HAPPY ANNIVERSARY VANCOUVER
Recently, DOVA participated in the 2012 DTES Heart of the City Festival at The NINES, our new community artspace at 99 West Pender
First, we hosted a drone show with IAN WILLIAM CRAIG, DROGUE, C. DIAB (of Nam Shub), XOA (of Swansona) with visual art by HUMANEYES http://www.humaneyes.ca/
Then, SAYER / SEE ER explored the power of story telling in the company of host Pia Shandel and guests
Nika Collison – storytelling – “Raven steals the night”
Dan Leonard – sharing experiences as a sailor in combination with an endurance art piece
Jeffrey Armstrong - a western take on eastern philosophy present in poetry and inspirational prose-style performance
We are collaborating in a new venue !! part community space / part organic kitchen : The NINES at 99 West Pender Street. Vancouver. www.niners.ca
Two main events:
St Patricks Day LUcKY Social multi room / mixed platform for visual art, site specific installation and dj’ a la mode with custom-provisional everything.
DIVE: DROP IN VIDEO EXPO projection art party II follows up the series with massive room-size tent projections , live feed, performance x and late night music
NEXT EVENT: THIS SATURDAY
A collection of friends, neighbors, peers and local heros make St/ Patrick’s Day 2012 an event to remember. xoxo
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.
check us out at www.humaneyes.ca
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.
GOLD RUSH : A collaborative site-specific installation / performance by DRIL collective and DOVA at the Drop Out studios on September 19, 2011
Using their artist fee, DRIL exchanged money for chances to win big, while under the close surveillance arranged by Drop Out Video Arts.