since the spring of 2004 i have been working with web designer/graphic artist James Szuszkiewicz to digitally transform material from my growing intermedia archive into a series of new works — collaborations as this series is called — highlights the collective nature and eclectic range of creative activity engendered by intermedia art practice in the 1950's and 1960's in vancouver



al neil performs for the cbc at intermedia
november 1968

a part of a canadian broadcasting corporation television production presenting the art and artists of intermedia to a national audience

two variations

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autumn 1968

an intermedia intervention created by terry loychuk — these four 19 by 25 inch signs were screen printed in an edition of 250 each — terry and his team installed the signs in one evening in totem formations on poles and hoarding throughout downtown vancouver
the university of british columbia
and simon fraser university

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box work
april 11, 1970

gary lee nova and box arnold make a delivery to intermedia headquarters at 1972 west fourth avenue

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tinker toy dome
april 27, 1970

created for the intermedia dome show at the vancouver art gallery by doug robinson — plywood slats connected with slotted plywood disks — installed here on kits beach — the crew includes doug robinson glenn lewis rob wood
ian and kieta ridgway with family

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Intermedia dome show

May 19-31, 1970

"... the essential resource used was the audience themselves Intermedia offered a place where there could be a fusion of energies, where the meeting of artist and audience could occur on grounds lacking pretense and where the two could work together in an energetic transference to create something, create an art, create a tangibility that would shove around the boundaries of convention."

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making headlines
1967 - 1970

a thirty second loop of headlines from 62 news articles and reviews follow intermedia's rise from obscurity in 1967 to the height of its popularity during the intermedia dome show at the vancouver art gallery in 1970

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sound gallery:
intersection no.5

sound gallery: intersection no.5 is a collage which reflects the types of collaboration between artists of different disciplines which regularly occurred at the sound gallery, 1965-1966.
this collage combines:

film projections composed of four sam perry film clips produced shortly before the artists death in 1966.

sound loop of the al neil trio including neil, simpson and anstey, recorded at a sound gallery performance in 1965.

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