Bitter Air – To Be Released in December 2017!
Bitter Air is an app-based, site-specific audio drama set in a North Vancouver shipyard in 1943. The app was commissioned by Presentation House Gallery (Polygon Gallery) and will be launched with the opening of their new building in the fall of 2017. The app is a seventy-five minute drama with twelve characters that ghost over the site that once housed the Burrard Dry Dock. Users of the app will seek the locations of the fourteen scenes that have been geo-located over the actual locations of the once bustling shipyard – the offices, the first aid room, the blacksmith shop, etc… The audio-drama looks at the socio/economic/political history of the shipyard, delving into union history, women in the industrial workforce, trauma and family.