7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010




     What Is it Like There? is an interactive project in which I ask participants to share with me an experience of a place where they have just been. This place might be on the Baltimore waterfront itself or further afield. I will ask participants to tell me a story, offer a description and explore their associations with that place. I will respond to each participant with a story or description of my own that responds to the particular theme or tone of each participant’s story. For instance, if a participant describes a boat ride in the harbor and the view of the city from the water, I might offer a description of another city seen from another body of water. This project is an opportunity for exchange between myself (as a stranger in Baltimore) and local residents. It opens up space for me to imagine the places that occupy the imagination of residents of Baltimore and allows them to imagine the places that occupy my imagination as a stranger.

    Madhu Kaza is a writer, artist and educator currently living in New York.

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