STORIES FOR FISHES by FIFTY-FIFTY
film screenings, participants’ scratchboards, 8 minute video
O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, Florida, October 15 - December 4, 2016; as part of the exhibition Transmission by Laurencia Strauss in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida
Stories for Fishes includes film screenings, public dialogue, and collective visual responses. The screenings of Le Maison en Petits Cubes and Thule Tuvalu inspire doodles and discussion. Local participants share experiences of South Florida that they want to remember. Drawings are then shared underwater with fish and other sea creatures off the coast who will eventually inherit the city. Since fish are thought to have spatial memory, the experiment of communicating across species and language attempts to keep memories local. The collected stories and video of the artists sharing them with fish off the coast are combined as part of a larger installation.
Stories For Fishes is part of the project Portable Memories in Rising Seas.