On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Meridian was scheduled to perform at the Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo, British Columbia. We had been excited about this as 2020 marks our eighth year working together. In addition, our colleague (and brother) Justin McGrail is going on leave and we are not sure when we'll have the opportunity to perform together again.

We were also going to premiere our latest video, Under Glass, on the big screen. Instead, we bring it to you here

Under Glass is about humanity and technology, specifically humanity living with and through technology. In the era of high-speed connectivity, smartphones, social media, and video surveillance, we are both subject and observer, witnessing our technological selves that fall and rise, and keep us forever distracted. It's hard to just be in one place. Part of us is always under observation, under scrutiny, under glass.

We could never have anticipated how this work would take on greater meaning in our current global culture, a culture kept safe by holding us at a distance, a culture reliant upon the cool glow of technology to share warmth and bring us together.

Meridian would like to acknowledge that Under Glass received funding support from a VIU Innovate Grant and represents our on-going research and creative activity.

Marian, Robin, Kevin and Justin working on Under Glass in the VIU Gallery, July 2020.

cancelled April 4th show at Malaspina Theatre

Past Shows

April 4, 2020
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo
this show was cancelled :(
April 6, 2018
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo
with VIU's Research Week
July 29, 2017
The White Room, Nanaimo
July 15, 2017
The Roxy, Gabriola Island
February 5, 2016
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo
June 10, 2015
Cinecenta, University of Victoria
Part of the DHSI
November 29, 2014
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo
October 18, 2014
Rifflandia HQ, Victoria
with CFSW
October 17, 2014
Open Space, Victoria
November 9, 2013
NAISA Space, Toronto
November 8, 2013
The Factory Media Centre, Hamilton
November 7, 2013
OCAD University, Toronto
June 8, 2013
CVAG Black Box [lower level], Courtenay
Elevate Arts Festival
May 11, 2013
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo
with Crimson Coast Dance
April 26, 2013
York University
March 16, 2012
Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo