An Intermedia Art and Performance series from 2012 to 2013, hosted at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.
CHURCH!presents was focused on creating high quality multi-disciplinary art performances, highlighting both emerging as well as established artists from various creative disciplines within the Vancouver area. Serving as a co-Creative Director, the series was a project co-curated by Hannah Epperson, Galen Elfert, Tim McCormick and myself. It was an entirely volunteer run endeavour, and as our venue had been generously donated by the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, CHURCH! was able to be committed to compensating all of its participating artists fairly, recognizing their labour as valuable and necessary work. Along with performing artists we also had visual art installations by local artists, round robin ping pong tournaments prior to the show, and food and beverages by local makers.
CHURCH!presents debuted on January 27th, 2012 showcasing the talented Mind of a Snail Puppet Co, Hannah Epperson, and Morlove.
Our second event was on May 11th, 2012 and featured Magpie Ulysses, James Lamb and Maria in the Shower as well as a visual art installation by Jo Peters, Hailey Gooch and Lauren Everall.
Our third instalment, CHURCH! Resurrected was on Feb. 2nd, 2013 with Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, storyteller Naomi Steinburg, concert pianist Maddy Hildebrand, animations by Krisdy Shindler and visuals by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
And our fourth and final event on Dec. 3rd, 2013 in collaboration with madCAPS to celebrate mental health, wellness, diversity and creativity, featured visuals again by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co, and performances by Hannah Epperson, Oh No! Yoko, Gamelan Bike Bike and Kate Hill.
A short video by Michael Millard from our first event: