Open House Celebration

Open House Celebration

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Join us on Sunday, April 24th 2016
Noon – 5pm

Following 3 months of extensive renovations, VIVO Media Arts Centre will officially reopen its doors on Sunday, April 24th! We welcome you to come see the dramatic transformation and stay for programming which will run all day! 

Our renovation is 75% complete so join us in the celebration of the progress we’ve made, see what’s in store, and find out how you can contribute to the final stages through Operation Yellow Helmet, VIVO’s IndieGoGo campaign on now, until May 6th.

Upon completion the upgraded space will include: a state of the art presentation studio, micro-cinema/creation lab, co-working space, equipment rental facility, dedicated classroom, digitization hub, and over 1100 square feet of archive space housing the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive.

Be sure to be here at 2:30pm for formal remarks and the unveiling and dedication of a neon work, donated by renowned video artist, Paul Wong, in honour of VIVO’s re-opening.

A menu of retro cocktail party inspired snacks will be graciously prepared by the ever-supportive Frans Van de Ven and Crista Dahl.



Tours Of The New Space
12:15 – 12:30
1:30 – 1:45
3:45 – 4:00

In The Office
All day | Interactive media artwork, “Don’t, Stop” by Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix 

In The Studio
12:00 – 2:00 | Gramaphone DJ, Martin Reisle
2:30 | Formal welcome, remarks, and the unveiling of an artwork donated by Paul Wong
2:00 – 5:00 | DJ Alex Muir

In The Co-working Space
1:00 – 3:00 | Tarot Card Reading with Cindy Mochizuki

In The Micro-cinema
1:00 – 2:15 | Destroy Vancouver experimental sound artist talks with Anne-F and Alex Moskos
2:15 – 2:30 | Introduction of the signum device by media artist Victor Mazon Gardoqui
3:00 – 5:00 | 2015 New Acquisitions Reel 

In The Classroom
All day | Video documentation of 2015 education events

In The Archive
All day | Radical Rewind Video Digitization Projects

Thank you to all who made this renovation possible!
Canada Council For The Arts, City Of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia, Canadian Heritage, British Columbia Arts Council, Scott Cohen Design, Chroma Creative Systems, Frans Van de Ven and private donors.