Taking Our Place: still images & video clips with Quin Martins
Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Interurban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings St
By Quin Martins
In this workshop, participants were asked to express their human rights experiences by picking a location in the area surrounding the gallery to shoot a photograph or take a video. The location that they chose needed to hold some kind of significance for the participant, whether it be positive or negative. Perhaps the location had a special memory attached to it, maybe it was in some way symbolic, or perhaps there was something about the location that was troubling.
One of the requirements of the workshop was that participants needed to feature themselves in the photo or video in some way, and then write a short paragraph that described the location’s significance to them. Workshop facilitators were on hand to assist participants with the photography and writing, as well as any other aspects of their project.
It was enjoyable for me to see people getting excited about the workshop. I was so impressed that so many participants saw their ideas through to completion. The finished pieces from the participants are all very meaningful in their own unique way.