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Once Upon A Place

An interactive public art installation by Aman Mojadidi

2017-10-11 00:00:00 2017-10-11 23:59:00 America/New_York Once Upon A Place Enter the phone booth, pick up the receiver, and listen to one or more of 70 personal immigration stories. Main Library

Wednesday, October 11
All day

Add to Calendar 2017-10-11 00:00:00 2017-10-11 23:59:00 America/New_York Once Upon A Place Enter the phone booth, pick up the receiver, and listen to one or more of 70 personal immigration stories. Main Library

Main Library

Wintergarden

Enter the phone booth, pick up the receiver, and listen to one or more of 70 personal immigration stories.

Contemporary Art Toledo and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library bring Aman Mojadidi's art installation, Once Upon a Place to Main Library. Once Upon a Place is an interactive art installation employing a phone booth to share immigrant stories.  The oral histories were told by people from countries across the globe including China, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Tibet, and dozens more.  The artist recorded the stories to create a safe environment for immigrants to share their personal experiences. Working largely through site-specific projects and with degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi's work utilizes an experimental ethnographic approach, combining qualitative research, traditional storytelling, postmodern narrative strategies, and mixed-media installations to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics, conflict, artifactual history, and migration; intentionally blurring and merging the lines between fact and fiction, documentation and imagination.

This event is organized by the Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Toledo. 

Exhibit Partners and Sponsors: The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo; Bowling Green State University School of Art; Mansour Wealth Management; Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel; Toledo Lucas County Public Library; University of Toledo’s College of Arts and Letters together with the Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities, the School of the Visual and Performing Arts, and the Department of Art; and Welcome Toledo Lucas County.

Individual booths will be installed in 3 separate areas: Promenade Park, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, University of Toledo.

AGE GROUP: | Families | Adults |

TAGS: | Art, Displays, & Exhibits |

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