Qu’est-ce qu’il dit?
We create digital narratives that often have a historical anchor. A forgotten story plucked out of the past, given voice in the present moment. An interruption in a landscape far too saturated with those pesky algorithms.
Everyone has a story. We can help you tell yours.
Kiskadee ? In Trinidad, where principal Deanne Achong has roots, the great kiskadee (Pitangus suiphuratus) is a small yellow bellied bird that sings a song sounds a bit like “Qu’est-ce qu’il dit?”, French for “What are they saying?”. And kiskadee is patois for that. There are probably dozens of different origin myths, which might just become a project in itself. Stay tuned.
As a creative studio, we take on a few projects per year as well as nurturing our own:Growler Sling | Deanne Achong Artist
Or read our somewhat tongue in cheek approach to the digital sphere.
[p.s. The image on the front page is an ink drawing by Deanne > it’s a series of ensos – where you take a brush and paint a circle on one breath in and one breath out. Follow her on instagram for more ensos. It’s borrowed from a Japanese zen monk tradition, and she is using it to tame the digital mind.]
goodyBank is a woman owned business. A female-led creative studio in Vancouver. BC. We also work in St. John’s, NL.
We are grateful to work on the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ílwəta / Selilwitulh First Nations, “Vancouver, BC”. We acknowledge that the lands on which we work in St. Johnh’s, NL are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.