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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013

PORTALS is a sci-fi dystopic performance fantasy.

Set in the not-too-distant-future, in a society threatened by artists and children, an artist-on-the run
leads her community in a Cold War dance through trains and portals.

Screenings at 7PM, 8PM, 9PM

Director/Producer Margaret Dragu
Cinematographer/Editor — Moira Simpson
Dramaturge — Michael Turner
Sound Design/Composition — Emma Hendrix
Costume Diva — Marina SzijartoPerformers —
Margaret Dragu, Michael Turner
Makiko Hara, Debra Zhou, Randy Gledhill, Marina Szijarto
Christine Stewart, Marlin Stewart Burich, Emma Hendrix, Ari Hendrix, Odette Slayer, Satya Stelting,
Adrienne Kinzel, Geordie Birch, Julius Birch, Georgia Birch
Agnes Mertin, Ilsoo Kyung, Richard Burbidge, Suzy Burbidge, Bill MathesonPoster Design — Aretha Munro
Driver/Production Assistance — Kim BruceThanks to —
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Peg Campbell
Chris McDowell
Russ J. Grycan
VIVO Media Arts Centre

Funded entirely by Artists’ Labour and The Eternal Network, 2013

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 

Margaret Dragu aka Verb Woman, aka Lady Justice, is a renowned interdisciplinary performance artist living and working in Vancouver. She returns to NSL&G to present material from her ongoing How To Be Old How To Guide series, taking on thoughts and issues to do with aging, culture and society. 3 videos will be screened: Get Devices, Get Rolling and Get Group-y.

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