Stories from Nowhere in Particular

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created by Simone A. Medina Polo

Stories from Nowhere in Particular by Simone A. Medina Polo

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Stories from Nowhere in Particular is a series of interwoven vignettes by interdisciplinary artist Simone A. Medina Polo. Each story aims to be a slice of life contemplation, oscillating between concrete moments by hanging out to a building, a place, or a thing as a mnemonic device as opposed to more abstract reflections on the passing moment. As a whole, the composition is an exploration of various intersections between gender, immigration, race, mental illness, and class as they are conditions to an on-going experience of time and narrative. When time and narrative are disjointed by different contemporary disorientations, stories have to take on a different dynamic form as they gather a voice for themselves in transience.

This performance is available online right here on the Found Festival website anytime between July 2 and July5. Enjoy at your own pace!

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We suggest $10/event if you can afford it. Any offer over $10 is a direct donation to Common Ground Arts Society. All donations over $20 will be provided with a charitable tax receipt.

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We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.