Monday, November 23, 2009

Robson Square Re-opens Today --Looking for Video Clips

Today is the re-opening of the Robson Square ice rink, not sure if there is an official ceremony, info is hard to come by, but just in case there is some kind of Olympic ceremonial pomp, I will be heading down for the 12 pm opening to collect video clips. It would be great if you could join me. Send any clips to to participate in my project. Find detailed information at

can you believe this is the only link to more info.?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Today the Torch is in P.E.I --video needed pass it on!

Today the Torch Relay and Celebrations pass through P.E.I. Send in video clips from your cell (or any other device) to and have them projected large-scale in Vancouver during the Olympics and Paralympics.

Amherst, Wood Islands, Belfast, Vernon Bridge, Cherry Valley, Pownal, Stratford, Charlottetown with evening Celebrations planned for Charlottetown.

For project details, including link to interactive map, see

Thanks and pass it along!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nov. 16th - Nov 20th Olympic Torch Relay in Nova Scotia - Looking for Participants

Torch Relay travels through Nova Scotia this week

I am looking for participants to video document (with your cell phone, or any other video device) and send the files to The files will be part of an art project and will be projected in public space in Vancouver during the Olympics.

Here is this week's route:

Monday, Nov 16th: North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Membertou, Glace Bay, Dominion, Scotchtown, New Waterford, Sydney, Baddeck, Wagmatcook, Whycocomagh, Waycobah and Mabou.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th: Port Hawkesbury, Port Hastings, Tracadie, Paq'tnkek, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton, Bible Hill and Truro, with celebrations to be held in Port Hawkesbury and Sydney.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th: Truro, Millbrook, Stewiacke, Shubenacadie, Elmsdale, Enfield, Waverley, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Cole Harbour, Dartmouth, Beechville and Halifax with public celebrations to be held in Truro, Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury.

Thursday, Nov. 19th: Annapolis Royal, Bear River and Yarmouth.

Friday, Nov. 20th: Halifax, Sackville, Windsor, Falmouth, Grand Pré, Wolfville, New Minas, Kentville, Kingston, Greenwood, Middleton, New Germany, Bridgewater and Lunenburg with public celebrations to be held in Wolfville and Lunenberg

See for project details and link to interactive map for route and times.

Pass it on.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well, the Torch is making it's way across Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the next few days, and I am still looking for Torch Light Relay and Celebration video footage. Collect footage off your cell phone and mail to to participate in my art project which will be projected during the Olympics in Gastown, Vancouver.

Here is today's route:

Badger, Springdale, Deer Lake, Pasadena, Corner Brook, Port au Port, Kippens, Stephenville and Channel Port aux Basques

Tomorrow's route is through Cape Breton:

North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Membertou, Glace Bay, Dominion, Scotchtown
New Waterford, Sydney, Baddeck, Wagmatcook, Whycocomagh, Waycobah and Mabou

Check out the ETA and celebration points on the interactive map found on the right of the screen.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Bright Light

I found this page on the City of Vancouver website that outlines the Bright Light project that is the umbrella project for "we are watching". Feel free to check it out. More to come about my gallery shortly.

Bright Light on the City of Vancouver website

Day 6 & 7 Olympic Torch Relay and Celebrations

On Wednesday November 4th, the Olympic Torch will pass through:
  • Dawson City
  • Old Crow
  • Inuvik

On Thursday, November 5th the Torch will pass through:
  • Detta
  • Ndilo
  • Yellowknife
  • Kugluktuk

With Evening Celebrations in Yellowknife, location to be determined.

Please notify any people you may know in these areas who can send cell phone video documentation (or from any other kind of device).


Yikes! Today the Olympic Torch Celebrations are in Whitehorse, and I forgot to get the info out!

If you know me on Facebook, then you know I am neck-high in marking. And that is why I have foolishly not prepared any useful posts for my people in Whitehorse. So, as a last moment ditch effort, as I believe these celebrations go until 10ish, I will post now and hope that the message gets there.

Today the Torch Relay passes though:
Queen Charlotte
Taku River Tlingit
Kwanlin Dun

At 6 pm, there will be a celebration at Shipyards Park, so get out your phones and cameras, and pass the post on!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Introducing We Are Watching

We Are Watching is a video / surveillance / book project that investigates ways of watching during the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics that are to be held in Vancouver this February and March.

Currently, I am collecting video footage of the Olympic Torch Relay and Celebrations by soliciting participants to video document the events as they pass through Canada. The video documentation can be collected by cell phones (and any other video capturing devices one might have) and the resulting footage is submitted by email to wearewatching2010 [at] 

For relay and celebration map and details, click the link on the right side bar.

The footage will be projected, unedited, on a building housing the Jeffrey Boone Gallery in the Lower Eastside of Vancouver during the Olympic and Paralympic games. During the games, people can send me their clips documenting any aspect of the Olympic games and celebrations that are happening in Vancouver and Whistler. These images will be instantly snatched out of my inbox and slotted in chronological order to be projected.

Also, the clips will be considered for publication in a book of the same name that will provide an archive of alternative-to-the-official images that will be flooding the world.

The on-site viewers watching the projection will be captured by a surveillance camera which will be projected in the Jeffrey Boone Gallery in real time.

This project is curated by Jeffrey Boone, from the Jeffrey Boone Gallery (for more information on the Jeffrey Boone Gallery see and part of the Bright Light project and generously funded by the City of Vancouver.

Please inform your friends and family who might like participate, I am anxious about getting material.