The Quad is thrilled to welcome this work back after having to postpose at the eleventh hour in 202. Local artist Jeanti St Clair who will be taking up residence - 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.