Have you ever noticed the lions at Pasadena City Hall?
Freewaves is hosting an Instagram photo contest! Word is that there are over 150 lions throughout the Pasadena City Hall building. We are on a scavenger hunt for the most obscure lion you can find. Show us one we haven’t seen before! Take a picture of it, hashtag #PasadenaLions. Tag us, mention us @LAFreewaves. Weekly winners will be featured on our page.
FOR MORE INFO- freewaves.org/lions
Check out this awesome video footage from the official launch of Lions, Tigers, And… If you missed it, don’t worry, the sound installation is up until March 2016 and we have plenty of events coming up.
We had so much fun at our first ever drum circle last Saturday! Such a beautiful experience. We want to thank everybody that came by with their drums to spend the afternoon with us, also thanks to drummer Rasheed Ali for being such an excellent leader.
If you missed it, don’t worry, we have two more coming. Next one will be January 9th. Check the full calendar of events at freewaves.org/lions.
We invite you to join us for Lunch with the Lions. We will explain our sound art installation, share the history of the building, guide a discussion among our fun simple survey questions and then record people’s responses. The lunch gatherings will take place every Wednesday at noon starting November 18th, in the Pasadena City Hall courtyard near the benches, in the midst of our installation Lions, Tigers, And… Bring your own lunch.
Freewaves is gathering interpretations on what they think the meaning is of the lions on the building. Responses will be recorded into audio clips and transcribed to become part of the finale on March 11 & 12, 2016.
Next up on the Lions, Tigers, And… calendar! Drummers and Drum Circle Devotees, join international recording artiste Rasheed Ali for a healing drum circle at Pasadena City Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 1 pm. Drummers of all kinds wanted to gather people together and create a ROAR. A sound installation fills the outdoor courtyard but seeks live accompaniment for the building’s silent Lions. Bring a seat and drum.
RSVP on the Facebook event page.
During our last event, we asked hundreds of people WHY ARE THERE LIONS on the Pasadena City Hall building. People said some great things that are now up and you can read them on freewaves.org/lions under the “Responses” section.
We had a blast at the launch of Lions, Tigers, And… as part of ArtNight Pasadena. Photos by Side Street Projects are up on our Facebook page. Thank you so much to all those who were able to make it. If you didn’t, don’t worry, the sound installation is still up and running 24/7 and we have some exciting events coming up so stay tuned!
Next up- November 14th, Drum Circle organized by drummer Rasheed Ali. More info to be posted soon.
As many of you know, our video archive has been redesigned with a whole new interface, featuring personalized accounts, user playlists, tutorials, and carefully selected playlists by our curatorial team. We want this to be a publicly accessible online environment encouraging the making, sharing, and dialogue of new video art, an articulation of digital public space, as well as a tutorial on media art curation and a means of expanding the curatorial community for personal expression. (more…)
This event celebrates the launch of archive.freewaves.org, a publicly accessible online environment encouraging the making, sharing, and dialogue of new video art, featuring over 400 video art pieces from around the world. This archive functions as an articulation of digital public space, as well as a tutorial on media art curation and a means of expanding the curatorial community for personal expression.