3:00 - 4:30 pm
Pandora's Collective and Word Vancouver Present
Still/ed Here - A Transmedia Poetry Project
Still/ed Here is a transmedia poetry project, a collection of still/hyperphoto fragments of the voices of two poets, Natasha Boškić (Vancouver) and Mohamad Kebbewar (Syria), contained within the poetry film “On the Margin of History” projected within the installation, designed and created by mulitimedia artist, Mary McDonald (London, ON).
Still/ed Here is a multiplicity of the narratives of Canada about displacement and healing, created by community participation. This project draws from personal narratives on the experience of loss or abandonment of home and land due to various reasons: war, conflict, forced migration, poverty.
Join Natasha Boškić and Mary McDonald in conversation about collaboration and co-creation of poetry and media. Watch the poetry film and become part of the big narrative. The artists invite individual audience contributions to the Augmented Reality (AR) installation. The recordings and video fragments are created on-site during the exhibition. These individual stories are added to the collective story of displacement, an issue of currency, of urgency in Canada, and in our world.