What is (a) Punk?

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020

What is (a) Punk?

For our latest call-for-submissions, Video Out invited works that address, identify, engage with, and challenge this defiant, idealistic, and problematic label. History influences aesthetics, and aesthetics are representative of beliefs, values, ideologies. What does it mean to be punk today?

Thursday Jan 23, 2020Doors 7PMScreening 7:30 PMFree event!

This event takes place on the Unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The program runs roughly 70 minutes, with an intermission and an opportunity for discussion at the end. Drinks and concession will be on-hand.

  • Jen O’Connor - Garbage Conglomerate + Trash Talk: Eva (Canada, 2019)
  • Christian Nicolay - The Day Job (Canada, 2016)
  • Sydney Southam - Stoner (Canada, 2019)
  • Hardeep Pandhal - Pool Party Pilot Episode (UK, 2019)
  • ~Intermission~
  • Tracey Vath - True Community (Canada, 2019)
  • Roberto Santaguida - Miraslava (Canada, 2007)
  • Joseph Wilcox - In Search of Martin Klein (USA, 2017)
  • Hope Peterson's At Home, In a State (Canada, 1993) will be shown as an installation on loop throughout the evening.
  • *Event page image is a still from Christian Nicolay's The Day Job.


Our wheelchair ramp has two runs: the first is 20 feet long, and the second is 26 feet. The ramp is 5 feet wide with a 1:12 slope.

The ramp is concrete and has handrails on both sides, leading to a door that is 8 ft wide.

Our washroom has a 33” wide door, toilet has an 11” clearance on the leftside with handrail. Washrooms are gender inclusive.

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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