What is the Still Project?
The original Still Project is an art experience conceived by Manitou Art Center curator Alain Navaratne in collaboration with Manitou Springs photographer, Jana Kaiser. They have mobilized the Manitou community and are capturing an authentic historical documentation of the residents during the stay-at-home order. Jana has photographed Manitou families and individuals framed by their windows and doors, while respecting social-distancing guidelines. Local Ute Pass resident photographer, Misty Berry alongside Green Mountain Falls resident Ron Hamilton are bringing the Still Project to the Ute Pass area. The aim is that these photographs will ultimately be combined to create an outdoor experience for the community, in addition to other community-wide opportunities. The concept is to take these images of citizens, restricted in movement, separated from each other, and ultimately bring our citizens together through the powerful medium of large-scale outdoor art. In addition, the opening of the show would include a selection of the individual photographs hung in a Ute Pass venue (to be determined by the Ute Pass team) and Still Manitou at the Manitou Art Center (to be determined by the Manitou team). If and when we are able to do this, will be determined by the conditions when the stay-at-home order has been lifted.