Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia V6T 1Z2

Metro Vancouver, BC

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Film & video



Visual arts

This immersive exhibition, Elemental Cinema, brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman. In this series of films, the four elements – water, earth, fire, air – inform the artists’ considerations of an entangled existence, and of time and value that reimagine knowledge and existence “otherwise.” This exhibition includes installations of their films to date: Serpent Rain (2016), 4 Waters – Deep Implicancy (2019) and Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum (2020), as well as archives related to the films. The three films, exhibited together for the first time, present an immersive experience situating the body in relation to the four elements.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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This event is free.

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Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is mandated to promote understanding and discussion of contemporary art and contemporary issues in art history, criticism and curating. Our mandate is realized through research, exhibitions, acquisitions, publishing, education and public and academic programs in the field of contemporary art with a focus on our region within a national and international context. As a university art gallery, the Belkin is committed to a research mandate, an international perspective and to the goal of fostering a civil society. The Belkin seeks to explore the ways in which the practice of contemporary art is in itself a form of research that produces knowledge. Through our exhibitions, publications, events and programs, we raise awareness and encourage debate in the field of contemporary art. Through our collections, the Belkin contributes to an understanding of the Canadian avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, the international network developed at that time and its role in the art of today. Across all media and disciplines we emphasize practices and projects that challenge the status quo, support emerging artists and practices and present artist-initiated projects.

This event is part of a hub:

UBC ARTIVISM: Politics of the Body

UBC Arts & Culture District Vancouver, BC

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1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia V6T 1Z2

Metro Vancouver, BC

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Event Contact

Jana Tyner


(604) 822-2759





This event is wheelchair accessible.