By Jessica Bradley
I’ve written before about how since starting the project, people from different places and different backgrounds have got in touch with Faceless Arts and with the TLANG team to either get involved themselves or to tell us about their work.
Mastanash got involved with the local festival workshops and translated documents into different languages for us. She also conducted some interviews and will be involved with the preview. Sam got involved through links with PCI. It links with his PhD research and he’s been observing the workshops and will be working closely with Faceless Arts to develop the production.
Joe got involved through his work with educational engagement and the arts team. He’s going to be performing in the production. A researcher from Cambridge came to observe our local workshops, as she had an interest in arts and literacy workshops with refugee and asylum seeker communities.
And today, an artist contacted Bev Adams to inform her about his own work in driftwood in the States:
I’m an artist living outside Washington, DC, and my artist collaborator on this “drawing-in-the-wild,” Marcos Smyth, is an Alexandria, VA resident, whose own work comprises 4 of the 5 driftwood refugees we “drew” on the low tide line of the Potomac River, just downstream from Washington.
It’s fascinating how a small project can draw people together in this way – in a broader sense than was previously envisaged.