Story and audio recording by Barbara Adler. Photographs by Jirka Matousek and Míša. After posting “My Cowbojsky Boty,” Barbara Adler returned to Czech Republic, cast as a character in Czech Country, a documentary about Czech tramping which is also the subject of her year-long, multidisciplinary art project Klasika. Her return to Canada’s west coast brings […]
How Our City Needs to Progress in the 21st Century
Written by Justin Ramsey Photography by Harley Spade For much of Vancouver’s history, the Downtown Eastside was the economic hub of the city. Rooted amidst the bustle of boutiques, hotels, and parlours was the Woodward’s department store, a six-storey shopping mecca that drew Vancouverites from all over the city. This version of the Downtown Eastside […]
SFU MFA Graduating Exhibition at Audain Gallery
Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Text from exhibition pdf Lossless is an exhibition featuring graduating projects by MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Video, sculpture, performance and installation projects by this year’s graduates share a number of related concerns, while formulating distinct frameworks for individual investigation. Deborah Edmeades’ video work and […]
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 […]
Montreal's superb contemporary- and experimental-classical string quartet premiers thrilling new works by emerging Canadian composers.
On a peerless, cloudless, 20º Friday, with the early evening sun still drenching the city and people abandoning their workweek for the beaches and neighbourhood parks in droves, an audience of nearly 60 others filled a dark, black-box-of-a-room deep within SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. They had come to the Assembly Room of the […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dynamic duo bring a colourful and festive performance to SFU Woodwards
As part of 2013’s contemporary dance festival Dancing On The Edge‘s programming, Wobble Tops performed their high-flying acrobatics for a delighted audience during an outdoor performance at SFU Woodwards. VANDOCUMENT’s Leslie Kennah caught the action in this exciting piece of photojournalism. Click here for the full gallery of Leslie’s photos. For more information: Wobble Tops […]