Barbara Adler

Welcome to the Johnny Horton Remix

Welcome to the Johnny Horton Remix

In this installment of Klasika, Barbara Adler gives us a taste of some of the music she’s working on as part of her year-long, multidisciplinary art project inspired by Czech tramping.

In Klasika, Barbara uses the Czech fascination with the American Wild West to explore themes of adaptation, appropriation, fiction and thievery. As part of this work, The Johnny Horton Remix project takes these themes and makes them danceable. For Barbara and her musical collaborators, Ten Thousand Wolves, the remix is an opportunity for music to […]

 Elysse Cheadle

Popsicle Sticks and Dragonflies

Popsicle Sticks and Dragonflies

An experience of Theatre Pap’s “The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi”

Written by Elysse Cheadle I arrive to see Theatre Papʼs performance of Larry Tremblayʼs play “The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi” on the evening of January 23rd. The audience is buzzing about outside of the doors waiting for admittance to the theatre. I see many familiar faces from other line ups from other PuSH shows. Many groups […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

An in-studio interview and on-site location visit reveal the history of Marsden's artistic practice and hint at where she's going next

Interview by Celesse McCarthy Videography by Sheng Ho Editing and post production by Ash Tanasiychuk Special thanks to Lauren Marsden for sharing her time with us.   In studio interview: VANDOCUMENT talks to video and performance artist Lauren Marsden Video and performance artist Lauren Marsden invites VANDOCUMENT to her studio to talk about the evolution […]

 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 […]