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 Dillon Ramsey

Words Into Actions

Words Into Actions

Five performances at the Firehall Spring Arts Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Every year, the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre showcases some of Vancouver’s best emerging and established talent in the fine and performing arts. For an entire weekend, dozens of acts happen concurrently and consecutively each day—most are between ten minutes and half an hour in length—giving audiences an […]

 Christopher Edmonstone

#ArtistAtHome

#ArtistAtHome

Christopher Edmonstone gets up close with his epic portrait series of Vancouver artists

Photography by Christopher Edmonstone VANDOCUMENT is known for featuring the creative work of others. This time one of our own contributors, photographer Christopher Edmonstone, has been working on an ambitious portrait project called #ArtistAtHome for the past four months. Having shot concert photography for years in Vancouver, he has gotten to know some of the […]

 Alexandra Bischoff

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Carolina Bergonzoni and Luciana D'Anunciação's new performance inflates Pandora Park Fieldhouse

Written by Alexandra Bischoff Photos and gifs by Ash Tanasiychuk An empty house (full of air) is the first public performance hosted by Dance Troupe Practice at Pandora Park Fieldhouse. It runs for only three days between April 17-19, 2015. The audience is asked to wait outside prior to the performance—it is a beautiful spring […]

 Corie Waugh

FutureLoss community dinner at grunt

FutureLoss community dinner at grunt

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Photo-documentation of a community dinner hosted at the grunt gallery by curator Vanessa Kwan and artist Zoe Kreye for the project FutureLoss. Invitation: “As a small thank you for your participation in FutureLoss, grunt gallery and Zoe Kreye invite you and a guest to share dinner with us: Sunday, April 12th, 7pm grunt gallery 116 – […]

 Corie Waugh

Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape

Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape

Opening night and In Conversation

Photodocumentation by Corie Waugh Exhibition statement: “Presented in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival, Field Studies investigates radical and inventive ways in which our everyday landscape might be experienced and mapped. Rebecca Bayer and Laura Kozak’s community-based project The Hadden Park Map Exchange (developed through the Vancouver Parks Board Field House Residencies) documents the coming together […]

 Carla K. Stewart

Finding a Place for Philosophy

Finding a Place for Philosophy

Am Johal at the Vancouver Institute for Social Research

Words by Carla K. Stewart Photo by Alex Ross On March 2nd, the first of the Vancouver Institute for Social Research Spring 2015 lectures took place at the Or Gallery. This fourth series of VISR, which aims “to move beyond the borders of the traditional university and to open up a more accessible platform in […]

 Brit Bachmann

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Setting a precedence for Vancouver-based protest art and culture

Words by Brit Bachmann + visuals by Corie Waugh, Sheng Ho & Jakub Markiewicz While the opposition to corporate interests on Burnaby Mountain has been an ongoing struggle over the last decade and more, the demonstrations reached a pivotal presence last September when Kinder Morgan acted upon plans to conduct test drilling for an expansion […]

 Dillon Ramsey

The Next Great Adventure

The Next Great Adventure

Wil Aballe Art Projects debuts its new location

Written by Dillon Ramsey From the corner of Frances Street, it’s easy to see where Clark Drive turns into a maze of brick and concrete, and terminates in the industrial warehouses and freight lines of Port Metro Vancouver. It might seem strange that an elegant new art gallery would be nearby – except that this […]

 Carla K. Stewart

Unsettled

Unsettled

Krista Belle Stewart at the Contemporary Art Gallery

Words by Carla K. Stewart Photos by Scott Massey Parallax occurs when an object appears to differ when viewed from various positions. A common example is the changing appearance of a celestial body when viewed from different points on the earth’s surface. Or, the flattening of a three-dimensional space into the two-dimensional plane of a […]

 Irene Lo

Cantonese Indifference: The Language of Chinatown

Cantonese Indifference: The Language of Chinatown

越界/粵界 (transgression/cantosphere), January 22, 2015 at Centre A

Irene Lo: words Alisha Weng: photos & GIFs Ash Tanasiychuk: photos & video The original exhibition wasn’t supposed to be 越界/粵界 (transgression/cantosphere). Two catalysts that got the ball going for local interdisciplinary arts company Hong Kong Exile to collaborate with Centre A for the show: the release of Julia Kwan’s documentary about Vancouver’s Chinatown, Everything […]