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What does climate anxiety look like? Is there mourning? Anger? Resignation? Hope? These are some of the things on my mind constantly these days, on top of everything else and in common with millions of others. But it came especially to the fore on a week-long stay on Galiano Island in the summer of 2023,...
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This new video was premiered at the MANTIS Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music at the University of Manchester (UK) on November 27th, 2022 and will see more screenings throughout 2023. It’s a unique hybrid project that I developed with composer David Berezan during the first two years of the pandemic. It took a while to take...
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VR Media is pleased to offer another in our series of video poems, visual adaptations of the work of local poets. The first ones we did featured the work of Liz Bachinsky (Nails and Lions Gate Bridge). Then we did several pieces from Catherine Owen’s The River System (currently viewable on our YouTube channel). This...
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I first came to know Hilary Peach as a writer and a poet some years ago. We became Facebook friends through a mutual acquaintance in the Vancouver cultural scene and we had published her work in the print version of Vancouver Review. I soon learned of her “other life” via a string of posts; that...
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What is there left to say about Vancouver treasure Veda Hille? A gifted songwriter with a crystalline voice that has listeners anticipating every line? Sure! Her new LP, Beach Practice, emerged from the pandemic, as we all did, with some new twists. This track struck me because I never thought I’d ever hear this kind...
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Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist Emily Hermant works with recycled telecommunications and data cables, stripping them down and arranging them into patterns, casting them in silicone to make colourful moulded wall hangings, or creating rippling sculptures from the wires themselves. “The materials that I’m working with have speed built into them,” says Hermant, a professor of sculpture...
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OMNIBUS – IN THE COMIC BOOK WORLD, A MEGA COMPENDIUM COMPRISING A COMPLETE SERIES OF COMICS. ALSO THE NAME OF SONNY ASSU’S LATEST SHOW AT THE EQUINOX GALLERY. Sonny Assu’s new series of mixed media paintings is a richly layered confection where comics merge with traditional forms to address some familiar themes. Comics were a...
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It’s been 17 years since I first wrote Global Span for the print edition of Vancouver Review, essentially an advocacy piece for loscil’s 2004 CD “First Narrows” being recognized as a kind of Autobahn-level soundtrack for local travels. Since then, Scott Morgan (loscil) has released countless works of intoxicating pulsating electronica. Any departures from the...
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For the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot (aka V2.0) I thought a trip down memory lane might be in order. I’m no sports fan but when tens of thousands cram together into blockaded streets, the place is guaranteed to turn into a shooting gallery for photo journalists. Actually, the vibe was pretty...
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“This is taxidermy, this is not heritage conservation.” – Donald Luxton The following article was originally published in Vancouver Review, issue #2, in 2004. We reproduce it here because we see that façadism as an architectural “heritage preservation” approach has continued unabated and undebated in the city since it was first published. By making it...
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