Performance by Assertion

Apr 22, 2017

Concert, Performance


Gallery, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


Charlene Vickers (electronics/vocals), Chad MacQuarrie (guitar/vocals), and Scott Rabo Ritchie (drums/vocals) of the experimental post-punk band Assertion performed in the gallery to accompany Maria Hupfield's exhibition John Hupfield’s Woodlands Indian Art + West Coast Indian Art.

Vickers began the performance by introducing a mask from her family to the audience, explaining it was the mask’s first time in public, before reading a collection of original poems. Working across percussion, electronics, guitar, and vocals the trio presented a forty-five minute set of improvised music in dialogue with the objects in the space.

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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