In 1996, I worked with the Kelowna Art Gallery and Bankhead Elementary school to design an installation inviting seniors and young people to talk about their ideas of “home”. In a six-month period, I interviewed people and asked them to provide a story and if possible a photograph of a monument or a monumental experience that related to their local community’s history.
I collected 75 written stories and images which were mounted in light boxes across the gallery wall. When viewers entered the exhibition, it appeared as though one steam of light was glowing behind small alters. During this exhibition I organized an afternoon of storytelling sessions with the people who had participated in the project.