Co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre
spatial profiling… is a performance/installation project that incorporates elements of drawing, video and text. Presenting the figure of the working artist as a slow, steady and determined migrant body, this multidisciplinary exhibition stages artistic labour in an act of turning away: a turn away from the conservative politics of over-determined identification in the context of Canada’s recent shifts in immigration law, and the proposition of a turn towards abstraction and multiplicity that signals a shift in the performance of the politics of liberation.
ABOUT MAYWORKS FESTIVAL
Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates working class culture. Founded in 1986 by the Labour Arts Media Committee of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Mayworks is Canada’s largest and oldest labour arts festival. The Festival was built on the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for decent wages, healthy working conditions and a living culture.
Photo credit: Jessee Birch