A History of the Luddite Rebellion
When my work-from-home day concludes at 5 pm, I go to my loom and begin to weave. The transition between different ways of working is informed by my latest obsession, the Luddite Rebellion. Since reading Warren Draper’s essay, “The Shuttle Exchanged for the Sword” in Walking on Lava: Selected Works for Uncivilized Times, I am […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]