Stories From the Block by: 6 Degrees

Our plan is to turn a recently retired Telus phone booth into a recording booth, and place it in a fixed location on #thecREativeRealm 'Block Two' located between 4th and 5th Street on 17th Avenue SW. Calgarians will be encouraged to visit the booth, and record their own “17th Avenue Story”. We’ll collect these recordings, and will edit and weave them together into one large story, or create an episodic / thematic series of stories. The stories will be shared via social media and radio as a final legacy piece.

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Shelter For What Remains by: Tyla Cosgrove

Shelter For What Remains intends to bring Calgarians to 17th Avenue during road reconstructions to challenge the way we think about funerals through a creative process and open storytelling. We will work with 6 local artists in the creation of new art works whilst documenting their process over the summer months. The culmination of this project will be an gallery exhibition and commemorative catalogue.

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Pixel Pop by: Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola

AZMA Digital artist team Matthew Waddell and Laura Anzola are creating three large scale interactive event spectacles this summer on representing #thecREativeRealm 'Block Four' from 6th-7th Street on 17th Avenue SW. Azma Digital is an artistic collective based in Calgary, Canada. We’re fascinated by how art and technology interact to create exciting experiences that shift the way we understand ourselves and the spaces around us. Our work combines elements of projection mapping, interactive installation, animation, graphic design, live performance, and sound, with a focus on artistic detail and technical execution.

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Between Play by: Ashley Bedet

In this project, through workshops offered to Western Canada High School students, I plan to work with participating youth by engaging them through a series of educational workshops and finally working with them in my art practice in site specific audio and cymatic artworks that relate directly to the 17th Avenue construction. The workshop structure is intended to provide youth with a brief history of contemporary sound and performance art practices, as I facilitate this art project. I propose to provide 3 intensive workshops available to students by which I hope will not only cultivate a final interesting piece of artwork but also a conversation about contemporary sound and performance art practices here on one of the noisiest most captivating parts of the city.

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The General Store by: Lane Shordee & Nikki Martens

We are Lane Shordee and Nikki Martens, a creative duo investigating urban sustainability, ecology, and the economy via performance & installation. Our General Store is the first pop-up store that trades in the eight different forms of capital: material, intellectual, living, spiritual, financial, social, experiential, and cultural. At The General Store we recognize that it is the sum of these eight forms that contribute to a thriving, holistic, and sustainable community. The store becomes a research tool to see how these different forms of capital intermingle and coexist.

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The cREative Realm Season 1

The cREative Realm 2017 featured 5 large scale Creative Projects documented by film maker and creative director of Nur Films, Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

This documentary short provides a behind the scenes look into the Creative Process of City High Fortune, CONNECT, Kaleidoscope Eyes, Unlock and the Red Thread. 

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Call to Artists: The cREative Realm 2018

Blank Page Studio is seeking up to 6 individuals/artist teams for the 2018 spring/summer construction season to create a project or series of projects that activate the street level along the 17th Ave corridor. The cREative Realm 2018 spans 4 Street to 10 Street SW and will take place from May - November 2018.

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CITY HIGH FORTUNE by: Laura Reid

A story of Calgary; a story of any city or any life. How can you reconcile the murky past with the murky present? Download each episode in the series and listen on the corner of Macleod Trail and 17th Avenue. This podcast is created by Laura Reid, Mark Limacher, and Matt Knapik - available at www.cityhighfortune.com. The first season of City High Fortune takes place on the 200 Block of 17th Avenue SE in Calgary, Alberta. For the best experience, bring your headphones and internet device to the block and locate the bronze markers set into the sidewalk. The tour begins at the marker S.1 E.1.

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Kaleidoscope Eyes by: Rebecca Reid

We present to you in beautiful form the Project- Kaleidoscope Eyes as part of the cREative Realm Project featuring the visions of Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne and Randi Lee Ross in collaboration with Geometric Energy Corporation. Kaleidoscope Eyes is a project that will enhance and activate parts of 17th ave by the collaborative construction of a large scale Kaleidoscope. The Kaleidoscope experience will alter perception by utilizing visuals, music and immersive art making process. As well as a DIY make your own kaleidoscope workshop.

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CONNECT by: Laura & Michael Hosaluk

CONNECT is a live woodturning furniture installation by Saskatchewan-based father/daughter artist duo Laura & Michael Hosaluk. The pair has set up a street level generator-powered workshop which includes a wood lathe, bandsaw, drill press, and 1512 lbs of yellow cedar material to be used in the public construction of a seating structure on 200 block of 17th Avenue from August 11-17, 2017. 

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UNLOCK by: Joanne MacDonald

Unlock by is an installation inspired by the construction barriers along 17th Avenue and the common key. To me keys hold a memory or moment in time and when you look back on them that memory is unlocked. Anything from your diary, first bike lock, apartment key, car, job, house etc.

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Introducing the cREative Realm

In November 2015, Stantec Engineering approached Blank Page Studio to work with the City of Calgary's Transportation Infrastructure department. The idea was to develop a plan to integrate art projects into road reconstruction.

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