I know it's taboo, but I'm going to talk about money. In particular I'm going to talk about the money I received last week from the Ontario Art Council through it Exhibition Assistance program. I've tentatively arrived at the "career" of artist as I navigate my middle years – a journey partly of necessity and partly … Continue reading On being funded
As part of my residency at the City of Kitchener in 2014 I developed an interactive video installation for two gallery shows that gave visitors the chance to mix together two of the video stories I created as part of the year-long project, Neighbourhood Voice. The mixing of the stories creates both resonance and dissonance … Continue reading Mixing Messages in Kitchener
It is truly wonderful when fortune smiles on you and the goddesses of fate let out a little more thread. Suddenly you can reach a little further, you are reinvigorated, reconnected – your life takes a turn for the better. A bit Pollyanna I suppose, but this seems to have happened to me more than … Continue reading It’s time to pay it forward
Through storytelling, video and theatre we will explore the passing of the family narratives from generation to generation.
Social media has changed forever the meaning of the word friend, but when I think of friends I don't picture the list in my Facebook profile. I picture the faces of people I've met, people with whom I've shared time and common purpose. These are the faces of people I know actual give a damn about me and the world we live in.
Each time I facilitate a storytelling workshop or photo-voice project, there is a moment when I'm overwhelmed by the trust someone extends to me and others in the workshop through the sharing of a moving personal story. It is not just the content of the story, but also the gift of trust – given without … Continue reading Why trust is key to digital storytelling