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Mere Phantoms Interactive Shadow Workshop

TALENT LAB WORKSHOP

In this 45-minute workshop participants will work with paper and light to explore how three-dimensional objects become two-dimensional shadows. Each participant will create a three-dimensional paper cut-out modeled after the techniques employed by Mere Phantoms in their interactive shadow installations.

In the first segment of the workshop, Mere Phantoms artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process. The pieces made by the group will be combined with previously made examples to create a small-scale paper-based installation.  In the second segment of the workshop participants will use Mere Phantoms hand-held light wands to explore how their pieces translate in light and shadow.

The workshop will be hands-on and experiential, and will play on scale, light and shadow, and the creative use of negative and positive space.

Recommended for Grades 2-12

This workshop is offered in French or English and is available by pre-registration with a film booking only. Space is limited.
Please contact education@r2rfestival.org or call 604-224-6162

 

length: 
45min
screens: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 12:00
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:00
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:00

Opening Night Party

 

The celebration of all things lunar will continue with a reception in the Atrium, featuring an opening set by Vancouver's very own genre bending, six-piece, alt-pop/folk band, Wintermitts.  "They sing in French and English. They rock out on trumpets and accordions. They waltz when they need to and they’re as absorbing (and comforting!) as you’d hope a winter mitten would be." - CBC Music. Wintermitts has a new album coming out entitled Our Love. Check out a couple of our favourite animated videos: Accord Mineur, from their '08 album Heirloom and Sharks from their '12 album Océans.

Then have your senses brightened by Media Artists Mere Phantoms with their interactive, space-themed shadow installation.  

Mere Phantoms, a Montreal-based collaborative studio, will create a custom-designed interactive shadow installation. It is designed to engage young audiences in animating and illuminating space adventures.  Artists Jaimie Robson and Maya Ersan will create an intricate ‘stage set’ of paper cut-outs that will be installed by suspending giant projection screens inside the atrium of the Vancity Theatre. The Mere Phantoms artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process.

During our Opening Night Gala, you will be invited to contribute pre-cut 3D shadow puppets and your own body's shadow to the installation, using Mere Phantoms’ custom hand held lights, accompanied by live audio of Vancouver-based sound artist Paul Bennett.  Then watch the installation grow over the weekend.

Take part in a pre-registered in depth workshop on Sunday, April 14 at 10:30am and learn as much as you can about this magical use of moving images!

To go back to the Opening Gala film page click here or to purchase tickets to the evening click here.

 
screens: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:30

Pajama Party

Keep your pajamas on and join us for breakfast!

R2R will be serving up some yummy breakfast snacks that every kid and parent will enjoy. Then watch R2R's Family Shorts program in the comfort of your PJs. Those who come in their pajamas get breakfast for FREE (served from 10:30 am - 11:30 am).

After breakfast you can contribute a pre-cut 3D shadow puppet to the Mere Phantoms installation. Then make your own animated film at our animatin station.  All activities take place in the Atrium, and are FREE (10:30 am - 4:30 pm). Or stay and check out a film the schedule is listed just to your right.

Sunday morning you can return for a FREE screening of Path Waves: An Indigenous Showcase. Then Mere Phantoms will host an in depth pre-registered workshop in the Atrium.

Photo credit: Matthew Coughlin

screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:30

Mere Phantoms Interactive Shadow Installation & Workshop

In this 90-minute workshop participants will work with paper and light to explore how three-dimensional object translate into two-dimensional shadow based imagery. Each participant will create a three-dimensional paper cutout modeled after the techniques employed by Mere Phantoms in their interactive shadow installations.

In the first segment of the workshop Mere Phantoms media artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process. The pieces made by the group will be combined with examples by Mere Phantoms to create a small-scale paper-based installation.  In the second segment of the workshop participants will use Mere Phantoms hand-held light wands to explore how their pieces translate in light and shadow.

Mere Phantoms has been featured in galleries and art spaces across Canada. The workshop will be hands-on and experiential, and will play on scale, light and shadow, and the creative use of negative and positive space.

Recommended for ages 6+ with parents, grandparents, or guardians. Instruction is available in both French and English. Workshop by pre-registration only. Please contact education@r2rfestival.org or call 604-224-6162.

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length: 
90min
screens: 
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 10:30
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