This is a rough video sharing the final performance (mostly the music) by Theatre students in the Right to the City course, a tethered teaching initiative in Pointe Saint-Charles, a postindustrial neighbourhood in Montreal’s south-west.
Set in various locations of the Atwater library–including the atmospheric basement and boiler rooms–this piece mixed live storytelling and projected video, historical fact and creative fiction to illustrate the historical past of the Mechanic’s Institute of Montreal in relation to the current day Atwater Library and Computer Centre. Through this process, we hope to bring to light the many creative aspects that make up this complex place in a fun, entertaining way. Original Ghost Story and Concept by Katherine Downey in subsequent partnership with Anaberta Argueta, Christopher Carignano, & Molly Hotson.
Three short films exploring the subject of “your community’s library” in a creative and musical way. Using the arts of stop motion and puppetry, this work seeks to use the innate magic of stop motion and puppetry to capture the magic that can be found in the library and between the covers of a book:
Artists’ Statement: as musicians, actors and puppeteers we wanted to create a live musical, visual, and experiential performance to help foster the message of the library as a place of fun and imagination at “the heart” of the neighbourhood. Collaborating Artists: Emily Schon, Morgan Nerenberg, Iva Delic, Luisa Muhr.
A short video about a workshop held on November 27, 2012 at the Atwater Library in collaboration with the YMCA’s Femmes en Action, TNT, and the Digital Literacy Project. Original Workshop Concept by Lili Monette-Crepo in subsequent partnership with Laura Harris and Peter Shaw. Videoediting by Peter Shaw.