art for social change

Summer video camp for teens at VIVO

Video Revolution! Making your message (click above for the application form and contact info) August 5-9, 2013 9 AM-4 PM Final Exhibition: Friday, August 9, 4:30-6 PM ¡VIVO la revolución! Youth ages 13-18 are invited to spend a week at VIVO immersed in the hands-on creation of documentaries, news, commercials, music videos, public service announcements, […]

Video from the Vancouver Biennale!

Finally completed the amazing video installation with Windermere, Nootka and the Vancouver Biennale’s Big Ideas project. This video explains how we mixed old media (polaroids, betamax, 35mm film, typewriters) with high schoolers from Windermere, elementary students from Nootka, and made a video installation at Kits Beach arund the Echoes sculpture by Michel Goulet. Thanks to […]

Anonymoose at VIVO this Friday!

Catherine Falkner and I made an avant-garde propaganda film in Newfoundland with the Tordon Players during our residency at Black Bag Media Collective… The first public screening will be this Friday! Check it out: IN MEDIAS RES A short film festival featuring artists living and working in Mount Pleasant. Graciously supported by the Mount Pleasant […]

Video Journalism workshops at VIVO

Learn on-camera reporting, off-camera interview skills, documentary shooting techniques, polished journalistic writing skills, and documentary editing. Participants will develop a documentary concept (or bring one you have in mind) and shoot footage that will be analyzed and edited over two workshop sessions.  You are welcome to use VIVO’s video cameras, or you can bring your […]

Extraction is in the works

After two years of research and planning, Theatre Conspiracy is digging into the creation of the documentary-style play Extraction. Our international cast and team of theatre artists are in residence at The Cultch in Vancouver for the next couple of weeks to experiment before a work-in-progress presentation at Your Kontinent: Richmond International Film & Media […]

The Cultch presents Extraction

Here’s a little taste of the show I’m working on for Theatre Conspiracy.  Our workshop performances will happen in July at the Cultch and at the Richmond Int’l Film & Media Arts Festival. The Cultch presents Extraction – YouTube. “Through the biographies of four performers, the bilingual, documentary-style play Extraction looks at lives transformed by […]

After ‘The Wire’ ended, Sonja Sohn couldn’t leave Baltimore’s troubled streets behind

“We are talking about a throwaway population that adults think are too far gone,” Sohn says later. “We’re talking about kids that people have given up on over and over and over again. They don’t feel like anyone is there for them. They may have parents who love them, but they’ve been falling back on […]

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