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; […]

 Lukas Engelhardt

Scrap Map

Scrap Map

A new installation and publication by artist Sarah Davidson

Photographic documentation by Lukas Engelhardt From the event’s fb description: Join Project Space for our Monthly Open Studio, Scrap Map, an installation and publication by Vancouver-based artist Sarah Davidson. By transforming the unintended gesture of creating offcuts into a temporary installation work, Scrap Map creates a “mind map” reflective of the artist’s own process. Scrap […]

 Kaitlen Louise

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Pythagoras Records Issue 01 Launch at the Vancouver Art Gallery

On a rainy Sunday, Pythagoras Records brought together some nice folks in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Those curved twin marble steps that seem all so familiar were infinitely more impressive when experienced in a relaxing way. Lounging on the stairs drinking a beer while Dan Rincon provided the perfect soundtrack. All that […]

 Justin Ramsey

The Lady is a Tramp: Klasika by Barbara Adler

The Lady is a Tramp: Klasika by Barbara Adler

Words by Justin Ramsey Photos by Paula Viitanen Long before his rise to prominence as one of the leading thinkers of the Frankfurt School, Herbert Marcuse was a something of a young aesthete. His doctoral dissertation examined the Künstlerroman, a literary genre that situates the artist in a struggle against her prosaic, everyday milieu. Arguing […]

 Special Contributor

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Words by Nola Semczyszyn Photos by Lukas Engelhardt and Megan Stewart On August 22, a motley group of people gathered at East Vancouver’s Pandora Park for Field Camp — a collaborative participatory art event and neighbourhood celebration organized by Barbara Adler and Dance Troupe Practice as part of DTP’s Field House Residency. The event drew […]

 Special Contributor

Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Popcorn Galaxies' urban audio project, documented by the audience and the artists.

Word collage by Keely O’Brien with assistance of audience members, Liis Valjaots, Marc Castellini, D.D. Kugler and Megan Stewart. Photos by Christian Vistan.  Assembling on a downtown Vancouver street corner, ten audience members at a time are greeted by Popcorn Galaxies‘ co-artistic directors, June Fukumura and Keely O’Brien (yours truly). On this corner there’s a […]

 Brit Bachmann

‘Colour of Right’

‘Colour of Right’

Ground Gallery’s debut exhibition, In Passing, ex situ

Words by Brit Bachmann (accompanied by selections from Trespass Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 462). Photos by Brendan Yandt. At the end of a very long drive and an even longer bike ride into Point Grey, is a boarded up house insulated by a tall fence and scrubs. Cedar siding lifts off the structure from seasons […]

 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 […]

 Adèle Barclay

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

A highlights reel of the 2015 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

By Adèle Barclay Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk, Corie Waugh, and Brian Elliot (supplied by VQFF) Who ever said nothing happens in August? Amidst this month’s busy schedule of the International Symposium on Electronic Art and all sorts of art openings, comedy shows, and concerts, the 27th Vancouver Queer Film Festival kicked off last Thursday August 13th and continues until […]

 Special Contributor

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 […]