Interviews

 Brit Bachmann

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: grunt gallery

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: grunt gallery

Discussing urban development with grunt's Glenn Alteen

Words by Brit Bachmann + Edits by Christopher Millin + Photos by Alisha Weng Last month Western Front, grunt gallery, Arts Factory, VIVO and C-Space were awarded a combined $4.5 million in the form of CACs, or Community Amenities Contributions. This money was part of $6 million donated to the City of Vancouver by Rize […]

 Brit Bachmann

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: Arts Factory

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: Arts Factory

A rundown of CAC funding in Mount Pleasant, and the construction of Elia Kirby's Arts Factory

Words by Brit Bachmann Edited by Christopher Millin A wave of arts funding is breaking over the Mount Pleasant area, substantiating its status as one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and experimental artist hubs. On June 11th Vancouver City Council unanimously voted in favour of allocating $4.5 million to select arts organizations in Mount Pleasant in […]

 Kaylin Metchie

Glancing inward to expand outward

Glancing inward to expand outward

A review/interview of Human Theatre Collective’s CAEZR: 33 Cuts

Words by Kaylin Metchie The sun was high in the sky as my boyfriend and I walked up the hill to The Cultch. It was the second time I had been there that week, and I was eager to satisfy my experimental/contemporary theatre itch. No matter whether you like or hate a play at the […]

 Dillon Ramsey

In The Loop: Musician Chersea Talks LAUNCH Festival

In The Loop: Musician Chersea Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Edited by Christopher Millin Photos of Chersea’s 2013 LAUNCH Fest performance by Ash Tanasiychuk Anyone who hasn’t watched a “loop artist” at work is missing out. “Looping is basically a form of live DJing,” summarises local singer-songwriter Chersea, whose unique technique of manipulating live music through electronic equipment won her the […]

 Justin Ramsey

The Wide Perspective: Filmmaker Rami Katz Talks LAUNCH Festival

The Wide Perspective: Filmmaker Rami Katz Talks LAUNCH Festival

written by Justin Ramsey edited by Faber Neifer Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I love Vancouver,” states Rami Katz affirmatively. “I love the landscape and the environment here—it’s just a beautiful place to live.” This is quite the declaration, given today’s quintessentially-Vancouver weather: grey, chilly, and drizzly, even on a Sunday morning in late May. Nevertheless, […]

 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, […]

 Justin Ramsey

Medical Drama: Theatre Artist Yvette Lu Talks LAUNCH Festival

Medical Drama: Theatre Artist Yvette Lu Talks LAUNCH Festival

written by Justin Ramsey edited by Christopher Millin Yvette Lu has a distinction to her name that is unusual for an artist: the prestigious suffix MD. “I wanted to be a doctor for a long time,” Lu recalls fondly, “ever since I was a small child.” We are sitting in Revolver Café, a trendy coffee […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Edited by Christopher Millin For Meredith Kalaman, it seems that inertia doesn’t exist: from her full schedule, to her physically-demanding practice, to her constant creative process, the Vancouver-based performance artist is always on the move. After all, she has been honing her dance talents since she was three, has studied many […]

 Barbara Adler

Permanent Deviation

Permanent Deviation

Happy accidents and the transformative power of coding

Written by Barbara Adler Interview conducted by Barbara Adler, video recorded and edited by Harley Spade On March 14th, a new, interactive public artwork will launch at VIVO Media Arts. Permanent Deviation is an online project that allows the public to create artworks using computer code. The launch party will feature public coding stations connected […]

 Megan Stewart

Of Collaborations and Cheese Plates

Of Collaborations and Cheese Plates

Institutional Cheese Plate offers up interdisciplinary collaborations from SFU’s MFA program

Written by Megan Stewart All images provided by the artists In downtown Vancouver, floating between the shiny hallways and polished studios of the SFU Woodwards building and the dustier, industrial spaces of Alexander Centre, twenty-some interdisciplinary artists are creating work within Simon Fraser University’s Master of Fine Arts program. As a two-year whirlwind of a […]