“Seeing everything isn’t really the point,” Douglas stipulates. “How ya doin’?” To which the black man responds – exasperatedly, but with just the tiniest doubt in his voice – “I’m not Gary.” Cut. -- appear on all four walls around you. 09.23.2015 Role: Lead modeller & texture artist. Now's Maybe a Good Time To (Re)Acquaint Yourself With Stan Douglas' Groundbreaking Circa 1948 The great artist's take on Vancouver's Hogan's Alley is a masterpiece By Neal McLennan / Jun 5, 2020. Blending sculpture, film and stage with virtual reality, Randall Okita's The Book of Distance invites you to take part in a very personal journey of loss and recovery as he tries to reclaim his grandfather's lost moments. Stan Douglas at Victoria Miro. “It has its basis in the trauma of war,” Douglas says. View Stan Douglas’s 81 artworks on artnet. Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. The project allows users to virtually explore such former districts and landmarks in Vancouver as Hogan's Alley and the original Hotel Vancouver, in year 1948. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. It happens in the gap between frames, and in our imagination of how we’re moving forward in time, moving somewhere in space, or seeing from someone else’s point of view. -- appear on all four walls around you. It was photographed in 2010, and while it purports to be a traditional vintage print, it actually combines multiple shots with digital technology that makes Photoshop look like amateur hour. Over 5,500 downloads in the first few days. From Stan Douglas's Synthetic Pictures series. Stan Douglas is an internationally recognised photographer, filmmaker and installation artist. But we don’t really understand the interim period, from 1945 to 1950. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. One of Canada's great artists is back with a project that explores Vancouver's historical hotels, gambling dens and beer halls, Last modified on Thu 26 Mar 2020 14.46 GMT. Open in app; Facebook; Tweet; Instead of appearing at a gallery, Douglas has taken Circa 1948 to the Tribeca Film Festival, where it’s one of the highlights of this year’s massive selection. It’s an interactive and bafflingly intricate multimedia project, and its images, though disturbingly lifelike, have all been digitally rendered. “Vancouver circa 1948 was not necessarily great.” “It’s a narrative. © Stan Douglas Inc. I was interested in that liminal period, as I always am in my work.”. So tough guys and femmes fatales sort of come from this condition. London — Eavesdrop on the past with Circa 1948, a new collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Stan Douglas currently in production. “It’s not a game,” Douglas says. Circa 1948 photos of Douglas B-26 "Invaders" of the California Air N... ational Guard's 115th Bombardment Squadron (Light) stationed at the Burbank Air National Guard Base. All the hundreds of props … Technology is just a means to tell stories, and the near-infinite stories that can arise from an iOS app aren’t so far from the silver screen. And what decisions were made to change society? Thanks Ben for covering Circa 1948 on Vice Motherboard. Stan Douglas He reenacts historical moments of tension that connect local histories to broader social movements of struggle and utopian aspiration. Stan Douglas and NFB Digital Studio head Loc Dao will be participating in a Digital Futures Discourse panel discussion on September 19. “I wouldn’t say I’m nostalgic,” says Douglas of the installation. But throughout it all I suspect Douglas has zero interest in joining the "general culture canon", but it does help with helping get your message out. See available photographs, prints and multiples, and film, video for sale and learn about the artist. Enter the shadows of Vancouver, BC, circa 1948, through this immersive interactive art app for iPad and iPhone. “Because of technology, nobody believes any more that a photograph is real. Yet despite its appearance in the Tribeca Film Festival, Circa 1948 isn’t exactly a film. Thanks Ben for covering Circa 1948 on Vice Motherboard. Stan Douglas and NFB Digital Studio head Loc Dao will be participating in a Digital Futures Discourse panel discussion on September 19. Circa 1948 is both a 2014 interactive app for iOS devices and an interactive installation created by Stan Douglas and the National Film Board of Canada's Digital Studio in Vancouver, led by Loc Dao. In New York, festivalgoers can use their bodies to navigate the spaces of postwar Vancouver, and starting this week, anyone with an iOS device can download Circa 1948 for free. London — Eavesdrop on the past with Circa 1948, a new collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Stan Douglas currently in production. ‘Stan Douglas: Mise en Scène’ at Munich’s Haus der Kunst is a major survey of the artist’s work over the last six years.And Douglas has been busy, indeed. Like many black artists who came to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Douglas used his art to examine race and discrimination, not only that faced by African Canadians but by the country’s native population. The Canadian artist Stan Douglas replays and plays with what has been and what might have been, re-enactments and re-imaginings creating what he calls ‘speculative history’. Artist Stan Douglas has unveiled an interactive multimedia application this week at the Tribeca Interactive Festival, titled Circa 1948, which allows users to move through and physically interact with the architectural spaces of post-war Vancouver. At the core of the work of the Canadian artist Stan Douglas (born in Vancouver in 1960), there exists a fascination with authenticity and the uncanny. [1][2], Circa 1948 is set in two distinctly different neighbourhoods: West End, Vancouver, which was a wealthier district, home to many veterans back from the war, and East Vancouver, which was, in the words of Douglas, "basically an ethnic slum where the laws of the city had been suspended. Co-created by internationally renowned artist Stan Douglas and the award-winning NFB Digital Studio in Vancouver. While they’ve been away, having killed people or seen people die around them, that’s quite dramatic. View Stan Douglas’s 81 artworks on artnet. The app and the Tribeca Film Festival installation follow on the heels of a large photo series entitled Midcentury Studio, which comprised images "from" the postwar period that were actually made today. More info here. Circa 1948 an iOS application, produced by the photographer (and Vancouver native) Stan Douglas in conjunction with Loc Dao, the Executive Producer and Creative Technologist of the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio. Since the late 1980s, Douglas has created films, photographs, and installations that reexamine particular locations or past events. You can find the new NFB/Stan Douglas collaborative app Circa 1946 here. It’s always a construction, no matter what.”. ", “So in a way, by seeing these fragments of reality you get a sense of the whole even though you see it in pieces. 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