Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?
Setting a precedence for Vancouver-based protest art and culture
Words by Brit Bachmann + visuals by Corie Waugh, Sheng Ho & Jakub Markiewicz While the opposition to corporate interests on Burnaby Mountain has been an ongoing struggle over the last decade and more, the demonstrations reached a pivotal presence last September when Kinder Morgan acted upon plans to conduct test drilling for an expansion […]
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 […]
Mine Agente at Merge
MINE AGENTE @ MERGE, Vancouver 2014 from VANDOCUMENT on Vimeo. International musical sewing artist Lisa Simpson (AGENTE(costura)) comes to Vancouver to create a collaborative performance piece that explores textiles, sound, and the body, using clothing as a starting point. Investigating personal relationships with garments and the potential transformation of clothing, in search for rhythm and […]
Lighting The Way Out
Beautiful, original projected artworks at Vancouver's Folk Fest
Video shot and edited by Tara Flynn For the 2014 Vancouver Folk Festival, LocoMotoArt artists Rob Scharein, Sebnem Ozpeta, Mark Nazemi, Merlyn Chipman, Bobbi Kozinuk and Laura Lee Coles created a digital art landscape installation Lighting The Way Out. Festival patrons viewed the installation each night as they exited the 4th street entrance. LocoMotoArt (LMA) […]
My Cowbojsky Boty
Or, "How to Own it When You Don't Own It."
Writing by Barbara Adler Illustrations by Brit Bachmann Photography by Barbara Adler and Ash Tanasiychuk Videos by Ash Tanasiychuk “A cowboy without a horse just wants to get to where they’re going.” This summer, I picked up that piece of cowboy philosophy by wandering – horseless — through the Czech countryside in a pair of […]
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. […]
Live Art Generation
Official website launch for Permanent Deviation
Video shot and edited by Harley Spade Photography by Kendra Archer and Ash Tanasiychuk Text largely pulled from official Permanent Deviation promo documents In March 2014, the official website launch party for Permanent Deviation kicked off at VIVO Media Arts. Permanent Deviation (http://permanentdeviation.com) is an online Processing compiler and simultaneous participatory exhibition space conceived by […]
Oh The Smell Of Blood! Bob’s Salon @ UNIT/PITT
Dance, music, story, and booze meet as part of 'Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting'
On February 28th, 2014, the last in a lofty series of evenings happened at UNIT/PITT Projects that combined improv dance, live music, storytelling, and matching wine. All wrapped around the book launch of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting.’ Bob’s Salon part of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting’ a UNIT/PITT co-presentation with battery opera performance Dance: Arash Khakpour, […]
Vision and memory captured by winners of the Vernissage Photography awards
Words and photos by Annie Briard Video by Ash Tanasiychuk “Journey,” a two-person photography exhibition curated by Rita Minichiello, was presented at Beaumont Studios Gallery from February 20 to March 8, 2014. Centred on artists Adam Stenhouse and Michelle Peters, winners of the People’s Choice and The Beaumont Choice awards for their participation in the […]