BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018

Bring Your Own Beamer 2018!

8pm – 11pm

On Friday, April 13th from 8pm -11pm, VIVO Media Arts Centre will host the second edition of Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB)! The event, conceived by Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal, is a one-night screening where artists display their video or film work using their own projector. Formats of all varieties will be presented simultaneously, across the walls of VIVO’s 2,000 square foot studio space, backed by a crowd-sourced soundtrack.

$5 at the door (no one turned away)

Free for participants

*This is a fundraiser. All revenues will go towards preserving VIVO’s technology archive**

If you would like to present as a participating artist, please email your name and film/video format of choice to by April 4th, 2018 by noon. Participating artists are asked to install their projector, media player, and video file between 6:00pm – 7:30pm on the night of the event. All submissions will be accepted.

More information can be found on the Facebook page

Venue Accessibility

VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.

Wheelchair/Walker Access

A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.


There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.

To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.

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