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Flux Presents: Edible Editions Book Launch
May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flux Factory is pleased to host Canadian artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed’s ongoing project Big Rock Candy Mountain.
Join us for an artist talk and gum chew in celebration of the launch of their new book Multiple Elementary.
May 2nd, 7pm
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Flux Factory, This location is wheelchair accessible. Attendees are expected to adhere to our safer space policy, which is posted throughout the space.
For the past 7 years, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed have been researching taste and flavor with groups of young people in public schools. In their current project, Big Rock Candy Mountain, they have produced several edible artist editions that publicly circulate classroom explorations of taste through the medium of candy.
At Flux Factory, Hannah & Helen will share some recent editions including QA CHEW’S BUBBLE TROUBLE (2018), a chewing gum developed with a Grade 6/7 class. BUBBLE TROUBLE contains a uniquely abstract blend of both fruity and sweet notes, with some sharp and earthy tones. Students have variously described the flavor as: “Hello Kitty bubble bath,” “pungent,” and “mysterious.” They will also present on their book, Multiple Elementary, which addresses classroom collaborations, participatory practices, adult-child relationships, and taste-making.
Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling have been collaborating since 2006. Their projects take shape as public installations, social situations, and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples. They are currently fascinated with the contact high intrinsic to collaborative research, especially in their recent projects with children. Helen and Hannah have exhibited and performed internationally, with both individual and collaborative work appearing in such venues as: The Portland Art Museum (OR), The Dunlop Art Gallery (SK), Smack Mellon (NY), Doris McCarthy Gallery (ON), The Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (YT), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (ON), Carleton University Art Gallery (ON), Dalhousie University Art Gallery (NS), Bästa Biennalen (SE), The Vancouver Art Gallery (BC), The Power Plant (ON) and Flat Time House’s first issue of NOIT (UK). In Fall 2017 they released Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, published by YYZBOOKS. Jickling and Reed are recipients of the 2016 Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence (Emily Carr University of Art & Design), a 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Public Art (City of Vancouver) and a 2018 VIVA Award (Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts).