Frost Bites Festival 2017
Open Heart Arts
Devised by Kelly Wolf & Peter Riddihough
Written & Directed by Kelly Wolf
Projection & Lighting Design & Videography by Peter Riddihough
Featuring Beekaa Abraham, Amber Wood, Winnie Wu
Staged in a former hair salon and storefront on Hamilton's Barton Street, and in the shadows of the historic former headquarters of Westinghouse, HERE uses verbatim text and documentary & historic film to explore the issues of gentrification, displacement, and urban renewal. The piece takes the form of a community meeting in which a developer proposes the demolition of the entire neighbourhood and the development of new middle class housing.