Writing by VANDOCUMENT

Written documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Kaylin Metchie

Child-like wonder on a directionless path

Child-like wonder on a directionless path

Caws and Effect review

Words by Kaylin Metchie Photo by Mind of a Snail We in the theatre community often talk about the slow death of our art. How audience sizes are dwindling, being chipped away by the more easily accessible art media like TV/movies/internet streaming. Often the faces in the seats of one production are eerily familiar to […]

 Alexandra Bischoff

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Carolina Bergonzoni and Luciana D'Anunciação's new performance inflates Pandora Park Fieldhouse

Written by Alexandra Bischoff Photos and gifs by Ash Tanasiychuk An empty house (full of air) is the first public performance hosted by Dance Troupe Practice at Pandora Park Fieldhouse. It runs for only three days between April 17-19, 2015. The audience is asked to wait outside prior to the performance—it is a beautiful spring […]

 Brendan Yandt

Atmospheric Extensions

Atmospheric Extensions

Quiet City’s 17th iteration: VIVO, March 26th

Photographs by Alisha Weng / Words by Brendan Yandt Arriving at VIVO at 10 o’clock, an initial excitement generated upon hearing the sounds of Vancouver’s Sarah Davachi and Richard Smith is quickly dispelled, as their set comes to an end almost immediately. Lesson learned: get to Quiet City on time – you’ll want to hear everything. The […]

 Irene Lo

Gestures of Distance: Far Away So Close Part II

Gestures of Distance: Far Away So Close Part II

A reading by Stephen Collis at Access

Words + Photos By: Irene Lo        Access Gallery, under the direction of Kimberly Phillips, has a material relationship with words. Curating objects in space and putting text on a page are not separate actions. Words have a physical presence in Part II of the Far Away So Close where Part II explores […]

 Brit Bachmann

Untap the Millennial Mind

Untap the Millennial Mind

CultureBeast’s Kenneth Lamar puts the ‘con’ in BeastCon

Words by Brit Bachmann + Photos by Andi Icaza-Largaespada Unless you are oblivious to all the ‘Gen Y’ bashing in media, you are familiar with the term Millennial. Wikipedia defines the Millennial Generation, otherwise known as Generation Y as anyone born between 1980 and the early 2000’s. While certain authors praise Millennials for their sense […]

 C. Stewart

Finding a Place for Philosophy

Finding a Place for Philosophy

Am Johal at the Vancouver Institute for Social Research

Words by C. Stewart Photo by Alex Ross On March 2nd, the first of the Vancouver Institute for Social Research Spring 2015 lectures took place at the Or Gallery. This fourth series of VISR, which aims “to move beyond the borders of the traditional university and to open up a more accessible platform in the […]

 Brendan Yandt

House Calls

House Calls

thrum shakes ten fifteen maple

words/images/recordings by Brendan Yandt “You wanna beer?” Frequently one of the first sounds heard by those entering the ten fifteen maple field house, artist Kristen Roos poses the question whenever a newcomer is spotted. Offering a cheap can of hospitality, Roos sets a social tone that frames the performance of his new sonic installation, thrum. […]

 Brit Bachmann

Why discuss the Burnaby Mountain protest?

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 […]

 Hailey McCloskey

“After all, we’re Chinese”

“After all, we’re Chinese”

Made in China - mystical humility: a story of home and history

Made in China, performed at the Firehall Arts Centre February 18th-21st, begins with introductions and house lights. The relationship is informal, and puts me at ease. To learn about performers in this way feels natural rather than voyeuristic, which is how I often feel when researching artists’ backgrounds before I watch them perform. Sammy Chien, […]

 Nicole Dumas

Graffiti Buff

Graffiti Buff

Brett Barmby at Avenue

Words by Nicole Dumas Brett Barmby’s show “7343” opened at Avenue Gallery on December 4, 2014. Practiced in the style of the Dutch masters, Barmby’s portfolio includes his humorous take on their classic still-life vanitas (mimicked with food from his own lifestyle: pizza, slurpies and pizza pockets). Recent works focus on the buffs painted — often in […]

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