OUT OF CRISIS EXPERIENCES, HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
WE-Hope is inspired by the first-hand histories of those experiencing, living and navigating migration and separation. It celebrates their resilience through visuals, sound and voice. WE-Hope finds humanity in stories of survival, repeated through the ages on a global scale.
The ancient art form of Cantastoria used pictures and songs to tell stories in the public spaces where we all live, work and play. For WE-Hope cantastoria, award-winning artist collective Make Amplify (Zach Walker) and musician, vocalist and composer Juliet Russell, were commissioned to update this ancient art form and amplify these stories and individuals through installation and performance.
Watch the premiere of WE-Hope cantastoria on 28 October 2021 at Frequency Festival, Lincoln, UK (produced by Threshold Studios) with a performance by artists Juliet Russell and Zach Walker, together with singers from local choirs, Birchwood Sings and Nettleham Community Choir.
On 15th September 2022, an iteration of the piece was performed at Cnam, Paris as part of the WE-Hope project’s final event with a conference and artistic performance.
A digital version of the piece can also be seen below.