Objects of Connection

How do we connect with people far away? What does it mean to be close? How can you listen without geography, beyond the spatial confines of your body?


In a time marked by social distancing and self-isolation, bridging the distance between people is more important than ever. Technology has extended our reach beyond our wildest dreams, but sometimes we are left wanting a more analog connection. When we’re lucky, we find this connection in shared public spaces, but (especially in the era of COVID-19) sometimes we have to reach further, across time, space, and our imaginations, to actually feel in touch.

As part of the social research for a new public artwork in Butler Memorial Park (West Edmonton), you are invited to answer the following questions:



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By submitting you agree that your responses may be used (anonymously) as part of this public artwork. Text and recordings may be abridged.


This project is by artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, and commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council for the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection.