Public Spaces / Private Places was a three-year long international performance art series featuring 22 projects (26 artists) from Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. The series explored the elements that turn neutral 'space' into meaningful 'place' through performances that examined the degrees of intimacy, connection and interaction that mark the dividing line between public and private. The series was particularly focused on performances created for intimate audiences. Some projects featured site-specific or installational environments that invited participants into a sensory or experiential journey. Others were process-oriented, involving public intervention, intimate gestures, or actions that were, by their nature, nearly invisible. Above all, the series explored the points where identity and geography intersect to generate meaning.
The series took place in Toronto
in various locations, from 2000 - 2003, and was curated by Paul Couillard.
Oreet Ashery & Svar Simpson
Randy & Berenicci