Writing by VANDOCUMENT

Written documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 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 […]

 Drew Copeland

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Words by Drew Copeland Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Peter Graham, TRiiKmedia ©2015 With the sun low on the horizon over Bowen Island and the tankers floating in English Bay, the Carlo Rossi Gang ease into their musical emanations. They fill the evening air with upbeat, New Orleans-inspired jazz tunes. It’s the evening of June 19 and the group […]

 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 ( […]

 Emily MacDonald

Transportation, Western Industrialized Society, Bikes and Shadows

Transportation, Western Industrialized Society, Bikes and Shadows

Preview of New Bronze Age July 7th

Words by Emily MacDonald Cities could always use more free accessible arts programming, and that is exactly what Western Front is bringing to Vancouver. Tuesday, July 7th is the next scheduled performance in Western Front’s New Bronze Age Series; presenting a free outdoor performance by Gamelan Bike Bike and artist collective Publik Secrets—George Rahi and […]

 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 […]

 Andi Icaza-Largaespada

Dancing and Advancing to the Edge

Dancing and Advancing to the Edge

In preparing Together () Apart, a performance installation by performer and MFA candidate Isabelle Kirouac.

Word + Photos by Andi Icaza-Largaespada Midday on a Sunday towards the end of May, Isabelle Kirouac and Willoughby Arevalo are hand knotting a surprisingly complex structure made up of bamboo logs and white fabric on the floor of SFU Woodward’s Studio T. Surrounded by thick black drapes, the labyrinth-like performance space is still in […]

 Brit Bachmann

Scratch Brings Softness to Vancouver Theatre

Scratch Brings Softness to Vancouver Theatre

An intimate interview with Caitlin McCarthy and Stephanie Izsak

Interview + Photos by Brit Bachmann Three days before opening night, Vandocument’s Brit Bachmann met with Caitlin McCarthy and Stephanie Izsaks, friends offstage and onstage in Theatre Plexus’ latest project Scratch. The play is a dark humour that explores the evolution of relationships that occur around dying and death, considered a largely autobiographical work by […]

 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 […]