Writing by VANDOCUMENT

Written documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Celesse McCarthy

Music For Lamps + Music For Internet + Music For Furniture @ VIVO

Music For Lamps + Music For Internet + Music For Furniture @ VIVO

VIVO's Latest Video Bar immerses it’s audience in sound, light, and vibration

Words by Celesse McCarthy Photos by Dennis Ha and Elisa Ferrari   I’m sitting outside City Centre Motel on Main. VACANCY is illuminated, and across the street, Hot Art Wet City is electrified by voyeurs. I’m drinking cider. I see a woman wearing a uniform sauntering down the sidewalk, whirling her sweater – the sun […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

An in-studio interview and on-site location visit reveal the history of Marsden's artistic practice and hint at where she's going next

Interview by Celesse McCarthy Videography by Sheng Ho Editing and post production by Ash Tanasiychuk Special thanks to Lauren Marsden for sharing her time with us.   In studio interview: VANDOCUMENT talks to video and performance artist Lauren Marsden Video and performance artist Lauren Marsden invites VANDOCUMENT to her studio to talk about the evolution […]

 Shalon WH

Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me @ SFU Woodwards

Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me @ SFU Woodwards

Interdisciplinary and experimental evening binds both performers and audience through challenging conceptions of space and expectations

Words by Shalon W-H and Celesse McCarthy To kick off the 37th annual Powell Street Festival, an interdisciplinary event entitled Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me took place on July 6th 2013. On the top floor of SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a small stage – Studio D – equipped with scaffolded seating. […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Extensive mitosis and tessellation erupt into amoebic bear hugs

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I wanted to create something that is as easy to ignore as it is to notice,” Patrick McManus explained to to me as we sat in the temporary side-walk-cum-lobby of the On Main Gallery. Dressed all in black, his patterned white collar conjures the impression of a […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

As It Is at Wil Aballe Art Projects

As It Is at Wil Aballe Art Projects

Opening night featuring six artists bursts the seams of this tiny gallery space

Words by Celesse McCarthy Photos of opening night by Ash Tanasiychuk Photos of art provided by Wil Aballe — THE ARTISTE As I approach the buzzer for The Artiste live-work studios on Scotia St, I see a woman standing there, perplexed. I, for some bizarre reason, am not prepared to engage. Perhaps it’s the heat […]

 Celesse McCarthy

Destroy Vancouver: Where the Noise Is

Destroy Vancouver: Where the Noise Is

words by Celesse McCarthy photographs by Alan Derksen The piano is puckered with fingerprints. The crowd is made up of fellow Jazz Fest musicians and the luminescent public. The purveyors are tamed and titillated. Even as they seat, they are immediately engaged in the space – as a species. Two pages of sheet music adorn […]

 Lucia Misch

Summer BBQ Fiesta of Music at The Media Club

Summer BBQ Fiesta of Music at The Media Club

Four Local Bands Rock the Excitement of a Pacific Coast Summer

Words by Lucia Misch Pics by Faber Neifer Walking through the zealous warmth of Saturday night towards the Summer BBQ Fiesta at the Media Club, it was impossible to miss the mass of BC Place, sitting like an engorged anemone one block south of the much smaller venue. Rumbling cheers of white noise burst intermittently […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Interview with Debbie Krull, Traditional Mother and Community Unity Celebration Organizer

Creating A Place For Our Stories To Be Shared

written by Ash Tanasiychuk We acknowledge that Vancouver is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. Following the initial launch of the Community Unity Celebration, (photodocumented by VANDOCUMENT’s Alan Derksen here), VANDOCUMENT’s Ash Tanasiychuk met with one of the Celebration’s main organizers, Debbie Krull, to discuss who she is, where she’s […]

 Yvonne Chew

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market

Revisiting the market you thought you knew

Photos & words by Yvonne Chew Walking through the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market one Friday evening, while friends and families enjoyed food and drink on outdoor patios, I noticed a new blend of vendors.   Amongst the traditional Chinese vendors who sell anything from clothing, jewelry, plants, shoes, and sunglasses, to handbags, smart phone cases, […]