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Anti-Tourism: Victoria Residency

During a two-month artist residency with the Open Space Arts Society, I undertook a series of interviews with a number of volunteer participants, all citizens of Victoria, BC. The project forwarded a concept of “anti-tourism,” a proposition for visitation that prioritizes respectful listening and learning. The anti-tourist resists the consumerism of tourism and romantic, totalizing accounts in order to contemplate slivers of the Real. In the course of the residency, certain themes recurred, including (but not limited to) public displays of racism, hostility towards the homeless, and the devastating toll of the opioid crisis. Listen to any of the interviews conducted for this project below or take in the #everysordiddetail video, an artist statement for the “Anti-Tourism” project

Listen to the Victoria Residency Interviews