Calling Our Ancestors Home brought together a group of 24 artists working together to seed new creative ideas, connections, and collaborations around their ancestral stories using our new digital space, SeedPool.
The result was an extraordinary process that inspired many participating artists and opened up new creative possibilities inspired by their ancestral sources. It also informed the ongoing development of the collaborative platform.
“I loved the opportunity to connect with an amazing group of artists and share ideas and psychic space. My pod kept me company through familial ups and downs over the past two months. Each and every one of my pod members was amazing, and our synchronicity as a group was breathtaking.–Yaya Yao, Participant, Japan
“Incredibly huge thanks for this process. I am, as always, honoured to be a part of the ALP community and am thankful for this beautifully healing process, which embodied an asynchronous synchronicity–it was perfect timing for me in my journey.”
Toronto Personal Legacy workshop, 2005
“The continuum of the Arrivals village, paired with the SeedPool residency, was a collective container that I felt held within, which inspired my creative process. As we gathered online in present time and in the presence of our own spaces, I appreciated sharing and collaborating with artists through the Arrivals methodology.–Lindsay Dawn Dobbin, Participant, Halifax
“Witnessing others engage with their ancestral stories supported me in doing the same, even though it wasn’t happening in the same physical space. The opportunity to meet each other within our questions and inspiration taught me so much, and nourished an important aspect of my practice and journey. I’m grateful to continue through the relations formed, and leave traces and seeds in the online studio.”
Whitehorse Arrivals workshop, 2009; Tatamagouche Arrivals workshop 2015
Claire Love Wilson
Erika Del Carmen Fuchs
Lee Williams Boudakian
Lindsay Dawn Dobbin
Valerie Sing Turner