February 12 - 28, 2010
SHAW Tower Court Yard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Open to the public daily from Noon - 7PM
Free of charge
containR will feature a film festival that celebrates physicality in art, dance, performance and sport. containR asks the question: where is the line between art and sport? How does a dance performance differ from a snowboarder’s ‘performance’ on the slopes? What are the differences between how the body is used by athletes or artists? How is this explored cinematically? containR will program a wide variety of work, both historical and contemporary, Canadian and International.
containR co-artistic directors are Evann Siebens & Nicole Mion
Exterior design and artwork: Zak David (aka Virus) and The Dark
containR design team: Robert Duke, Keith Doyle, and Iain Sinclair
containR is an independent project spearheaded by Springboard. THANK YOU to our partners and funders: Arts partners in Creative Development, Bravo!Fact/CTV, Cineworks, SHAW Communications, British Columbia Arts Council, Host a City Happening Program, Bridge Electric Corp. and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, The Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development.
containR is a street installation at the nexus of video, public art and urban design, sitting at the cross roads of mountain and urban culture, art and sports cinema, embracing public art and sustainable design. By using reconditioned shipping containers integrating alternative energy sources, the installation references Vancouver’s rich history as a major port as well as a centre for green design.