Mercury Theatre III: THE SUB-STATION
9 Sept 2005
The Sub-Station featuring a fourteen piece electronic improvised orchestra, four live art performances, and over 25 video submissions from across Canada mixed live for your viewing pleasure in Cathedral Park.
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Mercury Theatre II - The New Barbarians
11 Sept 2004

Mercury Theatre II was a spectacular presentation of video and sound art using Cathedral Park as a setting to contextualize the theme, "The New Barbarians".

For the 2004 theme, artists shed new light on the term "barbarian" While the previous year's event looked at Vancouver as a sci-fi landscape, this year's program takes sci-fi one step further to look at that which exists in our everyday landscape - that which is forever base and unchanging, the part of humanity that never evolves or advances. Once a barbarian, always a barbarian!

Footage was shown that takes various positions, from works that critique Western culture as a barbaric force to those that embrace "barbarianism" as the new order. In order to expand the scope of Mercury Theatre for 2004, Intermission sent a call for sound and video submissions Canada-wide this year. Over 20 artists have sent in works from across our fair land that were mixed live at this outdoor event by Intermission and featured guests.

@ Cathedral Park (Dunsmuir/Richards), FREE, 9:30pm on. <flyer>

"what a great event! you did an amazing job. the screens were beautiful, horrendous...i love intermission."
- rlc

"I fully enjoyed the performance. The music was totally haunting. I was impressed with the subtlety of the images....that 9/11, and the war, etc weren't being smashed into our eyes."
- Caitlin
catagory:: performance, sound


13 Aug 2004

UPDATE: A remarkable performance, smiles all round! Thanks DJ DandyLion (Wade Thomas), for his intermission Dub/DanceHall mix. MP3s here:
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Julie Gendron performed a Live Video mix, of painterly constructions.

The intermission band, will be backing her up, with a their/our brand of live improvised electronica - a practice of communication through music on a walk-about which is never the same but aways an intriguing journey. In this process the 'score' is encoded directly in the music as communication between the players, as they ask and answer questions reminiscent of "Shall we go this way?" or "Can you dig this?"

@ BLIM $5, 9pm on, 23 West Pender. <flyer>
catagory:: performance, sound


Mercury Theatre I - Vancouver As A Sci-fi Landscape
6 Sept 2003
Visual/Music/Community improvisation at Cathedral Park (Dunsmuir & Richards). Visuals mixed live from submissions by Vancouver Artists, depicting Vancouver as a Sci-fi landscape. Music performed by invited guests and Intermission.

catagory:: performance, sound


Presented by:: Intermission & Video In's Signal + Noise
29 Mar 2003
A full evening of sound-based performance art, Raw On will feature an array of works by local artists promoting their own 'brand' of experimental activism. Raw On performances will thrust experience to unknown and novel ends by imposing limits on everyday activities. Testing the thresholds of common sense, Raw On is set to prove that the only true action is active action.
catagory:: performance


June 2002
A public performance
for TVFrames - CityTV
View the <Video Documentation> catagory:: performance, video


Getting Hammered on a Friday Night
14 June 2002
A live soundscape performance hybridizing punk and contempory electronic sampled music techniques. Special guests; Erin Kursietis (saw) and Krups (beer bottles) @ sugar refinery.
Listen to the performance:: <mp3>
catagory:: improv, sound


10 Apr 2002
the debut of a new chinematic form
as part of the Vancouver New Music [homepage] ongoing series experimental music, the anamorphosis performance addresses the imminence of the real. 80min live improvised video and sound performance @ Havana Theater.
View the <poster>
catagory:: improv, video, sound


Vancouver Bughouse
2 Mar 2002
Intermission hosted a Philip K Dick inspired day of surreal performances. The event was connected via live webcast with the London U.K. Bughouse event. 20 years after the sci-fi writers' death, he was conjured up in a simulcast feedback loop in cyberspace.
Trans-Atlantic sound jam - milkmaid service - Ubiquitea - Cyborg testing - body modifications - dream deprivation/sleep enhancement - Perky Pats - Squeeky Bun Simulacrum - Dr.Smile psycholocical evaluations
catagory:: improv, video, sound


Faceless Cowards
11 Oct 2001
A live alternative sound track was for performed with Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. 100min A/V Performance @ i just want to MAKE MUSIC TO YOU, Clove, Commercial Drive.
View the <flyer, front> <flyer, back>
catagory:: improv, video, sound


June 2000
Simple, gentle, boxed, original, inter.mission and friends driving a hot, new beating @ Western Front, Performance Hall. (project details)
catagory:: improv, event


Live at the End of the Century
Art Auction - Western Front
Nov 1999
Live collaborative performance. an examination of fear in the transgression of personal space. Live at the End of the Century Art Auction - Western Front, Performance Hall
catagory:: improv