This session of the Wikipedia Dance Project will take place on Saturday, June 22, 10am-3pm at The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street. Facilitated by Simranpreet Anand, this event consists of a tutorial on editing Wikipedia for Canadian dance artist content, followed by a supported edit-a-thon.
Care to join us on a collective writing adventure to improve the profile of Canadian dance artists on Wikipedia? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to make suggestions on who needs an entry or what needs improvement.
Throughout her interdisciplinary artistic and curatorial practice, Simranpreet Anand explores the intercultural nuances and experiences that define systemic racism and its characterization of parallel colonial histories through misunderstanding, failure, humour, boundaries, and language. Her artistic work thus culminates in a mixture of cultural, textual, and minimalist forms. Simranpreet modifies and interferes material and cultural forms in ways that give rise to questions of identity, gender, racial politics, place, and space. Alongside her material process, Simranpreet is committed to a socially engaged practice, having worked on curatorial and education projects with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery, documenta 14, the Hatch Art Gallery, and the Surrey Art Gallery.
Photos by Conner Singh Vanderbeek