Still Waters Run Deep: Recipes, Stories, and Songs is an interactive healing exchange allowing the local community to record their experiences from the floods of 2013. The bARTer collective and YOUTunes invited people from all backgrounds to participate by contributing stories and recipes to their participatory public arts project for The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art. This collection of local vernacular history capture and recount the emotional climate and events and will result in a commemorative catalog.
bARTer collective Manifesto
The bARTer collective is a collective of artists, designers, educators, thought provokers, dreamers, service workers, and citizens who host a mobile exchange space. We trade ___________ for _____________. once we fill in the blankety blanks, we adapt our systemic platform to suit each happening.
The bARTer believes in reImagining the contemporary notion of exchange of currency for product or service. Our action-based inquiries originate in a belief of every human’s need to be actively creative and actively involved in their community.
Our motivation is driven by citizenship and the need to vitalize and contribute to our local community. our approach is to create dynamic situations that present alternative means of exchange where active creation gives way to goods and services. We would gladly trade the mass produced for blowing kisses and hand written notes.
bARTer Collective | Recipe Narratives
Participants selected a recipe that has special meaning in their lives and to their personal history. Along with donated recipes, community members shared their stories and memories associated with this dish.
Members of our community were invited to fill out a short questionnaire, followed by a 15 minute interview. From participants’ personal remembrances and stories of the floods, unique lyrics were crafted and coupled with music that will later be produced and recorded into a commemorative album of songs dedicated to the floods of 2013.
The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art, commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Boulder, with support of Colorado Creative Industries.