Parade: The Journey

The final work in a trilogy about parades, presented at the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film. It’s a three-channel video installation combined with a looping performance and featuring musical and performance collaborators from within the local community.

ribbon pileDebbie Ebanks, the Festival’s co-artistic director:

“Interference Ensemble – led by artists Geoffrey Shea and Tony Massett – embarked upon a year-long journey re-interpreting community parades within the context of changing demographics in the rural social landscape. In the process, they are creating parades for the 21st century – transforming a familiar custom by re-centring the public and collective experience of community within individual narratives. The foregrounding of the hyperlocal context involves a changing set of community members and geographical locations well-known to locals. Outsiders may experience the multimedia abstract performances as spectacles in and of themselves, but it’s the people living here in Durham and surroundings that can nod knowingly at Interference Ensemble’s familiar yet odd vignettes of life in this rural town.”


Special thanks to:

Heather Saumer, Steve Morel, Jim Grant, Hana Fortin, William Bossi, Chris Palmer, Jenny Parsons, Marc Fortin, Surya Leigh Mellor, Judith Ketcheson, Oshun Batten, Zoë Vine, Doug Tielli, Nik Cherry, Rob Hodgson, Tony Luciani, Milan Radan, David Sugarman, Ahvin Torra, Michael Tweed, Ruth Webber, Jane Dover, Karen Poce, Anna Gruda, David Amonite, Riverside Fish & Chips, Durham Soccer Club, Garafraxa Café, Ontario Arts Council.