Neptune Sinks in 17th attitudes: what to do with distorted histories?

November 15, 2006

History, memory and archives cannot be used interchangeably. Musique 400, an Annapolis valley group proud of their local history presented an uncontextualized, direct reading of a play by Champlain’s settlers in honour of Nouvelle France’s governor complete with 17th century attitudes. Unfortunately the group did not mention Matthieu da Costa either.

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Production of the original version mentined above was cancelled. This blog traces the journey of navigating on the fringe: “Sinking Neptune.” Thanks to Stan Kristiansen for providing me with the correct url for Optative Theatrical Laboratories. I’ve just updated the link and now I’m heading to the media page you suggested.

Here are some resources I developed over the last fifteen years on inclusive communal memory work particularly in terms of weaving strands of divergent views of the same time and space.

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One Response to “Neptune Sinks in 17th attitudes: what to do with distorted histories?”

  1. Stan Kristiansen Says:

    The correct site for the Sinking Neptune project is:

    optative.net/neptune

    Please feel free to view the MEDIA section for recent press, including questionable remarks by people who re-enacted or wished to re-enact the racist play.


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