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(No) Matter What:   Capture Photography Festival

 Four Women Photographers Realize Neglected Spaces



Bobbi Sue Smith

As an East Vancouver flâneur, Smith moves randomly through her neighbourhood,

documenting such objects as shopping carts, temporary shelters and painted dumpsters.

Her silver gelatin prints are mythologized phantoms that haunt Canada’s most neglected

neighbourhood. Her interest lies in capturing places and objects that are dissapearing

from the neibourhood.

Janet Sadel

Sadel’s photographic work of the residue of fallen leaves on urban pavement are

evocative of the illusive status of marginalized women. Her large format trees bring

Eco-Feminism into the mix. Sadel is an expert in photographic hand tinting and will

inscribe this loving process onto a large-scale photograph. Her practice brings loving and

intimate gestures into process.

Karen Moe

 Moe’s Lethe is a ‘mock metaphysics’ where contradictions, absurdities and horrors

surface in a system that is recognizable as our own. Lethe is large format photographs

and a performance that begins with Moe bound in crime-scene police tape accompanied

by an audio montage of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the stock

exchange. Lethe has been shown in NYC, Toronto and Victoria, but never in

Vancouver—Moe will bring Lethe ‘home’ through Capture.

rena del pieve gobbi

Del Pieve Gobbi’s film reinsertion is about the Missing/Murdered women of the

Down Town Eastside. The film revisits the last known corner on which one of the

victims was seen. Del Pieve Gobbi is also exhibiting her collaged enactments of

surviving sexual violence through a process of re-affirming ones relationship with

their body.




 East Vancouver Women, Vancouver Downtown Eastside