Introduction to VERB FRAU TV
Artist Margaret Dragu, aka Verb Woman/Verb Frau, investigates contemporary performance art practice through conversations with international artists, from the new and emerging to the senior and famous. Season 1 is a collection of 15 episodes edited from VERB FRAU Live Streaming TV Broadcasts during her Big European Tour (Berlin and Belgrade), of May 2013.
These downloadable episodes may vary in technical quality by contemporary standards but their ad hoc, low-fidelity attributes are often an integral component of their production process and aesthetic design.
Download VERB FRAU TV: Itunes> VIVO Channel
Margaret Dragu is celebrating her fourth decade as a performance artist. She has presented work across Canada, the US and Europe. She has a multi-personae dis-order operating as Lady Justice, VERB Woman, and Nuestra Senora del Pan. In 2012 she received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Margaret is also a film/video artist, writer, choreographer, fitness instructor and a famous cleaning lady: http://verbwoman.wordpress.com
Special thanks to Month of Performance Art Berlin, Performer Stammtisch, Or Gallery Berlin, European Centre for Culture and Debate – GRAD Belgrade, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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.
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.