Vancouver Independent
Archives Week 2018/19


Thu. 08.11.18 / 7 pm Pisces Midheaven

A Response to the Lenore Herb Audio Cassette Collection with Elisa Ferrari and Casey Wei
VIVO Media Arts Centre

Free event presented by VIVO Media Arts.

Over the summer, artists Ferrari and Wei began the excavation of Vancouver artist and activist Lenore Herb’s audio cassette collection at VIVO’s archive. In an ongoing digitization and transcription process of over 20 hours of interviews, panel discussions, conversation, audio collage, and other bits of ephemera, the fascinating and charged texts read like episodic scripts. For Recollective, Ferrari and Wei have created a publication of excerpts from their transcriptions, and a mixtape of audio from the voices, issues, and sounds of the Vancouver art scene, 40 years prior. Join us for a reception celebrating the publication launch at VIVO.


VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St

About the Artists

Elisa Ferrari is an artist and curator, and holds a BFA (University of Architecture of Venice) and a MAA (ECUAD). She works with text, image, and sound. To consider acts and implications of retrieval, she produces projects that manifest as installations, sound walks, artist books, and performance; often addressing or incorporating archival fragments. She is part of – – / dashes, a sound performance collaboration with John Brennan. She is currently collaborating with Stacey Ho on a book of graphic scores for deep listening and sound making.

Casey Wei is an artist, filmmaker, musician, and holds an MFA from SFU. Her practice has evolved from filmmaking into works that cross over between art, music, and the community at large. In 2016, she began Agony Klub, a music and printed matter label that releases material under the framework of the “popular esoteric”. In October 2018, she completed a music documentary on the Vancouver music community, art rock? The Popular Esoteric. She plays in the musical projects Kamikaze Nurse and hazy and is the co-founder of Stills: A Moving Image Tract, with Steffanie Ling.


Wheelchair Ramp: Ring buzzer at main door and alert staff that the door at top of ramp needs to be opened.
The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20' long, and the second run is 26'. The ramp is 60" wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides.

There is an outward swinging door (34" width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. An inward swinging door (33" width) opens inward to the exhibition space.

Washroom: Door: 33" width inward swinging. Toilet: 11" clearance on left side. The washroom has a handrail. Washroom is gender neutral.

Documentation & Response

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