A Shared Space: A View into the Somali Bantu Community
Daniel Quintanilla in collaboration with Hilowle Aden, Abdinoor Hassan, and Noor Salah
Awarded Amount: $5,000
A Shared Space: A View into the Somali Bantu Community is the first installation of an artist-organized community project exploring minority communities in Maine. The project will produce a series of 5 short-format virtual reality observational documentaries made in collaboration with Lewiston Somali Bantu filmmakers. Inviting viewers into their community, the videos will be housed on an online portal and shared publicly in temporary sidewalk screenings using innovative virtual reality hubs. Through direct audience engagement, this project explores questions related to the physical and social spaces we inhabit and what we lose as communities and individuals when we are out of contact with one another.