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Spatial Poetics in Photographs

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The thirteenth iteration - "WeMix" - is captured beautifully by Alisha Weng

Recently, Mark Jacobs reviewed Spatial Poetics XIII for VANDOCUMENT (Read the full review here: SPATIAL POETICS XIII: WeMix. Vancouver’s thirteen-year tradition of artistic mash-up plays to a packed house at The Western Front.”). Photographs were supplied by their PR, which we are grateful for.

VANDOC’s ace photog Alisha Weng also shot, and her gallery is fantastic. So here we are, presenting them in their own post, deservedly so. Enjoy.

Better Living Subdivision

by Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero
In his review, Mark Jacobs says of Better Living Subdivision: “With high theatricality and deadpan, unspoken good humour, these two cogs in the artistic industrial complex work diligently through their shift to combine the very finest ingredients – cardboard slabs (“SLABS!”), foam blocks (“FOAM!”), and paper rings (“HOOPS!”) – into the products that will satisfy consumer demand for art.”

"Better Living Subdivision" By Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

“Better Living Subdivision” By Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Photo by Alisha Weng

"Better Living Subdivision" By Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

“Better Living Subdivision” By Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Photo by Alisha Weng

"Better Living Subdivision" by Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Photo by Alisha Weng

“Better Living Subdivision” by Kuh Del Rosario & Ryan Romero. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

Rendering Translations

by Patrick Cruz, Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla, Charity Cruz & Michelle Lui
“The strength of this performance lies in both the concept and the considerable skills of each of the artists,” writes Jacobs, “The sometimes tight, sometimes sketchy relationship between the dance movement and the music extempore illustrates both the intimate and conventional relationship between these forms and the challenges in being the fourth link in an improvisational chain…”

"Rendering Translations" by Patrick Cruz, Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla, Charity Cruz & Michelle Lui. Photo by Alisha Weng

“Rendering Translations” by Patrick Cruz, Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla, Charity Cruz & Michelle Lui. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

"Rendering Translations" by Patrick Cruz, Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla, Charity Cruz & Michelle Lui. Photo by Alisha Weng

“Rendering Translations” by Patrick Cruz, Franco Maravilla, Miguel Maravilla, Charity Cruz & Michelle Lui. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change

by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson
In which Jacobs notes, “The revelation in Nieto’s performances is the effectiveness with which she deploys this expressionistic style, so historically and ideologically enmeshed in torment and despair, to convey the sweet sentimentality that is such a strong undercurrent in Goh’s stories.”

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Photo by Alisha Weng

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Photo by Alisha Weng

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Spatial Poetics XIII at Western Front, Vancouver BC, 2014. Photo by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

“Seasons of Rebirth, Transformation, and Change” by Kagan Goh, Salome Nieto, and Nicholas Epperson. Photo by Alisha Weng

SPATIAL POETICS XIII: WeMix
Curated by YACTAC
3 July 2014 at The Western Front

Read the full review here: SPATIAL POETICS XIII: WeMix. Vancouver’s thirteen-year tradition of artistic mash-up plays to a packed house at The Western Front.”

Photo gallery of Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix by Alisha Weng for VANDOCUMENT

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