To Make Ends Meet

To Make Ends Meet

Can a 300-year history of fierce self-sufficiency and resistance to the import of consumer goods stave off the siren call of dreams? In the remote fishing outport of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, visual and performance artist Vida Simon reflects on an “undoing of economics.”

 

A FILM BY TIM WILSON

MUSIC BY FRODE HALTLI

 

 

First published in JWC on March 3, 2016.

 

VIDA SIMON is a visual artist whose work incorporates drawing, writing, found/hand-crafted objects, sound, and movement, combined to form site-responsive installations and performances. Collaborating and teaching are also integral parts of her practice. She lives in Montreal. (View Vida's site.)

TIM WILSON is a producer, host, and director in radio, television, film and digital media. A former host on National Public Radio, and of CBC’s Arts Report, Tim is a contributor to that network’s flagship documentary series, Ideas. His 2008 feature documentary Griefwalker, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, can be viewed free here. (View Tim's site.)

FRODE HALTLI is a Norwegian accordionist who draws from traditional sources, and is acknowledged as a leading figure in contemporary music. He frequently tours abroad and performs with major orchestras. This track is from his CD, Passing Images, on ECM Records. (View Frode's site.)

 

 

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