Still from white voyage.

VIDEO BAR: Esoteric as in Learning

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013


RADIO PLAY, installation with tape deck and headphones, Neal Rockwell, 20 mins, 2009
White Voyage, screenshot, Mary Rothlisberger & Lisa Lipton, poster, 2010

New Work by Future Proof, 20 mins, 2013
Under a Railway Overpass Waiting for the Rain to Stop, Neal Rockwell, Montreal, 20 mins, 2012
White Voyage, Mary Rothlisberger & Lisa Lipton, Death Valley/Palouse WA/Halifax NS, 20 mins, 2013
New Works, Lisa Lipton, USA, 20 mins, 2013

Live Performance by Lisa Lipton, USA, 30 mins
Live Performance by Julia Feltham, Halifax, 30-60 mins
Debut, Mathew Arthur, live music + dj, Vancouver until close

Esoteric As In Learning explores what perception can mean, and what it means to perceive. How do we view things? What are we looking for? And how does the gaze affect the viewing? Obvious questions, but ones that never cease needing asking. Neal Rockwell, Lisa Lipton, Mary Rothlisberger, Future Proof (Patrick Cruz and Jabari Jordan-Walker) investigate this through a series of short video & audio works, each 20 mins in length. Live performances to follow.

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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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Heidi Nagtegaal is an artist, writer and facilitator living in Vancouver, BC. After receiving her BFA from ECUAD in 2005, Nagtegaal has gone on to found local arts initiatives such as the Hammock Residency and Headbands and Bracelets, parallel to her own practice. She has recently exhibited in the Tate Modern (London, UK) for the No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents, with the Western Front, Äkkigalleria (Jyväskylä, Finland), Vancouver Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery, CSA, Signal and Noise, and portable gallery spaces worldwide.