From the CiTR Archives #16


Image: photograph of Meeting Place performance, from Evelyn Roth’s personal website, used with permission from the artist.

Back in 2012, in the run-up to our 75th Anniversary Reunion Alumni Weekend, our own Corey Ratch inaugurated a brilliant series of findings from the CiTR Archive: Old photographs, pamphlets, news clippings, etc., illustrating the dynamic history of this station.

This year, in collaboration with the UBC Library Digitization Centre, we’ve launched an online collection of over 300 recordings digitized from our open reel archive. The CiTR Audiotapes collection, part of UBC’s Open Collections, grants access to a half century’s worth of college community radio. To celebrate, we’ll be reviving the CiTR Archives series and taking you back into the vault, highlighting some of the great broadcast content that our programmers have put together over the years.

For our first new installment in this series, let’s take a listen to Vancouver-based multimedia artist Evelyn Roth in conversation with CiTR’s Ken Jackson. Recorded in 1985, this interview centers on a discussion of Roth’s “dance-theatre performance,” Meeting Place.

As a timely aside, Roth’s work is appearing right now as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery‘s current exhibition Between Object and Action: Transforming Media in the 1960s and 70s, running until 10 January, 2016.

In addition to these blog posts, be on the look-out for an upcoming series of radio documentaries by our programmers and members of the community that will also make use of this content!

Evelyn Roth interview. Ken Jackson. 1985 [CiTR Audiotapes. UBC Open Collections]

Thanks to Alexandra Kuskowski from UBC Digital Initiatives who contributed additional research to this piece.