Film

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Lossless

Lossless

SFU MFA Graduating Exhibition at Audain Gallery

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Text from exhibition pdf Lossless is an exhibition featuring graduating projects by MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Video, sculpture, performance and installation projects by this year’s graduates share a number of related concerns, while formulating distinct frameworks for individual investigation. Deborah Edmeades’ video work and […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

To Move In or Form a SWARM

To Move In or Form a SWARM

Vancouver's annual 2-night festival of artist run centres kicks off it's 15th year

Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk Text pulled from SWARM 15 site, plus event pages SWARM is a 2-night event that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre (ARC) programming season with exhibition openings, performances, screenings and special events. Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are collectives and non-profit organizations, run by artists, supporting new and innovative practices in the […]

 Jensen Gifford

A Look Back: New Forms Fest 13

A Look Back: New Forms Fest 13

In honour of the kickoff of the new edition of New Forms Festival – always highly innovative and entirely unique – we look back at NFF13, which engaged 4 days & nights 7 venues over 20 artists film + sound + installation + talks + much more Photos by Leslie Kennah + Alan Derksen + […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

LAUNCH Festival Continues to Celebrate Vancouver’s Emerging Professional Artists

LAUNCH Festival Continues to Celebrate Vancouver’s Emerging Professional Artists

In its second year, LAUNCH reveals 10 new artists & acts, from dance and music to film and performance

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk LAUNCH Festival! is an interdisciplinary performance & mentorship showcase of Vancouver’s professional emerging artists. 2014 was the Festival’s second year. Presented by 149 Arts Society, which “dedicates itself to arts programming that is provocative in nature, and that serves to engage, challenge and inform.” The society’s name is “inspired by Woodward’s […]

 Justin Ramsey

The Wide Perspective: Filmmaker Rami Katz Talks LAUNCH Festival

The Wide Perspective: Filmmaker Rami Katz Talks LAUNCH Festival

written by Justin Ramsey edited by Faber Neifer Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I love Vancouver,” states Rami Katz affirmatively. “I love the landscape and the environment here—it’s just a beautiful place to live.” This is quite the declaration, given today’s quintessentially-Vancouver weather: grey, chilly, and drizzly, even on a Sunday morning in late May. Nevertheless, […]

 Justin Ramsey

Synthetic Synthesis

Synthetic Synthesis

Review: It’s Not You, It’s Me @ Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, B.C.) March 27 – April 9, 2014

Review by Justin and Dillon Ramsey Granville Island is a beautiful place; that’s hard to contest. But its beauty is an aesthetic of tensions: here, the natural and industrial converge upon one another in stark, yet strangely harmonious, juxtaposition. Walking from west to east en route to Emily Carr University of Art and Design, lush […]

 Mark Jacobs

An Autobiography Carved from Biography

An Autobiography Carved from Biography

Moyra Davey Presents Her Film “Les Goddesses”

Written by Mark Jacobs Moyra Davey’s 2011 film, Les Goddesses, played at the Western Front to a remarkably full house, which was also treated to a brief, but only minutely-illuminating conversation between Vancouver photographer Marian Penner Bancroft and the artist, following the screening. From the chatter in the intermission between the film and the talk, […]

 Mark Jacobs

Diffractions of the Local: New work by Seven Vancouver-based, Latin American Artists

Diffractions of the Local: New work by Seven Vancouver-based, Latin American Artists

Disparate geographies and contemporary art in Vancouver at Back Gallery Project

Written by Mark Jacobs Photos courtesy Roman, Gabriela Aceves, and Back Gallery Project Diffractions of the Local is a new series of exhibitions at The Back Gallery Project, aiming to celebrate the diverse nonlocal origins of Vancouver’s contemporary art scene. Here’s what The Back Gallery Project has to say about the series: Diffractions of the […]

 Alicia McLean

Interdisciplinary Imaginarium

Interdisciplinary Imaginarium

Fringe Festival encounters Brief Encounters

Words by Alicia McLean Photos courtesy Kyla Bailey “When Two Worlds Collide, Anything Can Happen…” – Doctor Who, Series 3 On Friday night I hid from the falling sky at Granville Island‘s Performance Works and witnessed the 20th incarnation of Brief Encounters. This brilliant endeavour regularly brings together artists of diverse contrastive backgrounds, throws them […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

coming from | going to – a night of film and sound

coming from | going to – a night of film and sound

Found footage and minimal sounds mesh for the most peaceful, respectful, and mellow evening party of the summer

Pics & vids by Ash Tanasiychuk On August 8 2013, thick in the heat streak typically unknown to Vancouverites, a group of artists held an outdoor evening screening in the industrial area near Clark Drive & 1st Ave. The event, entitled “coming from | going to – a night of film and sound,” happened in […]