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.