Speaking and Still
Karen Bailey and The Ottawa StoryTellers
A Collaboration for Nuit Blanche
The Rectory Art House, 179 Murray Street, Ottawa
Saturday, 21 September, 2013
Karen Bailey captured, in portrait form, the radiant energy of six storytellers. At Nuit Blanche, 21 September 2013, the tellers performed short personal stories while their second selves look on. The portraits offered one view of selfhood while the tellers’ own tales created another.Were the two representations of self in agreement?
Caitlyn Paxson, Kim Kilpatrick, Tom Lips, Kalyani Kamal Pandya, Sherri Yadzani and Pat Holloway.
Ottawa StoryTellers exists to promote the art of storytelling in our community, to nurture and inspire both beginning and experienced storytellers, and to provide tellers and listeners of all ages with opportunities to come together to share and enjoy stories. Storytelling is an oral art form, wherein the teller internalizes the story and then recreates it from memory, using voice and body to convey his or her understanding of the story's meaning and nuances. The result, when the storyteller is skilled in his or her craft, is a vibrant re-creation of the story for both teller and audience.