Non-Lived Nostalgia

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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Free Event!

Non-Lived Nostalgia is a screening in collaboration with Video Out / VIVO Media Arts Centre and University of British Columbia student guest programmer Cassandra Bourchier.

In Non-Lived Nostalgia, selected works from the Video Out Collection are assembled to evoke the idea that nostalgia is intergenerational due to how culture and technology is passed on over time.  It is not contained within a lifetime as it has the fluid ability to be felt outside of one’s experience.  Despite disparate subject matter treated through various visual strategies, all these works are unified in their ability to transform a historical narrative into a feeling of lived nostalgia.

These early video works call for one’s political, cultural, and technological awareness through the lens of nostalgia which asks the viewer, “When do things become nostalgic, and how do they become so to an audience that has not experienced them directly?”

Event is free.  Doors will open at 8:30pm and screening starts at 9:00pm.

This program features video works from the Video Out Collection at the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive, including:

“Off the Air Coverage of the Mr.Peanut Campaign” 1974, Vincent Trasov
“Come Fly with Sonny Day” 1984, Fraser Finlayson
“Boy Girl “ 1999, Lorna Boschman
“Vancouver New Music” 1980, Ed Mowbray, Rick Martin & David Cochrane
“Passer-By” 1991, Robert Hamilton *World Premiere!*

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.

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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Cassandra Bourchier is an emerging theatre artist of Métis and Western European heritage and recent University of British Columbia graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Visual Arts. While a student, she developed a deeper affinity for physical theatre, movement, and music. Although beginning her career, Cassandra aspires to hone her craft through every facet: performing, directing, writing, ultimately creating theatre that challenges and shapes the Canadian Theatre community while supporting other artists to do the same.

Cassandra is a UBC Faculty of Arts Dean's List scholar and a recipient of the Trek Scholarship for Continuing Indigenous Students of Canada, and the Indspire - Building Brighter Futures Award.