Halfbred Series

May 16 – June 3, 1995
Exhibition, Performance Art, Screening, Cabarets, Series, Music, Reading


About the Program

Performance was only a part of the larger multidisciplinary project, Halfbred, which included exhibitions, installations, video screenings, and performances. Despite a somewhat contentious title, Halfbred adeptly addressed the experience of being caught between identity categories. Many of the works in the series pointed to the marginal status of mixed race, bisexual, or transgendered people, and the politics surrounding ideas about cultural hybridity. Three different cabaret nights framed the issues—miscegenation, bisexuality, and transgenderism—and provided context for performance events by Margo Kane, Lorena Gale, Âhasiw K. Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Christine Taylor, Archer Pechawis, Oliv, Michael Vonn, and Aiyyana Maracle.

Exhibitions were held at grunt gallery (Flois Aranas, Melanie Fei-Lin Boyle, Lake, Kyo Maclear, Teresa Marshall, and Jan Wade, May 16 to June 4), Video In (Paul Wong, May 17 - 30), and Pitt Gallery (Catherine Charles Wherry, Clo Laurencelle, Melinda Mollineaux, and Sulih Williams, May 18 - June 4).

Credits

Coordinator: Merle Addison
Curatorial Assistance: Kathy March and Archer Pechawis
Curators: Glenn Alteen, Andrea Fatona, Aiyyana Maracle, and Haruko Okano
Design and Layout: Merle Addison
Logo: Joseph Haag
Photographer: Merle Addison
Program Editor: Aiyyana Maracle
Publicity: Aldona Le Goff
Technical Director: Archer Pechawis
Video Documentation: Mike MacDonald

Identifier

1995.0516 HAL

Location

grunt gallery (first location)
209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 1J8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

Pitt Gallery
317 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1H6
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

Video In Studios
1965 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 3C1
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
​​In copyright. For uses beyond Fair Dealing, research requests, corrections, takedown requests, or other inquiries, please contact grunt gallery: archives@grunt.ca

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