Indigenous light display is coming to downtown Kingston, Ont. – Kingston

An interactive light and sound experience is coming to downtown Kingston from March 10th to March 31st.

Anishinaabemowin-Ojibway, Wawawategu, which means ‘Aurora on display’, is a large-scale, vibrant interactive light projecting ‘the ever-flowing greens and purples of the northern lights’ in Confederation Park’s fountains. It features an installation. There are unique art installations created by indigenous peoples.

It adds that downtown Kingston will experience Indigenous-inspired stories told through a combination of original art and audio recordings featuring Indigenous artists and storytellers based in Ontario.

“There has been a special relationship between downtown Kingston and members of the Indigenous community, working together to provide a space to experience Indigenous stories, arts and languages. Department.”An opportunity to start a storytelling conversation, hear an Indigenous voice, and experience an Indigenous language in the heart of downtown.”

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“We hope this is just the beginning of an ongoing opportunity to bring people together to share, explore and celebrate Indigenous cultures and teachings.”

You can scan the QR code on each piece to enjoy an audio recording or transcript of the story that inspired the artist’s work. Combining light, sound, play and art with storytelling traditions, Waawaateg immerses visitors in a thought-provoking experience at their own pace.

This is for Ontario-based Indigenous artists and storytellers such as Alyssa Vardy, Dakota Ward, Duncan Pheasant, Jamaica Cass, Jaylene Cardinal, Jennifer McGratton, Lindsay Blunt, and Rick Rebel. I requested an installation. The Northern Lights installation was created by Visual Menace, a local company that also owns Improbable Escapes.

“Waawaateg is made possible by the collaboration of many people who are passionate about community building, education and the deep history of Indigenous peoples,” said Marijo Cuerrier, executive director of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area.

“We invite you to join us for the opening ceremony of Waawaateg on March 10th at 6:30pm. When Waawaateg is unveiled, there will be live music and a gathering of artists, storytellers and community leaders. increase.”

“After the opening ceremony, we will serve fried bread, bannock, and three sisters’ soup.”

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Downtown Kingston says the project was inspired by conversations between local Indigenous community members, allies, and the Downtown Kingston BIA about creating an Indigenous-inspired winter installation.

The focus of this project is to work towards a deeper understanding by building relationships and teaching together through Indigenous storytelling and art, providing a space to see Indigenous people reflected in the urban environment. while adding that it is about being involved in the community.

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