Tag Archives: City of Calgary
We are excited to be working with the City of Calgary Public Art Department to video the installation of ‘roger that’. A two, 12 metre-high sculptures, situated on either side of Crowchild Trail. The video will document the process and will include an interview with the artist, Bill Pechet. “Bill is the lead artist at PECHET Studio, an interdisciplinary practice based in Vancouver, Canada. In all their work, they are committed to developing environments that bridge art and imagination with everyday life, and they are dedicated to the idea that public space must be designed to offer a depth of experiential and playful encounter.” (City of Calgary/Public Art).
Small selection of photos of the Charged Line Public Art sculptures at Fire Station No. 5. Photographed for the City of Calgary.
Despite some rain, the opening of the Barb Scott Park turned was a huge success. Hundreds showed up over the noon hour ceremony to listen to presenters including Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Later in the evening, celebrations continued featuring live jazz music, games, food and the interactive colours of the public art installation, ‘Chinook Arc’. Artists Blessing Handcock and Joe O’Connell were on hand to introduce and explain it. I was there with Design Cause to video and document the whole thing. Please check back by late June to see it.
Evan Woolley is a friend I met while working for Calgary’s Public Art department. He has since moved on from this position and is now running for Ward 8 Alderman. We recently got together and filmed this video, Neighbourhoods First. Check out more on Evan at www.evanwoolley.ca
Thanks to my parents, Fred and Bette Hays who drove while I filmed out the back.
Design Cause video documenting David Dahlquist’s 2012 public art piece for the Martindale LRT station. The weather was freezing outside and the City had a tent setup with a heater and hot chocolate for people to stay warm, but all in all we got some good shots and I am happy with the way things turned out.
Interview I shot with Brian Tolle, Mark Boutin and Heather Aitken about Calgary’s Parkdale public art piece being constructed in 2013. The conversation talks about the importance of the Bow River, project collaboration and integration into the community.