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; […]

 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 […]

 Justin Ramsey

Retro Vancouver

Retro Vancouver

How Our City Needs to Progress in the 21st Century

Written by Justin Ramsey Photography by Harley Spade For much of Vancouver’s history, the Downtown Eastside was the economic hub of the city. Rooted amidst the bustle of boutiques, hotels, and parlours was the Woodward’s department store, a six-storey shopping mecca that drew Vancouverites from all over the city. This version of the Downtown Eastside […]

 Mark Jacobs

Bozzini Lab 2014: Young Composers Shine in Exploration of New Music

Bozzini Lab 2014: Young Composers Shine in Exploration of New Music

Montreal's superb contemporary- and experimental-classical string quartet premiers thrilling new works by emerging Canadian composers.

On a peerless, cloudless, 20º Friday, with the early evening sun still drenching the city and people abandoning their workweek for the beaches and neighbourhood parks in droves, an audience of nearly 60 others filled a dark, black-box-of-a-room deep within SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. They had come to the Assembly Room of the […]

 Justin Ramsey

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Justin Ramsey Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk I am sitting in Kafka’s, a charming café in Vancouver’s fashionable Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, enjoying a fabulously foamy London fog. The white walls are decorated with art, and the large front windows fill the spacious room with a pale, natural light. At 9:53, […]

 Leslie Kennah

Dancing On The Edge: Wobble Tops

Dancing On The Edge: Wobble Tops

Dynamic duo bring a colourful and festive performance to SFU Woodwards

As part of 2013’s contemporary dance festival Dancing On The Edge‘s programming, Wobble Tops performed their high-flying acrobatics for a delighted audience during an outdoor performance at SFU Woodwards. VANDOCUMENT’s Leslie Kennah caught the action in this exciting piece of photojournalism. Click here for the full gallery of Leslie’s photos. For more information: Wobble Tops […]