Interviews

 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

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Justin Ramsey Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk I am sitting in Kafka’s, a charming café in Vancouver’s fashionable Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, enjoying a fabulously foamy London fog. The white walls are decorated with art, and the large front windows fill the spacious room with a pale, natural light. At 9:53, […]

 Justin Ramsey

Medical Drama: Theatre Artist Yvette Lu Talks LAUNCH Festival

Medical Drama: Theatre Artist Yvette Lu Talks LAUNCH Festival

written by Justin Ramsey edited by Christopher Millin Yvette Lu has a distinction to her name that is unusual for an artist: the prestigious suffix MD. “I wanted to be a doctor for a long time,” Lu recalls fondly, “ever since I was a small child.” We are sitting in Revolver Café, a trendy coffee […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Edited by Christopher Millin For Meredith Kalaman, it seems that inertia doesn’t exist: from her full schedule, to her physically-demanding practice, to her constant creative process, the Vancouver-based performance artist is always on the move. After all, she has been honing her dance talents since she was three, has studied many […]

 Barbara Adler

Permanent Deviation

Permanent Deviation

Happy accidents and the transformative power of coding

Written by Barbara Adler Interview conducted by Barbara Adler, video recorded and edited by Harley Spade On March 14th, a new, interactive public artwork will launch at VIVO Media Arts. Permanent Deviation is an online project that allows the public to create artworks using computer code. The launch party will feature public coding stations connected […]

 Megan Stewart

Of Collaborations and Cheese Plates

Of Collaborations and Cheese Plates

Institutional Cheese Plate offers up interdisciplinary collaborations from SFU’s MFA program

Written by Megan Stewart All images provided by the artists In downtown Vancouver, floating between the shiny hallways and polished studios of the SFU Woodwards building and the dustier, industrial spaces of Alexander Centre, twenty-some interdisciplinary artists are creating work within Simon Fraser University’s Master of Fine Arts program. As a two-year whirlwind of a […]

 Claudia Spontaneous

A Union of Disciplines and Minds: The Body Narratives Collective and Their Upcoming Production, Dark Room

A Union of Disciplines and Minds: The Body Narratives Collective and Their Upcoming Production, Dark Room

Of collaboration and experimentation in the realm of dance, theatre, photography and science

Written by Claudia Spontaneous On a recent cloudy fall afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman of the Body Narratives Collective. One part of my agenda was to gather more information about their upcoming production, Dark Room, while the other was to explore the history of these two […]

 Jack Garton

Questions Posed to Geoff Berner (The Whiskey Rabbi) by Jack Garton (The Jack of Hearts)

Questions Posed to Geoff Berner (The Whiskey Rabbi) by Jack Garton (The Jack of Hearts)

What Inquiring Young Vancouver Accordion Players Who Like Whiskey and Books Want To Know

Words by Jack Garton All images courtesy the artists Jack: First of all, as a young Vancouver accordion player – or anyone for that matter involved in music or other cultural activity – I feel like asking: is there any hope for Vancouver? As venues continuously shut down around the city (Richards on Richards, Sugar […]

 Barbara Adler

Burn (Out) Resistant: Interview with Katheryn Petersen

Burn (Out) Resistant: Interview with Katheryn Petersen

Barbara Adler speaks with the Accordion Noir Festival’s general manager and co-artistic director

Words by Barbara Adler All images courtesy the artists Katheryn Petersen, known to many as accordion performer Salmon Avalanche, is also Accordion Noir Festival’s general manager and co-artistic director. On any given day leading up to this year’s festival, her duties include (but are not limited to): finagling show line ups, wrangling liquor licenses, sweet […]

 Alicia McLean

Hacking the Home: creative electronics @ VIVO Media Arts

Hacking the Home: creative electronics @ VIVO Media Arts

Workshop @ VIVO Media Arts that empowers youth by re-imagining their relationship with technology

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Sheng Ho    In 2013, we tap at touchscreens, type out text and download apps. We use electronic systems to maneuver our city by the most efficient route, following plotted pathways. We are given a false sense of accomplishment by adjusting limited settings, while software is sheathed with operable […]