Performance art

 Ash Tanasiychuk

LAND/SONG/LAND and Song-Walking

LAND/SONG/LAND and Song-Walking

The work of artist Claire Love Wilson explored through her words and 2 new videos

VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk was invited by local artist Claire Love Wilson to video record a performance of her work in progress, LAND/SONG/LAND, at Little Mountain Gallery. During the following Q&A, Claire spoke of her creative development process, the practice of Song-Walking. In order to shed some light on Claire, her creative process, and provide context […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt and James Meger with frequent help from Debra Jean Creelman, Megan Stewart and Kyla Gardiner

VANDOC: Sawdust Collector started Sept 2016, correct? What does the name mean? Sawdust Collector: Yes, our first show was in September, only about a month and a half after we first decided to work together and join the Gold Saucer collective. At the end of February, we’ll have been running weekly shows for 6 months. […]

 Alisha Weng

Gorging On Subtleties and Excess

Gorging On Subtleties and Excess

Not sent letters project no.21

Words provided by Jeremy Todd Photography by Alisha Weng This was the 21st NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS. Each event forms public constellations of engaged interdisciplinary practice, unmediated by the realpolitik conditions of contemporary art as a competitive professional sphere. The interrelatedness of art, society and everyday life is critically explored amongst a diverse plurality […]

 Tara Flynn

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Studio T, SFU School of Contemporary Arts

Between Two Rocks is a haunting and sumptuous performance full of bold imagery that will stick to your bones. The performance runs from September 22-24th, 2016 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning […]

 Tara Flynn

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Presented by Sawdust Collector at Gold Saucer Studio

On Wednesday September 14th, two multidisciplinary performances happened at Gold Saucer: Not Yet Yeti and Mine Agente. Music, movement, and live sewing, all photographed by Tara Flynn. NOT YET YETI Ben Brown: Drums JP Carter: trumpet and electronics Lee Hutzulak: bass and electronics Dave Leith: synthesizer and electronics John Mutter: guitar and electronics with special […]

 Jen Kennedy

Rivulets

Rivulets

Video, Words and Photos by: Jen Kennedy I arrived at a secret location in Chinatown to see three linked plays. The stories confront the look of madness or survival in a world at its absolute end. The series was called Rivulets, but the plays had their own subtitles and were separate distinct vignettes, all set […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

ISEA2015 Disruption video

ISEA2015 Disruption video

The VANDOCUMENT recap of ISEA2015. Not for the faint hearted or epileptic.

ISEA2015 was a six-day symposium (14-19th August 2015) featuring over 450 speakers, workshops, tutorials, panels, papers and institutional presentations, showcasing over 160 cutting-edge digital artworks. ISEA2015’s theme of DISRUPTION invited a conversation about the aesthetics of change, renewal, and game-changing paradigms. To go with this theme, this video is packed with raw bursts of energy; […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Bathed in Blue Light, Banging Steam

Bathed in Blue Light, Banging Steam

A glimpse at the performances of Improvised Resolutions @ Gold Saucer

Photo and video documentation by Ash Tanasiychuk A friendly introduction, A gong, Bass & violin, Guitar, pedals, Lash out noise dance Improvised Resolutions, a night of improvised music at the Gold Saucer. Code of Silence, featuring Kıvanç Tatar on trumpet and electronics, Victor Zappi on D-Box (hackable musical instrument), Matthew Ariaratnam on prepared guitar and […]

 Jen Kennedy

The Work In Dreams

The Work In Dreams

Contemporary dance lights up the Firehall

It is possible to perceive something that isn’t actually there. Choreographers, dancers and composers create a production with many interpretations. I am sitting in the Firehall Arts Centre theatre, about mid row, my eyes relaxed on the gravitational pull of an empty stage. The new contemporary dance performance “Things Near and Far” has not yet […]

 Lukas Engelhardt

Like Us. #VABF2015 Delivers Much More

Like Us. #VABF2015 Delivers Much More

Zines. Books. Mags. Sales. Talks. Swag. Tarot readings and paying off student loans. Plus an elevator handstand performance.

Photography by Lukas Engelhardt Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2015 the event is anticipated to attract nearly 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond. Presented by Project Space, VA/BF is a […]

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