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Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE)

  • Curated by Johannes Zits Co-presentation with The Tree Museum
  • Sunday, August 19, PWYC 5:00 - 6:15 pm Performance 7:30 — 10 pm Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment
  • @ Artscape Gibraltar Point, 443 Lakeshore Ave., Toronto Island

Part of Summer 2012

Artist and curator Johannes Zits will be presenting works for the second edition of Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE). This program features a diverse mix of performance-based videos in which artists interact with uncultivated or rural surroundings. The documentation of these performances ranges from unedited to highly manipulated or staged. This screening is held in conjunction with an off-site event organized by The Tree Museum at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a 20-minute walk east from either Hanlan’s Point or west from the Centre Island ferry docks. For the complete Toronto Ferry Schedule, visit www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry-schedule.htm.




Program:
5:00 – 6:15 pm Performance

Opening the evening’s events Sitting Wrapping is a series of new performance works by Johannes Zits in collaboration with Alicia Manvan. Inspired by local landscape, these works are the culmination of a three week residency at Artscape (August 2012), preceded by a two week residency in Mexico in the spring of 2012.

7:30 – 10:00 pm Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE)
Curated by Johannes Zits

Working, performing and being in nature is inspiring. It can spark the imagination and create the potential for an action. Capturing ephemeral moments through performance opens the opportunity for it’s poignancy to be revisited and shared. Artist and curator Johannes Zits will present a diverse mix of works where the performers are interacting with uncultivated or rural surroundings.

Video Works by:
Agnes Nedregard (NORWAY)
Anna Sarchami (CANADA)
Cherie Sampson (USA/FINLAND)
Denise Kenny (CANADA)
Françoise Sullivan (CANADA)
Jol Thomson (CANADA)
Luis Jacob (CANADA)
Mario Côté (CANADA)
Michaël Cros (FRANCE)
Zohar Melinek (ISRAEL)

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