1. 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.

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  2. Directed by Miryam Bouchard and featuring Elizabeth Manley, "Figures" is short film commissioned in part for Springboard Performance's, containR, exhibiting at the SHAW Tower Courtyard in downtown Vancouver from February 12 - 28, 2010. Commissioning partners are: Bravo!FACT, Cineworks, Arts Partners in Creative Development, and the British Columbia Arts Council. All footage is used by permission; copyrighted to Bonnie & Clyde Films, 2009. If you wish to use a segment, request permission from Bonnie & Clyde Films.

    Figures exhibited as part of containR, during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. further info found on containr.com

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  3. 4:54 min | 1938 | Germany

    Director: Leni Riefenstahl
    Final Diving Sequence from 1936 Olympics
    Exhibited as part of containR, during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

    Commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, ‘Olympia’ was the first documentary film on the Olympic Games ever made. Controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, who had made the Nazi propaganda film ‘Triumph of the Will’ in 1934-35, created ‘Olympia’ and many have argued that Olympia is not merely propaganda, but had many dissenting features, including the glorified portrayal of African American runner Jesse Owens willing a gold medal. Many advanced motion picture techniques, which later became industry standards but which were groundbreaking at the time, were employed, including unusual camera angles, smash cuts and extreme close-ups. The techniques employed are almost universally admired, but the film is controversial due to its political content.

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  4. Supermundane | 3:31 | 2009 | Canada (containR commission)
    Director: Kathleen Smith
    Commissioned by Springboard, Bravo!FACT, Cineworks and Arts Partners in Creative Development for containR 2010. This brief film is a meditation on the mundane, repetitive aspects of training the body and one woman’s drive to transcend the mundane and achieve perfection. The perfect moment, the perfect line, the perfect run – it’s all in a day’s work. It was shot in the Rocky Mountains near Lake Louise.
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  5. Snow | 8 min | 2003 | UK

    Exhibited as part of containR, during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. further info found on containr.com

    Director: David Hinton in collaboration with Rosemary Lee
    Archival footage of winter antics from the 1890s to the 1960s is cut and re-combined to create a rhythmic choreography of gesture and action, on the slippery sidewalks and slopes of a bygone era. Originally commissioned Arts Council England, the BBC and NPS for the last Dance for the Camera series, the film is created from fragments of black and white archive footage from the 1890s to 1960s of ordinary people moving on the snow or ice.

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containR is a street installation at the nexus of video, public art and urban design. The next installment of containR is at the SHAW Tower Courtyard in downtown Vancouver, between February 12-28, 2010.

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containR is a street installation at the nexus of video, public art and urban design. The next installment of containR is at the SHAW Tower Courtyard in downtown Vancouver, between February 12-28, 2010.

containR sits 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.

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