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An Artist, Environmentalist & Political Prisoner

An Artist, Environmentalist & Political Prisoner

Contribution by Jakub Markiewicz

Editor’s Note: May 1 2015 Vancouver-based artist Jakub Markiewicz was arrested to face three weeks of jail time resulting from charges he received protesting the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. He is currently released on bail, although the conditions of his release prevent him from participating in any form of environmental activism. The following […]

 Irene Lo

Gestures of Distance: Far Away So Close Part II

Gestures of Distance: Far Away So Close Part II

A reading by Stephen Collis at Access

Words + Photos By: Irene Lo        Access Gallery, under the direction of Kimberly Phillips, has a material relationship with words. Curating objects in space and putting text on a page are not separate actions. Words have a physical presence in Part II of the Far Away So Close where Part II explores […]

 Brit Bachmann

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

Setting a precedence for Vancouver-based protest art and culture

Words by Brit Bachmann + visuals by Corie Waugh, Sheng Ho & Jakub Markiewicz While the opposition to corporate interests on Burnaby Mountain has been an ongoing struggle over the last decade and more, the demonstrations reached a pivotal presence last September when Kinder Morgan acted upon plans to conduct test drilling for an expansion […]

 Brit Bachmann

#KMFACE at No Way Cabaret

#KMFACE at No Way Cabaret

A picture is worth one thousand f*** offs

Photos by Sheng Ho + Words by Brit Bachmann No Way Cabaret was a celebration of endurance and a show of support for the opposition against pipelines. It was hosted by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte and Gabriel Saloman in Unit/Pitt December 12, 2014. While the spirit was more sociable than urgent, No Way Cabaret was nevertheless a […]