Ash Tanasiychuk

DOXA 2017 preview

DOXA 2017 preview

Industry Day, film picks, sharing the love of documentary filmmaking

Intro: DOXA 2017 is nearly here Thursday, May 4th, is the launch of the 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival, bringing 11 days & nights of international film, forums, and education to Vancouver. This year, VANDOCUMENT is a proud Media Partner of DOXA 2017. Industry Day VANDOC’s involvement in Vancouver’s creative scenes is a dual […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan

the 2017 SFU BFA graduating exhibition at Audain Gallery

With a playful title like Lazy Susan, unlike so many pretentious undergrad group show titles (hell, mine was “Flux” – ha!), the world was wide open with possibilities about the range and quality of work that would be seen. This was by far one of the most fresh showings of undergrad work to be seen […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

ISEA2015 Disruption video

ISEA2015 Disruption video

The VANDOCUMENT recap of ISEA2015. Not for the faint hearted or epileptic.

ISEA2015 was a six-day symposium (14-19th August 2015) featuring over 450 speakers, workshops, tutorials, panels, papers and institutional presentations, showcasing over 160 cutting-edge digital artworks. ISEA2015’s theme of DISRUPTION invited a conversation about the aesthetics of change, renewal, and game-changing paradigms. To go with this theme, this video is packed with raw bursts of energy; […]

 Special Contributor

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

Words by Peter Dickinson, Ashley Aron, Barbara Adler   In the summer of 2015 I went to the Czech Republic to learn about the unique sub-culture of Czech tramping. I’ve told a lot of stories about my attempts to adapt elements of Czech tramping to a Canadian context; many of these efforts have been detailed […]

 Special Contributor

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

ISEA 2015: Re-examining Boundaries

Four minutes with ISEA 2015 Symposium Director, Philippe Pasquier

Video by Jakub Markiewicz. In addition to being an associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology of Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology, Philippe Pasquier was one of the Symposium Directors of ISEA 2015: Disruption, along with Thecla Schiphorst. ISEA was hosted at SFU Woodwards and select venues across […]

 Paul Paroczai

Strange Memorial: an audio memoir for remembering Hastings St.

Strange Memorial: an audio memoir for remembering Hastings St.

Part of the build-up to Klasika, a multidisciplinary musical premiering Oct.29\30, 2015 at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Words by Paul Paroczai Sound Piece by Paul Paroczai and Barbara Adler Photos by Paul Paroczai and Barbara Adler I can’t remember at what point during the three-hour, fourteen kilometer trek between SFU’s Woodwards and Burnaby campuses we realized Hastings Street was a place that neither of us particularly wanted to be. Yet, somehow, two […]

 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 ( […]

 Brit Bachmann

Makeshift Cowboy Meets Improvised Beach

Makeshift Cowboy Meets Improvised Beach

Klasika goes on an urban vandr

Written by Barbara Adler Brit Bachmann photos Brendan Yandt soundscape It feels like it happened a long time ago. A group of friends met in my office at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, where I am currently a graduate student. We listened to field recordings I made last summer in the Czech Republic as […]

 Kaylin Metchie

Dance Yourself Away

Dance Yourself Away

EPIC presented by SFU dance undergrads

Words by Kaylin Metchie Edited by Elysse Cheadle EPIC – SFU Student Dance Show The cavernous Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at SFU is a formidable arena. Its expanse highlights your smallness, while its dark walls envelope you like a hug from a long lost loved one. Tonight, the space is warm, buzzing with […]

 Dillon Ramsey

National Stolen Treasures

National Stolen Treasures

Dylan Robinson discusses art music's indigenous inclusions

Written by Dillon Ramsey Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk Go into any of Canada’s “great” museums and you will more than likely come face to face with collections of First Nations artefacts acquired by means that could be called questionable at best. Indeed, colonial Canada has long made a point of stockpiling the ceremonials of its […]

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