We are delighted to be invited to the Winter Symposium in Saxnäs, Sápmi (Lapland) of the Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research group from the Nordic Summer University. Here we are going to be presenting a digital locative narrative set in the landscape of Saxnäs in March 9-12 2017.
The Winter Symposium is focussed upon the theme of ‘Legacy in Artistic Practice’. As Vapid Media we are concerned with stories as the glue that binds society together. As through stories, we are able to redress biases, to affirm collective ideals and pass on legacies. So, over the next few months we will be collecting stories and mythologies from the local area in both Swedish and Sami. We’ll also collect stories local to our own roots in the North of England in English.
Once we have these stories we will be recording audio performances of them and placing them in a digital map. The map, when accessed through an app will trigger the stories to play when you step into certain locations. Through this we want people to be able to experience stories connected to the landscape, within the landscape.
If you have a story you’d like to contribute, let us know! You can get us via Twitter on @wearevapid or leave a comment below.