Electronic Perception Garage

Electronic Perception Garage

youth mentorship project

Ages 16-24 | Application closes Oct 22, 2018


VIVO encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities. We thank all who express interest in participating.

Space is limited. Free to apply: tuition is covered by generous support of our sponsors.

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Electronic Perception Garage is a mentorship project providing youth (16-24 yrs) the technical, conceptual, and community support to create video art installation works. Participants learn to use video cameras, microphones, and editing software to explore an idea or issue that matters to them.


The mentorship is guided by media artist Alysha Seriani, and combines visual studies with hands-on studio experience, including a field trip to media galleries, an archive, and artist studio visit. The project culminates in a free public event at VIVO Media Arts Centre. Primary funding is generously provided by the ArtStarts Creative Spark Grant, with equipment, facilities, and technical support provided by VIVO.

Time Commitment

This mentorship is 6 sessions (4 hours each), running the following dates. Selected participants have to attend all 6 sessions:

Sat Nov 17
Sun Nov 18
Sat Nov 24
Sun Nov 25
Sat Dec 1
Sun Dec 2

Learn how to:

use a professional video camera and microphone!

edit video and audio!

→ use video art to explore social issues that matter to you!

→ study video works from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive –  Western Canada’s largest collection of media art and independently produced documentaries from the past 45 years!

work collaboratively with other interesting people and share cool ideas!

→ create and exhibit an installed video work at a final public event!


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Alysha Seriani (alyshaseriani.com) is the lead mentor for this mentorship. She’s a filmmaker and producer living and working in Vancouver, BC. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts’ film program, she has directed, filmed and produced independent films and artist projects that have exhibited at film festivals and galleries such as the Vancouver International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, IMAGES, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, the Contemporary Art Gallery and others around the world. More recently, Alysha has done camera work for contemporary artists such as Jeneen Frei Njootli, Deanna Bowen, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, and more.




Please contact Alysha Seriani at alyshaseriani@gmail.com


Application Form

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application form. Please be sure to read the details above.

Don’t worry if you don’t have tons of experience–if you’re a beginner, let us know. It’s mostly important for us to know why you’re curious about the topic and eager to collaborate with others.

Got questions about this project or how to fill out this form? Don’t hesitate to contact Pietro at education@vivomediaarts.com.

VIVO encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position.

Know a friend who might be interested in this project? Tell them to apply too!

Application closes Oct 22, 2018.

Selected participants will be notified by late October.

Project runs the following dates:
Nov 17, Nov 18, Nov 24, Nov 25, Dec 1, Dec 2




Primary funding generously provided by