In an effort to support the containment of COVID-19 the Capture Speaker Series is cancelled until further notice.
While Capture-presented live events will be postponed or cancelled, we are currently producing digital content to make various aspects of the Festival accessible online. Please check our website and Instagram for ongoing updates.
For the 2020 Capture Photography Festival, Franco-Canadian, Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwanga has created a site-specific work titled Counter-Illumination for the Dal Grauer building on Burrard Street in Vancouver. In her Speaker Series talk, Kiwanga will discuss her practice, and more specifically, some recent work which has fed into her thinking around this commission which is interested in surveillance and how it manifests itself in legislation and architecture. The artist is equally interested in ways individuals and groups counter forced visibility and surveillance by utilizing cloaking techniques, be they physical, behavioural, or digital.
Presented in partnership with The Polygon Gallery and generously supported by Brigitte and Henning Freybe