A conversation with the past, and an invitation to listen. Five of Atlantic Canada’s finest writers engage with legendary Bonavista Biennale artworks that transformed our relationship to the landscape forever. These short audio pieces, available through free located-audio phone app, provide a beautiful and wholly original way of thinking about the physical impermanence, but lasting legacy, of art.
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Knights Cove: “Wind Worship” by George Murray, in response to Reinhard Reitzenstein’s Waiting, Watching, Waiting (2017)
Featuring the voices of Dominic Arcard and Deantha Edmunds
Bonavista: “Weskək” by shalan joudry, in response to Jordan Bennett’s Pi’tawe’k (2019)
Featuring the voices of Elizabeth Hicks and Nora Barker
Bonavista: “Intramural” by Sharon Bala, in response to Robert Hengeveld’s passing where to (2019)
Featuring the voices of Allison Kelly, Evan Mercer, Nora Barker, Deantha Edmunds, Robert Chafe, and Elizabeth Hicks
Elliston: “The Passing” by Lisa Moore, in response to Scott Walden’s Unsettled Revisited (2017)
Featuring the voices of Allison Kelly and Evan Mercer
Maberly: “Seafoam” by Sara Tilley, in response to Will Gill’s The Green Chair (2017)
Featuring the voice of Sara Tilley
A partnership between Artistic Fraud and the Bonavista Biennale
The Bonavista Biennale is an innovative, rural-based, public art event occurring every two years on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula. It provides a unique platform for artists and audiences to explore, engage, challenge and express ideas on societal and cultural issues through contemporary visual art.
Ephemera was supported by:
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) provides financial support to professional arts organizations for events or projects that stimulate sustainable economic development of the province’s cultural resources.
We acknowledge the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency/ Nous remercionsl’Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique.