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2017

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Andrea Govi with Mario Garcia Gil

An installation in Toronto to think about the multicultural identity of Canada, realized for Winterstations 2017 in Toronto. A wall with 6000 bottles were visitors left their stories that have been collected, scanned and transformed into digital memory. Statistics show that by 2031 nearly one-half of the Canadian population over the age of 15 will be foreign-born or the child of a migrant parent. These people arrive bearing different backgrounds, everyone with a story to tell. The installation aims to be a container, a catalyst of collective memory. Two translucent walls made of 6000 bottles will keep the messages safe, encouraging people to sit down, reflect on their past and write their story. Ultimately telling the history of Canada, is telling all these stories.

The installation has been opened in February 2017 in Woodbine Beach, Toronto and it has been visited by thousands of people that wrote and collected their stories.