Our Space Is Spoken For - a video project about reclaiming space
Here at St. Paul Neighborhood Network, we love to highlight the great work of local media makers. One exciting example is "Our Space Is Spoken For," a documentary video project about artists and people of color coming together to reclaim space in the city of St. Paul. Here's more information about the project, and upcoming airings on both SPNN channel 19 and Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) channel 16.
OUR SPACE IS SPOKEN FOR
Transforming public spaces into stages, Our Space Is Spoken For is a multidisciplinary public art storytelling project where community members and artists of color came together to reclaim space. An inaugural TCMA project, Our Space collected stories from communities of color across the city of St. Paul around the spaces in which we live, work and play.
Twelve local artists of color were then selected to work in teams of two to make the selected community stories, along with the community member, visible by using their craft in public art performances. The process to create the performances, and the performances themselves, were documented by film -- ultimately, preserving a creative record of life in our communities.
Catch "Our Space Is Spoken For" at the following times on SPNN channel 19 and MTN channel 16:
Thursday (4/4) at 9:00 PM/Channel 19 (in St. Paul) and Channel 16 (in MPLS)
Friday (4/5) at 7:00 PM/Channel 19 (in St. Paul) and Channel 16 (in MPLS)
Saturday (4/6) at 5:00 PM/Channel 19 (in St. Paul) and Channel 16 (in MPLS)
Sunday (4/7) at 7:00 PM/Channel 19 (in St. Paul) and Channel 16 (in MPLS)
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY STORYTELLERS
Alia Jeraj – Multidisciplinary
Wisdom Young – Spoken Word
Community Storyteller: Lisa Kaste, North Side Saint Paul
Andrew Young – Theatre and Puppetry
Daliya Jokondo – Multidisciplinary
Community Storyteller: Narate Keys, East Side Saint Paul
Dameun Strange – Multidisciplinary
Sagirah Shahid – Multidisciplinary
Community Storyteller: Jonathan Stampley, Rondo
Khary Jackson – Multidisciplinary
Tish Jones – Spoken Word
Community Storyteller: David Lindsey, Rondo
Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra – Multidisciplinary
Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria – Spoken Word
Community Storyteller: Nautica Bojorquez, West Side Saint Paul
Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay – Multidisciplinary
Tori Hong – Visual Arts
Community Storyteller: Winston Tuan Nguyen, Frogtown
Twin Cities Media Alliance worked with Human Horizon Films to produce the inaugural Our Space documentary.