Created by Nicholas Barton-Wines
This project is part of Incubation, in association with Nicholas Barton-Wines, Amy
Conway and Harry Josephine Giles
Produced by Stephanie Katie Hunter
Design by Sean McGonigal
Supported by Creative Scotland
Imagine your hope is a precious object…
Where would you keep it?
What condition is it in?
What does having it allow you to do?
I am developing a new storytelling performance to share stories of hope. The intention is to make a live event that includes story, sculpture and archiving to gather and amplify our hopes for ourselves, our communities and the places we live.
Incubation is a research and development project that will interrogate the role (and needs) of both artist and producer alike. Led by Stephanie Katie Hunter featuring the work of Harry Josephine Giles, Amy Conway, and Nicholas Barton-Wines, Incubation is a direct response to the current times we are living through and our need to be supported to engage and maintain our creative practice(s).
It asks a central question: what happens if artists are paid to just be artists?
As part of the project, I asked daily questions throughout November to encourage a moment of reflection on your own hopes which can be shared to help inspire the show. These questions were asked daily on Twitter and Instagram. Responses were welcomed from all participants.
A digital zine has been created to document the Daily Questions which can be viewed by clicking below:
Additionally, I had facilitated creative discussions about hope and participants’ relationships to it. These will took place on Zoom for one hour each on November 27th 2020. Through reflection, storytelling and sculpting their own hope-objects with supplied materials, the conversations continue to inspire the project as well as offering moments for participants to check in with themselves.
Participant Hope-Objects from Creative Conversations