Edging Forward by Ann Dale

Edging Forward by Ann Dale

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March 22, 2015

What is a 21st Century Curator?

Caitlind r.c. Brown. (2013, May 21). WRECK CITY: a mini-doc (100 artists + 9-houses, pre-demolition) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/66699975

809 was Calgary’s first garage art gallery, but it was facing demolition along with several surrounding houses. In response, a group of artists turned the houses and garages into art, installation, and performance spaces.


Is that a Canoe in my Park?

DavidSuzukiFDN. (2015, August 24). Is that a canoe in my park? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ITbTGh0jGrA

The Community Canoe project places canoes along former river sites in Toronto. The canoes are filled with gardens that double as mini-habitats for pollinators like butterflies.


What is a 21st Century Curator?

Futurium Media. (2016, August). Global Shipping Map and Data Video [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5NvjOpaCHl0

The video is both an interactive map showing the movements of shipping fleets in 2012, and a voice-over explaining how to use the map.


What is a 21st Century Curator?

Greenpeacespain. (2016, June 19). Greenpeace holds a historic performance with pianist Ludovico Einaudi on the Arctic Ocean (English) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dHpHxA-9CVM

Footage of pianist Ludovico Einadi playing his own composition on top of a floating ice-like platform, surrounded by sea ice. Text at the end of the video calls upon the viewer to “Please save the Arctic” and links to voicesforthearctic.org.


What is a 21st Century Curator?

GreenpeaceVideo. (2014, July 8). LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qhbliUq0_r4

An arctic landscape is recreated from LEGO pieces, complete with arctic wildlife and people. A black oil-like substance is seen being poured over the landscape until everything is submerged. The video ends with the message to “Tell LEGO to end its partnership with Shell”.


Sprouting Literature

Pequenoeditor. (2015, May 8). Tree Book Tree [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/v07V8yNpaCI

Introduction to an innovative way of printing children’s books. Pequeño Editor creates paper that is studded with seeds and then printed with stories (in eco-friendly ink). The book can be planted after reading.


What is a 21st Century Curator?

Scott Brusaw. (2014, May 18). Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways! [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qlTA3rnpgzU

Fundraising video for Solar Roadways from 2014. Smart hexagonal panels would replace concrete and asphalt in order to capture solar energy, melt snow and ice, divert water, have sensors for animal crossings and fallen objects, and more.


Forget me Knots?

Wildlife Conservation Network. (2016, September 9). #KnotOnMyPlanet (feat. Robin Wright & Pearl Jam) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5ztRlXJB0VQ

A video pitch for the celebrity-studded campaign called #KnotOnMyPlanet, which raises money and awareness to stop elephant killings. The campaign is led by the Elephant Crisis Fund.