Though COVID-19 measures continue, here are some of the must-watch streaming and digital offerings for the artfully inclined this week.
IRIS NG: CINEMATOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS
Along with 60-plus thought-provoking streaming offerings here until June 26, DOXA Documentary Film Festival offers a worksshop with one of Canada’s most prolific documentary cinematographers. You may know her best from the chilling Netflix doc-series Making a Murderer, but she's also lensed flicks like Toxic Beauty and Shirkers.
TUESDAY NIGHT TALKS: SHAWN HUNT
June 23 at 8 p.m. via Zoom; register here
In the Audain Art Museum's weekly talk, the artist of mixed Heiltsuk, French and Scottish ancestry tells the story behind a work he has in the collection: the 2013 acrylic on canvas entitled Traditional Evolution. Raven Steals My Light, a combination of Northwest Coast formline and storytelling melded with commentary on contemporary urban existence.
June 24 at 7 p.m. and June 26 at 8 p.m. via Zoom; preregister here
At Upintheair Theatre's online e-Volver Festival, Todd Simmons creates what's described as a "Live Dj Set Meets Choose Your Own Adventure". What that actually means is the enticing idea of the artist letting us, the audience, choose records from his extensive collection; he, in-turn, shares the alternately funny, moving, and deeply personal stories that reside within each piece of vinyl. Omar David Rivero is on hand to create sound and visual design, while Shanae Sodhi directs. Added bonus: 50 percent of donations to this free show go to Black Lives Matter and Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention.
Every second Thursday, the Cultch’s Digital Storytelling team pairs up two local creators to propel a sprawling, summerlong, multi-platform digital story. They'll bring together writers, directors, choreographers, performers, and designers. You can catch up at any time, but the project is just kicking off now so get in on the action early.
ART CONNECTS: TALK BACK SERIES WITH AFRO VAN CONNECT
June 26, 4:30 p.m. via Zoom; register here
As part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's from-home webinair programming, Afro Van Connect founders Dae Shields and Buni Kor bring together their peers, Itse Hesse, Feven Kidane, Nataizya Mukwavi and Quentin Vercetty discuss the importance of Black Spaces, as well as current events and their diasporic connections and cultural experiences. The interactive format allows you to submit questions.