a digital storytelling project using the neighbourhood of Kerrisdale as the common thread.
Artist in Residence Lisa g Nielsen with Artist Intern Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty collected personal stories with the community.
Ariel and I made a storytelling station within the community center on certain days and met so many people, we also working with the center to outreach to specific groups like youth and elder programs. Kerrisdale Senior centre offers an amazing lunch program that sometimes had entertainment! Also Ariel and I continue to work as founding members of the Iris Film Collective.
2011, digital story, 4 minutes 10 seconds
Girlie Koo tells the story of a produce store that, through a stroke of fate, stayed in her family.
women often defer their stories. it is my interest to encourage these voices. i still think of Girlie Koo every time I buy an avocado
2011, digital story, 1 minute 54 seconds
Ester & Niels share their memories as a young family renting a home in Kerrisdale.
i sometimes get my parents in to tell a story in order to have an example to show the community when I first start a project...
2011, digital story, 2 minutes 33 seconds
Eunice Tossell remembers her performance of a lifetime!
this story really came together since Eunice found a recording of her singing!
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