Ash Tanasiychuk

Annie Briard’s Wanderings @ Black & Yellow

Annie Briard’s Wanderings @ Black & Yellow

Interactive animation captures the attention & the mobile phones of gallery goers young and old

Words & Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Video by Tara Flynn WANDERINGS: A big night in many ways: * Annie Briard‘s 1st solo show in Vancouver * Back Gallery Project‘s opening exhibition at their new location * Black & Yellow‘s 1st curated show at this new space There was a wonderfully large turnout for the opening […]

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Lauren Marsden & Mike Bourscheid @ Trench

Lauren Marsden & Mike Bourscheid @ Trench

Pair of performances draw on the elements of absurdity to challenge contexts of the contemporary art gallery

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk On Thursday July 25 2013, a night of performance art took place at Trench Gallery in the Railtown district of Vancouver BC. VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk was there to photograph the event. — From the event’s media release: Night of Performance art featuring: Die Wurst als Zeitmesser (The Wurst as a timer), […]

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Monomania II @ Trench

Monomania II @ Trench

Packed house for the opening night of the latest bi-annual exhibition of emerging local talent

On July 4th, 2013, Trench Contemporary Art Gallery held its opening reception for Monomania II: Vancouver Emerging. The exhibition featured over 20 professional Vancouver-based artists from a variety of practises and mediums, including a music/performance piece by Mike Bourscheid entitled “Introducing Myself To The Canada Geese” in which he played an odd bagpipe-like contraption. The […]

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Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

An in-studio interview and on-site location visit reveal the history of Marsden's artistic practice and hint at where she's going next

Interview by Celesse McCarthy Videography by Sheng Ho Editing and post production by Ash Tanasiychuk Special thanks to Lauren Marsden for sharing her time with us.   In studio interview: VANDOCUMENT talks to video and performance artist Lauren Marsden Video and performance artist Lauren Marsden invites VANDOCUMENT to her studio to talk about the evolution […]

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Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Extensive mitosis and tessellation erupt into amoebic bear hugs

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I wanted to create something that is as easy to ignore as it is to notice,” Patrick McManus explained to to me as we sat in the temporary side-walk-cum-lobby of the On Main Gallery. Dressed all in black, his patterned white collar conjures the impression of a […]

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As It Is at Wil Aballe Art Projects

As It Is at Wil Aballe Art Projects

Opening night featuring six artists bursts the seams of this tiny gallery space

Words by Celesse McCarthy Photos of opening night by Ash Tanasiychuk Photos of art provided by Wil Aballe — THE ARTISTE As I approach the buzzer for The Artiste live-work studios on Scotia St, I see a woman standing there, perplexed. I, for some bizarre reason, am not prepared to engage. Perhaps it’s the heat […]

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VANDOCUMENT Team Hangout at The Rumpus Room

VANDOCUMENT Team Hangout at The Rumpus Room

Put the computers and smart phones away - we're gonna get to know each other the old fashioned way: face to face, grabbin' a drink in the sun

We live in a digital age. While the convenience of working from remote locations as varied as a home office, a library, a cafe, or even overseas might be appealing for it’s freedom, it has a downside: it disconnects us from each other. The VANDOCUMENT team is a group of passionate, creative individuals who largely […]

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Conjured Citations at Access Gallery

Conjured Citations at Access Gallery

A stop motion animation recreation of the original performance art piece

Photography and animated filmmaking by Ash Tanasiychuk On May 5 2013, as part of In This Together (curated by Derrick Chang), the Tri-University Master of Arts Colloquium between Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and University of British Columbia (UBC), Guadalupe Martinez and Charlene Vickers, in collaboration with Luciana […]

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Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Creating A Place For Our Stories To Be Shared

written by Ash Tanasiychuk We acknowledge that Vancouver is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. Following the initial launch of the Community Unity Celebration, (photodocumented by VANDOCUMENT’s Alan Derksen here), VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk met with one of the Celebration’s main organizers, Debbie Krull, to discuss who she is, where she’s […]

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Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

The co-creator of Vancouver's newest and most diverse art & performance series discusses peacocks, toeholds, and the fitness of the local creative communities

Words by Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Once you’ve become versatile in talent, active in contribution, and well respected by your art communities, where do you go from there? In what other ways can your talents, hard work and passion be built upon and fed back into community? — Barbara Adler, […]