A discussion with Odera Igbokwe
Igbokwe has been working hard to get ready for an upcoming group exhibition, Plantains & Pigments, which will open at Vancouver’s James Black Gallery in June 2019.
Following the work of interdisciplinary artist Zandi Dandizette at Miami Art Week
Zandi Dandizette, interdisciplinary new media installation artist and founder of Vancouver’s The James Black Gallery, works in illustration, video, performance, and, well, anything. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a blank canvas, or room, or whether I’m curating or even using my own body. The canvas or the space is what I’m using more so than […]
The work of artist Claire Love Wilson explored through her words and 2 new videos
VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk was invited by local artist Claire Love Wilson to video record a performance of her work in progress, LAND/SONG/LAND, at Little Mountain Gallery. During the following Q&A, Claire spoke of her creative development process, the practice of Song-Walking. In order to shed some light on Claire, her creative process, and provide context […]
Interdisciplinary artist Miki Aurora discusses her work in occult, ritual, and dissolving the disillusions of the heteronormative patriarchy
Beyond emerging in some ways, Vancouver artist Miki Aurora (her press release opens with the statement “Internationally exhibited…”) is not yet a household name. But with her beyond-the-box exploration of interdisciplinary art forms, and working within the taboo areas of occult and ritual, pop fame doesn’t appear to be at the top of Aurora’s reasons […]
Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt and James Meger with frequent help from Debra Jean Creelman, Megan Stewart and Kyla Gardiner
VANDOC: Sawdust Collector started Sept 2016, correct? What does the name mean? Sawdust Collector: Yes, our first show was in September, only about a month and a half after we first decided to work together and join the Gold Saucer collective. At the end of February, we’ll have been running weekly shows for 6 months. […]
What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?
VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]
8minuteswith – podcast series Hosted by Angela Ferreira Introduction by Elliot Vaughan A place to historicize conversation, with Vancouver artists, about their artistic practice. Interview Orsy’s Bio: Orsy Szabo is an actor and filmmaker. She wrote, starred and co-produced the 2013 Crazy 8’s winning short film In The Deep, which aired on the CBC. She […]
Review and interview by Drew Copeland On its surface, Eurydice is catchy and engaging, verging on farcical; pausing for deeper consideration, more significant aspects arise from the tragic foundations. The play is both immediately entertaining and enjoyable like Count Chocula, but also offers some gristle upon which to chew in quiet reflection. This popular Greek […]
An Interview with Artist Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative
Words and Photos by Kaitlen Arundale Ricky Alvarez is a local installation artist and the creative director of Tinto Creative, a company he started not long after relocating to Vancouver. I met Ricky at his large studio which felt unlike any other Vancouver back alley studio I have seen to date. It was bright and […]