Althea Thauberger

The practice of artist and filmmaker Althea Thauberger (born in Saskatoon, SK, Canada; lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada) is primarily concerned with the use of performative and collaborative processes in the production of new forms of social documents. Thauberger’s local and international projects involve long-term negotiations, co-operations, and collaborations with individuals, communities, and institutions in processes of their own representation. Currently, Thauberger is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


Althea Thauberger & Kite at Small Arms

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building

Thauberger + Kite’s installation Call to Arms features audio and video recordings of their rehearsals with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York band in advance of a live performance of four musical scores by Kite during the Biennial’s opening weekend in addition to the band’s own repertoire. Boasting the country’s…


Call to Arms

Location: HMCS York

As part of the Biennial’s launch, in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HMCS York, four musical scores by Kite will be performed along with the band’s own repertoire. Boasting the country’s only conch shell sextet, the Navy band will perform inside the Navy’s drill hall, a “stone ship” a…