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Our First Ever Drum Circle!

November 19th, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

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.

More photos are up on our Facebook page and on Flickr

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.

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Lunch with the Lions

November 10th, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

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.

Help us create a DRUM ROAR

October 29th, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

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.

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Why are there lions on City Hall?

October 22nd, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

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.

Do you agree? Disagree? What are your thoughts? Share them with us and join the discussion via Twitter  hashtag #PasadenaLions

 

ArtNight Pasadena 2015

October 21st, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

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.

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We are so excited for Oct 9th and 10th!

September 24th, 2015 Posted by Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

We stopped by Pasadena City Hall for a test run and it’s looking good! We can’t wait to see you at the preview October 9th during Art Night Pasadena, and the next day, October 10th for the big launch. (more…)

A Multimedia Artwork Questions the Lions on the City Hall

September 15th, 2015 Posted by Lions, Tigers And..., News No Comment yet

Have you ever noticed the cast-stone lions on the Pasadena City Hall? Freewaves comes City Hall for a multimedia artwork called “Lions, Tigers, And … ,” a five-part series taking place over five months consisting of a sound installation, video projections, social media campaign, two musical performances, and several drum circles. Mark your calendars! We’ve been working hard all summer and it’s finally happening!

For more info and to RSVP on Facebook click here.

The Freewaves Video Archive is up and running!

May 7th, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, News No Comment yet

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…)

Freewaves Archive Launch Party at LA Weekly’s Artopia

April 13th, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, News No Comment yet

Civic Statues Unfrozen for One Hour: Clothed Women and Unarmed Men
Thursday, April 30th 2015, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Container Yard in DTLA

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.

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Long Live LA 2015

February 23rd, 2015 Posted by LA 2050 Grant Challenge, News No Comment yet

Special viewing and short panel discussion

Freewaves has commissioned a group of discerning artists to create short videos addressing mental health issues, addictions and fitness. Using a variety of styles, narratives, images and sound, the artists have produced a total of 30 original short videos called Long Live LA. Artists include: Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School, Wesley Groves, Antonio Ogaz, Christina Pierson and Yoshie Sakai, Public Matters with students from Community Health Advocates School at Augustus Hawkins High School, and Kent Yoshimura.

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