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Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Popcorn Galaxies' urban audio project, documented by the audience and the artists.

Word collage by Keely O’Brien with assistance of audience members, Liis Valjaots, Marc Castellini, D.D. Kugler and Megan Stewart. Photos by Christian Vistan.  Assembling on a downtown Vancouver street corner, ten audience members at a time are greeted by Popcorn Galaxies‘ co-artistic directors, June Fukumura and Keely O’Brien (yours truly). On this corner there’s a […]

 Brit Bachmann

‘Colour of Right’

‘Colour of Right’

Ground Gallery’s debut exhibition, In Passing, ex situ

Words by Brit Bachmann (accompanied by selections from Trespass Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 462). Photos by Brendan Yandt. At the end of a very long drive and an even longer bike ride into Point Grey, is a boarded up house insulated by a tall fence and scrubs. Cedar siding lifts off the structure from seasons […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Sixty Minutes of Solitude: A Review of The Builders

Sixty Minutes of Solitude: A Review of The Builders

An accumulation and performance built by unlikely architects, created and directed by Megan Stewart

written by Dillon Ramsey photos by Paula Viitanen & Ash Tanasiychuk Megan Stewart has always had an acute fascination with folk art, and her performances often take cues from this movement, possessing a vibrant, handcrafted aesthetic that is as fabulous as it is fantastic, in the original senses of those words – that is to […]

 Shauna Jean Doherty

Just Beyond The Trees

Just Beyond The Trees

A kinetic response to Emily Carr at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Words by Shauna Jean Doherty + Images courtesy of the artists and the Vancouver Art Gallery The legacy of Emily Carr and her celebrated cadre of fellow artists that comprised The Group of Seven has been deeply felt within art institutions in Canada for decades. The group’s canonized output of abstract portrayals of the Canadian […]

 Adèle Barclay

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

A highlights reel of the 2015 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

By Adèle Barclay Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk, Corie Waugh, and Brian Elliot (supplied by VQFF) Who ever said nothing happens in August? Amidst this month’s busy schedule of the International Symposium on Electronic Art and all sorts of art openings, comedy shows, and concerts, the 27th Vancouver Queer Film Festival kicked off last Thursday August 13th and continues until […]

 Justin Ramsey

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Isabelle Kirouac’s Together ( ) Apart

Written by Justin Ramsey Photos provided by Isabelle Kirouac “Where are you coming from today?” “What is the purpose of your visit?” “How long are you planning to stay?” I’ve been groomed to handle myself with quiet, agreeable compliance at border crossings, and for the first minutes, Isabelle Kirouac’s performance and installation piece Together ( […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Words Into Actions

Words Into Actions

Five performances at the Firehall Spring Arts Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Every year, the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre showcases some of Vancouver’s best emerging and established talent in the fine and performing arts. For an entire weekend, dozens of acts happen concurrently and consecutively each day—most are between ten minutes and half an hour in length—giving audiences an […]

 Shauna Jean Doherty

Signal Loss

Signal Loss

A review of Feedback Series: Julia Dault at the CAG

Words by Shauna Jean Doherty + Photos provided by CAG May 12th marked the most recent in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Feedback series, where cultural practitioners in Vancouver assemble to respond, using various creative tactics, to exhibitions currently on display at the gallery. An audience sheepishly emerged and settled into the gallery’s particularly cold surroundings. […]

 Kaylin Metchie

What is the difference between a boat and a ship

What is the difference between a boat and a ship

A Peaceful Sea review

Words by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Angela Ferreria  What is to be done when we become slaves to our egos? What do we become when the desire to be the best is so strong that it overrides our senses of duty to our nation, to our families? These seem to be some of questions that […]

 Kaylin Metchie

Child-like wonder on a directionless path

Child-like wonder on a directionless path

Caws and Effect review

Words by Kaylin Metchie Photo by Mind of a Snail We in the theatre community often talk about the slow death of our art. How audience sizes are dwindling, being chipped away by the more easily accessible art media like TV/movies/internet streaming. Often the faces in the seats of one production are eerily familiar to […]