What exactly is “a non-judgmental following?” To approach this question from the perspective of an anti-tourist one must first grapple with the question of what is “judgmental” about the pathways of tourism?
Not your typical tour of Victoria! Join artist David LaRiviere for an anti-tourism walking tour of the city, stopping at sites featured in stories told by participants of his media arts project #everysordiddetail. The tour will begin at Open Space with an artist talk about the project from 2-2:30pm.
An “anti-tourist” project opposing the touristic narratives of the city in favour of fragmentary or messy bits of real life, #everysordiddetail seeks to create an alternative and uncensored map of the city.
David LaRiviere’s multi-faceted media arts project #everysordiddetail launches into its presentation phase this month at Open Space, via a gallery exhibition, as well as the launch of the Anti-Tourism mobile app. This online component will orient folks to the anti-tourism tour David has been developing as part of his residency over the past two months.
The uncomfortable proximity of poverty and wealth is least at ease where the tourism industry is conducting business. Predetermined destinations of a given place are also the sites that are most maintained.