Media, media, media

CBC Gets Licked

Friday was designated photo-hanging day. We were joined by Mary (seen above) from CBC TV, Grant & Cindy from the Telegraph Journal.


They each walked across the river to meet us at the first tree.
Hauling Gear

Then came with us as we hung photos on the first 10 trees. Constantly asking each other to get out of their shots of the trees and us hanging photos. Part of the problem was that I kept making them help. Hey, there were 3 of them and only 2 of us. No way they were going to get to just stand around without helping.

We had a great time. I hope they did too. Then dad took their gear back to shore and up the hill with the dogsled while i finished up the trees.
Bye Bye Media
We have about 100 photos that we held back to hang with our Molly, but it looks line she’ll be staying in town. There’s also another 50 with no tree. (Due to my mis-pacing.) Not sure where we’ll hang those, but we’ll come up with something amusing.

Someone has already showed up at the store to see the installation – cool! Someone else has passed along the message they’ll be using the concept to work with her social services clients.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

4 thoughts on “Media, media, media

  • February 24, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve been rapt following the progress of this project. So cool! I was thinking that perhaps you could strap the last 50 photos to the dogs. Sort of a mobile exhibit. I know, I know . . . BRILLIANT, right?

  • February 24, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    this is a really powerful show… as you walk across the river, looking at people’s photos, you begin to recognize neighbourhoods… the netherlands, the beaches in TO, the ones from mOntreal, as you approach Jim’s home, you realize that you are narowing in on the homes of these other people, in concentric rings as defined by the paces from their homes, presented in a single line, approaching Jim’s- it’s hard to explain, but it is really moving…
    i think it is pure dead brilliant, and i did the whole line today, from start to finish and i am really excited to go again tomorrow to look at the whole thing!
    a remarkable concept and something I’ll enjoy looking at over and over until the ice melts
    its cool lex!

  • February 26, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    roro – you always come up with the best ideas!
    Rohan – I didn’t see the CBC footage, but there was a point where the woman above was lying on the ground shooting into the tree and one of the dogs decided that was the perfect time to “mark” the tree… directly at her lens. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was her lead in. ;->
    Sandy – thanks! I love how you describe the experience of seeing the show/installation/gallery/photos. Next time someone wants to know what the hell I was doing… you’re answering!


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