With the great support of a NEFA learning grant and a residency at Manship in Gloucester MA, I am working on a proposal for a multisensory project for Gloucester, MA and its incredible fishing community at the working water front.
By connecting with the community both virtualy and in person, I have met amazing people, heard important stories, had generous access to the archives at Cape Ann Museum, inhaled incredible smells, learned to mend fishing nets, toured a fish processing plant and had my first dory rowing experience.
Now, back in my studio and steeped in the process, some questions keep pushing to the center:
What makes a project meaningful for both the local fishing community as well as visting art enthusiasts?
Can site specific work span past, present and future?
Can a multisensory installation be both playful, open minds, create empathy and shift perspectives?
Can such an installation make new and mend old relationships?
Follow the unfolding of the project on my IG as well as here.