New Works and Vancouver New Music Presents

OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Nancy Lee
April 4* + 5, 2024 | 8pm
ANNEX (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC)

*April 4 performance will be followed by a Post-show Talkback with the Artists.

Single tickets now available!

Step into the world of OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity where a delivery app subroutine slowly develops consciousness after a corrupted update. Newly sentient, the performer discovers that the app is shutting down, and must mount a desperate bid for escape.

This interdisciplinary work weaves together movement, projection, spatial sound composition and interactive costuming to build an immersive world where the ground is constantly shifting beneath your feet. Reflecting on the religion of workism and precarity of gig economy labour, we are confronted by the everyday within the unexpected, swirling landscape of OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity.

About the Artist

Nancy Lee 李南屏 is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, DJ and cultural producer. Nancy is a co-founder of Chapel Sound, an electronic music and art collective supporting emerging artists, and CURRENT Symposium, an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative featuring artistic and educational programming for women, gender diverse artists and artists of colour.Nancy directed the first contemporary 360 dance VR film "Tidal Traces" in collaboration with Emmalena Fredriksson with the National Film Board of Canada. Nancy’s interdisciplinary works have been presented at Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, MUTEK, Berlin International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and more. They are an XR instructor at IM4 Media Lab at Emily Carr University, board director of Love Intersections Society and artistic mentor at Festival of Recorded Movement. They also run a small DIY studio in Vancouver Chinatown hosting cross-genre shows, workshops and residencies. As a Sundance Institute New Frontier Alumni, Nancy has been collaborating with Kiran Bhumber on a speculative sci-fi exhibition “UNION”, exploring 3D scanning/printing, XR, and multi-channel sound and video installation. Nancy recently finished an XR artist residency, SATELLITE, at Society of Art and Technology in Montreal and will be starting another residency in their Satosphere immersive dome theatre 2023 summer for MUTEK Montreal. They currently are co-directing a dance-sculpture-XR research series with Ralph Escamillan’s Fakeknot called HOLD_xyz. / @whichnancy



Artistic Direction & Performance: Nancy Lee

Electroacoustic Composition: Nancy Lee + Aleksandar Zecevic

Sound Design + Interactive System: Aleksandar Zecevic

Costume Design: Adam-Lin Bungag

Jewelry Design: Ian Nakamoto

Choreographic Consultant: Emmalena Fredriksson

Projection Motion Video Design: Laine Butler


Photos: by Alger Ji-Liang.