A LETTER FROM THE OCEAN
During these Covid times the Comox Valley Art Gallery is offering new ways to encounter the work of contemporary artists.
March 4 – 23, 2021
11 minute video performance (looped) between 6 pm–9 pm
CVAG Plaza – outside Gather:Place
Visitors are invited to experience this poetic and beautiful film outside while keeping a respectful COVID distance from others.
A LETTER FROM THE OCEAN / AN ODE TO LOSS AND LOVE
BY CARIDAD SVICH
“What words does the ocean speak? How can people listen?
What new ecologies may be forged through acts of active listening to the natural world?
Stories of wreckage, salvage, migration, crossings, deaths and rebirths live in the ocean.
Stories too of fish and shells and corals and plants.
With this piece I wanted to make a piece that addresses these questions and themes as an act of climate action while living through climate grief.” – Playwright Caridad Svich
Clea Minaker & Warona Setshwaelo
Andrew Andreoli (Director of Photography), Cristina Cugliandro (Director), Danna-Rae Evasiuk (Lighting Designer), Clea Minaker (Art Director), Evan Stepanian (Sound Designer), Diana Uribe (Environment Consultant)
Images courtesy IMAGO Theatre / Illustration by Katey Wattam