THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT: Get Some Sleep (It Speaks In Dreams) Created and Edited by Meghan Swaby, Vocals by Olive Swaby and Xavier Burke
An audio-visual dreamscape A resting place to reconnect to the power of the imagination. Building on the traditions of Black radical thinkers. This is an offering. A possible pathway to freedom dreaming.
This piece was created in Tkarón:to, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Tkarón:to is covered by Treaty 13, signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. I also would like to acknowledge the ancestors of African descent, many who were forcibly displaced or chose to live here and whose labour was exploited.
Language: English with English subtitles.
Get Some Sleep (It Speaks In Dreams) was commissioned by Nightwood Theatre (https://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/) for the national Transformations project, hosted by the National Arts Centre of Canada. This project features work from some of Canada’s most innovative artists in video, audio and text. It is a response to a provocation by Canadian playwright David Yee, who asked everyone: “What would it take to transform our society for the betterment of all?”