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Shadow Machine Multimedia Performance at W2 Storyeum for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday Oct 30, 2010

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Shadow Machine Multimedia Performance at W2 Storyeum for Heart of the City Festival 2010 in Vancouver

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010

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2010 Vancouver Homeless Connect Event at W2 Storyeum in Downtown Eastside (DTES)

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

W2 was proud to support the 2010 Vancouver Homeless Connect Event in the Downtown Eastside!

Irwin Oostindie and Will Stacey of W2 Community Media Arts welcomes folks to W2 Storyeum

April and Russell of LifeSkills Centre at their table with free pamphlets and cookbooks to give away

Russell and Paula of LifeSkills Centre having fun eating grapes

Paula and Russell of LifeSkills Cente doing foot soaks for people

Garvin Snider of Megaphone Magazine

J-Hock, Supervisor of the Peer 2 Peer Outreach Program

Mayor Gregor Robertson speaks at 2010 Homeless Connect event at W2 Storyeum

Jenny Kwan speaks at 2010 Homeless Connect event at W2 Storyeum

Russell with Mayor Gregor Robertson

Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling of Vancouver Moving Theatre and DTES Heart of the City Festival

2010 Homeless Connect Events in Vancouver

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

October 10 – 16 is the fifth annual Homelessness Action Week

World Homeless Day is October 10. Add your voice to the call for a national, affordable housing strategy and contact your MP.

Check out the calendar of events for the week. Here are a few highlights:

October 13th

What: The Gathering Place Homeless Connect
Where: 609 Helmcken Street
When: 11pm – 2 pm

Homeless Action week provides a unique opportunity to educate and make people aware of the issues around homelessness including the impact of living with mental health and addictions.  Our main focus during this week is to host a one-stop shop called Homeless Connect where hundreds of individuals are connected directly with service providers and activities such as haircuts, foot soaks, hearing tests, gently used runners and much more.
For information about this event please call 604-665-2391

October 14th

What: Broadway Youth Resource Centre’s 11th Annual Open House
When: 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 691 East Broadway Street, Vancouver

This year’s celebration coincides with Vancouver’s Homelessness Action week, and we’re asking those attending to bring a non-perishable food item, or a pair of new socks.
Come out and celebrate 11 years of service at Broadway Youth Resource Centre.

October 15th

What: Vancouver Homeless Connect Event
Where: W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come out and be connected to services related to health, housing, employment, tenants rights, and income assistance.  Enjoy the live entertainment and stay for haircuts, massages, foot soaks, acupuncture, food and much more!

W2 presents: The With Glowing Hearts UnFestival 2010

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Attention World!! You are invited to join us at the With Glowing Hearts Unfestival 2010 presented by W2 Storyeum!

What’s an Unfestival? Well, we’re giving you a chance to see a “work-in-progress” cut of the film, as well as getting involved in some fundraising to help us complete it.  We’ll have an exciting variety of silent auction items for you to bid on, as well as an opportunity to become a  ‘producer’ on the film and have input into the final version!

With Glowing Hearts, is a feature length documentary which  focuses on the way activists and artists in Vancouver used social media during the Olympics to affect social change and bring down barriers.

April Smith, with mobile media reporters Hendrik Beune (left), Ken Glofcheskie and Peter Davies Photograph by: Bill Keay, PNG

We are in our final stage of post production and need to prepare for broadcast and distribution.  We have managed to get to this point with many contributions from numerous people but still have a few hurdles like insurance, music rights, publicty and people’s wages which are hard cash costs that can’t be avoided.

Unfestival Schedule:

  • 4 pm free community screening, all are welcome
  • An evening fundraising screening starting at 7pm, which includes silent auction and the opportunity to become a ‘producer’.  The price of your admission will also get you listed the film’s credits as a producer, but the more you contribute the larger your name will appear.
  • Silent auction and door prizes
  • There will be a producer/director Q & A after the screening,  which will give you  the chance to ask questions of the filmmakers, and provide feedback as we move forward to the film’s final cut!
  • Cash bar will be available, as well as delicious snacks
  • Music from DJs Kid Knowledge and Haze, and more!

Got a great prize you’d love to donate to the auction? Email us.

Help Desk:

Jon Ornoy – jon@animalmotherfilms.com 778 322 2482

It’ll be awesome fun. See you there!

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 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).

http://urbanink.ca/?p=1569