Curated by Elisa Ferrari + Stacey Ho
This program began as a consideration of affinities outside of the human realm, between plants and animals, objects and machines. However, this initial concept soon took on the shape of our conversations and shared interests—subjects such as walking, wandering, and listening. Writing on Margrethe Pettersen’s work, Britt Kramvig challenges the division of entities into nature and culture, rooting our need for holistic environmental awareness in Sami ontology. She writes “our ears have become dull to the sounds of the land speaking through our feet, it is now incumbent upon us to remember.” This has resonance not only in practices of deep listening but also in performance art practices that are invested in healing the fraught relationship between the land and the body.
~ Elisa Ferrari + Stacey Ho
Image by Margrethe Petersen
Mice Magazine: 02
labour for the horizon 2
Radiodress, Syrus Marcus Ware: we begin with our bodies:MICE Issue 02 Rebeka Tabobondung: A Story of Indigenous Birth Justice Barak adé Soleil: the “good” body/a query of queries Shanell Papp: Lab Alize Zorlutuna: Labour for the Horizon Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: A Not-So-Brief Personal History of the Healing Justice Movement, 2010–2016 Tarah Hogue: #callresponse Sheena Hoszko: Of Birds, Ointments, and Care: How Peter Collins’ Artworks Kept Him in Prison Chris Kennedy, Samuel La France: Brûle la mer: A Welcome Returned
There Should Be Gardens:
curated by Amber Christensen
September 2-26, 2015
There Should Be Gardens brings together five Canadian emerging and early career new media artists whose work addresses the interconnectedness of technologies, ecologies, botanies, gender and the cosmos. The exhibition explores the materiality and affectivity of matter, blurring the focus of feminism and queer feminism between the human and non-human. Featuring Alana Bartol (Calgary), Adrienne Crossman (Toronto), Anna Eyler (Ottawa/Montreal), Kara Stone(Montreal), and Alize Zorlutuna (Toronto).
Relief Support curated by Amber Landgraff – xpace gallery
labour for the horizon
January 31 – February 21, 2015
The exhibition Relief Support considers collective support of workers as a means of resistance. More and more our working environments rely on exploiting the vulnerability of workers, including self-exploitation, emotional and unpaid labour as a matter of course. With works by Alize Zorlutuna, Anni Araujo Spadafora, and Hannah Enkel, Relief Support asks us to find moments of relief from the struggle of working to live and living to work. How might the value of labour change if we work together to carry the load?
Restless Precinct Guildwood Park, Scarborough ON
The Presence of Absence: In Searching For Mendieta
May 17-June 14, 2014
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SAVAC’s annual juried members’ exhibition showcases the range of contemporary art practices across SAVAC’s membership.
June 4 – 29
Crawling backwards up the steps of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Alize Zorlutuna’s durational performance Crawl is part of a series of performances that take place at galleries and museums across the world. Choosing sites where historic artifacts from the non-Western world are housed, specifically the Islamic world, Zorlutuna performs this arduous feat as a comment on the effects of cultural collection, and the complication she encounters as an artist to be included in the very world she critiques.