Each and every day, I lose myself in the immediacy of the moment, find myself in the joy of the movement. Each and every day, I learn more and more...and, within that new knowledge, realize that I have so much farther to travel.

Shallom Johnson is a contemporary dance artist, visual artist and freelance writer based in Vancouver BC. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance from Simon Fraser University, and has been active in the Vancouver dance community as a choreographer, performer, and instructor since her graduation in 2004.

Shallom is interested in art in public spaces, site-specific performance, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community involvement. Her street-based artwork, performance and photography examines and documents who gets to make art, where it gets made, and where/how the creative process and product is viewed. In the future, she hopes to explore this theme further via new media and technologies, new methods of creation, collaboration and community engagement.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

LameCamp09, bitches!

"A celebration of things so lame they are cool."

In the tradition of BarCamp style events everywhere, Fiercekitty and I have put our evil genius minds together to come up with: LameCamp09!

There will be nametags with fake nerdly names such as Mervin and Dwight; gratuitous afternoon drinking, pool, filmed presentations and interviews, and possibly cosmic bowling.

LameCamp is this Saturday at around 3pm. We will get started at the Cambie and go from there. Full agenda to be released shortly. The duration of the event depends on how drunk we all get and where we end up.

Remember to use the hatchtag #lamecamp09 if you happen to be tweeting about it.

Bring your friends. Hipsters, nerds, and wannabes are totally welcome, but cool kids can come too.

We will be participating in the following photo project during LameCamp09:


a collaboration foto project

the idea of this show is to show how folks communicate - when they have access to bathroom stall doors, walls etc. The show will highlight the differences or similarities in communication between genders / regions / spaces.

Photos will indicate city / type of location (bar, train depot, chain store etc) / designated gender on stall entrance (gender neutral, male, female, family stall etc) / where stall is located (last stall on the left, first stall when u come in, etc) and photographer

sounds good - get involved // grab a camera and shoot the stall!!!!
shoot it in bits
shoot it in sections
shoot it with tits

just shoot it in large format - so that if we wanna blow up the image for a large effect it can be done without being blurry.

Find LameCamp09 on Facebook here.
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