Performance art

 Tara Flynn

Thru The Trapdoor

Thru The Trapdoor

77 participants. 48 projects and performances. A huge photo gallery + 17min video recapping it all. A once in a lifetime event.

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Jon Vincent Video by Ash Tanasiychuk and Tara Flynn Text from On Main Gallery’s press release Thru the Trapdoor was an interdisciplinary art exhibition and event that took place from April 22 to 27, 2014. It was produced to mark the end of an era for the building at 1965 […]

 Justin Ramsey

Heartbeat of the Drum

Heartbeat of the Drum

The Heart of the City Festival at SFU Woodward’s

Written by Justin Ramsey & Photography by Ravi Gill The first day of November did not disappoint. The sun shone clear in the grey-blue sky; and despite the almost-wintry nip in the air, the trees held fast to their fall colours. The night was equally pleasant; Halloween hangovers kept the sidewalks of Gastown unusually quiet—a change […]

 Kendra Archer

CONNECTIONS, Fall 2014

CONNECTIONS, Fall 2014

vandocument's own seasonal art party

Photos by Kendra Archer Vandocument’s CONNECTIONS fall party held on November 8th, 2014 included various performances and works of art from local and emerging Vancouver artists. The night included an incredible line up featuring: Amanda Courtney Niekamp (visual artist: illustration & painting) Clotted Artery (videography, screenings, interviews, media sponsor) Cometary (Rianne Švelnus + Sarah Gallos […]

 Tara Flynn

Mine Agente at Merge

Mine Agente at Merge

MINE AGENTE @ MERGE, Vancouver 2014 from VANDOCUMENT on Vimeo. International musical sewing artist Lisa Simpson (AGENTE(costura)) comes to Vancouver to create a collaborative performance piece that explores textiles, sound, and the body, using clothing as a starting point. Investigating personal relationships with garments and the potential transformation of clothing, in search for rhythm and […]

 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 […]

 Brit Bachmann

Over Under Over Under

Over Under Over Under

A Repetitive Review of a Pattern Show

Words by Brit Bachmann + Photography by Jon Vincent Ragay As the sun descended in the West, orange beams streamed through the security bars on the windows of Red Gate, casting a skewed checkerboard shadow on the gallery floor. While this was definitely happenstance, I considered it an unofficial curatorial statement for Over Under Over Under, a […]

 Ravi Gill

Reuse, Recycle, Reverberate

Reuse, Recycle, Reverberate

Society's consumerist, materialistic culture dynamically explored in dance/music/sewing collaboration

Vancouver dance artist Kelly McInnes has teamed with musician Ben Brown and international musical sewing artist Lisa Simpson to create Mine Agente, an unique piece “which explores and magnifies our society’s consumerist, materialistic culture using what we wear as the main focus.” McInnes has been working on ‘mine‘ in different capacities for the past two […]

 Mark Jacobs

Site-Specificity: Eight Ounces Half a Pound

Site-Specificity: Eight Ounces Half a Pound

Vancouver’s racialized labour history inspires a sculptural response at Chinatown’s Access Gallery.

There is no shortage of artists who concentrate on site-specific work these days; and there is no shortage of galleries looking to display work that bears the strong formative and associative imprints of having arisen in a particular time and space. But most often, the relocation of the work into the gallery setting cannot help […]

 Alisha Weng

Spatial Poetics in Photographs

Spatial Poetics in Photographs

The thirteenth iteration - "WeMix" - is captured beautifully by Alisha Weng

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 […]

 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 […]