Residency

VANDOC’s Online Artists Residency (OAR)

 Sasha Krieger

I DYE

I DYE

Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing

I feel like a chemist. I boil plants and simmer wool in dyebaths, waiting with anticipation to see what colours emerge.

 Sasha Krieger

I Weave a Metaphor

I Weave a Metaphor

Learning to weave by looking

Exploring textile sketchbooks and pursuing a universal communication system. The newest entry by online resident artist Sasha Krieger.

 Sasha Krieger

I Begin

I Begin

Meet Sasha Krieger, VANDOC Online Residency Artist

Join OAR artist, Sasha Krieger, as she begins her online residency. She introduces her tool, the loom, making masterpieces in bed, and Castaway.

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Process before product

Process before product

Where did the idea for Online Artists Residency (OAR) come from? + introducing our first artist of 2020

Where did the idea for Online Artists Residency (OAR) come from? + introducing our first artist of 2020.

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Row, row, row your process…

Row, row, row your process…

Celebrating the journey, not the destination, we're very proud to announce the launch of VANDOC's Online Artists Residency, affectionately known as OAR.

Announcing the launch of VANDOC’s Online Artists Residency, affectionately known as OAR.

 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

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 […]

 Megan Stewart

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Dear cowboy boots, our adventures begin here. This fall there’s so much more to look forward to besides trudging through leaves and racing to class. We’re going to be in a musical together – Klasika, by my friend and MFA colleague Barbara Adler. There will be musical numbers, bedazzled denim, maybe even some sheep. Get your hopes up.

 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 […]

 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 […]