FRIDAY MAY 10 | 7:30 PM-12 AM

FUSE: Gestures invites guests to step into an electrifying evening of visual art, music and performance. Harnessing the power of gestures, this evening’s events will reveal the generative potential of presence, creating opportunities for new understanding of the body and the self, amidst contemporary cultures in motion.

Presented in dialogue with the Gallery’s spring exhibitions, FUSE: Gestures features artists who alter perception and focus on an awareness of the body and the self through diverse experiences and encounters.

This edition of FUSE is curated by Simranpreet Anand and Stephanie Bokenfohr, Adult Public Programs Coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Advance tickets are available for purchase online for both Members and General Admission. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

$15 Members | $29 General Admission


Gallery Members must show current membership card upon arrival. Not a Member? Join or renew today »

With FUSE, the Gallery comes alive with art, music and performance. Since its inception in 2005, thousands of visitors have converged at the Gallery to experience innovative and experimental live art, explore the exhibitions on view and relax with friends in the FUSE artist bars.

Starting in 2018, in order to continue to deliver new and innovative programming, FUSE events will become a paid event for all attendees. As valued supporters of the Gallery, Members will continue to have preferential access with a 50% discount. Non-member guests must purchase a ticket at full price.

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*No passes or discounts valid for FUSE admission. Senior, Student and General Admission tickets do not apply towards FUSE> admission. Cash bar.

 Media Partner:
Georgia Straight
Preferred Wine Partner:
Mission Hill

About the Artists

Danielle Wensley

Multidisciplinary artist Danielle Wensley moved to Vancouver to attend Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2015. Prior to her time as a student, she danced with DJD, a jazz company in Calgary. Wensley investigates movement in her practice through a variety of expressions including dance, drawing and written or spoken compositions.

Evy Jane

A master of the atmospheric soundscape, Vancouver singer-songwriter Evy Jane has been touring the globe since 2011. Her soulful eclectic sound has earned praise from Pitchfork, XLR8R, Resident Advisor, Dummy, FACT, and more. She recently expanded her repertoire to include video production and creative direction. Evy Jane is represented by independent record label Ninja Tune, based in London, England.

Kiran Bhumber

Kiran Bhumber is a media artist, composer, musician and educator based in Vancouver. Bhumber constructs interactive installations and performance systems that allow performers and audiences to engage with themes relating to cultural memory, embodiment and nostalgia. She has performed and presented her works throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, including at conferences and festivals such as MUTEK, The International Symposium on Electronic (ISEA), The Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, International Conference on Live Coding, and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).

Missy D

Hailing from the hills of Rwanda, the Drogba city of Cote d'Ivoire and the Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe, Missy D is a bilingual female emcee (or femcee), who embodies a blend of African cultures and tries to do the same with her music by embracing multiplicity in instrumentals and, most of all, in people.

Munish Sharma

Munish Sharma is a Jessie Award-nominated actor with numerous theatre, TV, stage and burlesque productions to his credit. He has worked steadily as a performing artist for a decade as a writer, actor, dancer and producer.

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee is an interdisciplinary media artist, filmmaker and electronic music curator. Her work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. Her films and new media performances have been showcased at Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, MUTEK Japan, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and ISEA (Vancouver and Durban). Nancy is the co-founder of CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium, a multidisciplinary and intersectional music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists.

New Forms Media Society

New Forms Media Society (NFMS), founded in 2000, is a not-for-profit media arts organization that nurtures and connects Vancouver's creative communities with artists, thinkers, practitioners and audiences from around the world through the annual New Forms Festival. Over nearly two decades, this event has become an international forum presenting cutting-edge artists, especially those who work in electronic music, and for exploring the intersecting worlds of music, new media art, performance, film and technology-based installation. This fall, the 2019 New Forms Festival returns to venues across the Lower Mainland from September 25-29.


Born and raised in Vancouver, Softieshan has quickly become one of the city’s favourite DJs and event producers, widely known for her femme-forward rap sets and all-around radiant vibes. She runs the Vancouver chapter of Intersessions, a grassroots organization with a mission to bridge the inequality gap facing female and femme-identified DJs in the music and nightlife industries. Intersessions now runs workshops globally, equipping women and members of the LGBTQ+ community with education and tools to navigate and thrive in these traditionally male-dominated fields. Softieshan is a resident DJ at the Fox, the American, The Boxcar and The Clubhouse, where she runs 'LEVEL UP,' a monthly Queer Rap and Hip Hop party.




FUSE images: Cherry Archer; Melissa Baker