Spent the day on PEI attending the Flotilla conference (whose focus was on artist-run Centres). Attended two talks, and visited two installations, and saw one performance piece. Most impressive was the floating pavilion installed for the conference. It was a dynamic structure, changing to suit the winds and the light. It was also used as a venue for discussion and radio broadcasts through the weekend.
Had we been able to attend for more than one day, we may have ended up making more connections and finding more meaning in the presentations. Having missed the first couple days, it was difficult to put it all into context.
What was exciting though, was the rallying for the arts and the way the people in Charlottetown were immersed in Art without even being aware. The events, performances and installations were scattered throughout the downtown in a way that was tough to navigate, but would have led for inadvertent participation by many.