Due to Covid-19 and the interests of Public Safety, this project has been postponed. This residency will be postponed to date as yet confirmed, we are hopeful it will be in 2020. We are thrilled that Jeanti is available and willing to stage this residency with us, and saddened that it cannot go ahead at this time.
About the project:
The Quad is thrilled to welcome local artist; Jeanti St Clair who will be taking up residence in The Quad in 2020 - as part of the Plein Air Residency program. "For me, Flood Stories is a way for our Northern Rivers community to reflect on our preparedness for future floods and climate emergencies, and we will do this through both telling and listening to our stories of the 2017 flood that devastated our region," Jeanti said.
This project builds on my practice as a documentary maker and audio walk producer, including the Nimbin Soundtrail. I am broadly inspired by the Empathy Museum’s A Mile in My Shoes project, which suggests that when we walk as if in someone’s shoes, we are more open to understanding their experiences. Flood Stories will also provide a reflective focus for our community to remember the flood on this third anniversary."
*Image credit Alex Clarke.
Plein Air is an open-air residency program that invites companies and individuals to experiment in the Quad. The residency invites cross-discipline exploration across all arts forms and industries and encourages ideas to be tested in a public space.