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AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile to help set up John Lee’s Wailing Wall of Sound in Downtown Vancouver today Aug 10, 2010

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile to help set up John Lee’s Wailing Wall of Sound in Downtown Vancouver today Aug 10, 2010

Part of  Surge Festival of W2 Community Media Arts

THE WAILING WALL OF SOUND LIVE/ONLINE Exhibition

August 10 Free Preview Downtown YVR @ Granville & Georgia  3 to 8pm

Friday August 13 Live Soundstage Gig @ W2 151 W. Cordova   7 to 11pm ;  $ 7

Journey into a unique, Sound-Art & Music Adventure with The Wailing Wall Of Sounds’ online and live event on Friday, August 13th, 7-11pm, at W2 Storyeum.

A free preview showing will also take place on Granville Street on Tuesday, August 10 from 3pm.

The show will be an interactive, all-ages music/art/tech performance showcasing sound submissions from local and international artists. The WWOS Expo presents an opportunity for audiences and artists to listen and interact in a creative sound environment using a forty-foot, 168-speaker wall – the largest guitar amp in the world. Entrance to the August 13 show is $7 from 7 to 11pm.

Guest Soundsmiths & DJs from 8pm – B-Monster @ 9pm & 10:30.

To Submit Song or Sound-Art for the WWOS Expo please visit;

www.wailingwallofsound.com

twitter.com/wailwallofsound

Guest Soundsmiths & DJs from 8pm – B-Monster @ 9pm & 10:30

AHA MEDIA is very proud to present our very own Shadow Theatre Play called “Love in the Shadows” at DTES CAN art space ( 67 East Hastings at Lux Hotel )this Sat Feb 27, 2010

February 25, 2010 2 comments

AHA MEDIA is very proud to present our very own Shadow Theatre Play  called “Love in the Shadows” at DTES Community Arts Network art space  ( 67 East Hastings at Lux Hotel ) this Sat Feb 27, 2010 with Alvin ClaytonMichael McNeeley and Richard Czaban

AHA MEDIA wanted to present a play with six scenes based on true personal stories about how child abuse, trauma and sexual molestation can lead to some folks unable to deal with issues and may end up in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside trying to cope in a variety of harmful ways .

AHA MEDIA believes our play can show the reasons WHY some people end up in the DTES  – for the MEDIA, our friends and street folks. We wanted to help everyone remember us through visual and performing arts before we leave our temp DTES Community Arts Network Art Space as our last day is the day after on Sunday Feb 28, 2010

AHA MEDIA is about doing  positive community engagement and harm reduction strategies in our neighborhood through media, arts and now shadow theatre performances from our members.

Below is a banner designed by Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA


An AHA MEDIA Production – Love in the Shadows

Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA asks:

“How hard is it to forgive?  Can you swallow and not support our Harm Reduction project? In Jesus’ Holy Name, I pray to heal the broken hearted”

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In this video, is Alvin Clayton and Mike McNeeley of AHA MEDIA with Alex Martin rehearsing Scene 3 from AHA MEDIA’s “Love in the Shadow” Theatre Play at the DTES CAN space at 67 East Hastings in the Lux Hotel in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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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AHA MEDIA is writing, producing and performing a Shadow Theatre Play at DTES CAN Art Space on Saturday Feb 27, 2010 at Lux Hotel on East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is writing, producing and performing a Shadow Theatre Play at DTES CAN Art Space on Saturday Feb 27, 2010 at Lux Hotel on East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside


Inspired by the bright light illumination and our Large Store Front Windows of our temp DTES CAN Art space, we decided to do Shadow Play – Improv Theatre for all of our neighbors and friends on East Hastings street in Vancouver.

