SLAB 6 - Expanding the Theremin Group Exhibition

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Friday, May 18, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ricarda McDonald, Wynne Palmer, Suzanne Klassen, Gonzalo Almendrades, Keith Lim, John Robinson, Deanne Peters, Nike Hatzidimou

The SLAB is a Studio LAB and a community of practice for electronic media artists and technology enthusiasts. We foster experimentation and provide artists with the means and motivation to develop their art unconstrained by new media conventions and assumed ways of using technology. SLAB facilitates collaborative projects, offering workshops and providing artists with mentorship and technical assistance. Blurring the lines between experimentation, creation and public presentation, SLAB events are risk-sharing experiences for both the artists and the audiences.

This exhibition showcases the experimental findings of 8 SLAB participants brought together to explore the capabilities of the theremin, interfacing it with audio visual devices, electronics, lights and mechanics to produce interactive works for public display.

This workshop series is a collaboration between VIVO and Media Arts Committee (MAC). VIVO Media Arts gratefully acknowledges the VIVO instructors David Leith, Rob Symmers and Meryln Chipman for their enthusiasm towards this project.

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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