Rockland, Maine, October 2, 2018 — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to join filmmaker Daniel Quintanilla on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00pm, for a viewing of A Shared Space, an immersive, 360° virtual reality experience that tells the story of friends Shuab Ahmed Mahat and Hilowle Aden, who grew up in Dadaab, Kenya—the largest refugee camp in the world. Today, both men have started families and call Lewiston, Maine, home. Raising children in the country’s least diverse state amid the current political climate and rising nationalist sentiments has created challenges neither expected. A Shared Space invites viewers inside the men’s lives and homes.
A Shared Space is presented at CMCA in conjunction with the state-wide collaboration, Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways, organized by the Maine College of Art, and presented at arts institutions across the state this fall. A detailed schedule and additional information on each of the affiliated exhibitions and events is available at meca.edu/traces. Support for A Shared Space is provided by SPACE Gallery through the Kindling Fund, with VR powered by Yarn Corporation, and 360° camera kindly provided by Compass Light.
CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages.
Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine.
Hours: June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm;
November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. Closed Federal holidays.
Admission $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free.
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Image: Still from A Shared Space by Daniel Quintanilla