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: