Ben Brown is a Vancouver treasure. He is the brilliant drummer of JUNO award winning Pugs and Crows. He is an in-demand session player who has played with fabulous emerging artists as well as illustrious established musicians. He is Composer-in-Residence at the Western Front. He is the mastermind and instigator of Music and Movement Mondays, a boundary-crossing improvisational exploration of music and dance. He’s also a lovely guy.
Posts Tagged 'VANDOCUMENT'
Tags: Ben Brown, dance, drummer Evelyn Glennie, drumming, drums, free jazz, Han Bennink, improvisation, interdisciplinary, Music and Movement Mondays, VANDOCUMENT
Tags: art, performance, Powell Street Festival, review, Spatial Poetics, VANDOCUMENT, WeMix, Western Front
Tags: Biltmore Cabaret, Jenny Ritter, Mount Pleasant Regional Institute of Sound, MPRIS, The Kingsgate Chorus, VANDOCUMENT
Tags: art, Back Gallery Project, Ben Skinnr, colour, Monica Reyes, VANDOCUMENT, word-play
Tags: Alex Mah, Alexa Mardon, Aryo Khakpour, Con-Found, Conor Wylie, contact improvisation, dance, Deanna Peters, Edan Dance, Elissa Hanson, Farley Johansson, Felicia Lau, improvisation, inside the lines, Jessie Kwan, Kim Stevenson, Molly McDermott, Monica Strehlke, New Raw, Peter Bingham, Reinventing the Curve, Rob Kitsos, Robert Azevedo, Sean Marshall Jr., the lines inside, VANDOCUMENT
Tags: autobiography, biography, Claire Clairmont, Fanny Imlay, film, goddesses, Mary Wollstonecraft, Moyra Davey, review, VANDOCUMENT
Trailer for Moyra Davey’s film, Les Goddesses.
My latest review for VANDOCUMENT is online. This one takes-on Moyra Davey’s challenging 2011 film, Les Goddesses, in which she tells the story of a sad, distant time in her past via the biographies of other women: the 18th Century proto-feminist philosopher and literary figure Mary Wollstonecraft, Ms. Wollstonecraft’s daughters (including the writer Mary Shelley), and Ms. Davey’s own three sisters.
One thing about the review bears mentioning. I attempt to take Ms. Davey’s project seriously and therefore offer my best effort to dissect whatever-the-hell might be going-on in the film. Without in any way abandoning criticality, I am loathe to write derogatorily about any of the work I cover for VANDOCUMENT. My objective there (unlike the sometimes-harsh things I write on memestream) is to present a fair sense of a project or event contributing to the current local art scene while being supportive of the artists and institutions who are putting themselves on-the-line and bringing value to the community. So, if I have committed to a degree of non-negativity and intellectual engagement with Ms. Davey’s work in my review, please do not be misled into thinking that the film is any good. It is not.
Tags: artists, Back Gallery Project, Carlos Colín, Emilio Rojas, Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda, Guadalupe Martínez, Josema Zamorano, Latin American, Manuel Piña, Nelly César, Vancouver, VANDOCUMENT
The preternaturally brilliant Nelly César performs “Fossil” in “Diffractions of the Local” at Vancouver’s Back Gallery Project. Photo by Roman and courtesy of VANDOCUMENT.
My latest VANDOCUMENT review is online. I had the privilege of covering a wonderful show at the Back Gallery Project called “Diffractions of the Local”, celebrating the work of seven Latin American artists who live and work in Vancouver: Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda (Mexico), Nelly César (Mexico), Carlos Colín (Mexico), Guadalupe Martínez (Argentina), Manuel Piña (Cuba), Emilio Rojas (Mexico), and Josema Zamorano (Mexico).