Reviews

 Aly Laub

“Trashy Show” Review

“Trashy Show” Review

Local bands perform at 333 on October 23, 2015

  Words By Alyssa Laube   With a name like “Trashy Show”, it’s easy to jump to conclusions about the event. It doesn’t help that it’s at a notoriously run-down venue, either. Due to the number of people who RSVP’d “Yes” for October 23rd, the space was changed from the original location to 333 Clark Drive, […]

 Jen Kennedy

The Work In Dreams

The Work In Dreams

Contemporary dance lights up the Firehall

It is possible to perceive something that isn’t actually there. Choreographers, dancers and composers create a production with many interpretations. I am sitting in the Firehall Arts Centre theatre, about mid row, my eyes relaxed on the gravitational pull of an empty stage. The new contemporary dance performance “Things Near and Far” has not yet […]

 Kaitlen Louise

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Pythagoras Records Issue 01 Launch at the Vancouver Art Gallery

On a rainy Sunday, Pythagoras Records brought together some nice folks in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Those curved twin marble steps that seem all so familiar were infinitely more impressive when experienced in a relaxing way. Lounging on the stairs drinking a beer while Dan Rincon provided the perfect soundtrack. All that […]

 Kaitlen Louise

Lessons From Pecha Kucha x Emily Carr 38

Lessons From Pecha Kucha x Emily Carr 38

A Dose of Local Inspiration

Words & Photos by Kaitlen Arundale The lineup outside the Vogue Theater was exactly the mixed bag of well dressed folk I expected to see at Pecha Kucha 38. Once inside we secured a spot on the upper balcony and waited for the show to begin. I must confess that this was my first time attending a Pecha […]

 Special Contributor

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Words by Nola Semczyszyn Photos by Lukas Engelhardt and Megan Stewart On August 22, a motley group of people gathered at East Vancouver’s Pandora Park for Field Camp — a collaborative participatory art event and neighbourhood celebration organized by Barbara Adler and Dance Troupe Practice as part of DTP’s Field House Residency. The event drew […]

 Special Contributor

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 […]