Art in the creation phase 2024

Anishinaabe artist Ginnifer Menominee has created drawn representations of animals that live alongside us on Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin territory (Ottawa/Gatineau). Ginnifer shares with us, through story, our connections and relationships to each animal with a series called “Noondaadiwag – They can hear each other”. Ginnifer will be working on this project over the next months. For more information, see her project in the Gallery here

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NEW VIDEOS

 

STO Union’s new 2024 videos include “The Empty Stage” and “Love Songs for Old Venues”.  See the videos here or in the Gallery

THE EMPTY STAGE

Produced by STO Union in co-production with

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, Germany)

In this simple exercise, the public is asked to fill in the empty space on the stage in any way they wish.  This ongoing project goes into different communities and prompts them to think about the power of the stage, projection and the imagination.

Every once in a while, we make a short video that captures some of the results so far.  The inaugural video, Your Stage Your Mind (series 001), is 1 minute and 40 seconds long.

Please contact nadia@stounion.com for your password to view the video or for more information about doing the Empty Stage project in your community or any other one of our public creation and engagement projects.

 

LOVE SONGS FOR OLD VENUES

Love Songs for Old Venues

 Produced by STO Union

in co-production with

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, Germany)

 

While in residency at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Canadian photographer David Irvine put the lens on the old HAU1 theatre venue, capturing details of a building that was built in the early 20th century in the art nouveau style. Many of these venues raise the question as to how to use them now, in our digital age.

This short video by Nadia Ross is a love letter in photos and sound to a venue from an era that feels long ago.

Please contact nadia@stounion.com for your password to view the video.

 

 

SOON TO BE ON VIEW AGAIN

Some projects can be found in the STO Union online gallery, many of them are waiting for their turn to get shared again.

If you are a presenter and wish to view the videos, please send an email to: nadia@stounion.com and we’ll send you the password.

THE SEEKER PUPPET

What Happened to the Seeker: Puppet Movie

A STO Union production, in co-production with Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), The Theatre Centre (Toronto), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Brut Koproductionshaus (Vienna, Austria) and in association with the Wakefield Art Collective.

In this hilarious and moving 20 minute video, The Seeker, as a puppet version of the artist, shares her struggles as she tries to find a good idea for a new play in a world that no longer values theatre.

This video is available for you to share at your festival or event.

Please contact nadia@stounion.com for your password to view the video.

 

THE SEEKER GOES TO INDIA

What Happened to the Seeker: India Movie

A STO Union production, in co-production with Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), The Theatre Centre (Toronto), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Brut Koproductionshaus (Vienna, Austria) and in association with the Wakefield Art Collective.

The Seeker decides to travel to India to visit the infamous hippie trail, to visit the places and gurus that the hippies sought out in the 1960’s while they were searching for enlightenment.  In this video, the Seeker discovers that her search may be part of a larger problem.

A funny and moving account of a spiritual quest in a country that offers many spiritual quests for buyers and believers alike.

This video is available for you to share at your festival or event.

Please contact nadia@stounion.com for the password to watch the video.

Seeker goes to India Movie
images:

Nadia Postcards Exhibit Detail, What Happened to the Seeker?/Puppet of Madeleine M. by Rob Scott in Good News from the Sun/Puppet by Rick Ritza/AI Ritual photo by David Irvine/Sue, Wayne and George in What Happened to the Seeker? (India Video)/Nadia Ross in Hau Out Loud photo by David Irvine/mini theatre set in What is the Story? by cj fleury/ Nadia and George in 7 Important Things photo by Eric Fruhauf/Cast of Recent Experiences photo by Matthias Bothor/Earle’s Hall photo by Steve Lucas/Puppet of Michael Clarke in STAR/Puppet of George Acheson in What Happened to the Seeker?

STO Union recognizes that its head office in Farrellton, Quebec is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation whose presence here dates back to time immemorial.