Artifact dossier: Collage art boards from “Forgotten Vancouver Stories (aka Poets, Punks and Revolutions)” spiel presented in various formats at Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver, All-start edition, and Northern Voice 2013 closing keynote. Video and roundup of both prezos exists elsewhere in this archive.
Each collage “slide” was handmade (obviously) with ephemera from my personal collection (exceptions credited on final “slide”) then, arranged on hemp cloth “storyboards”, photographed by Rachel Ashe, then disassembled. An analog to digital remix of sorts. Presented here in rather large size for your printing/screensaver/ amusement and posterity.
A fully emblazoned and decorated campfire blanket makes any event funner! Fortunately mine was preserved by my dear mother in a box likely labelled “Campfire Blanket, Dave” waiting for a chance to rock it out, at this time at a Teagan and Sarah concert at Deerlake park with Trevor Erikson (who i assume took the snap). I figured when I met the lasses (which of course I did, but at another time) they would swoon at my majestic cape.
Oh a “campfire blanket” in this instance is a tradition in some scouting programs where you sew all your cloth badges/patches/accolades/ephemera onto a blanket to ostensibly wear on “ceremonial” occasions, ’round the fire.
Storymaker Dave uncleweed Olson shares an eclectic variety of stories from Vancouver’s counter-culture history on a stage adorned with a record player, campfire & cub scout blanket, art easel, flowers and an Expo 86 mug – plus pulls artifacts from an old-timey suitcase to illustrate forgotten past of a city which is/was much cooler than most realize.
Presented at Northern Voice, June 2013 in Vancouver, Canada, his 11th presentation to this noted personal expression conference (and his last talk before a medical “retirement”).