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The collaborative research developed through the Island Night architecture was presented via a series of events hosted by Emmedia & Choose Yer Own Festival, in Calgary, 2011-12 . Below is a description for a walk that both venues hosted. Additional documentation can be found on the Choose Yer Own Festival website listed below.
(if you’re open to everything, then everything fits in the world )
affirmative attitudes towards poverty as expressed through times of change, in Calgary
Part philosophic dialogue, part poetic reverie, part nature walk, Island Night is an extended
meditation on the present – that ﬂeeting moment occurring once-and-one-time-only in time’s vast
history. Perceptions will grow sharper. Time will be slowed down. Together the group will form
a nomadic society which values improvisation, storytelling, and silence. Island Night is a
moveable feast that doesn’t exclude darkness. Rather, darkness is its starry medium. Using
locative sound recordings that transforms one's surroundings into a virtual set, participants may
observe a light-play from car reﬂections, safari in jungles between residential homes and the
street, and climb inside dormant houses for rest. Calgary as a city of multiplicity--of overlapping
bodies, communities, laborers, cultures, languages, and gestures--is our common ground of
research. Be ready to make a mess. All abilities welcome.
Each walk holds 4 people.