Drop Out Video Arts (DOVA) is a non-profit organization motivated toward the promotion of experimental video-art in Vancouver, Canada. Working with various groups of independent artists and collectives residing in the Downtown Eastside. DOVA decided to form a non-profit in late 2010 with a goal of bringing this highly collaborative art-form into larger, more publicly accessible venues.
CONSTITUTION: FORM 1
SOCIETY ACT CONSTITUTION
1. The name of the society is the Drop Out Video Arts Society.
2. The Purposes of the society are:
(a) To promote local emergent artists in Vancouver, British Columbia with special attention paid to the work of artists living in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.
(b) To create quality expressionist work, in video and related media for the purpose of promoting local Vancouver artists.
(c ) To provide new opportunity to young artists for education in the field of video arts and related philosophical matters.
(d) To promote art as advocacy and exist independently outside of the realm of commerce.
(e) To represent the Avant Garde as we formulate new principles of future realities.
The bylaws of the society are those set out in Schedule B to the Society Act. Dated: December 1, 2010
Soon announcing upcoming events: forging new exhibition venues and partnerships in the Year of the Dragon.
HUMAN EYES VIDEO is a side project for Mairin Cooley and Patrick McManus in Vancouver venues like: Rise Arts, Waldorf Hotel, Gallery 1965, Rubble Gallery as well as public locations in and around downtown.
Purchased a new camera this week / while working through these systems you adapt yourself to the equipment while using it in the environment around you. Living in the DTES of Vancouver offers many outstanding inpoints to observe urban life on the street, around the corner, from above and all around intersecting human life with the extreme realities of wealth, power, privilege, friendship, beauty, poverty and creativity to inspire investigation of deeper truths.
All-new experimental video footage shot on location in the Abby at Mont Saint Michael in Normandy, France. The video, not-yet-finished is an example of a possible video projection installation by DOVA.
Next level thinker, farm boy & member of Drop Out Video Arts Club. Patrick is using long distance wire filament to pick-up atmospheric sounds at his family farm / also featuring the honoured Dick Smith and Catherine Smith-McManus.