Parallel Lines Workshops / by Amanta Scott

I've designed a workshop to augment my exhibition, Parallel Lines, that brings together Newcomers, Indigenous and Canadian youth and seniors to explore memory, imagination, perspective and choice through sculpture installation, storytelling and painting.

I am conducting the workshop in the communities, schools, museums and galleries.

I've just returned from Kirkland Lake and the responses have been absolutely amazing.

The first activity I call "Stories from a Suitcase". 

Here — participants open a suitcase and talk about what they think of, or feel, when they see the objects.

No two people see or feel the same way. Context is everything.

I'll be posting images so you can see how things went.

Here's how it started:

I'd love to hear what other people think about when they consider the juxtaposition of objects here. Our varied perspectives are absolutely fascinating.

Feel free to post your comments below.