Finally completed the amazing video installation with Windermere, Nootka and the Vancouver Biennale’s Big Ideas project. This video explains how we mixed old media (Polaroids, Betamax, 35mm film, typewriters) with high schoolers from Windermere, elementary students from Nootka, and made a video installation at Kits Beach around the Echoes sculpture by Michel Goulet.
Thanks to Katherine Tong and Terry Howe at the Biennale, Laura Treloar and Damian William at Windermere, Hank Ferris at Nootka, Carmen Rosen and the Renfrew-Collingwood Seniors Centre for all the support!
Nootka/Windermere from Vancouver Biennale on Vimeo.
Big Ideas in Transitions
(Got this by way of the Roundhouse Community Centre and Marie Lopes)
You are invited to:
CULTURE + COMMUNITY
Visioning Social Practice
Friday, November 30th, 2012
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC
This day aims to build an understanding of the current state of community engaged arts practice in Vancouver and to identify strategic directions for continued success into the future. It is presented by partners in community and culture: Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Faculty of Culture + Community and Continuing Studies), the City of Vancouver (Cultural Services and Park Board) and the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.
For the second year in a row, Something Collective set up shop at the Canada Day Celebrations at Sunset Community Centre.
This was part of our ongoing project “We Are Here,” a community mapping art experiment in which we try to see the neighbourhood visually through dance, music, video, puppets and more.
Eventually we’ll have an online, interactive map that combines all these elements into one space.
See more about this mapping project…
So without much more than a crashed Macbook to slow us down, Something Collective’s first presentation of “Signal Out” went off great. Liz Solo and the Black Bag Media Collective presented Flick Harrison‘s films in St John’s, Newfoundland, while we showed Liz’s music-video and machinima work here at our studio at Moberly Cultural Centre.
After the screenings, we did live Skype chats so the audience could Q & A. I spoke a lot about Final Cut Pro vs Adobe software and the future of independent video editing. Liz, for her part, talked about Second Life and the combination of joy and horror she feels in that phantasmagoric shopping mall.
Liz got to bed VERY late – the time difference is 4.5 hours – and a good time was had by all, at both ends of this giant country.