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RHIZOMES: Lost & Found

Thanks for making RHIZOMES: Lost & Found a success!

From March 18–20, 2022, Suitcase in Point presented RHIZOMES: Lost & Found – a series of site-specific audio/visual installations throughout downtown St. Catharines inspired by original audio on Suitcase in Point’s Lost & Found: Community Mixtape

RHIZOMES: Lost & Found was a collision of contemporary artists and audiences together for sweet, surprising and provoking experiences in unique and unfamiliar places throughout downtown St. Catharines. A roster of incredible artists from Niagara and beyond worked together to illuminate the architecture of our downtown neighbourhoods, inspire thoughtful conversations and in some cases, bring a little ridiculous joy to you.

Thank you to everyone who came out to experience RHIZOMES: Lost & Found, and to all of the incredible folks who made our event possible. We had such an amazing weekend building and sharing this special production with you.

More about RHIZOMES

By illuminating familiar places in unfamiliar and extraordinary ways, RHIZOMES has historically been recognized as the flagship event of Suitcase in Point’s annual In the Soil Arts Festival. Now reimagined to be its own stand-alone, awe-inspiring event RHIZOMES: Lost & Found promises an incredible experience that will engage audiences under the magical backdrop of the city emerging from a turbulent winter. 

RHIZOMES: Lost & Found is produced by Suitcase in Point.

The Team: 

Artistic Director: Deanna Jones
Technical & Production Coordinator: James McCoy
Outreach Director: Marcel Stewart
Marketing & Development Director: Tamara Jensen
Artistic Associates: Michelle Mohammed & Kaylyn Valdez-Scott
Assistant Event Coordinator: Samantha Rideout

Audio Engineer: Andrew Johnson
Graphic Design: BBBBlanc Studios // Chance Mutuku
Videographers: Fourground Media Inc.
Photographer: Lauren Garbutt
Production Assistant: Kasia Smuga
Audio Guide: Sodienye Waboso Amajor
ENGAGE ARt App & AR Developers: EXAR Studios

Contributing Artists:

Brittany Brooks, Alex Ring, Rebekka Gondosch, Aria Sharma, Rick Fast (Fourgrounds Media Inc), Chance Mutuku, Jesse Frank Matthews, Kasia Smugga, Steven Remus, Matt Caldwell, Eve Atoms, Chance Mutuku, Phil Davis, Mark Clifford, Clelia Scala, Sodienye Waboso Amajor, Joanne Ring, Sleepy Jean

Crew: 

Abby Malcolm, Laura Maieron, Michael Cicchini, Alex Sykes, Shendel Rogers, Zakk Milne

Venue Partners:

Someday Books, The Keto Crumb, Oddfellows Temple, Ruby Red Beautiful, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Lauren Garbutt Photography, Niagara Artists Centre, Silver Spire United Church, OnPark

Special Thanks:

Everyone at NAC (Niagara Artists Centre), Graham Thompson, Sarah Yurkiw, the good folks at The Keto Crumb, Dispatch Restaurant, St. Catharines Downtown Association, Gavin Fearon, Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Rob Robbins, Sara Palmieri, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Sophia Perlman, Anthony Perri and to our lovely preview audience.

Suitcase in Point would like to acknowledge the support of our public funders: the City of St. Catharines, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario and Department for Canadian Heritage.