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R.I.P Lenore Herb aka Doreen Grey – Activist and Vancouver Punk scene photographer/filmmaker

October 25, 2010 2 comments

Lenore Herb recently passed away of pancreatic cancer.  She will be remembered by many in our Vancouver community and will be greatly missed. R.I.P Lenore !

For over 30 years Lenore aka Doreen has worked as an alternative underground videographer, bringing music, social causes and alternative art to the community

About Lenore


Lenore Herb has been practising eco-social art for more than 30 years.
She is a pioneer of poetrymusic and environmental videography,
filmmakercurator, producer, poet and serious environmental advocate.

Working with a coalition of environmental groups,
in 1989, aided in successfully stopping the
Ashcroft / Cache Creek hazardous waste incinerator.

Co-wrote with Dermot Foley “Garbage War on the Future”
supported by Vancouver Citizens Action Network
the Yalakom Ecological Society, Western Canada Wilderness Society,
Cache Creek Area Citizens United, Catalyst Eduction Society,
Greenpeace, Cache Creek Landfill Legal Defense Fund
and which is as true today as it was then,
due to the prolific waste and resource greed of our society.

 

From 1989 – 1990, Waste Management Director  (S.P.E.C.)
1990 – 1995  President of SPEC (Society
Promoting Environmental Conservation)

See more of Lenore here


AHA MEDIA most memorably remembers Lenore as a very active participant in our Fearless City Mobile Project of W2 Community Media Arts

Thank you Lenore for everything you did! We miss you!

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AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Crew helps load speakers for John Lee’s Wailing Wall of Sound from W2

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s almost show time  for August 10 Free Preview Downtown YVR @ Granville & Georgia  3 to 8pm  and AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile Crew helped to load speakers for John Lee’s Wailing Wall of Sound from W2

Part of  Surge Festival of W2 Community Media Arts

THE WAILING WALL OF SOUND LIVE/ONLINE Exhibition

Below are photos and livestream videos from a Nokia N97 of the experience our strong men had while moving equipment into a truck

John Lee and Friend, Ben Rampre and Clyde Wright

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 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 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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W2 Community Media Arts at Vancouver Folk Festival 2010

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

W2  Community Media Arts and Fearless City Mobile will be having an info table set up during  Vancouver Folk Festival 2010, July 16 – 18, please come over and say hello to us! 🙂

W2 brings spaces to life with the arts and creative technology in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

W2 Storyeum will also be hosting the After-Party for the Vancouver Folk Fest Volunteers this Sunday night  July 18 with DJ Dolores (BR) http://ow.ly/2ceho Les Boukakes (FR) http://ow.ly/2cekx

Come visit us at our 31,000 sq ft project site:
W2 Storyeum
151 W. Cordova
Vancouver BC V6B 1G8

DUKOT’s Media Conference at W2 Storyeum livestreamed by Peter Davies of Fearless City, W2 and AHA MEDIA

June 2, 2010 3 comments

Please see our Peter Davies’ of W2, Fearless City and AHA MEDIA’s Livestream of DUKOT’s MEDIA CONFERENCE

http://qik.com/video/7069515

MEDIA CONFERENCE FOR DUKOT

WHAT: Media conference for the controversial political thriller Dukot

(Desaparecidos) in Vancouver with the artists in attendance

WHO: The film Dukot’s producer Dennis Evangelista, scriptwriter Bonifacio Ilagan, lead actor Allen Dizon from the Philippines, and U.S.-based poet and artist Melissa Roxas, survivor of abduction and torture, will be joined by members of the Dukot Organizing Committee-Vancouver.

WHEN: June 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.-11 a.m. WHERE: W2 at Storyeum, 151 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1 WHY:Dukot is a powerful and gripping cinematic experience that reveals the reality of the forced disappearances and ongoing human rights violations in the Philippines.

Dukot is based on the stories of real life desaparecidos (the disappeared) as well as the first-hand experience of scriptwriter Bonifacio Ilagan, a former political detainee, who was twice forcibly abducted.

INTERVIEWS: Dukot guests and members of the Dukot Organizing Committee will be

available to answer media questions.

A backgrounder will be available at the media conference.  Co-sponsored by COPE and W2.