Permanent Deviation

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014

Website launch and live art coding.
hashtag: #vivopd7

( is an online Processing compiler and simultaneous participatory exhibition space created and designed by Julie Gendron, in association with Brady Marks*.

Permanent Deviation provides an online space that can be described as an exquisite corpse, graffiti wall, training ground for making generative art using the Processing** programming language. Coders must use the code of the last participant in a set amount of time to generate a new art object. In this way, each participant’s code acts as the baseline from which the next coder has to work.

The site will be officially launched at VIVO on March 14, 2014 in the Video Bar. Jesse Scott*** and Julie Gendron will co-curate an evening of live art generation where any coders at the opening or around the world can take over the site and change the canvas.

Photo documentation


Vandocument - Permanent Deviation

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 

Julie Gendron is a designer and artist who works in the areas of interactivity, access, playfulness and change. Julie designs and facilitates experiences that allow people to explore and create their own point of view, culture and communities through her participatory art practice. This project is one in a series of structural artworks that is intended to be completed by its viewers. Other works can be seen here:

Julie would like to thank the following for their support: Brady Marks, Emma and Ari Hendrix, Jesse Scott, Elisa Ferrari, the staff at VIVO and a few anonymous beta testers.

This project was developed with the participation of Creative BC and the British Columbia Arts Council.

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