An inFlux of creativity

Surrey Art Gallery transformed into diverse open arts studio for Feb. 5 event.

Surrey singer Ava Carich will partner with Surrey's Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar to collaborate with visitors on poetry and songwriting at the upcoming inFlux event at Surrey Art Gallery.

Voice looping, knitting and filmmaking are just some of the activities that will transform the Surrey Art Gallery into a large open studio for this edition of inFlux.

This Friday (Feb. 5) from 8-11 p.m., join local makers, artists and musicians for an evening packed with do-it-yourself activities and live performances. Attendees can be inspired by different types of art, dive straight into the creative process, or just hang out and connect with Surrey’s growing creative community.

The event features a diverse lineup of activities spread throughout the Surrey Arts Centre so people can come and go as they like. Performance artist prOphecy sun will do a vocally textured, semi-improvised dance that interacts with the audience. People can also learn how to loop their voices with her to make experimental soundtracks. Electronic dance music DJ King Darwin will also be performing and leading a workshop on manipulating algorithms to create dance club beats.

Makercube, the SFU Arduino Club, and students from SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology will be set up in the Studio Theatre doing demos of their innovative devices.

For those wanting to hone their creative writing skills, the City of Surrey’s newly minted Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar will partner with up-and-coming musician Ava Carich to collaborate with visitors on poetry and songwriting. Elizabeth Carefoot and Makercube’s Karen Cancino will offer a chance to get hands-on with knitting, felting and making toothbrush robots. The night also includes making stop-motion animation videos with Reel to Real Film Festival.

InFlux is presented as part of the Surrey Art Gallery exhibition Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel that tells a story of friendship through four large-scale sculptural installations complemented by stop-motion animation. The exhibition is on until March 20.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-501-5566 or check for more information.



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