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