Nuit blanche 2016

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, for Nuit blanche, we welcomed over 200 people to the Library for exciting new-media showcase events, the products of two of our community-based projects – one led by seniors and the other by youth. Eric Craven, our Digital Literacy Project Coordinator, was thrilled with the results and commented, “The night was a great success – wonderful collaborative project that was much more than the sum of its parts!”

Moving Pictures:
Moving Histories Out of the Attic and Into the Public

Attendees immersed themselves in a sound and video installation that began with images projected through the front windows of our heritage building. Inside, our reading room was transformed by a multi-media exhibition created by seniors who digitized and re-edited home movies from the 40s to the 70s, and made their own music and sound using digital tools. An extension of our Digital Literacy Project with support from New Horizons for Seniors and Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT).

Seeing Red:
Young People’s Stories for the Eyes, From the Heart

Children and adults were dazzled by the work of 21 young Montrealers, aged 7 to 12, who created stories and transformed them into digital art that comes from their hearts. Part of the Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE) with support from the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage.

Check out “Moving Pictures: Nuit Blanche 2016” made by Claudia Edwards, a Concordia University student who did an internship at the Library.

On August 25, 2016 at Concordia University’s Age 3.0: The Creative Aging Fair, we re-mounted Moving Pictures as part of Re: memorations, an exhibition of creative work by community groups.

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