Thank you to everyone who came out today and shared stories! We had over 70 people write messages and hang up their postcards in the installation. It got a bit windy and the postcards went a whirling but was truly a valuable experience. This was the first installation of Postcard Anecdotes (part of Train of Thought Winnipeg). I will be doing more story circles and installations from Winnipeg to Toronto in the coming weeks on via rail so check the blog for updates and stories! Thanks to Jumblies Theatre, The Inspirit Foundation and ACI Manitoba for supporting this work and my journey. To learn more visit: http://www.lindseybond.ca and http://www.trainofthought.co
Negotiating Spaces: Postcard Anecdotes
ACI Manitoba’s Artists + Community Symposium; Train of Thought Winnipeg
Train of Thought, Jumblies Theatre
Artspace Building Drayway (Arthur St)
Saturday, May 23 2015
Negotiating Spaces is an evolving installation, composed of photography, video and text that works to begin an intergenerational conversation about Canadian national memory. This project works to reconnect the individual and land by critically investigating Canadian perception-of-space, memory and identity.
Postcard Anecdotes is a participatory installation where the public is invited to write personal recollections about the railway on postcards and hang them creating a postcard landscape. The anecdote as a written form moves to open up a conversation about contemporary Canadian rail culture, through which we may confront our daily movement, mark memories and re-write history. The public is welcome to join in writing memories about rail travel in Canada, the effect of the railway on their local community or the land before the railway was built. The postcards together build an alternate archive of narratives that are not in the history books, rather those that live in the memory of the people, community and land.
Lindsey Bond is a photo-media artist who explores contemporary Canadian rail culture, urban communication and the bridge as barrier and gateway. She works with a documentary ethic that speaks to an intentional combination of research, analogue processes and intuition. Lindsey received her BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Edinburgh College of Art. Lindsey is based in Winnipeg, via Vancouver, and is originally from Edmonton.
Lindsey is currently working on a photo-series about “ghost lines” or railway lines that are no longer in use; confronting myths of Canadian national memory. Her work has been exhibited in Vancouver and Richmond, BC; Edmonton and Calgary, AB; Winnipeg, MB; Toronto, ON; Soréde, France and Edinburgh, Scotland. View more of her work at www.LindseyBond.ca
To learn more about the national Train of Thought journey please visit: http://www.trainofthought.co/
To learn more about ACI Manitoba’s Artist + Community Symposium please visit: http://www.creativemanitoba.ca/news-events/events/aci-events/display,event/1970/artists-community-symposium-train-of-thought-winnipeg