Ash Tanasiychuk

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?

VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]

 Justin Ramsey

When Things Go Sideways

When Things Go Sideways

Apocalypse Parade, Possible Worlds and the Value of Life

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 5 of 5. And if they were to take a principled stance, what would the future look like? This is a question that artist collective Popcorn Galaxy explores in Apocalypse Parade. […]

 Justin Ramsey

Razing Our Children

Razing Our Children

Saving Mother’s Call to Action

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 4 of 5. Before Saving Mother begins, Coast Salish-Nez Perce community activist and writer Kat Norris takes the stage and, drum in hand, asks us to rise to our feet and […]

 Justin Ramsey

A Case for Hugging Trees

A Case for Hugging Trees

Empathy in Living On The Grid

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 3 of 5. I remember when the UN Climate Change Conference happened in Paris. The cause was so simple, so dire, that swift and immediate action should have been taken. No […]

 Justin Ramsey

Fleeing From Our Problems

Fleeing From Our Problems

Cosmic Justice On Accountability

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 2 of 5. I am waiting outside a curtain of tarps, which block off a section of the Anderson Street paid parking lot at Granville Island. The lot resembles a dilapidated […]

 Justin Ramsey

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

The Lilacs Tackles the Millennial Crisis

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 1 of 5. At six o’ clock on a sunny Saturday, I arrive at Granville Island. I’m early, so I walk around the pond, and along the boardwalk south of the […]

 Jon Vincent

Chris & Travis at the Vancouver Fringe

Chris & Travis at the Vancouver Fringe

Sept 10-20 @ Carousel Theatre, Vancouver Fringe Festival

Words and Photos by Jon Vincent The event was held at the Carousel Theatre in Granville Island. Fronted by Chris Stache and Travis Bernhardt. The show ran from Sept 10-20th, with a different theme every performance, from straight up improv to improvised church service. On a regular night, the duo perform the entire time, but […]

 Ravi Gill

Reuse, Recycle, Reverberate

Reuse, Recycle, Reverberate

Society's consumerist, materialistic culture dynamically explored in dance/music/sewing collaboration

Vancouver dance artist Kelly McInnes has teamed with musician Ben Brown and international musical sewing artist Lisa Simpson to create Mine Agente, an unique piece “which explores and magnifies our society’s consumerist, materialistic culture using what we wear as the main focus.” McInnes has been working on ‘mine‘ in different capacities for the past two […]

 Justin Ramsey

Synthetic Synthesis

Synthetic Synthesis

Review: It’s Not You, It’s Me @ Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, B.C.) March 27 – April 9, 2014

Review by Justin and Dillon Ramsey Granville Island is a beautiful place; that’s hard to contest. But its beauty is an aesthetic of tensions: here, the natural and industrial converge upon one another in stark, yet strangely harmonious, juxtaposition. Walking from west to east en route to Emily Carr University of Art and Design, lush […]