Sharon Alward

Performance with Video Installation

Liminal Acts

I held a banquet for any and all persons that wished to attend in the Downtown Eastside area of the city. The Downtown Eastside has experienced an influx of problems such as drug addiction and dealing, HIV infection, prostitution, crime, lack of adequate housing, high unemployment. I hired a caterer, purchase all banquet supplies prepared a banquet, and used my artist fee to admit all guests free of charge. All remaining funds and materials were then donated to Western Front Gallery. After the guests had left the banquet, at 1:00 a.m. large platters of food were created and seven guests, including the curator, Victoria Singh, went out into the Eastside area of Vancouver, and passed out food and desserts to the homeless.