“Sound at Sunset started as a series of free sound events, held in the back parking lot space of Sunset Terrace. Curated by artist Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen, the event’s primary focus is in the opening of instances of cultural creation through experimental music performances and sound-art explorations, in order to instigate a greater sense of community. With a loose and ever-changing format S@S – which is celebrating its 7th session – took many forms, and even crossed the water, for session 4 in the Sunshine Coast (changing its name for a night to Sounds at Sunshine). The series has featured the participation of numerous local artists: Alexi Baris, Maya Beaudry, Jaymes Bowman, Aileen Bryant, John Burgess, D.Tiffany, Stefana Fratila, Steven Hubert, Paul Lucas, Chandra Melting Tallow, regularfantasy, Daniel Rincon, Ellis Sam, Jonathan Scherk, Chad Thiessen, Young Braised and x/o. For this special instance Sounds at Sunset will be held at the iconic artist run centre VIVO for Swarm. In order to keep up with the occasion, it will be held in a multi-room environment (including the parking lot) and its aim will be, once more, to showcase the diverse faces of performance, installation, visual and sound art in order to create strong collective experiences that give people a much needed sense of *togetherness.*”
-Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen
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.
Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen is an interdisciplinary artist born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Rancagua, Chile. Currently based in Vancouver, her work seeks to explore the analogy between the ever-changing social spaces we inhabit and the inter-connectivity materialized in the woven stucture. While still living in Chile, she studied Film Arts at Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales (ARCIS). After returning to Canada she completed the Textile Arts Program at Capilano University and earned a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 2014 she founded Genero, an audio project which focuses in the distribution and greater representation for women working in the sound realm. Soledad was the recipient of The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Craft and Design and The Emily Carr President’s Media Award – Installation/Interactive Media.
minimalviolence* is the collaborative project of Vancouver artists A. Luk and Lida P, formed in the autumn of 2014. Creating together and living together, the duo derives inspiration from artists such as Chris & Cosey, who blur the lines of music, art, and personal partnership.The pair’s creative process is marked by their casual environment, focus on hardware composition, and equal division of labor in writing and production.
Slow Riffs, also known as Local Artist, as previously delivered EPs for Rhythm Section International and Proibito. The only previous appearance under the Slow Riffs moniker was on a cassette release on Mood Hut back in 2013 (the MHC000 tape). Vancouver’s Mood Hut label will soon release a new EP from Ian Wyatt’s Slow Riffs alias. The forthcoming 12″ is a dub-minded ambient affair, described by the label as “for healing use only.”
Tommy Genesis is an artist from Vancouver, BC. After receiving her BFA at Emily Carr University with a concentration in Film & Sculpture, Tommy began to pursue music. She recently signed to an Atlanta based record label Awful Records, and spends her time in-between cities making things.
José Ignacio Betancourt Simán is a Salvadorean multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver. Born in postwar El Salvador, Ignacio grew up amidst the remaining fears and silences of this conflict, which he experienced from the security of a stable home. He studied Media Arts at Emily Car University, from where he graduated in 2014. He has shown his films in various international animation festivals and performed live visuals with musician Daniel Majer. Ignacio’s visuals examine the fading line between our internal worlds and reality, facilitated by technologies. A home to take refuge from responsibilities and sufferings and facilitating indulgence in our own identities. Landscapes are accompanied by Daniel Majer’s shifting sound compositions.
Nathalee Paolinelli‘s practice is rooted in and inspired by play and experimentation, and aims to share the simple joys of vibrant colours, textures and shapes combined in adornment. This playfulness extends across her artistic practice, and in both these realms she aspires to challenge material form by creating complex, layered and spirited configurations often from the lesser-noticed stuff of everyday life. Nathalee holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (Vancouver), and attended the Staedelschule (Frankfurt) as a guest student. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally.
Sebastian Muñoz is an interdisciplinary designer. His practice explores a variety of media from architectural interventions to electronic interactivity. He was born in Canada and grew up between this country and Chile, graduating in 2008 from the school of Architecture and Design of PUCV in Valparaiso. Some of his work can be found at The Zayed National Museum, the Whyte Museum in Banff and MUCYTEC in Chile.