Water Stories: Visual Poetics and Collective Voices is a two-part project that brings together multiple points of view from local youth, community, and poets in Alaska to share what water means in their life.
This community art project is part of the american artist Andrea Wollensaks year-long artist residency (2021-2022) with the Anchorage Museum culminating in a series of listening sessions broadcast at the Anchorage Museum and Out North Radio, live interactive poetry readings at the museum, and video projections on the museum façade from November 2022 through January 2023.
Welcome to a talk where Andrea will share stories from the project! The talk will be held in english.
Andrea Wollensak is an artist, designer and faculty at Connecticut College. Her work includes place-based digital storytelling with community partners and collaborations with programmers, composers and poets. She has exhibited internationally and has received grants/residencies from the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, International Artist Studio Program in Sweden, National Science Foundation, and Banff Art Centre. Currently, she is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Tallinn, Estonia at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) IxD.ma program. Back in the states she lives in Mystic, Connecticut, on the land of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot.