Bright Whispers: Tales of Homecoming is a maze of lanterns, each uniquely inscribed with a different story of immigration, written in the native language of the storyteller. In addition, the lanterns will house speakers, playing the story of each individual. The whole effect is a forest of light and sound that the visitors will navigate, echoing the Canadian society and its cultural diversity.
Ontario has historically been a popular destination for immigration. The stories of these immigrants are continuously being written. Bright Whispers is an art installation for the 2015 NIGHT\SHIFT event in Kitchener on Halloween. It aims to chronicle some of the homecoming tales from the people who now call this region home.
in collaboration with Paniz Moayeri