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!
This spring, Something Collective produced their first interactive theatre show for young audiences. Here’s a short preview!
Captain Creative Saves the Day is an arts advocacy performance that encourages kids not only to appreciate the value of art in community, but to take part and make art themselves! Look how much fun they had!
The show is about 45 minutes including a performance that leads to audience participation and a discussion / Q & A.
Today, after three days of installation, we finally finished our moss graffiti project on the walls of the Sunset Community Centre. This is one of the 5 components that are part of the We Are Here mapping project, and a result from the community engagement with the South Hill Education Centre and the Chaos Boys Club.
Today I also had the chance to share our experience with 47 kids ages 5 to 12 from the Day Camp that was held during the summer at Sunset.
It was an amazing experience to facilitate this process, work with these culturally diverse groups of people and participate in making their projects come to life.
Please come and visit Sunset Community Centre to see this moss graffiti project and spray the green living art work on the walls to keep it alive!
We are having a great time with the youth from the Chaos Boys Club that regularly meets at Sunset Community Centre. For the last two weeks we have been working on the development of the proposal for the moss graffiti project that is going to be installed on the north facing wall of the Sunset Community Centre.
After having a participatory process where the kids identified or “mapped” how their community has shaped them and how they are shaping it, including different cultural, social and environmental issues present in their neighbourhood, they split into small groups to start visually developing different proposals for their mural project.
We also had a photo shoot portrait session where they did their best pose trying to represent their different proposals.