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"Expo" [camera rolls 1-3]

Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86 and includes footage of RCMP officers interacting with the crowds, views of the Expo grounds from the monorail, crowds, the Roundhouse, the carousel, jugglers and mimes, demonstrations of prototype human-powered flying machines, views of the Expo grounds from the gondolas, the Expo 86 Air Plaza, the Plaza of Nations, people interacting with statues and stationary vehicles, Highway 86 a gray bridge structure with various modes of ground transport vehicles all painted a matching gray colour; people interacting and walking around the vehicles, children playing at the UFO H2O water park, and the Expo grounds. Silent film.

Big Saw - Opening [Preparations]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of opening day set up, stones being worked on with hand and electric tools and a diamond saw, the Rubin Landers' Jazz Group playing on an earthen mound, and crowds viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Michael Prentice.

City shapes

Item is a recording of three different advertisements for City Shapes, the Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium, 1986. The first two shorter advertisements include images of smaller sculptures while a voice over narrator talks about the sculpture symposium. The final longer advertisement includes aerial footage and an expanded discussion of Vancouver history and sculpture in addition to the same images of smaller sculptures and exposition about the sculpture symposium.

Crane - Rock and Chandlers

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of cranes lifting unfinished stones at the symposium site and later into a building with "1 Chandlers Lane" written over the doorway. Artists believed to be featured include Mathias Hietz, Wolfgang Kubach, and Jiro Sagawara.

Crane Moving Marble

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of cranes lifting unfinished stones. Artists believed to be featured include Mathias Hietz, Wolfgang Kubach, and Jiro Sugawara.

Everest - tape #18

Item is raw "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Includes scenes of team members interacting with locals, the locals and some buddist art.

Expo day 2 - cam[era] rolls 1-3

Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86; includes shots of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, with Brian Mulroney visiting Vancouver and the Expo site. Captures scenes of the Snowbirds performing for Expo crowds. An RCMP band and mounted RCMP. Silent film.

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is a film showing special event coverage of the International Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver. Film contains footage of sculptors working with a voice explaining parts of the process. The symposium featured world-renowned artists at work. Participating sculptors included Hiromi Akiyama, Joan D. Gambioli, Olga Jancic, Wolfgang Kubach, Anna-Maria Kubach-Wilsem, David Marshall, Piqtoukin (David Ruben), Michael Prentice, Adolf Ryska, Jiro Sugawara, and Kiyoshi Takahashi. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Gabrielle Minot (editing), Don Cumming (editing), Martin Fossum (music), Susan Leslie (script).

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Jiro Sagawara, Mathias Hietz, and Hiromi Akiyama. The sculptures being worked on include: Horizontal Column (by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen) and Landscape 75 (by Jiro Sugwara).

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the unfinished "Landscape 75" by Jiro Sugawara being moved by a crane, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen sanding "Horizontal Column," and children chipping at stones. Artists believed to be featured include Jiro Sugawara forging metal bars, and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film opens with footage of the film box and goes on to show artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and Jiro Sugawara. Sculptures featured are "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Landscape 75" by Jiro Sugawara, and "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben).

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film begins with footage of a film box with the number 3 written on it (it is not the same box this film was housed in when donated). Further footage shows artists working on sculptures using hand tools, as well as footage of people talking. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice and Adolf Ryszka. Sculptures pictured are "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz, "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Earth, Air and Sea" by Joan D. Gambioli, and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and Hiromi Akiyama. Scultpures featured are "Developing Form" by Michael Prentice, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz, and "Travertine" by Dvaid Marshall.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), Adolf Ryszka, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiromi Akiyama. Sculptures featured are "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Hiromi Akiyama and Michael Prentice working on their sculptures "For the Botanical Garden" and "Developing Form" using hand tools.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, Joan D. Gambioli, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of children watching the process. Artists believed to be featured include Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, David Marshall, Mathias Hietz, and Adolf Ryszka. The main sculpture being moved is "Travertine Sculpture 75" by David Marshall.

