Klasika & VANDOCUMENT
MFA Graduating Project:Public Engagement
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
As part of the creation process for Klasika we gathered for outdoor recreation, hosted events and created artwork inspired by Czech tramping and other project themes. Documentation of this work was published in an ongoing series by VANDOCUMENT, and includes photography, soundscape, musical essay and written documentation.
Klasika represented a massive collaborative effort between Ten Thousand Wolves, Kyla Gardiner, Simon Fraser University’s SCA staff and faculty, and many others. It marked over two years of labour and love in the Masters of Fine Arts program at SFU, and was presented in partial fulfillment of the graduate degree requirements.
Photos 1-4 by Brit Bachmann, from "Makeshift Cowboy Meets Improvised Beach". Photos 5-7 by Lukas Engelhardt from Field Camp event, co-produced with Robert Leveroos. Photo 8, 10, 11 by James Meger & Barbara Adler, from North American vandrs. Photo 9, screenshot of archived photos from 2014 research trip in Czech Republic. Cover photo by Lukas Engelhardt, from his lobby installation for the premier performances.