19.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: KangHee Kim

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Brooklyn-based photographer KangHee Kim’s wonderful “Street Errands” series. Click here for previous post and check out more images below!

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05.05.16 by Staff

180 Creative Camp: Call for Participants

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Canal180 is seeking participants for their annual Media Arts Academy. 180 Creative Camp runs from July 3 – 10 in Abrantes, Portugal. The aim of the event is to provide a space for enthusiastic young creatives to meet with one another as well as invited artists and thinkers. This year’s lineup includes: Spanish street art collective Boa Mistura, curator Frank Kalero, architecture and design specialist Javier Peña Ibáñez, illustrators José Cardoso and Simon Landrein, Intern magazine founder Alec Dudson, and film directors Sean Dunne and Isaac Niemand.

The event is designed for people from all disciplines and all parts of the world to interact, inspire and collaborate with one another through 8 days of workshops, talks and activities organized throughout the beautiful city of Abrantes! Deadline to apply is May 25th. Click here for more information and check out images from previous camps below!

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

22.04.16 by Jeff

Tentacle Tribe Choreographing “Kaleido” for Ouro Collective

Vancouver-based OURO Collective have been generating a lot of buzz in our city with a very unique approach to storytelling which utilizes street and contemporary dance. They spent the past year creating a new work called “PACE” and commissioned acclaimed Montreal choreographers Tentacle Tribe (Emmanuelle LêPhan and Elon Höglund) to create a second work for them, called “Kaleido”.

Both works will be presented at each of their performances, May 5th to 8th. The clip above offers a small peek at Tentacle Tribe working with OURO Collective on “Kaleido”.

Contemporary dance can sometimes be a little inaccessible (at least for me), and what makes OURO unique is their desire to bring new audiences, of all ages, to the theatre. Cristina Bucci, a member of the group, says “We’re interested in producing content that extends beyond our immediate social circles or individual dance communities. We intend to honour the true spirit of street dance as an art form that brings together people regardless of their background or dance experience.”

I highly recommend checking out their show. Whether you’re super knowledgable about dance or clueless (like me), you’ll leave inspired! Just a heads up, their last show sold out and people were turned away at the door. Advance tickets are available here.

 

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06.04.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Ali Mobasser

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A selection of photos from “Reflections” by London-based photographer Ali Mobasser. He says the street photography is inspired by his “three-year old son’s fearlessness and his unabashed willingness to engage with the world around him.”

More images below.

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24.03.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Adam Birkan

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A selection of beautiful street photos from “Hanoi” by Bangkok-based photographer Adam Birkan. More images below.

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16.03.16 by Jeff

David OReilly’s New Game “Everything” Allows You To Play as Anything

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Animator David OReilly is perhaps best known for creating the video game in Spike Jonze’s film “Her”, and his strangely meditative non-game “Mountain”.

His new game “Everything”, releasing on PS4, is about as ambitious as a concept could possibly be. Every single thing in the game is a playable character, “there is no distinction between you and the world”. So you could control the planet, or a continent on the planet, or a tree on the continent, or a bird in the tree, or bug, or a blade of grass.

As a conventional video game, it honestly looks extremely boring. As an art piece or as experience, I feel like there’s the potential for something kind of profound — especially if people have the ability to interact with the environment at the same time. Like if I was controlling a dog, and I knew that every flea on the dog was potentially another person, and every grain of sand on the beach I was running along, all of those could be different people. And someone else was controlling the whole island, and the sun, and the entire galaxy. If you could quickly and seamlessly move from a micro to a macro viewpoint I feel like that could be something really interesting.

Have a look at the actual gameplay video below, maybe you’ll see what I mean.

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15.03.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Caitlyn Murphy

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Love these gouache paintings by Toronto-based artist Caitlyn Murphy. Her first solo show, “Window Studies”, opens March 17th at Northern Contemporary Gallery. More images below.

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11.02.16 by Staff

Photographer Profile: Zun Lee

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Another fantastic profile in the InFrame series. This instalment focuses on Zun Lee who initially took up photography as a hobby and escape from the stresses of his corporate job only to start taking pictures of strangers on the street, uncovering a whole new way of connecting with people. Watch the full video on Booooooom TV.