I took a digital storytelling workshop and I wanted to share this text piece I made during the workshop. I made this as a response to the overdose deaths that are happening in my neighbourhood and in neighbourhoods all over Canada and beyond. Let’s work together to the fentanyl crisis.
Is ‘here’ different from ‘there’? Is here an actual place, an imagined or remembered place? Is here a place that only exists when you’re in it? And if you leave here, where would you go?
My Name Is Scot and Leannej Have been invited to lead a three week intensive series of workshops, lectures and art making sessions @ Invizin Residency in Tornareccio Italy. The theme of the residency is exploring the ideas and feelings that are associated with the places we come from and the places we move to.
We are excited to be working with local and migrant youth from the area, helping them to explore a variety of hands on approaches to collecting images, creating media, and telling stories. The workshops will encourage participants to experiment with a variety of techniques, media, and devices ranging from cell phone technology to oral history. We will be working individually and in groups to explore the symbols, structures and concepts that define our ideas of time and place.
We will be also be collaborating with local artists, musicians, designers, and community organizers to ensure a diversity of perspectives and promote new and lasting connections. Some of the proposed outcomes of the residency process will be the publication of a small ‘zine’ and the creation of a short collective video piece that can potentially be screened in cultural facilities, community centres, on the web and in other public spaces and a public presentation at Invizin Residency where the participants can share their work with family and friends.