This year, visual artist Marie Bilodeau ran a series of storytelling workshops with the senior’s day program at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre as part of the Art Place program. … Read More / Suite
My project is over as I write this. It’s been an interesting, unpredictable ride. From having to throw out my entire plan to adapting to my participants’ needs, from attempting … Read More / Suite
The most striking stories shared during my Art Place residency were always followed by the words: and that’s all I’m going to say about it. Wait, what stories, you may … Read More / Suite
In storytelling, we’re taught that silences seem longer when on stage because our job as storytellers is to fill that silence. We’re there to entertain, educate, enlighten, or at least tell. Silences are seen as a space of non-telling. Because without words, there is no story.
Marie Bilodeau has been leading storytelling workshops with seniors who have dementia at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre day program. Her Art Place project has changed a fair bit over the last few months so we sat down to find out what she has learned and where it is going.
Progress with my groups (see the first post) has been slow and full of interesting challenges. Uncertain how best to proceed following my first couple of workshops, I did the only thing any self-respecting individual with absolutely no clue how to proceed can do: I did some research (woo!)
Huit artistes d’Ottawa vont créer et dialoguer en collaboration avec des résidents grâce à des projets artistiques communautaires engagés Ottawa (Ontario) Lors d’un événement de réseautage qui a eu … Read More / Suite
Marie Bilodeau is an oral storyteller and fantasy writer. This year for Art Place she will be in residence with a senior’s day program at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre … Read More / Suite