The Centre for International Experience, University of Toronto
33 St. George St. (and College)
A collaboration between Marissa Largo and the Magkaisa Centre for Nuit Blanche 2011.
With the Centre for International Experience as its backdrop, a projected stop-motion animation of a woman kneeling before a closed suitcase, or maleta, is seen. Slowly, the maleta begins to unzip itself by a force still unknown. What emerges, wrapped in Filipino newspapers, is the embodiment of the histories and narratives of people who have come to this land. Facilitated by the Magkaisa Centre, participants are invited to share their “maleta stories” of how they came to be in Canada on baggage tags, which then become apart of the web-like installation affixed to the British colonial architecture of the Cumberland House, constructing a collective family tree of migration.A gallery of community-based artworks created by members of the Magkaisa Centre resides inside.
Get involved in this exciting project!
We are looking for:
From Oct. 1st, 7pm to Oct. 2nd, 7am, we need about 14 volunteers for each of our four (4) 3-hour shifts:
- Shift 1: 7pm – 10pm
- Shift 2: 10pm – 1am
- Shift 3: 1am – 4am
- Shift 4: 4am – 7am
Roles and Duties (on-site training will be provided):
- 3 Gallery Facilitators
- 5 Table Facilitators
- 2 Security (Stairwell and washroom)
- 2 Refreshment Runners
- 2 Floaters
- 1 Media (Maintains Twitter feed)
If you are interested in volunteering please fill in the form below.