Based around the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre, this series of podcasts conceives of oral history and soundscapes as a means to reflect upon art production and processes. Inspired by an early work by Mona Hatoum, the first episode, “Networks, Distance, So Much I Want to Say” addresses the egalitarian hopes of early artist networks, the difficulties of representation, and reflects on modern state and corporate surveillance through networked technologies.

Thank you: Hank Bull, Sara Diamond, Elisa Ferrari, Nikolai Gauer, Megan Hepburn, Alex Khramov, Alex Muir, Anahita Jamali Rad, Jayce Salloum, Robin Simpson, Nicole Kelly Westman, Jayne Wilkinson.


Stream “Networks, Distance, So Much I Want to Say” from VIVO’s website.

The launch and listening party for “Networks, Distance, So Much I Want to Say” was accompanied by an artist talk and demonstration of early communications technology by Hank Bull and Alex Muir. Photo documentation by Alisha Weng.

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