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Keg de Souza – Screening: If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood…

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To welcome back Burrard Marina Field House Studio resident Keg de Souza the CAG present a screening and Q&A with the artist. Completed this past fall while in residence in Indonesia, If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood… explores the gentrification of a squatter settlement built in the 1970s on a graveyard alongside the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta’s main river, Kali Code. In 2013 the local mayor announced plans to develop the area and the displacement of local residents has already begun. The layers of lived histories are evident in the community, tombstones are still visible in the walls of the kampung (neighbourhood) and ghost activity is abundant. For years people in the area have relied heavily on the local ghost buster to move the ghosts out of their houses, but these paranormal evictions are now becoming an uncanny parallel for their own evictions in the living world.

Screening time 32 minutes.

This project was first presented in Kampung Ratmakan in October 2014 as an inflatable ghost house, Rumah Hantu, with an embroidered interior that was created from drawings by the local kids of their ghost stories and the film.

Screening:
Wednesday, March 18th, 7pm
Burrard Marina Field House
1655 Whyte Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J-1A9

Tel. 604 681 2700
contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

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