Summer 2020 Issue Virtual Screening + Launch
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
This year, as part of our COVID-responsive public programming, we’re welcoming the Summer Issue of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘰 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 by launching three short films developed in collaboration with cinematographer Israel Seoane. The films feature the work of Issue 3.41 contributors S F Ho, Andrea Actis, and Garden Don’t Care, and will be viewable on our website here beginning on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00pm PST.
Issue 3.41 believes “the world should be touched differently” (Maged Zaher). In dreaming up a celebration to welcome this open issue into the world, we yearned for gatherings that would appease our isolation-induced senses. Brought into the garden, and transported across sensorial storyscapes, these films are a complementary activation of the printed issue. “We asked the world if it was alive” (Liam Siemens) and found that it truly was, breathing through the moisture of the earth, butting up against the phosphorescence of other universes.
Admission to the screening is free, but in lieu of a donation jar we kindly ask you to consider donating directly to the Hogan’s Alley Society and/or the Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Fund to support the work of Black-led community planning initiatives and mental health services respectively. (*Email a photo of your donation receipt to email@example.com and we’ll send you a free digital copy of the Summer Issue for reading or sharing with a friend.)
About the Contributors
ANDREA ACTIS lives on occupied Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories and teaches literature and writing at Capilano University. Her first book, Grey All Over (forthcoming in early 2021 from Brick Books), is an autoconceptual study of traumatic grief, white working-class identity, false prophets, and whole seriousness. She was Editor of The Capilano Review from 2015-2017.
GARDEN DON’T CARE is located through the alleyway at 2954 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver on the unceded and continually asserted xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ territories. Members of the collective include Derya Akay, Vivienne Bessette, Conor Fanning, Rowan Fanning-Blackwater, Julia Feyrer, Tobin Gibson, Salem Sharp, Emma Sise, and Kurtis Wilson. They are often around on Saturdays, and semi-present on Instagram @gardendontcare and at gardendontcare dot com. Write to them or stop by and say hi.
S F HO is a 90% chill 10% not artist who’s into community building, books, and being sort of boring. They recently finished writing a short novella about aliens, love, and boundaries tentatively called George the Parasite.
ISRAEL SEOANE (b. 1982, Valladolid, Spain) has a passion for collaborating with creative minds to translate their thoughts into moving images, creating beautiful audiovisual content and inspiring audiences. As a cinematographer, Seoane co-directed, with Miguel Llansó, the short film Chigger Ale (Locarno International Film Festival, 2013), and was the associate producer and director of photography for the feature film Crumbs (Rotterdam International Festival, 2015).
About the Summer Issue
Issue 3.41 (Summer 2020) features short fiction by Sheung-King; new poetry from Liam Siemens, Maged Zaher, Andrea Actis, Mercedes Eng, and our two Robin Blaser Poetry Contest winners, Conyer Clayton and Bardia Sinaee. On the occasion of the re-issuing of Scott’s 1987 book Heroine, Meredith Quartermain and Gail Scott discuss prose form and the need to perpetually reinvent it; Number 3 Gallery, Julia Lamare, and Emily Dundas Oke reflect on their residency at Access Gallery’s PLOT space and consider the circle as an organizing method; Andrea Javor aka Mystic Sandwich approaches “unknowing” as a doorway to the future through astrological notes for an apocalypse. The artwork in this issue considers the garden as a site of intimacy and sense-making with contributions by the collective Garden Don’t Care, Megan Hepburn’s Cracher Dans La Soupe Parfum alongside perfume responses by S F Ho, Erica Holt, and Kaylin Pearce, and photography by Tom Hsu. Our see to see— review section features Stephen Collis on Roger Farr’s I Am a City Still But Soon I Shan’t Be, Jake Byrne on Aja Moore’s hotwheel, Natalie Podaima on Heather Christle’s The Crying Book, and Jami Macarty on Miriam Nichols’s A Literary Biography of Robin Blaser.
The Capilano Review respectfully acknowledges that we operate on unceded Skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ lands.