Video by VANDOCUMENT

Video documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Jouska: Gentle Party’s first album release party

Jouska: Gentle Party’s first album release party

Photos and a video of the Jouska album release party, plus more about this innovative group and what lies ahead

Comprised of a quartet of accomplished musicians, you may already know these artists as individuals or through their associated bands, but if you don’t yet know Gentle Party, get ready. Gentle Party are: Jessicka – Voice projects: Jessicka (Light Organ Records), Hunting (Nevado Records), Glitoris Elisa Thorn – Harp Elisa’s projects: Hue, Jazz Bras, Hildegard’s […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Tom Wherrett's jazz Americana fusion project takes the stage

Outside, it was a mess of wind and snow; inside in the warm and inviting China Cloud, there couldn’t have been greater contrast on the night that Elkhorn performed their album release party. Playing almost all new material, the band, who mixes jazz, folk, Americana, and elements of post-rock, kicked off their set with “Who? […]

 Rennie Brown

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

Nothingness release their new album with a party at Hidden City

Local art rock band Nothingness celebrated the release of their new album Being with a loud show at Hidden City Records. VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown was there to grab some sweet snaps of the night. The band has ties to local faves Nam Shub, and expands upon that band’s diverse sounds with excellent indie rock […]

 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 […]

 Jen Kennedy

Rivulets

Rivulets

Video, Words and Photos by: Jen Kennedy I arrived at a secret location in Chinatown to see three linked plays. The stories confront the look of madness or survival in a world at its absolute end. The series was called Rivulets, but the plays had their own subtitles and were separate distinct vignettes, all set […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

ISEA2015 Disruption video

ISEA2015 Disruption video

The VANDOCUMENT recap of ISEA2015. Not for the faint hearted or epileptic.

ISEA2015 was a six-day symposium (14-19th August 2015) featuring over 450 speakers, workshops, tutorials, panels, papers and institutional presentations, showcasing over 160 cutting-edge digital artworks. ISEA2015’s theme of DISRUPTION invited a conversation about the aesthetics of change, renewal, and game-changing paradigms. To go with this theme, this video is packed with raw bursts of energy; […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Bathed in Blue Light, Banging Steam

Bathed in Blue Light, Banging Steam

A glimpse at the performances of Improvised Resolutions @ Gold Saucer

Photo and video documentation by Ash Tanasiychuk A friendly introduction, A gong, Bass & violin, Guitar, pedals, Lash out noise dance Improvised Resolutions, a night of improvised music at the Gold Saucer. Code of Silence, featuring Kıvanç Tatar on trumpet and electronics, Victor Zappi on D-Box (hackable musical instrument), Matthew Ariaratnam on prepared guitar and […]

 Special Contributor

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

Four minutes with ISEA 2015 Symposium Director, Philippe Pasquier

Video by Jakub Markiewicz. In addition to being an associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology of Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology, Philippe Pasquier was one of the Symposium Directors of ISEA 2015: Disruption, along with Thecla Schiphorst. ISEA was hosted at SFU Woodwards and select venues across […]

 Brit Bachmann

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Setting a precedence for Vancouver-based protest art and culture

Words by Brit Bachmann + visuals by Corie Waugh, Sheng Ho & Jakub Markiewicz While the opposition to corporate interests on Burnaby Mountain has been an ongoing struggle over the last decade and more, the demonstrations reached a pivotal presence last September when Kinder Morgan acted upon plans to conduct test drilling for an expansion […]

 Irene Lo

Cantonese Indifference: The Language of Chinatown

Cantonese Indifference: The Language of Chinatown

越界/粵界 (transgression/cantosphere), January 22, 2015 at Centre A

Irene Lo: words Alisha Weng: photos & GIFs Ash Tanasiychuk: photos & video The original exhibition wasn’t supposed to be 越界/粵界 (transgression/cantosphere). Two catalysts that got the ball going for local interdisciplinary arts company Hong Kong Exile to collaborate with Centre A for the show: the release of Julia Kwan’s documentary about Vancouver’s Chinatown, Everything […]

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