Interviews

 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 […]

 Drew Copeland

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Sweet jazz tunes on a grassy knoll: Carlo Rossi Gang

Words by Drew Copeland Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Peter Graham, TRiiKmedia ©2015 With the sun low on the horizon over Bowen Island and the tankers floating in English Bay, the Carlo Rossi Gang ease into their musical emanations. They fill the evening air with upbeat, New Orleans-inspired jazz tunes. It’s the evening of June 19 and the group […]

 Brit Bachmann

Scratch Brings Softness to Vancouver Theatre

Scratch Brings Softness to Vancouver Theatre

An intimate interview with Caitlin McCarthy and Stephanie Izsak

Interview + Photos by Brit Bachmann Three days before opening night, Vandocument’s Brit Bachmann met with Caitlin McCarthy and Stephanie Izsaks, friends offstage and onstage in Theatre Plexus’ latest project Scratch. The play is a dark humour that explores the evolution of relationships that occur around dying and death, considered a largely autobiographical work by […]

 Angela Ferreira

8minuteswith: Jamie Taylor and Sarah Faye Bernstein of The Jamie & Sarah Experience Project

8minuteswith: Jamie Taylor and Sarah Faye Bernstein of The Jamie & Sarah Experience Project

8minuteswith – podcast series Hosted by Angela Ferreira Introduction by Elliot Vaughan A place to historicize conversation, with Vancouver artists, about their artistic practice. Interview 1 – March 14, 2015 Jamie Taylor and Sarah Faye Bernstein of The Jamie & Sarah Experience Project Angela Ferreira asks Jamie & Sarah questions about how they met, how […]

 Andi Icaza-Largaespada

Home Dream Home: a Corporeal and Ethereal Location as Art

Home Dream Home: a Corporeal and Ethereal Location as Art

Interview + Photographs by Andi Icaza-Largaespada On the evening of November 28th, Access Gallery held the opening of Catherine Pulkinghorn’s exhibition Home Dream Home, curated by Shaun Dacey. Home Dream Home is a process-based dialogue on the construction of Home as space for shelter and lifestyle, and the real estate market’s simultaneous toll on socioeconomic […]

 Tara Flynn

Thru The Trapdoor

Thru The Trapdoor

77 participants. 48 projects and performances. A huge photo gallery + 17min video recapping it all. A once in a lifetime event.

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Jon Vincent Video by Ash Tanasiychuk and Tara Flynn Text from On Main Gallery’s press release Thru the Trapdoor was an interdisciplinary art exhibition and event that took place from April 22 to 27, 2014. It was produced to mark the end of an era for the building at 1965 […]

 Brit Bachmann

Making Destroy Vancouver

Making Destroy Vancouver

An Interview with DV founder John Brennan

Interview by Brit Bachmann This is a shotgun preview of Destroy Vancouver XI, happening in less than 24 hours. Destroy Vancouver began in July 2012. It is a one-night music festival combining drone, harsh noise, free jazz and experimental electronic. Most instalments take place at VIVO, a media arts centre and venue that recently migrated […]

 Mark Jacobs

Ben Brown: Improvising His Way to Clarity

Ben Brown: Improvising His Way to Clarity

Interview by Mark Jacobs Photos by Harley Spade Vancouver-based drummer and composer Ben Brown has enjoyed an impressive career as an in-demand session musician and as the driving beat behind Pugs and Crows, with whom he won the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Award for Best New Group and the 2013 JUNO Award for Instrumental Album […]

 Celesse McCarthy

Fort Talks: Memories, Mythologies, and Astronauts

Fort Talks: Memories, Mythologies, and Astronauts

The personal stories of Sean Karemaker

VANDOCUMENT presents: Fort Talks Memories, mythologies, and astronauts: the personal stories of Sean Karemaker hosted by Celesse McCarthy Sean Karemaker, one of the nicest guys in town, is also a fascinating visual artist. His work is a deeply personal exploration of life’s pitfalls and peaks, told through a graphic novel style of writing and illustration. […]

 Brit Bachmann

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

A preview of VIVO's On the Move installation July 26-31

Words by Brit Bachmann The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear. -Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks Vol.3 [1929-35] Last year VIVO placed an open call for On the Move, a final artist residency in their […]