221A welcomes artists William Dereume and Juli Majer as fellows of Note on Permanent Education (N.O.P.E. 2017), the organization’s collective research program. Working with 221A Librarian Vincent Tao, Dereume and Majer will develop social and cultural infrastructures informed by their artistic practices. 221A provides its fellows with subsistence resources to lead the organization’s research, production, and public programming.
William Dereume is a cartoonist from Vancouver. His work is focused on a world called Eggshell and its inhabitants are semi-pictographic characters who work in synchronicity and discord, to collectively function like a language. Dereume understands comics as a channel where the ambiguous and felt, can become material, while complex ideas are read intuitively and understood empathically.
Through his fellowship with 221A, Dereume will develop a community outreach program at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. The program will build relationships between Vancouver-based artists and communities of struggle to create a series of comic publications.
Juli Majer is a visual artist from Vancouver whose practice comprises drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, performance, comics, and publishing. Majer conveys psychological and emotional states, which she often mediates through narrative and symbolist imagery of myth and mysticism. Teetering on the precipice of a dense and opaque wormhole, Majer pursues visceral abstractions, inarticulate textures, and peculiar somatic modes of existence.
Titled Science Fiction and the Other, Majer’s fellowship project will convene a series of public readings, studies, and screenings at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library.
Programming details related to Dereume and Majer’s fellowships will be available at polly-anna.ca.