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AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile films people’s thoughts of Story Box projects at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile films people’s thoughts of Story Box projects at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to go back to its roots and give each of the founding neighborhoods something to talk about. In one such community, the DTES Story Box Project highlights its rich and storied cultural diversity through oral and written tradition. Unique object/artifact boxes illustrate stories from various voices which are intermingled to create a new and visceral experience.

The Storybox Project at the Surge Festival is the sensational finish to a process that involved over eighty members of DTES community based writing groups who developed their individual stories utilizing personal artifacts as inspiration and illustration. The manifold stories held common threads bound to universal themes. StoryBox at Storyeum presents five such themes as representative of the powerfully spoken words by the most demo-diverse voices working in concert with some of Vancouver’s brightest lights in media arts.

In this video, Irwin Oostindie, Stephen Lytton and Councillor Heather Deal speak on Story Box Project in Surge Festival at W2 Storyeum

In this video, Hendrik Beune and Anne Marie Slater view projections at Story Box Project in W2 Storyeum

In this video, Hendrik Beune is a featured interview in a movie at Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver DTES

Below is a photo of Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd standing in front of Story Box description on the wall

Below is a photo of Jorge Campos, Quest Kabuki, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd in front of W2 Storyeum

In this video, Erin de Zwart shares her thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

In this video,  Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd shares their  thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

In this video, Sid Tan shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

 
In this video, Sean Cranbury shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
In this video, Hendrik Beune shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
In this video, J-Hock shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
Below is a photo of  Hendrik Beune, Clyde Wright and J-Hock in front of W2 Storyeum
 
 
In this video, Irwin Oostindie of W2 Community Media Arts speaks about Story Box project  at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
Below is a photo of Sid Tan sharing a laugh with Irwin Oostindie
 
Below are Story Boxes from Story Box project
 
 
Below is our Fearless City and W2 Story Box!
 

Story Box Project Opening Reception on Friday, August 6th from 7pm till late at W2 Storyeum

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

The Story Box Project featured at the Surge Festival
August 6 – 28th, 2010
W2 Storyeum – 151 West Cordova St. (at Abbott St)

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 6th from 7pm till late

Regular Exhibition Viewing
August 7 to August 28, noon-6pm. Wednesday to Sunday, Free admission

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At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to go back to its roots and give each of the founding neighborhoods something to talk about. In one such community, the DTES Story Box Project highlights its rich and storied cultural diversity through oral and written tradition. Unique object/artifact boxes illustrate stories from various voices which are intermingled to create a new and visceral experience.

The Storybox Project at the Surge Festival is the sensational finish to a process that involved over eighty members of DTES community based writing groups who developed their individual stories utilizing personal artifacts as inspiration and illustration. The manifold stories held common threads bound to universal themes. StoryBox at Storyeum presents five such themes as representative of the powerfully spoken words by the most demo-diverse voices working in concert with some of Vancouver’s brightest lights in media arts.

urban ink, an interdisciplinary theatre company connected artists with residents  to create five video and sound installations:

A solely aural exploration of the Story Box themes, AudioVox simultaneously looks at the relationship between chaos, order and form. [Frederick Brummer/Rupinder Sidhu]

Resistance for Existence exposes four different realities of people forced to hold firm against adverse forces even as they need to shift their perspectives in order to survive. [Cease Wyss/Shawn Chappelle]

Natural beauty and magic have been lost within the distractions of materialism yet we conjure different illusions & myths to help make sense of things in Web We Weave. [Su-an Ng/Sepideh Saii]

A suspension of story, image and object triangulate as audience members weave their way inside and outside the Mother Tongue musings of four multilingual tellers. [Justin Sekiguchi/Lenke Sifko]

ShadowBox presents a random interplay of silhouetted actors with the stories and key phrases from StoryBox’s eighty participants. The results of this 6-month project are revealed to pedestrian onlookers in W2 Storyeum windows. [Krista Lomax/Sammy Chien]

Media Artists: Frederick Brummer, Shawn Chappelle, Su-an Ng, Sepideh Saii, Justin Sekiguchi, Rupinder Sidhu, Lenke Sifko, Cease Wyss, Krista Lomax and Sammy Chien.

Contributing Artists: Julia Aleynikova, Samuel Beaudry, Colin Beiers, Hendrick Beune, Afuwa Granger, Lenore Herb, Jezebel S. Jones, Quest Kabuki, Bill Lim, Joan Morelli and Antonette Rea. Community Group Animators/Facilitators: Hari Alluri, Lesley Ewen, MutyaMacatumpag,  Omari Newton, Irwin Oostindie, Quelemia Sparrow and Naomi Steinberg.

The StoryBox Exhibition has been curated by urban ink and W2, with financial assistance of the City of Vancouver, and produced in association with: Vancouver Society of Storytelling, Raycam Community Centre, Interurban, Fearless City Mobile, Musqueam Nation Writer’s Group, DTES Women’s Centre Writing Group, Carnegie Centre’s Thursday Writing Collective, Life Skills Centre, Native Court Workers’ Saturday Family Storytelling, Ugnayaan Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance, Surrey Urban Youth Project, Gathering Place Megaphone project, Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society (ACCESS).

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AHA MEDIA doing Community Engagement with Story Box Project at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

April 19, 2010 Leave a comment

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Below is a photo of Van Jensen wearing a Story Box T-shirt

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to meet Lesley Ewen a facilitator for Story Box Project at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Lesley Ewen is a Theatre, Film and TV Artist

A 2005 Moffat/LIllo prize winner and two time Jessie Theatre Award nominee, Lesley  has lived in Englad, Australia and Canada, graduated from the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School under David Latham and has contributed to Vancouver’s cultural milieu since 1977.

As an artist who responds to the world via diverse media, Lesley’s created an array of theatrical/art/events, videos, music and has over 150 professional film/tv/theatre acting, directing and producing credits. She works as an wholistic dramaturge and has written 4 plays, with her latest, Camera Obscura (Love. Murder.), featured at Factory’s ’05 Crosscurrents and in PTC’s inaugural Playwright’s Colony. Assorted modes of live performance include: Shakespeare at the Bristol Old Vic and Stratford, conventional theatre with most major and many smaller theatres throughout Canada, new circus and independent live art here and in Europe.

Things I’ll bring to Story Box:

- an understanding of and an ability to support the diverse components and modes of creation within the group

- the ability to recognize and nurture things before they’ve sprouted, helping them to cultivate ground within which they can grow

- recognizing and en-couraging the quieter voices in the group being fearless

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In this video, Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA reads a poem called Worms for Story Box Project, facilitated by Lesley Ewen at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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