AHA MEDIA believes in positive community engagement and we wanted to help everyone remember us through visual and performing arts before we leave our temp DTES CAN Art Space as our last day is Sunday Feb 28, 2010

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Here are some photos and videos of us experimenting with a small lamp from within our DTES CAN Art space to using the Red and Blue Blinking Flashers of a parked Vancouver Police Car on East Hastings street

Below is a photo of Mike McNeeley of AHA MEDIA performing – He has studied with Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling of Vancouver Moving Theatre in a Shadow Theatre play

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Below is a photo of Alvin Clayton, Montana King and Mike McNeeley performing

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In this video, Richard Czaban laughs as he films Mike McNeeley and Montana King of AHA MEDIA doing Shadow Theatre Improv at DTES CAN Art space at Lux Hotel on Hastings and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

This video was filmed by Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. 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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In this video, Richard Czaban, Mike McNeeley and Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA do a Shadow Theatre play at DTES CAN Art space at Lux Hotel on Hastings and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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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Below is a photo of Alvin Clayton of AHA MEDIA taking a bow while Montana King poses in the DTES CAN Art Space Window

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Below is a photo of Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA and friends who were happy to see some of our Shadow Improv Theatre at DTES CAN Art Space

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Below is a photo of  Hank Bull – Executive Director of Centre A watching our Shadow Theatre videos

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Below is a photo of  Makiko Hara – Curator of Centre A watching our Shadow Theatre Videos

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Below is a photo of Mike McNeeley, Richard Czaban, Alvin Clayton and Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA all helping to write our new Shadow Theatre Play about “How some of us end up in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside”

We aim to perform our new Shadow Theatre play at the DTES CAN art space at Lux Hotel this Saturday Feb 27, 2010 for all of us to enjoy!

AHA MEDIA is proud to present Children Live Dream Here: Urban Landscapes on Thursday Oct 29th, 2009

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

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Visual Arts
CHILDREN LIVE DREAM HERE

 
Thursday October 29, 5:30pm-10pm
5:30pm-7pm Art opening
Families welcome


7pm-10pm Join your neighbours to celebrate the Festival
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy

The presence of children in our community is the focus of this show of photo works by students from grades 4 to 7. Photographer and lead artist Anne Marie Slater collaborated with the students on an interpretive walk of Princess Avenue and their photographs reveal the sky, the street, and the industrial side of Hastings Street re-linking the historic north/south connection to the waterfront.

The perspectives of inner city children are captured in photo stories and audio recordings, on view in the main gallery and in projections on the outside of Chapel Arts.

Children Live Dream Here: Urban Landscapes is a community arts initiative with the participation of local organizations, community members and the support of the Festival and the City of Vancouver Great Beginnings program.

Sponsored by Strathcona Elementary School, Strathcona Community Centre Association and Chapel Arts, with funding from Port Metro Vancouver and Telus-Vancouver Community Board. Free

With thanks to Anne Marie Slater and the Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver Downtown Eastside for text and image

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/festival-09/october-29/

AHA MEDIA is pleased to meet Peter Conway who speaks about his friend Tara McAteer and Truckstop Dining Society who helps feed Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 25, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to hear from Peter Conway who speaks about his friend Tara McAteer and Truckstop Dining Society who helps feed Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES).

http://truckstopdining.org/

Today, Saturday July 25th at Crab Park, there is  Free BBQ and Live Music from 12 Noon to 7 PM

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.

Free Bbq in Crab Park 500

 

For the last three years, Tara McAteer has worked part-time in the film industry in the Craft Service department. Her job is to provide a constant selection of beverages, pastries, healthy snacks and light meals to a crew of 100 non-stop for a 14 hour work day. She works out of a one tonne truck loaded with a full facility kitchen that is parked on set.

 Our small, grassroots organization, Truckstop Dining Society, is the byproduct of having access to a film food service truck and looking for ways in which to use it to benefit people who need food. In 2007, Tara decided to do something different for Christmas. On Christmas Eve she placed an ad for help on Craigslist and started preparing food. The next morning she drove the film industry food service truck to the Downtown Eastside, joined by two strangers who answered her ad, and fed hot turkey sandwiches to nearly 200 people.

 Despite services already available, there is still a need for wholesome, easily-accessible meals not just at Christmas, but year round. This year, we took the film industry food service truck to Oppenheimer Park and with the help of executive chefs and local dignitaries served Easter dinner to over 1,100 people.

 Although there are hundreds of hungry people who appreciate a hot meal, we believe there is a greater need in our city-the need for unity and more inclusive community. We feel that sharing food is an important step to breaking social barriers, creating community and de-mystifying this area of our city. We hope through providing meals to those who are hungry and those who want to learn more, together, we can look more closely at the issues of the DTES.

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