Brown
Episode 3 (September 17): Teresa Montoya at Symposium: Practices of Resistance
Episode 4 (September 24): Carolina Caycedo in conversation with Tatiana Mellema
Episode 5 (October 1): Zoe Todd and Heather Davis in conversation with Tatiana Mellema
Episode 6 (October 8): Recordings from the UBC Climate Strike
Episode 7 (October 15): Guadalupe Martinez in conversation with Denise Ryner and performances by CUERPO
Episode 8 (October 22): T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and Anne Riley in conversation with Bopha Chhay on Artspeak Radio Digest
Episode 9 (October 29): Nelly César’s performative lecture Lxs artistas del fin del mundx presented on October 16, 2019 as part of Spill Response
Episode 10 (November 5): A visit to Kwekwecnewtxw, the Coast Salish Watch House and guided walk along the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline on October 18, 2019 with artist Jay White, poet Rita Wong, streamkeeper John Preissl, and Jim Leyden of Mountain Protectors as part of Spill: Response
Episode 11 (November 12): Artist talk by Maria Thereza Alves presented by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program and SFU Galleries on October 18, 2019 during Spill: Response
Episode 12 (November 19): Anne Riley and T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss in conversation with Guadalupe Martinez as part of Spill: Response with soundscapes by Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora recorded at the UBC Farm
Episode 13 (November 26): An Afterword by Tatiana Mellema
Image (above): Susan Schuppli, Nature Represents Itself (detail), 2018
Presented in collaboration with CiTR 101.9 FM
Involving installations, live research, performance and radio programming, Spill is curated by Lorna Brown and presents work by Carolina Caycedo, Nelly César, Guadalupe Martinez, Teresa Montoya, Anne Riley, Genevieve Robertson, Susan Schuppli and T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss. Spill: Response, curated by Guadalupe Martinez, re-centres the gallery as a site for embodiment, with visiting artist César in collaboration with Riley and Wyss. Throughout the project, Spill: Radio, curated by Tatiana Mellema, will present radio episodes in collaboration with CiTR 101.9 FM.[more]
We are excited to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players back to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition Spill. Led by director Paolo Bortolussi, this graduate and undergraduate student ensemble from the UBC School of Music will animate the Gallery for an afternoon program exploring our relationship to continental waters, their impaired movement, contamination and political rights.[more]
Curated by Guadalupe Martinez and part of the Spill exhibition at the Belkin (September 3–December 1, 2019), this live research and performance component brings together activists, performance artists and educators whose practices consider relationships between the body, the land and forms of pedagogy that engage with healing, love and sustainability as core to their methodologies. Spill: Response performs an extension of artists Maria Thereza Alves, Nelly César, Anne Riley, Cease Wyss and Guadalupe Martinez’s artistic practices where histories of protection of the land across the Americas may intertwine and be animated in the present. Working with a group of selected students, the artists will present their research and share their knowledge at the Belkin and surrounding locations on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories.[more]
The long search for dark matter has put the spotlight on the limitations of human knowledge and technological capability. Confronted with the shortcomings of our established modes of detecting, diagnosing and testing, the search beckons the creation of new ways of learning and knowing. Fusing the praxes of arts and science in the emergent fields of interdisciplinary research, Ars Scientia, a tripartite partnership between UBC's Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI), the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Belkin, presents an opportunity to foster new modes of knowledge exchange across the arts, sciences and their pedagogies. Funded by UBC’s Research Excellence Cluster program, Ars Scientia will conduct rich programming and research to address this line of inquiry over the next two years beginning in 2021.[more]