On September 18th, 2017 Solo Chicken Productions marked Canada’s 150th Anniversary through an artistic interrogation, exploration and celebration of our past, present and future, by walking over the mighty Wolastoq via the walking bridge and took a metaphorical and literal journey through time. Solo Chicken Productions in creative partnership with a multitude of community groups, organizations and artists, used the bridge as the conduit for a multi-media exploration of our history from 1867 to 2017. The bridge became a living time tunnel through which the audience walked descending or ascending through our collective history.
A true community project, each moment on the walking timeline was interrogated, explored and celebrated by a different group/artist through their own medium, be it music, film, dance, theatre, visual art, performance art or poetry. Solo Chicken Productions, Lisa Anne Ross, playwright Ryan Griffith and Wolastoqiyik artist Natalie Sappier, acting as the key artistic team, worked collaboratively identifying key moments in time that were expressed though the arts; the stories of the Indigenous people of this Territory, English, French and New Brunswick's rich culture of people.
The BRIDGE PROJECT is not just a celebration and recounting of historical facts, but an exploration and interrogation of that past from multiple and diverse perspectives. A walk meant to help us see where we have come from and where we can go.