Sunday, April 27, 2008



DARE-DARE describes itself as a flexible, open space devoted to research, experimentation, risk and critical inquiry, advocating exploration and diversity in the ways of presentation. Its members interested in the context of creation and answer the need of exchange and collaboration.
I met with the Artistic Coordinator, Jean Pierre Cassie who tells me that his ancestor came from Ireland to Nova Scotia in the 15-hundreds when just 15 as a prisoner of the British Crown. Inter-marrying with the Catholic Acadians, the name got changed from Casey to Cassie. He agrees that Acadian and Quebec traditional music have Irish roots.
Jean Pierre was very enthusiastic about the projects that Dare-Dare has initiated although he admits that getting permits can sometimes be a nightmare. On a walking tour of the local area, he pointed out remnants of past projects (since they are always temporary).
Some of the most recent ventures include a photo exhibition in several different ethnic restaurants with an invitation to eat (at your own expense), urban furniture in which a portable bench makes its way around the community to serve as a meeting, resting, hanging out place and an installation where the artist spends time on the streets: dream listener: (perhaps in a similar way as a homeless person) and asks people to tell her their dreams. She then writes a sign with some aspect of the dream and hangs it in a public place. A winter project was by two artists from the Yukon in Canada’s far north that made designs of snow with their shovels.

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?