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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

July 20, 2009
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If you are interested in the intersection of arts and politics, arts activism and theatre, or even just interesting grassroots and community movements in the Americas, check out the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In 2008 this institute opened a centre in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chipas, in collaboration with Fortaleza de...

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First meeting with Carlota Duarte, Chiapas Indigenous Photography Project

July 18, 2009
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First meeting with Carlota Duarte, Chiapas Indigenous Photography Project

The primary purpose of my current trip to Southern Mexico is to spend some time working with the Chiapas Indigenous Photography Project, and their spin off project the Archivo Fotografico Indigena in San Cristobal De Las Casas. This is one of the longest running participatory photography projects that I know of (do you know...

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Eve Tulbert & collaborative media for health in LA

July 5, 2009
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Eve Tulbert & collaborative media for health in LA

We arrived in San Diego as our first stop on our grand tour in North America, to spend 10 days in Southern California. The San Diego visit was mainly chance to get over the jetlag and get my bearings before heading to Mexico, but California is also home to a number of organisations dedicated...

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sophiehaviland.com goes live

July 5, 2009
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sophiehaviland.com goes live

Sophie Haviland is my sister and she has a great new website, www.sophiehaviland.com! Such a plug might be seen as shameless nepotism, but this site is a window into a whole world of collaborative art projects which most people will not know about, and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in international collaborative...

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About Side by Side Project Galleries

June 26, 2009
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About Side by Side Project Galleries

Side by Side Project Galleries feature works made in collaborative art and ethnography projects around the world. These are projects that work with individuals and communities to tell stories – of their lives, places, histories and cultures – using creative tools, such as photography, film, creative writing, visual arts… The aim of this gallery...

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Side by Side Project Galleries Launched!

June 26, 2009
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Side by Side Project Galleries Launched!

Side by Side Project Galleries is an on-line gallery space featuring works from collaborative art and ethnography projects from around the world, and it has just been launched! Click on the Project Galleries link above to check it out. The first two projects featured are the Photo Me Derby project and the Mowanjum TAFE...

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Casting Light: Theatre scripts of stories of personal experiences of mental illness

June 25, 2009
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Casting Light: Theatre scripts of stories of personal experiences of mental illness

Jenny Savigny has been doing a number of interesting projects in Canberra (Australia’s capital city) for a number of years, using creative methods such as theatre and writing to work with issues to do with mental health. In the past she’s developed and toured performances in schools about experiences of eating disorders, and recently...

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Travels in North America

June 18, 2009
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As part of my research project I am going to spend 7 months in Mexico and the USA catching up  with  various people and projects involved in collaborative art and collaborative ethnography projects… First stop is California, then off to New York City, then on to Mexico… One of the aims of this process...

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Hopevale visit #3 – digital versions of Milbi

May 19, 2009
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Checkout this little digital story, (Click here) one of a set that John Haviland edited during our visit to Hopevale.  This is the story of the Night Owl, or Bunja, told in Guugu Yimmithir by Tulo Gordon and illustrated by Tulo’s paintings.  Milbi is the Guugu Yimithirr word for Story.  In the mid 70’s...

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Hopevale visit #2

May 1, 2009
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Hopevale visit #2

  Over the past several days we have organised Dad’s old photographs and video from Hopevale into family groups and have been visiting different families to show them what we have. In many ways these images are not all that old, others have pulled out old photos that are kept in the Lutheran Archives...

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