Fri, Mar 28—Sat, Mar 29, 2014

ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Retrospective of Media Arts produced by visiting artists from 1982 |  ARCHIVE READINGS w/ Donato Mancini | LIVE PERFORMANCES: VETO, Prophecy Sun, Scant Intone, Whip of the UFO, Rusalka, Orcana, C. Diab, Bill Young, Dead Weight, Kristen Roos, Ross Birdwise, Bryce Janssens, Sarah Davachi, Bubby, Mongst, Botfly, Holzkopf, rrkktttss, n.213, Joda Clement| LIVE ANIMATION AND PROJECTION MAPPING PRESENTATIONS | SIGNAL AND NOISE + DISASTEROIDS TRIBUTE
VIVO Media Arts Centre is losing its current home with the redevelopment of Main Street after 20 years in Mount Pleasant. As we imagine our future, VIVO remains firmly committed to serving the greater cultural ecology of Vancouver and beyond. Help empower the next stage of VIVO’s 40 year commitment to artist-run cultural production, education and dissemination by joining us at VIVO’S AT LARGE: OPEN HOUSE.

VIVO invites the public to attend AT LARGE: OPEN HOUSE on Friday, March 28th where we’ll celebrate our accomplishments, explore new directions, and reflect on the past, present and future of VIVO. Contemplate and celebrate VIVO’s commitment with us and enjoy an evening of art, music, food, drink and conversation. Bring your own ideas about the past, present and future of VIVO. We want to hear from you.

Meet with staff, interns, volunteers, legacy members, new artist members, collaborative partners, and the Board of Directors. Enjoy live performances by the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra, local favourites from VIVO’s critically-acclaimed music improvisational series “Destroy Vancouver”, and take in a rare selection of media arts produced and presented at VIVO over the years, and much, much more.

ABOUT VIVO Media Arts Centre
VIVO was incorporated 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society and is remember by any as Video Inn, the first video exchange library, and one of the earliest international video centres and Canadian artist-run centres. VIVO’s mandate is to directly support artists and independent community-based producers to develop, exchange, and disseminate their skills in a supportive environment through accessible services and programs. Our vision is a robust, diverse, and vibrant media arts sector: a catalyst for critical and innovative engagement with the material forms and cultural meanings of media and technology.