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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
24 Oct 23·7:00 PM


Astrida Neimanis, "Holdfast (Learning Feeling)"

Photo: Astrida Neimanis


Alongside Lotus L. Kang's exhibition In Cascades, we are pleased to welcome Astrida Neimanis to deliver a talk titled "Holdfast (Learning Feeling)."

In a time of extinction and climate catastrophe, how are we to feel? Feeling intensifies, but also wavers. Feeling’s temporal container pulses, its membrane now more porous: the past seeps in, the future jumps the gun. Feeling anything swims in a feeling for what once was, and is burdened by a feeling for what will or will not remain tomorrow. Meditating on various instances of multispecies contact, this talk examines the curious relationships between language and feeling, presence and absence, solid ground and untethered at sea.


This event is free; advanced registration is encouraged. RSVP to secure your seat here.


ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact to book or for more information.


Astrida Neimanis writes at the intersection of feminism and environmental change, with a focus on weather, water, and bodies. Often in collaboration with artists, scientists, poets, and various communities, their current projects explore the biodiversity of gender and how climate change feels. They currently live and work on unceded syilx territories, where they are Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Environmental Humanities at UBC Okanagan, and Director of the FEELed Lab.