On June 20, 2015 at 8pm, at VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver, TCR will celebrate the release of the Pacific Poetries issue with readings by Daphne Marlatt, Glen Lowry, and listen chen along with the premiere screening of three short videos by filmmaker Brian Johnson and poets Jordan Abel, Roy Miki, and Jacqueline Turner. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the video participants. Free. Doors 7:30. Cash Bar.
Event co-presented by VIVO with the support of the BC Arts Council and Access Canada.
“In Cine-geographies: the Pacific video project, The Capilano Review commissioned three 3-minute collaborative digital works for single or multiple screens. The three experimental video projects – collaborations between BC poets and a BC filmmaker – have explored Pacific regional geo-politics: environments, urban sites, historical interfaces, waterways, radical cartographies. Rather than begin each production process with a pre-written text that is “filmed,” the project innovated an improvisational approach based on a series of meetings between each acclaimed writer (Jordan Abel, Roy Miki, and Jacqueline Turner) and director/cinematographer Brian Johnson and collaboration through the entire production process. The video’s experiment with translating each writers’ concepts, questions, and textual researched on Pacific-oriented material into digital video formats, including finding visual/aural analogies for linguistic expressions. Filming and editing of the digital works will take place in February/March 2015, and we will screen the works in May 2015.”
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.
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.