Working in Spanish with the curatorial team in Panama to design the tour for the new Smithsonian-affiliate BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM was a true pleasure.
Architecturally designed by Frank Gehry with Exhibition space by Bruce Mau – I was the last storyteller in, interpreting the space sonically in four languages. A project match for my personal politics, I got to interview the granddaddy of Biodiversity himself - E.O. Wilson!
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL
I may be an agnostic but designing the multi-media tour for the largest gothic cathedral in America - central to their social justice movement - rang my bell!
Their art collection is a modern marvel and includes a stained glass window with a rock from the moon. Martin Luther King delivered his last sermon here, and as I worked that archive was comforted by the fact that America’s first black president sat just across the hill.
Making cultural spaces and content accessible is important to me. I trained to audio describe live theatre for the blind and now volunteer with VOCAL EYE.
I have described several productions at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria as well as Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach.
CLOISTERS ON THE PLATTE
Along the plains of Nebraska lies a Jesuit Retreat Centre who hosts some of the most remarkable sculpture works in America – over 60 figures, some 20 feet high
depicting the stations of the cross. Having spent much time in silent retreats, I created a contemplation experience for visitors to walk amongst the sculptures and reflect upon their lives.
GLACIER SKY WALK CANADIAN ROCKIES
Returning to JASPER NATIONAL PARK in the CANADIAN ROCKIES was a trip down memory lane as I had made a film on it for Discovery Channel back in the 90’s.
What’s changed is the state of world’s glaciers and even I could see how much it had receded. The mountains can seem inaccessible, but helping people understand what this landscape could mean to them and their future is all in a day’s work.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S AMERICAN CAMPUS
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE has the largest single collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world.
18 stunning feats of the imagination – it’s worth the trip to Florida! Designing an architectural tour for the campus was really about bringing a genius to life. I wanted people to know him by noticing what his eye loved and why. This one is still in production.