Stone Symposium - Symposium Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Jiro Sugawara. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Viewed by DM [David Marshall]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of people watching Michael Prentice work on his sculpture "Developing Form," and crowds walking around the unfinished sculptures including Hiromi Akiyama's "For the Botanical Garden" and Kiyoshi Takahashi's "Woman."

Stone Symposium Viewed By DM [David Marshall]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of people viewing the unfinished sculptures, notably "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice polishing his sculpture "Developing Form."

Stone sculpture symposium, Vancouver, 1975

Item is a documentary film about the 1975 Stone Sculpture Symposium in Vancouver. The film is a combination of footage from the sculpting event and voice over narration discussing both the symposium itself and the sculpting process. Abstract electronic score by Martin Fossum plays sporadically throughout.

The film begins with footage of the original marble and travertine blocks, and follows the sculpting process to the end, including footage of hand and mechanical chiseling, polishing and grinding, and moving the works to their final positions. Over this footage the narrator discusses the rebirth of stone carving in the 20th century, the history of the symposium, the relationship between the artist, sculpture, and the natural surroundings, and the importance of the final positions to the creative process.

The documentary concludes with footage of each artist and their final work in its completed state and final positioning. Those artists are: Olga Jancic, Yugoslavia; Joan D. Gambioli, Canada; Michael Prentice, France; David Ruben Piqtoukun, Canada; Kiyoshi Takahashi, Japan; Hiromi Akiyama, France; David Marshall, Canada; Adolf Ryszka, Poland; Jiro Sugawara, Italy; Kubach-Wilmsen Team, Germany; and Mathias Hitz, Austria.

Takahashi Carving

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the Symposium grounds and Kiyoshi Takahashi using hand tools on his sculpture, "Woman."

UBC Sculptures and Totem Poles and the Caledonian Games

Item is an amateur film documenting sculptures at the UBC campus, including George Norris' "Mother and Child," Haida and Kwakiutl totem poles at the corner of University Blvd. and East Mall, and Charles Wheeler's "King George VI." There is also footage of the Vancouver Caledonian Games, which begins with a parade of drummers, pipers, and dancers; then footage of Scottish country dancing, kids under thirteen dancing the Sailors Hornpipe, and girls dancing the Highland Fling.

VanDusen Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the film box, and sculptors working on their sculptures with hand and electric tools. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Hiromi Akiyama, and Mathias Heitz. Sculptures featured include "Developing Form" by Michael Prentice, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben), "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, and "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz.

VanDusen Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of sculptors working on their sculptures with hand and electric tools. Artists believed to be featured include Hiromi Akiyama, Mathias Heitz, Adolf Ryszka, and Joan D. Gambioli. Sculptures featured include "Guardian" by Mathias Heitz, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Earth, Air and Sea" by Joan D. Gambioli, and "Between" by Adolf Ryszka.

Van[couver] Int[ernational] Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Hiromi Akiyama and Michael Prentice.

Vancouver International Stone Symposium/SHOT

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Adolf Ryszka, Mathias Hietz and Kiyoshi Takahashi.

Vancouver, BC

Item is a documentary film documenting bridges, Vancouver Harbour, the Stanley Park (B.C.) seawall, and maritime traffic around Vancouver. The film includes footage of False Creek, the Granville (Street) Bridge (3rd, 1954-), the Burrard Bridge (1932-), the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-), the Second Narrows Highway Bridge (1960-), the Stanley Park seawall and sculptures including Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl In A Wetsuit and the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, the shipping facilities at Vancouver Harbour, and the seabus terminal. The film also includes footage of boats and ships including a sailboat, tugboat, cruise ship, seabus, ferry, and cargo ships.

[Vancouver International Stone Symposium - Sculptors Working]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of sculptors using hand and power tools to work on their sculptures. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Michael Prentice, and Hiromi Akiyama. Sculptures featured include "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.