Interviews

 Alicia McLean

Video Revolution! Making Your Message @ VIVO

Video Revolution! Making Your Message @ VIVO

One week tech camp teaches youth filmmaking with a purpose

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Sheng Ho Sitting with the instructors of Video Revolution! in the trendy yellow chairs of VIVO Media Arts Centre, I admire the bright, sunlit classroom-to-be. Panoramic desktop iMacs: check. Compact DSLRs: check. Pair of enthusiastic and quirky teachers: check. So, what makes this week-long (Aug 5-9) workshop different than […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

An in-studio interview and on-site location visit reveal the history of Marsden's artistic practice and hint at where she's going next

Interview by Celesse McCarthy Videography by Sheng Ho Editing and post production by Ash Tanasiychuk Special thanks to Lauren Marsden for sharing her time with us.   In studio interview: VANDOCUMENT talks to video and performance artist Lauren Marsden Video and performance artist Lauren Marsden invites VANDOCUMENT to her studio to talk about the evolution […]

 Tara Flynn

Interview with Filmmaker Erik Paulsson

Interview with Filmmaker Erik Paulsson

VANDOCUMENT's Tara Flynn catches up with Erik during his film retrospective at VIVO Media Arts

Interview, filming, and post production by Tara Flynn Interview with Erik Paulsson, Vancouver filmmaker, as he embarks on his next journey. VANDOCUMENT visits VIVO Media Arts Centre to speak with Erik during a 3 day retrospective & fundraiser. In the interview he touches on his current process of creating a multi-part documentary series, exploring mysticism […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Creating A Place For Our Stories To Be Shared

written by Ash Tanasiychuk We acknowledge that Vancouver is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. Following the initial launch of the Community Unity Celebration, (photodocumented by VANDOCUMENT’s Alan Derksen here), VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk met with one of the Celebration’s main organizers, Debbie Krull, to discuss who she is, where she’s […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

The co-creator of Vancouver's newest and most diverse art & performance series discusses peacocks, toeholds, and the fitness of the local creative communities

Words by Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Once you’ve become versatile in talent, active in contribution, and well respected by your art communities, where do you go from there? In what other ways can your talents, hard work and passion be built upon and fed back into community? — Barbara Adler, […]