New video up on our YouTube channel… an introduction to a new community art project called Elektroshibai, which is transported by our Elektrokatze bicycle.
Elektroshibai is based on kamishibai (紙芝居), a form of street theatre from Japan using paper picture panels in a miniature mobile stage. Performers travelled from one location to another by bicycle, telling stories and selling sweets as the price of admission.
Elektroshibai is a narrative portrait device, for sharing histories, and growing conversations and friendships. This is just the beginning. Please contact us if you are interested in storytelling and community arts. Follow ELEKTROSHIBAI on Instagram or email us: elektroshibai (at) gmail.com
*** ELEKTROSHIBAI was supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) ***