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 Justin Ramsey

This Isn’t Fan Fiction

This Isn’t Fan Fiction

The Girl Who Was Raised By Wolverine, reviewed

Upon entering the Waterfront Theatre, I’m greeted by a shorthaired woman with a pretty, welcoming smile, and a man who sits cross-legged and barefoot behind her, in a somewhat meditative posture, next to a large white bucket. Both people are dressed normally, except for what appears to be an item of shaggy grey fur on […]

 Christin Herrmann

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Artists on Vancouver's Eastside open their studios to the public for the 20th Culture Crawl

Photos by Christin Herrmann An ambitious project to give exposure to Strathcona-based artists 20 years ago, The Eastside Culture Crawl has turned into one of Vancouver’s most loved annual arts events. VANDOCUMENT photographer Christin Herrmann roamed this year’s Crawl, which has grown beyond the borders of Strathcona proper from Railtown in the north, south to […]

 Jules Galbraith

Hearing Body, Sensing Sound

Hearing Body, Sensing Sound

Wave Equation at Western Front

I arrive at the Western Front flushed, heart thumping. Half from exertion, having accelerated to a jog in an effort not to miss the performance’s billed 8 o’clock start time — and half from excitement: it would have been tragic to miss a moment. I needn’t have worried. Climbing the steps to the second floor, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

A Conversation with Artificial Intelligence

A Conversation with Artificial Intelligence

Kıvanç Tatar's performance at OPEN to ENTER, Selector's Records.

This performance is a duo with a musical agent, artificial intelligence, making music. The human performer is on the left channel and the musical agent is on the right channel. The agent listens to the human performer and itself real-time, making proactive decisions about future actions. The agent is trained on a 30 minute experimental […]

 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 […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Next Stop, Aberdeen

Next Stop, Aberdeen

The inaugural exhibition at Plaza Projects in Aberdeen Square, Richmond

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Plaza Projects presents its inaugural exhibition curated by 7:30assemble, Precarium – Right Until Revocation, which is a convergence of five emerging curators and fourteen artists. Using this commercial space that has temporarily been made available, we are taking this moment of departure from conventional forms of an art institution to more […]

 Justin Ramsey

When Things Go Sideways

When Things Go Sideways

Apocalypse Parade, Possible Worlds and the Value of Life

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 5 of 5. And if they were to take a principled stance, what would the future look like? This is a question that artist collective Popcorn Galaxy explores in Apocalypse Parade. […]

 Justin Ramsey

Razing Our Children

Razing Our Children

Saving Mother’s Call to Action

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 4 of 5. Before Saving Mother begins, Coast Salish-Nez Perce community activist and writer Kat Norris takes the stage and, drum in hand, asks us to rise to our feet and […]

 Justin Ramsey

A Case for Hugging Trees

A Case for Hugging Trees

Empathy in Living On The Grid

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 3 of 5. I remember when the UN Climate Change Conference happened in Paris. The cause was so simple, so dire, that swift and immediate action should have been taken. No […]

 Justin Ramsey

Fleeing From Our Problems

Fleeing From Our Problems

Cosmic Justice On Accountability

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 2 of 5. I am waiting outside a curtain of tarps, which block off a section of the Anderson Street paid parking lot at Granville Island. The lot resembles a dilapidated […]