Carrying the Songs
Inis Mór to Istanbul404 people in 50 languages in 29 countries connected throughout the pandemic lockdown.
In March 2020, a young storyteller Liam Ó Flaithearta of Inis Mór told a story to his father, who told it to his daughter, who told it to another islander … and so on. This was the start of the project ‘Carrying the Songs’, a giant game of Chinese Whispers in which a story and drawing were passed from person to person across Europe. A drawing is making the same journey. Listen to the stories and watch the drawing change.
- Challenge Tackled
This project, bases on the game Chinese whispers, explores notions of memory, sense of place, language, communication and rumour, landscape and migration.
- Target group, beneficiaries or clients
Professional story tellers
Public participants who retell the story
The general public – cultural consumers
- Unique Selling Point
The story is told by 404 storytellers throughout 29 countries in 50 languages. All versions are available on Soundcloud.
Animated movie available that shows the evolution of the drawing that travelled together with the story
The game is very straight forward and can be easily introduced in a new setting.