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Friday, November 30, 2012
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Friday, November 30, 2012
8pm
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12am

Ambient social. Free.

The New Yorker has been publishing “gag” cartoons since the magazine’s inception in 1925. Both lauded for their wit and derided for their opacity, the cartoons have become a hallmark of the New Yorker’s success. Vancouver artists Aaron Carpenter and Jonathan Middleton pay tribute to this history by ‘performing covers’ of the cartoons at VIVO’s Video Bar. The artists will make selections from nearly 68,648 cartoons and transcribe the gags into new cartoons by way of verbal description. The finished cartoons will be made available for sale at the bar. New Jorkers is part of an ongoing collaboration between Carpenter and Middleton on the subject of the joke under the mantle ‘Jeneral Joke Store’. Through this project, they generate, distribute and utilize jokes as a forms of social currency and antagonism.

The Store was recently situated in the front ticket booth at the Western Front as part of Instant Coffee’s Doing So Much Yet Feeling So Little.

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.

Washrooms

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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