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Thursday, October 24, 2013

VIDEOGRAPHICS  is a major exhibition of rare and amazing posters & graphics spanning 40 years.
This homage recalls the original posterwall created by Michael Goldberg in 1973 at 261, Powell Street, the homebase for Video Inn (The Satellite Video Exchange Society) from 1973 to ’86. These were the years of the organization’s development into a leading center of independent media and video art. Paul Wong was one of the founding members and a mentee of Michael Goldberg, whose influence on the social, political and aesthetic directions of what would become VIVO Media Arts Centre was crucial.

To celebrate VIVO’s 40th anniversary Wong has delved deeply into the Crista Dahl archives to produce and present a privileged glimpse into the extraordinary collection of posters that have been accumulating from the very beginning. The installation will also include a small selection of complementary videoworks .

VIDEOGRAPHICS is a first helical scan of VIVO posters and graphics, a process of recording and creating digital memory. Far from nostalgically rewinding and pausing on the past, this mixed media installation conveys the traces left by the analog era in its transition to the digital world. Touching, smelling, reframing, zooming in and out of the printed paper surfaces allows the emergence of their stories as well as the first questions about their preservation.

* Image: Global Village Gallery Poster (ca 1974)

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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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