Credit: Left: Cindy Mochizuki. Photo by Adam Blasberg. Right: Henry Tsang. Photo by Naiya Tsang.
Conversation with Cindy Mochizuki and Henry Tsang
Join our summer exhibiting artists for an online discussion about their art.
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Cindy Mochizuki and Henry Tsang use camera and projection technologies in unexpected ways to illuminate forgotten images and histories.
In their respective solo exhibits, they turn their attention to local Japanese Canadian experiences.
Cindy Mochizuki: Autumn Strawberry immerses visitors in life on local Japanese Canadian farms in the twentieth century prior to WWII with hand-painted and digital animation. This exhibit combines archival research and historical characters with imagined characters and storylines.
Henry Tsang: Hastings Park sheds light on four buildings in Vancouver that detained 8000 Japanese Canadians in 1942 prior to being sent to internment and labour camps in the BC interior, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. His exhibit includes thermal imaging photographs and an invisible projection.
The artists will talk about their work in an online discussion moderated by Gallery curator Jordan Strom. The conversation will be available for replay after the event.
About the Artists
Cindy Mochizuki creates multimedia installation, audio fiction, performance, animation, and drawings. Her works explore the manifestation of story and its relationship to site-specificity, invisible histories, archives, and memory work. She has exhibited, performed, and screened her work in Canada, US, Australia, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Burrard Arts Foundation, Richmond Art Gallery, Frye Art Museum, and Yonago City Museum. She was the recipient of the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award in New Media and Film (2015) and the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts VIVA Award (2020).
Henry Tsang is an artist and occasional curator based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. His projects explore the spatial politics of history, language, community, food, and cultural translation in relationship to place. These take the form of gallery exhibitions, pop-up street food offerings, 360 video walking tours, curated dinners, ephemeral and permanent public art, employing video, photography, language, interactive media, food, and convivial events. Projects include 360 Riot Walk, a 360 video walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver, Canada, and Welcome to the Land of Light, a public artwork along Vancouver's seawall that underscores the 19th century trade language Chinook Jargon and the English that replaced it. Henry teaches at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.