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Friday, March 28, 2014
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Friday, March 28, 2014
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ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Retrospective of Media Arts produced by visiting artists from 1982 |  ARCHIVE READINGS w/ Donato Mancini | LIVE PERFORMANCES: VETO, Prophecy Sun, Scant Intone, Whip of the UFO, Rusalka, Orcana, C. Diab, Bill Young, Dead Weight, Kristen Roos, Ross Birdwise, Bryce Janssens, Sarah Davachi, Bubby, Mongst, Botfly, Holzkopf, rrkktttss, n.213, Joda Clement| LIVE ANIMATION AND PROJECTION MAPPING PRESENTATIONS | SIGNAL AND NOISE + DISASTEROIDS TRIBUTE
VIVO Media Arts Centre is losing its current home with the redevelopment of Main Street after 20 years in Mount Pleasant. As we imagine our future, VIVO remains firmly committed to serving the greater cultural ecology of Vancouver and beyond. Help empower the next stage of VIVO’s 40 year commitment to artist-run cultural production, education and dissemination by joining us at VIVO’S AT LARGE: OPEN HOUSE.

VIVO invites the public to attend AT LARGE: OPEN HOUSE on Friday, March 28th where we’ll celebrate our accomplishments, explore new directions, and reflect on the past, present and future of VIVO. Contemplate and celebrate VIVO’s commitment with us and enjoy an evening of art, music, food, drink and conversation. Bring your own ideas about the past, present and future of VIVO. We want to hear from you.

Meet with staff, interns, volunteers, legacy members, new artist members, collaborative partners, and the Board of Directors. Enjoy live performances by the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra, local favourites from VIVO’s critically-acclaimed music improvisational series “Destroy Vancouver”, and take in a rare selection of media arts produced and presented at VIVO over the years, and much, much more.

ABOUT VIVO Media Arts Centre
VIVO was incorporated 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society and is remember by any as Video Inn, the first video exchange library, and one of the earliest international video centres and Canadian artist-run centres. VIVO’s mandate is to directly support artists and independent community-based producers to develop, exchange, and disseminate their skills in a supportive environment through accessible services and programs. Our vision is a robust, diverse, and vibrant media arts sector: a catalyst for critical and innovative engagement with the material forms and cultural meanings of media and technology.

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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