The collaborative team of Daniel Degas and Valerie LeBlanc (July 2014) will work on a new interactive sensory mapping project titled FLOW. Degas and LeBlanc plan to map out a series of walks, to gather field recordings and to create an aural archive of the environment.
Upon completion, FLOW will offer listeners poetic narratives to follow while walking through the park. A Google Guide Map will be designed and eventually made available to park visitors who will have the opportunity to experience the various sound walks through use of their phones.
Daniel Dugas is a poet, videographer and musician. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions, as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico and Australia. His seventh book of poetry, Au large des objets perdus (Off the Coast of Lost Objects) was published in 2011 by Led Editions Pes de parole. His work has also been published in French and English literary magazines including JUiCYHEADS, a New York based ezine/website; Mot Dit, Ottawa, ON; Revue Sources, Namur, Belgium; and Revue Le Quai des lettres, La Rochelle, FR.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB)- a portable screening/performance device. She is a contributing writer to JUiCYHEADS, ezine, and is currently editing a critical review of essays on the subject of MPB.
Specifically, LeBlanc and Dugas are interested in investigating the poetics of the Everglades as well as the history, changing territory of the natural world, and evidence of the presence of human activity there.