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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.

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).

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.

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 - 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 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."

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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