a collaborative multi-media installation project that explores the evolving rural Acadian identity in the Clare region.
Les voix de Clare résonnent is a multi-media installation project created by L’Acadie art exchange collective (Sheila LeBlanc, Ariella Pahlke, Ann Verrall) artists from Clare, Terence Bay and Halifax in collaboration with three generations of community members from Clare, NS. The installation brings together video projection, sound and performance to explore the evolving rural Acadian identity in the Clare region. Clare is on the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world mean living in an environment that is always in a state of flux. This environment lends itself as metaphor to explore how the Acadian experience is in constant transformation and how past and future are linked through language.
Musician Alexandre Billodeau create a “found sound” orchestra with participants which became a major element of the soundtrack.
We mounted a version of it in Clare for Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie October 2, 2014.
It was reworked and remounted for Nocturne Halifax October 18, 2014 on the Dartmouth waterfront.