Vancouver Contemporary Art: Instant Coffee at Western Front

Feeling So Much Yet Doing So Little: Instant Coffee’s Prospective Retrospective

Western Front is hosting a “prospective retrospective” for Instant Coffee, a collective of contemporary artists who focus on service-oriented art.

FRom February 17-April 7, 2012, check out Western Front to see what Instant Coffee has brewing (sorry):

About Instant Coffee:

As any good collective would, in 2005 the members of Instant Coffee drafted a “manifesto” of sorts. In it, they define themselves and their objectives in terms of their caffeinated namesake: Instant Coffee “mimics the real thing without the pretense of being better. It isn’t that much easier to make, but that much is reason enough to justify its particularities.”

The idea is that the real difference between instant and regular coffee is taste, and tastes change. After all, both deliver caffeine, but instant coffee is just a bit faster and easier to make: it’s cheap but effective.

I’m not going to try to describe the work- it’s better to just show you some of my photos, along with the video provided by Instant Coffee. As the artists say, “it doesn’t have to be good to be meaningful”. Enjoy.

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Feeling So Much Yet Doing So Little from Instant Coffee on Vimeo.

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.