Gathering in community on the unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
Visioned and hosted by Sarah Wong, Pillow Whispers is an invitation to rest, read and rejuvenate. Over two days, Morrow will become a makeshift library, filled with books of various genres all authored by Asian writers and decorated with cozy pillows and blankets. This event is part of Sarah’s ongoing research in merging the worlds of text, textiles, and embodiment upon the foundational belief that rest is a form of resistance. We invite folks to participate in Pillow Whispers based on their own needs and desires: arrive whenever, stay as long as you wish, come alone or with company, and feel welcome to bring your favourite Asian-authored books. This space is ours to ease into our dreams.
About the artist:
Sarah Wong is an emerging writer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work emerges from her lived experience as a queer and disabled second-generation Chinese-Canadian woman, focusing on archival processes and accessing embodied intergenerational knowledge. Her works have taken the form of score-based improvisational performances, ritual-based research, site-specific installation, wearable textiles, poetry, film, and multimedia zines. She is devoted to nurturing practices of care, creating and facilitating spaces for bodies to rest. Sarah’s work has been presented in Vancouver by Arts Assembly, Number 3 Gallery, New Works, Hatch Art Gallery, The Dance Centre, IGNITE! Youth Arts Festival, Vines Art Festival, and Boombox, and internationally by Mosaico Danza Interplay Festival (Turin, IT). She is grateful to be part of Dumb Instrument Dance’s production team for ahmm.
Collaborators: Gratitude to Ileanna Sophia Cheladyn for her collaboration on the visioning and crafting of the pillows present at Pillow Whispers, borrowed from our project Rock Garden.