POSTED BY admin | February 22nd, 2010
Jun Ren's Freezing Water #7 vs Vectorial Elevation. Photo by PopeJon2.
The city of Vancouver went absolutely insane this past weekend as the Olympic festivities reached full-on epic volume.
Everybody was on the street. I took a walk with some friends thru the madness of Granville Street on Friday night. I have never seen so many people! Crowded, hooting, galavanting throngs of humanity.
And during it all great sculpture from around the world abides in the parks, public spaces and streets of Vancouver for everyone to enjoy.
Check out these incredible photos of the Vancouver Biennale sculpture entitled Freezing Water #7 by Chinese artist, Jun Ren. It’s located along the footpath in Vanier Park overlooking False Creek, Sunset Beach and Stanley Park.
Local photographer PopeJon2 (if anyone knows PopeJon2′s true identity please ask him to get in touch with me at sean[at]vancouverbiennale[dot]com so that I can credit him properly. Thanks!) took some stellar shots of Freezing Water dancing with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s amazing light installation “Vectorial Elevation”.
Freezing Water #7 Dances with Vectorial Elevation. Photo by PopeJon2.
More amazingness. Freezing Water #7 vs Vectorial Elevation. Photo by PopeJon2.
Freezing Water Soaks in Light. Photo by PopeJon2.
POSTED BY admin | February 15th, 2010
Thousands of Fans from Around the World Cheer at the Men's Moguls Finals!
The Vancouver Biennale salutes all of our athletes at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and welcomes our friends from around the world.
I wish that I came from overseas and could see Vancouver for the first time! Things like Vectorial Elevation, the Olympic Flame and even the sculpture that the Vancouver Biennale has brought to Vancouver from all over the globe.
Speaking of seeing things for the first time, look what our favorite friend, Gillian “Coordinator for Anything Important That’s Happening at the Vancouver Biennale” Wood, got to see the other day.
That’s right, Gillian got to see Alexandre Bilodeau win GOLD at the Men’s Moguls! Alexandre is the first Canadian athlete to EVER WIN GOLD on Canadian soil!
Big respect to all of our athletes and to our current medal winners Alexandre, Jennifer Heil and Kristina Groves!
Here’s some more shots of Gillian rocking the Olympics action.
POSTED BY admin | February 14th, 2010
Looking Up Thru Jaume Plensa's WE at night. Photo by Adam Kambeitz.
Jaume Plensa’s sculpture is entitled WE and it’s situated on a hilltop along Sunset Beach.
It’s a seated figure made of letters from many different alphabets from around the world. The figure is facing west toward the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a powerful piece that is especially profound given the Olympic atmosphere in Vancouver right now. As a symbol the world community, communication and understanding, this sculpture is perfectly poised to welcome and inspire international visitors.
Local photographer and marketing professional, Adam Kambeitz, wrote up a nice piece on WE for MetroBlenz that includes some stunning photographs.
Great work, Adam! Thanks for doing such an excellent job.
WE in profile. Photo by Adam Kambeitz.
Life within WE. Great Shot! Photo by Adam Kambeitz.
POSTED BY admin | February 11th, 2010
We by Jaume Plensa silently contemplates Vectorial Elevation.
If you’ve been enjoying the balmy night weather along the seawall or out in Vanier Park or False Creek in the past week or so then you’ve probably been witness to the new CODE – Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition – light installation called, Vectorial Elevation.
Created by Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the installation consists of 20 super high-intensity industrial searchlights – 10,000 watts a piece and mounted on robotic fixtures – and is turning the night sky in Vancouver into a laser light show for the ages!
The choreography of the lights can be programmed by people anywhere in the world via their website and can also be seen via Google Earth.
Pretty amazing as Dan Fairchild’s photos confirm.
We by Jaume Plensa sits amid a cathedral of light.