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Carrall Street Publication and Edition Launch | 6-8pm Wednesday September 30 at ArtSpeak in Gastown, Vancouver

September 30, 2009 Leave a comment

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http://www.artspeak.ca/exhibitions/event_detail.html?event_id=234

Althea Thauberger

September 30th, 2009

The Carrall Street publication documents Althea Thauberger’s site-specific work that took place on the 200-block of Carrall Street in front of Artspeak on September 30, 2008. It considered the specificities of the site as a nexus of social, economic, political, and cultural realities.

The block was closed to traffic and illuminated by film lights. Collaborating with local communities, individuals, and organizations, Thauberger invited a diverse group to undertake independent actions or activities within the event’s framework.

Approximately forty performers worked across and through the delineation provided by the block, extending their activities into alleys and bars. The performances ranged from repeated physical actions, oratories, orchestrated conversations, and scripted performances that often occurred at an intimate scale, to reflected or framed quotidian situations.

Because the event encompassed the entire block, the work took on an expanded subject matter that included the attitudes and activities of spectators and passersby, heightened aesthetics and conditions of representation, the street’s physical surroundings and architecture, and transitional moments in the street’s development.

The publication includes commissioned texts, scripts, a partial transcription of the Carrall Street forum, archival documents, and images.

Exhibitions and Events

Carrall Street Publication and Edition Launch | 6-8pm Wednesday September 30

Althea ThaubergerSeptember 30th, 2009

The Carrall Street publication documents Althea Thauberger’s site-specific work that took place on the 200-block of Carrall Street in front of Artspeak on September 30, 2008. It considered the specificities of the site as a nexus of social, economic, political, and cultural realities. The block was closed to traffic and illuminated by film lights. Collaborating with local communities, individuals, and organizations, Thauberger invited a diverse group to undertake independent actions or activities within the event’s framework. Approximately forty performers worked across and through the delineation provided by the block, extending their activities into alleys and bars. The performances ranged from repeated physical actions, oratories, orchestrated conversations, and scripted performances that often occurred at an intimate scale, to reflected or framed quotidian situations. Because the event encompassed the entire block, the work took on an expanded subject matter that included the attitudes and activities of spectators and passersby, heightened aesthetics and conditions of representation, the street’s physical surroundings and architecture, and transitional moments in the street’s development. The publication includes commissioned texts, scripts, a partial transcription of the Carrall Street forum, archival documents, and images.

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AHA MEDIA is very pleased to present Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Info Sessions at W2 Community Media Arts Centre

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment

W2 Bladerunners

Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Info Sessions

Attend these events to see if our 5-month program is for you!

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Network:
Global
Start Time:
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time:
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 10:00pm
Location:
112 W Hastings
City/Town:
Vancouver, BC
Email:

Description

Are you interested in mobile technology, locative media, web 2.0, social media, web sites, VJing, telepresence, live screens, radio, community TV, digital divide, and open source? W2 has been working for more than one year with Bladerunners developing a media arts apprenticeship program.

If you are between 19 and 30 years old, are eager to train and work hard, then this could be for you! Honorariums are paid to participants for 24 hours/week, daily lunch is provided. Aboriginal youth, women, and youth of colour from the inner-city are encouraged to apply. This is designed as an apprenticeship program for people who face systemic barriers to a creative technology career.

ORIENTATION SESSION: Oct 1, 7-9pm, 112 West Hastings (W2′s new space). Snacks and bus tickets provided. Learn about what’s involved in the apprenticeship program. How does it work, when does it start, what kind of committment will you make, and what will W2 provide. We’d also like you to let us know what experience you have with creative technology.

ORIENTATION SESSION: Oct 8, 7-9pm, 112 West Hastings. Snacks and bus tickets provided. Hear from an overview of subjects you will be immersed in over the next 5 months from some of W2 Mentors. Learn about the internet and social media, mobile/locative media, buliding web sites, VJing, and other media arts practices. Learn about our program and tell us what you can do – and where you want to take it!

When you get involved with our 5-month youth apprenticeship program you will play a central role in W2 as we get set to open 9000 sq ft at Woodward’s in January 2010, and emerge as a world-class crossmedia centre. It will be an exciting few months, and for young people wanting an awesome experience working collaboratively to create media art, events, installations, and live interactive experiences = this is it!!

Following this challenging five month apprenticeship program, participants will receive regular employment with W2 or our partner employers from the local digital media/ Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

We open at Woodwards in January 2010, but in the meantime we are actively developing and launching programs from our temporary space at 112 West Hastings. (This month we are moving from the Flack Block and consolidating at 112.)

Our innovative programs confront the digital divide with marginalized inner-city residents accessing and using technology. Visiting artists-in-residence and mentors provide inspiration and mentorship, and live events and projects give our crew the chance to test and showcase their skills and achievements.

Antoni Abad will be one of our mobile media mentors with Mobile*Native, during November 2009. Jon Cohrs/OMGIMON.TV will set up an analogue TV station. Other artists will work with us to build web sites, and we will produce major events, receptions, screenings, and parties.

The development of training, apprenticeship/employment placement programs for the digital media sector has been identified as a priority amongst governments, industry, and the community. Bladerunners is an internationally recognized, award winning employment program assisting multi-barrier and disadvantaged youth in gaining on the job construction training and apprenticeships. W2 is delivering Bladerunner’s first non-construction trade apprenticeship program, with funding by Bell and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. W2 is also collaborating with Building Opportunities with Business Inner-City Society (BOB) new ICT Cluster, and this will be a connection point for participants to the local sector.

