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 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 […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Best Vancouver Albums of 2016

Best Vancouver Albums of 2016

2016 was an incredible year for music in Vancouver. Here are the 10 albums that had us particularly stoked for what’s happening locally. Hopefully you know all of these. If you don’t, give the full lengths a listen, buy the ones you love, and definitely go see these artists at their next live shows. Maarten […]

 Shannon Miller

Winter Runway

Winter Runway

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing winter 2016 show at The Fox

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing‘s Winter 2016 Runway Show at the Fox Cabaret with musical performances by Combine the Victorious and special guests Terrace. Photos by Shannon Ruth Dionne Photography. Over 100 photos in the full gallery

 Justin Ramsey

Woman to Woman, Sister to Sister

Woman to Woman, Sister to Sister

A review of Marrow at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Havana Theatre has changed since I was last here. I’ve seen a few performances at this venue before; I remembered entering through the restaurant into a dark, spacious room where chairs were set out for audience members. Now, we are guided through a separate entrance; and once inside, I’m impressed to see long rows […]

 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 […]