February, 2011:

Get involved in Spirit Fish

Spirit Fish 2011 is upon us.

Big celebration Saturday May 7th, 12-4pm

Bike pilgrimage along Still Creek and the Central Valley Greenway to Burnaby. Installations, art music, dance, tea and treats under the Kensignton overpass just west of Sperling Skytrain station
Come to workshops every Friday March 4th – May 6th. 4-7 pm (no workshop Good Friday April 22)
Slocan Park Field house by the 29th Ave. Skytrain station

We’ll be creating
– the design for the Spirit Fish Celebration on Sat May 7th
– a Prayers for the Water traveling shrine to be pulled by bicycle
– silk salmon flags
– costumes with recycled materials
– a school of fish art installation to hang from the underside of the bridge
– art installations to put on the shore on Still Creek
– art installations to float on the water
– prayers for the water boats to float on the stream
– characters to “inhabit” the the magical space along Still Creek
– some great projects that we haven’t thought of yet but they will happen when you come with your great ideas and energy.

Come to one or all the workshops. The more you get involved, the more fun you’ll have. Bring your friends!

photos from our site visit and bike ride Feb 18th

Spirit Fish Seeks four Apprentices

Still Moon is looking for four apprentices to work within a collective environment alongside other artists, and people from local communities. As an apprentice you will work with several other apprentices and 2 Experienced Community Facilitators, along with other artists, performance experts, and community members.

The application deadline is February 25th 2011.

For more information look at the Spirit Fish Apprentice posting.

As an apprentice you will be tasked with:

  • Developing site-specific installations (structural and performance based) within an overall theme of water and watersheds. These installations are ideally designed so a broader community is meaningfully engaged in their actual creation.
  • Developing art-based strategies to engage the public at the Spirit Fish Event, including implementation, logistics, and volunteer recruitment to make it happen!
  • Developing costume and character possibilities to animate the event. Helping others create meaningful costumes at public workshops. Creating costumes and performances for the Spirit Fish Event.

The project phases include:

  • Phase One (March): Overview of the Spirit Fist Project. Includes: Definition of Project Areas, Team Building, and Exploring the Creative Process in Collaboration.
  • Phase Two (April): Expanding the Working Collective and Creating Engagement Opportunities. Includes: Outreach and Workshop Facilitation, Creating Installations and Performances.
  • Phase Three (May): This is Spirit Fish! Hold Public Art Workshops, Installation, and Preparation for Day of Celebration.
  • May 7: Spirit Fish Celebration! Set up, facilitate the public engagement art projects and performances that we have designed and watch as the magic takes place streamside.

Moonfest video 2010 now here!

check out the new moonfest video made David Schurrman

Moonfest 2010 from stillmoon on Vimeo.