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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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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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Vancouver photographer Stephen Waddell won the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Prize and a new retrospective book of his work has just been published this year by Steidl. We caught up with Stephen at his studio and Monte Clark’s new gallery to talk a bit about the book but mostly about the work. We even managed to...
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At long last comes our latest music video! Wrenegade was shot last summer in Musqueam | Pacific Spirit Park and animated over the winter. It’s the result of a collaboration between Cindy Mochizuki and myself in bringing Bowen Island-based composer Nova Pon’s delightful piece for solo flute to the big screen (or small screen if...
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At long last we bring you Coming Soon! which tells the story behind those beautiful, mysterious handmade prints you may have seen festooning local construction site hoardings as the city endlessly turns over its built surroundings! It’s been a pleasure to create this as Diyan Achjadi is one of our favourite artists and we’ve enjoyed...
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A performance of “forever after” Hope Lee’s stunning work for solo flute as performed by Mark Takeshi McGregor. In this longer version of the video for the piece, Mark introduces the work and provides some great insight and speaks to some technical points!
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Our doc on Vancouver painter Val Nelson’s foray into self-portraiture is finally done. It grew in length after life threw a few curve balls our way but it is, we think, more interesting for it.
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