AHA MEDIA visits Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies at Hastings and Nanaimo in Vancouver

September 28, 2009 1 comment

AHA MEDIA visits Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies at Hastings and Nanaimo in Vancouver

Mulitplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies

Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies  

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2347 Hastings Street East
Vancouver, BC V5L 1V6, Canada
(604) 251-6022
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AHA MEDIA saw a variety of adorable animals and an exotic variety of fish at this neighborhood pet store! :)

Bunnies

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In this video, Bunnies eat and play at Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies in Vancouver

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of  a rose -toed tarantula

Tarantula

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In this video, Guinea Pigs rest at Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies in Vancouver

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, White mice play at Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies in Vancouver

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, a Lucky and Very Large Arowana swims at Multiplex Aquarium & Pet Supplies in Vancouver

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of children after visiting the Multiplex store

Children coming out of Multiplex

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to present Roadsworth Screening & Filmmaker’s Reception Part of Loaded Pictures (Montreal) residency with W2 Community Media Arts October 5-19, 2009

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment

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Roadsworth Screening & Filmmaker’s Reception

Part of Loaded Pictures (Montreal) residency with W2 October 5-19, 2009

Host:
Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
W2
Street:
112 W Hastings (new location, across street from Flack Block)
City/Town:
Vancouver, BC
 
Email:
Co-presented by Vancouver Public Space Network & DTES Community Arts Network. $5 tickets at door, proceeds to Loaded Pictures. [2008, 73 min]
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line is followed by a post-screening Q&A and reception with Loaded Pictures’ Co-Producer Sarah Spring of Montreal, and Mitchell Stookey, a Vancouver-based Animator on the film.

This event is part of Loaded Picture’s residency with W2, while they are in Vancity to screen their newest film ‘H2Oil’ at the Vancouver Film Festival (see comments below).

Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described “attack on the streets.” Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?

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Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist’s prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legally/illegally on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth’s personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, Loaded Pictures provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

Additional screening to be held Oct 14 at Emily Carr university.

Directed by: Alan Kohl; Produced by: Sergeo Kirby, Sarah Spring, Adam Symansky; Production of: Loaded Pictures and National Film Board of Canada.
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line is followed by a post-screening Q&A and reception with Loaded Pictures’ Co-Producer Sarah Spring of Montreal, and Mitchell Stookey, a Vancouver-based Animator on the film.

This event is part of Loaded Picture’s residency with W2, while they are in Vancity to screen their newest film ‘H2Oil’ at the Vancouver Film Festival (see comments below).

Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described “attack on the streets.” Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist’s prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legally/illegally on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth’s personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, Loaded Pictures provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

Additional screening to be held Oct 14 at Emily Carr university.

Directed by: Alan Kohl; Produced by: Sergeo Kirby, Sarah Spring, Adam Symansky; Production of: Loaded Pictures and National Film Board of Canada.

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http://www.citizenshift.org/roadsworth-trailer

AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

http://www.eclipseawards.com

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Below is a photo of Peter Davies of  AHA MEDIA speaking with Toby Barazzuol

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Below are photos of Toby and his beautiful glassware http://www.eclipseawards.com

 

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Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA and Rockafellas plays at Grand Union in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) on Welfare Wednesday Sept 23, 2009

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA went to the Grand Union Bar in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) to see Al Tkatch of  AHA MEDIA play live music with Sean Michaels in their duo Rockafellas on Welfare Wednesday September 23, 2009

http://www.RockafellasDuo.wordpress.com

The bar was very lively with happy folks who danced the night away in Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s only live music venue with no cover, very cheap drinks , Great  Staff -7 nights a week!

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Below is a photo of Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA enjoying the music played by Al Tkatch

Hendrik watching Al

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Below is a photo of Al Tkatch of both AHA MEDIA and Rockafellas during a solo

Al at Grand Union

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In this video, Al Tkatch of Rockafellas sings Jumping Jack at Grand Union in Vancouver on Welfare Wednesday September 23, 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch of Rockafellas sing Tush by ZZ Top at Grand Union in Vancouver on Welfare Wednesday September 23, 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Al Tkatch of Rockafellas sings Pride and Joy at Grand Union Bar in Vancouver on Welfare Wednesday September 23, 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of Al Tkatch and Hendrik Beune together after Al playing a set on stage

Al and Hendrik

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Below is a photo of Al Tkatch,  Hendrik Beune and April Smith – Co-Founders of AHA MEDIA, making the letters  A H A with their fingers in front of the Grand Unionon Welfare Wednesday in Vancouver Downtown Eastside :)

AHA MEDIA love producing mobile media and doing community engagements with handheld technology :)

AHA MEDIA at Grand Union

AHA MEDIA filmed at the Fight HST Rally at Canada Place in Vancouver

September 21, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was invited to go and film at the http://www.FightHst.com Rally on Saturday, Sept 18, 2009 at Canada Place. An estimated 5,000 people showed up to support the cause!

Fight HST rally

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Speakers included

Tom Shields – M.C. (Former Mayor of Osoyoos)

Tom Shields - M.C. (Former Mayor of Osoyoos)

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Bill Vander Zalm – Host (Former BC Premier)

Bill Vander Zalm

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Carole James – Leader of the Official Opposition

Carol James

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Bill Tieleman – No BC HST Facebook Creator / 24 Hours columnist.

Bill Tieleman

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Below is a photo of April Smith of AHA MEDIA with Ellen Woodsworth, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver who gave a rousing speech!

April with Ellen

AHA MEDIA wishes to thank Rainer Schmoll of http://www.thinkreferrals.com, Event organizer for the invitation to come and film at the Fight HST rally.

Rainer and Bill with concerned citizen

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Below is a twitter update from Lorraine Murphy http://www.raincoaster.com

raincoaster  Congrats to @AHAMedia, who made the news on all major networks for their coverage at the anti-HST rally

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Please see http://www.FightHST.com for videos and photos of the rally!

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