Mothering by Moynan King

Performance
February 14–17, 2009XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Un party pyjama avec des jeux de société, du chocolat chaud et des contes au lit avant de faire dodo.

Part visual art installation and part interactive performance, Mothering is a 4-day pyjama party complete with board games, warm ovaltine, bed time stories and the familiar touch of mother’s warm hand on your cheek as you drift off to sleep. Audience members are greeted at the door of the gallery, offered a flannel nightshirt and are gently encouraged to become a part of the installation itself. Exploring and confounding the line between audience and performer, Mothering recognizes the audience as significant in the art-making process. Just like Mom would.

Performed by
Moynan King
Nathalie Claude
Dayna McLeod


“Thank you for helping me with the puzzle, thank you for not making me do my own dishes, and thank you for brushing my hair.”
Your daughter, Miriam

“Trop cool d’avoir trios maman.”
Your son, Jerome 

“Of course you can bring your friends and stay as long as you want.”
Love, Mom


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Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer