Dillon Ramsey

Exploring the Microcosmos: Megan Stewart’s The Builders

Exploring the Microcosmos: Megan Stewart’s The Builders

8pm September 10-12, SFU Woodwards at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Dillon Ramsey words Paula Viitanen photos Anyone who has had the privilege of experiencing Megan Stewart’s theatre & projects will no doubt remember the mesmeric environments that define each performance: wondrous and whimsical, her sets seem to enclose the audience in dreamworlds made of mixed and repurposed materials, whose visual and spatial transformations effect an […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Creating A Place For Our Stories To Be Shared

written by Ash Tanasiychuk We acknowledge that Vancouver is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. Following the initial launch of the Community Unity Celebration, (photodocumented by VANDOCUMENT’s Alan Derksen here), VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk met with one of the Celebration’s main organizers, Debbie Krull, to discuss who she is, where she’s […]

 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

Background / ThisPlace Artists’ Talk

Background / ThisPlace Artists’ Talk

Artists Emilio Rojas, Igor Santizo, and Guadalupe Martinez close out the series of events that accompany Background / This Place at grunt with an artist talk and potluck

Following the official opening on May 10 2013, as well as various talks and walks to accompany the exhibition, artists Emilio Rojas, Guadalupe Martinez, and Igor Santizo held a talk/panel/Q&A on a Saturday afternoon at grunt gallery. This talk gave the audience an opportunity to hear about, ask about, and begin to understand the density […]

 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 & […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

District Dogs In The Window At Bird On A Wire

District Dogs In The Window At Bird On A Wire

Main Street shop invites a new creative entrepreneurial business to demo their process and product at this weekly event

As part of a super rad ongoing series highlighting the creators of the work sold at their shop, the owners of Bird On A Wire (2535 Main St) host “Artist In The Window” every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. It pays to get out and talk to shop owners! While on assignment for Vancouver Magazine, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

You Came Here By Chance at 221A

You Came Here By Chance at 221A

An evening of photographic work address our idea of space in relation to environment

On a beautiful May evening, a group exhibition of photography opened at Chinatown gallery 221A. Attended by a range of people old and young, the show, curated by Avalon Mott, included something that could appeal to everyone. You Came Here By Chance was defined by being about place. But that’s where the similarities stopped. Although […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

A Beautiful Decay at Positive Negative

A Beautiful Decay at Positive Negative

Polaroid show features an international array of artists that challenge the limitations of the format

The event description for this show of Polaroids highlighted the international representation of artists: Germany, Sweden, England, Italy, Czech Republic, Australia, Brazil, United States, and Canada. It also poetically described the reason for the title: “‘Beautiful Decay’ sharpens its gaze on disorder and desolation, where memories are forgotten and left behind, and the laws of […]