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Vitrine, EATa I, 1973 Matrix International Video Conference & Festival

Fonds and Collection



Anamnesia: Unforgetting

Celebration ’90 Gay Games III

new  Every Queer Thing

Women & West Coast Labour


Finding Aids

         Diamond, Sara

         Every Queer Thing

         Herb, Lenore

         Memory BC

          Current Symposium

          Dragu, Margaret

          Grayson, John

          Ketler, Terry

          Renegade Library

          Torwl, Meg


External Links

Archive/Counter Archive

Vancouver Independent Archives Week

At the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive

Satellite Video Exchange Society

VIVO Media Arts Centre was incorporated as The Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES) in 1973. The SVES has been known to the public as Video Inn, Video In, and Video In Studios.


How to Research Our Collection

Highlighted text  below directs you to online finding aids.


Navigation pane:

     Fonds link you directly to the home page of specific fonds. Not all fonds are online at this time.

     Projects link you to the home page of  special projects.

     Finding Aids link to you to finding aids on this website or at Memory BC

     External Links take you to partner websites with additional materials


SVES fonds

The SVES fonds include the organizational history of the Society created by the SVES or its pre-incorporation activities. These include:

The internal records of The Satellite Video Exchange Society (1973-)

MATRIX International Video Exchange Conference & Festival (1973)

The International Video Exchange Network (1971-1978)

          Video Guide Magazine (1978-1992)

Media Artist and Activist Documentation Files (MAAD)

Legacy technology and technical manuals (1971-)

Programming documentation (1973-)

Files related to external membership organizations: Vancouver Artists League (VAL), Independent Film & Video Alliance (IFVA), Association of  National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres (ANNPAC), Coalition for the Right To View (CRTV).

          Special Collections (detailed below)

Special Collections

Special Collections include the print and video collections instituted at our founding and central to our originating mandate, the Video Out Distribution video collection, other Vancouver media organizations, and the personal archives of artists and activists. These include:

SVES Collections


Time & Space Publications Library (1960s-) – P

Video Library & Archive (1968-) – M
     Media Producer Name List 
     Searchable video database

Video Out Distribution  (1980-) – M


Media Centres, Collectives & Initiatives


1973 Matrix International Video Conference & Festival  –  M-P-T

Canada Dance – M

CURRENT Feminist Electronic Art Symposium 
– M-P-T

First Nations Video Collective – M-T

Gayblevision Society  –  M-T

Metro Media Society – M-P-T

Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres

Renegade Library   – P

Vancouver Status of Women
 Woman Alive TV Series  – M

Women In Focus Society – M-T-P

Artists & Activists


Crista Dahl – M-P-T

Sara Diamond– M-P-T-E

Margaret Dragu  – M-P-T

John Grayson  – P

Lenore Herb – M-P-T-E

Terry Ketler  – M-T

Mary Anne McEwen – M-P-T-E

Joe Sarahan – M-T

Meg Torwl  – M-P-T-E

Key to Content Scope in Special Collections

M – Media   (video, film or photographs – analogue and/or digital)
P – Publications   (books, periodicals, catalogues, posters, promotional materials, zines)
T – Textual Records  (correspondence, CVs, other paper records)
E – Ephemera  (objects)


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Archive Manager (Karen Knights) –