Writing by VANDOCUMENT

Written documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Yvonne Chew

Bradley Messer’s Wood Art

Bradley Messer’s Wood Art

Finding strength in the "weak" spots of wood extends the stories of the characters in our lives

Words and photos by Yvonne Chew On a Monday afternoon, while photographing a Music and Movement (improvisational music and dance) session organized by Ben Brown at the China Cloud Gallery, I noticed that the art work around the room was made from wood. A large piece of art that sat on the wall behind the […]

 Yvonne Chew

Adhesif Clothing Company

Adhesif Clothing Company

VANDOCUMENT's Yvonne Chew reconnects with sustainable fashion designer Melissa Ferreira at Car Free Day

Words and photos by Yvonne Chew At Car Free Day on Main Street last Sunday, I was happy to find Melissa Ferreira, designer and owner of Adhesif Clothing Company. Melissa is a face from my past who I have been following in the local Vancouver fashion scene since I met her in 2008 at Vancouver […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

The co-creator of Vancouver's newest and most diverse art & performance series discusses peacocks, toeholds, and the fitness of the local creative communities

Words by Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Once you’ve become versatile in talent, active in contribution, and well respected by your art communities, where do you go from there? In what other ways can your talents, hard work and passion be built upon and fed back into community? — Barbara Adler, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

On Why Art Matters

On Why Art Matters

An exploration into the deeper reasons for the creation of VANDOCUMENT

VANDOCUMENT. What is it? It’s Vancouver’s arts & culture documentation publication. It focuses on Vancouver’s local artists, organizers, studios, and festivals. It’s run & operated & produced by a passionate group of people who believe that Vancouver’s local talent deserves dedicated coverage and promotion. Now this is all fine. But another WHY? Why does our […]

 Shalon WH

Music and Movement Mondays

Music and Movement Mondays

A weekly collaboration of always changing dancers, musicians and locations, Ben Brown's experiment in cross-discipline dialogue is the stepping stone for Shapes In Sound

Written by Shalon W-H and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Yvonne Chew A unique series of evening events featuring a variety of multidisciplinary arts – Extravagant Signals – is about to launch into its inaugural year (June 15-22 2013). To prepare, Vandocument’s Shalon and Ash got a sneak preview of the improv music […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Safe/Guard and Feast: Mystery and Intrigue at the rEvolver Festival

Safe/Guard and Feast: Mystery and Intrigue at the rEvolver Festival

A teasingly mysterious look a pair of original dance/performances by local Vancouver artists as they begin their run at Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival at The Cultch

On an overcast afternoon in May, Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk of VANDOCUMENT headed to the soon-to-be destroyed green house at The Cultch to get a sneak preview of Safe/Guard and Feast. This show, featuring two separate, yet curiously connected, original works, has been notoriously advertised with very little literal explanation. “A Visual Poem & […]

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