I spent a recent afternoon at the lovely, peaceful Abkhazi garden in Victoria, BC. I’m really excited to be working on a few video projects with the Land Conservancy of BC- it’s inspiring and encourages me to spend more time shooting and editing video.
I tried to incorporate all aspects of the garden in this video- the flowers, ducks, turtles, landscapes, humans, insects, silence…
Molly and Murray, resident ducks, enjoy the garden with their young ones.
“The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia…Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946.”
The Abkhazis worked together on their creation for over 40 years, referring to it as “their child”. After their deaths the Garden changed hands, and in February 2000, The Land Conservancy purchased the property to save it from becoming a townhouse development.”
Shot and edited by Cassie O’Neil (antlerlash.com) for The Land Conservancy of BC Music by Mister Tahti
Atagamaton by Scott Amos & David Parfit Video by Cassie at antlerlash.com
Atagamaton lets a user control electro-mechanical devices salvaged from gutted film projectors, old typerwriters, radios and other “obsolete” technologies to produce unique sounds and movements. To play Atagamaton, a user simply moves their hands over top of any of the nine devices.
This is the second project in G++’s Interactive Film & Video Series. The series pairs five film and video artists with the team of interaction designers and engineers at Limbic Media to produce five interactive window-front multimedia installations. The Interactive Film & Video Series at G++ was made possible through the joint BC Film/BC Arts Council Interactive Fund.
About G++ G++ is a window-front art gallery located at 1119 Fort Street, Victoria BC. The gallery is the first in Victoria to focus exclusively on interactive multimedia. The space has been donated for use by Limbic Media, a company that specializes in real-time interactive multimedia control technologies for use in entertainment markets, education, research and the fine arts.
Aurora Scott performs “Now or Never” at her CD release concert in Victoria.
This performance was shot at Hermann’s Jazz Club and features Thomas Kinzel on piano, Sean Drabitt on bass, Damian Graham on drums, Troy Haws on guitar/vocals, Nick La Riviere on trombone and Andrian Szewczyk on backing vocals.
The Land Conservancy’s 2nd Annual Beers for Beaches event showcased a female-dominated lineup in support of their Wild Hills and Beaches Campaign. Notable Victoria talents Georgia Murray, Ashleigh Eymann, the Ghostbirds, and Kytami rocked UVic’s Felicita’s Pub to raise awareness for coastal conservation on Vancouver Island.
The video features concert footage with original recordings by each artist as follows: Kytami- “BASSisHIGH ft.Mista Chatman, geneva.b and Gymbo Jak” Ashleigh Eymann- “Footwork” Georgia Murray- “Just a Dream”
I’ll be working the box office/bar for the upcoming Images Festival, March 31-April 9.
“The Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen.”
I am most excited for Live Images 6, which features Fucked Up playing a live set to the 1928 Tod Browning film West of Zanzibar (Apr. 9-Undergound Cinema).