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Fiery Sparks of Light – Frankfurt Book Fair
October 20, 2021, 8:00 AM – October 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Fiery Sparks of Light is an augmented reality (#AR) experience featuring holographic performances by four renowned Canadian women poets – Margaret Atwood, Nicole Brossard, poète du présent, Canisia Lubrin & Sarah Tolmie. Making its debut as part of an exclusive hybrid (onsite/digital) programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), Fiery Sparks of Light celebrates ?? as the fair’s 2021 country of honour.
Using volumetric cinema technology and QR codes, Fiery Sparks of Light is bringing the authors to life as holograms on a mobile device to read their own original poems. The immersive production explores feminist perspectives of patriarchy, gendered objectification, stereotyping and oppression.
Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Fiery Sparks of Light is a Canadian Film Centre (CFC)/ CFC Media Lab and York University Immersive Storytelling Lab co-production, in partnership with The Griffin Trust for Excellence In Poetry, and supported by OCAD University.