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Portable Memories in Rising Seas (with Fifty-Fifty art collective)

Odes and Epochs

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MSIG Pilot Project

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Stories for Fishes
film screenings, participantsí scratchboards, 8 minute video


Exhibited at O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, Florida in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida, October 2016 - January 2017

Stories for Fishes includes film screenings, public dialogue, and collective visual responses. The screenings of the films Le Maison en Petits Cubes and Thule Tuvalu inspire doodles and discussion. Local participants share experiences of South Florida that they want to remember. Drawings are then shared underwater with fish and other sea creatures off the coast who will eventually inherit the city. The collected stories and video of the artists sharing them with fish off the coast are combined as part of a larger installation.

FIFTY-FIFTY is an artist collective founded by Lisa Bulawsky and Laurencia Strauss, working at the intersection of individual experience and the public sphere, negotiating cultural tensions through socially engaged participatory art practices.


Stories for Fishes
scratchboards drawn by participants

2016


Stories for Fishes
digital video

2016
participant scratchboard shared underwater with fish off the coast of Florida


Stories for Fishes participatory event, film screening, and exhibition at O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, FL, October 2016.

Portable Memories in Rising Seas is a Fifty-Fifty project that includes film screenings, public dialogue, and collective visual responses. The screenings of Le Maison en Petits Cubes and Thule Tuvalu inspire doodles and discussion. Local participants share experiences of South Florida that they want to remember. Drawings are then shared underwater with fish and other sea creatures off the coast who will eventually inherit the city. Since fish are thought to have spatial memory, the experiment of communicating across species and language attempts to keep memories local.

FIFTY-FIFTY is an artist collective founded by Lisa Bulawsky and Laurencia Strauss, working at the intersection of individual experience and the public sphere, negotiating cultural tensions through socially engaged participatory art practices.

All images © Lisa Bulawsky