Welcome to the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive (CDMLA) is situated on the Unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  VIVO Media Arts Centre houses Western Canada’s foremost repository of videotapes by artists and independent producers. Spanning 60 years of production, its 8000 media works reflect the complexity of video art history.

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EVENTS

Online: Sticky Impulse

How to Be a Recluse

Eclectic videos that dance with ideas of isolation and bonding.

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May 26 – June 8

 

FEATURED PROJECTS

Every Queer Thing

A Subject Guide to Archival Materials of Queer Identity or Experience

 

 

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Women & West Coast Labour 

80 years of action for equity in domestic & workplace labour by women in BC

 

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NEWS

Remote Research Requests

 

VIVO is currently closed to the public but the Archive is still working.
Please forward all research enquiries to library@vivomediaarts.com.
We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests remotely.

 

Decolonizing the Archives: First Steps

The Archive has begun a long-overdue review of Indigenous and First Nations materials in our collection and instituting new policies and protocols for description, acquisition and accessibility.
Please contact us by email to update information and permissions.

FEATURED FONDS

SARA DIAMOND FOND
MAM-GG-P-124
GAYBLEVISION
WIF Cable 10 opening shot

FUNDERS