Project Statement: The Truths I Tell My Friends investigates the multiplicity of truths possible within digital storytelling. It follows an artist who lives in Mount Pleasant and their quest to find community. Ignoring linear narrative styles, the narrator uses their relationship with nature to explore their frustrations with settler performance outside the home, domestic safety, and environmental control.
Special thank you to Ben Sullivan, Lorna Boschman, Sebnem Ozpeta, and grunt gallery, for all their help making this project a reality.
Created during grunt gallery’s 2019 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents. grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC with the vision to become an internationally renowned artist-run centre and further the practice of contemporary art. Through the exploration of our diverse Canadian cultural identity, we are able to offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community. Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art.
We gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.