Hello Ocean?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sara Gold: "Hello, Ocean?"
Tuesday June 15, 7-8pm PDT
FREE - check back here at time of event

Join the Zoom Q&A here at 730pm PDT.

This work is a continuation of themes explored in Gold’s 2016 work, Mastic. In “Hello, Ocean?” dark fairy tale motifs and a moody, ominous aesthetic are used to delve deeper into the psyche. Using a no-input-mixing technique — a form of controlled audio feedback generated with vintage analog large format console audio mixers routed within themselves to create tones that are playable like a modular synth — the film follows a salmonid farm escapee as she returns back to her home habitat, surrounded by technological detritus. Video feedback trails glitter about her vision as she awaits her latest round of micro plastic glitter. "Hello Ocean?"runs for 20-minutes, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Creative Direction/Score: Sara Gold
Starring: Rapture
Videography/Editing: Trevor Jacobson
Hair: Katherine Ross
Video Feedback: David Collins

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.

About the 

Sara Gold is a non binary experimental  interdisciplinary film maker and sound artist operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. Their sound art practice includes extensive live performance and recording experience. Gold is a member of the Media Arts Committee, administrating sound art programs through MAC CRES, a longstanding series of calls to artists to produce original works under a theme. Their curatorial work also includes founding a festival dedicated to local experimental low frequency music and many years of one off events all over Vancouver including instructing workshops on experimental audio techniques.

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