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How to Build a Fire | An Open Studio with Kerri Flannigan

Wednesday, May 31, 5–7pm

Struts Gallery

What do you know about fire? What do you wish you knew? Open Studio Artist in Residence, Kerri Flannigan has been igniting dialogue about fire in the local community and beyond as part of How to Build a Fire, a multifaceted project that explores personal, social and political histories and relationships to the land through the experience of wildfire. Through participatory research, Kerri invites us to consider our own personal and cultural experiences of fire and contribute to the project.

This event has two parts:

5–6pm Studio Drop, Fire snacks and Fire engagement (family friendly)

6–7pm Artist Talk (Suitable for people ages 12 and up, though all ages are welcome)


Masks are mandatory inside. Weather permitting, we will be hosting the artist talk outside.

About Kerri

Kerri is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Territories (Victoria, BC), who experiments with methods of research and storytelling through installation, video, and performance.

Flannigan’s practice has focused on experimental narrative and documentary formats that are rooted in wider social, cultural, and political contexts. This work frequently takes a collaborative form, working individually and collectively to create responses to ubiquitous themes. Family mythologies, coming-of-age confessions, queer experiences of place, fire, and swimming have all been subjects of recent works.


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