Interviews

 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

Death, Resurrection, Ascension

Death, Resurrection, Ascension

Interdisciplinary artist Miki Aurora discusses her work in occult, ritual, and dissolving the disillusions of the heteronormative patriarchy

Beyond emerging in some ways, Vancouver artist Miki Aurora (her press release opens with the statement “Internationally exhibited…”) is not yet a household name. But with her beyond-the-box exploration of interdisciplinary art forms, and working within the taboo areas of occult and ritual, pop fame doesn’t appear to be at the top of Aurora’s reasons […]

 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. […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?

VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]

 Angela Ferreira

8minuteswith: Orsy Szabo of the webseries Coded

8minuteswith: Orsy Szabo of the webseries Coded

8minuteswith – podcast series Hosted by Angela Ferreira Introduction by Elliot Vaughan A place to historicize conversation, with Vancouver artists, about their artistic practice. Interview  Orsy’s Bio:  Orsy Szabo is an actor and filmmaker. She wrote, starred and co-produced the 2013 Crazy 8’s winning short film In The Deep, which aired on the CBC. She […]

 Drew Copeland

Eurydice

Eurydice

Review and interview by Drew Copeland On its surface, Eurydice is catchy and engaging, verging on farcical; pausing for deeper consideration, more significant aspects arise from the tragic foundations. The play is both immediately entertaining and enjoyable like Count Chocula, but also offers some gristle upon which to chew in quiet reflection. This popular Greek […]

 Kaitlen Louise

On Life , Art and Business

On Life , Art and Business

An Interview with Artist Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative

Words and Photos by Kaitlen Arundale Ricky Alvarez is a local installation artist and the creative director of Tinto Creative, a company he started not long after relocating to Vancouver. I met Ricky at his large studio which felt unlike any other Vancouver back alley studio I have seen to date. It was bright and […]

 Special Contributor

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

Words by Peter Dickinson, Ashley Aron, Barbara Adler   In the summer of 2015 I went to the Czech Republic to learn about the unique sub-culture of Czech tramping. I’ve told a lot of stories about my attempts to adapt elements of Czech tramping to a Canadian context; many of these efforts have been detailed […]

 Special Contributor

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

Four minutes with ISEA 2015 Symposium Director, Philippe Pasquier

Video by Jakub Markiewicz. In addition to being an associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology of Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology, Philippe Pasquier was one of the Symposium Directors of ISEA 2015: Disruption, along with Thecla Schiphorst. ISEA was hosted at SFU Woodwards and select venues across […]

 Drew Copeland

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Words by Drew Copeland Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Peter Graham, TRiiKmedia ©2015 With the sun low on the horizon over Bowen Island and the tankers floating in English Bay, the Carlo Rossi Gang ease into their musical emanations. They fill the evening air with upbeat, New Orleans-inspired jazz tunes. It’s the evening of June 19 and the group […]

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