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TrailOff Artist Talks: Jacob Winterstein
October 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
TrailOff is an immersive augmented reality audio performance presenting ten original audio narratives, each connected to paths within the Philadelphia region’s expansive Circuit Trails network. Accessed via a mobile app, listeners will hear original dramas while walking each route. Written by local authors in collaboration with Swim Pony and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), these stories center experiences that connect with communities traditionally underserved by environmental programming.
As part of the 2020 Fringe Festival, FringeArts hosts a series of talks with the local authors featured in TrailOff. On Sunday, October 4th, Jacob Winterstein speaks about the Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia, known as “The Meadows.” The site of his story, this area was one of Philadelphia’s only harmoniously integrated neighborhoods before its destruction through government-directed development and “urban renewal.” Moderated by Swim Pony Founder and Artistic Director Adrienne Mackey.
Jacob Winterstein is an artist, event producer and educator from Philadelphia. Through performance art, poetry and events, Jacob’s work explores how we have been separated from and how we can joyfully connect with each other and our environments. Jacob is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon collective which organizes poetry slams, multi-media productions, workshops and artists retreats. Jacob is currently attempting a pilgrimage, bicycling down every block in Philadelphia. Follow along on Instagram @everyblockinphilly.