KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY hosts A WAKE
A WAKE FOR LOST TIME
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 to SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Sundown (8:10 pm) to Sundown (8:10 pm)
KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY is opening its doors for 24-hours to host a wake for lost art and culture in the city of Toronto. In response to the recent widespread loss of art spaces and organizations in this city, we wish to take some time to celebrate and reflect upon what art and culture mean to this city.
For the duration of the entire 24-hour wake, [elephants] collective will be performing their piece a wake for lost time. This is a play in an art gallery. The white cube becomes the black box. This is performance art with actors. This is a painting with human sweat and tears. This is a sculpture that moves. This is a ritual that encourages a negotiation from person to person at an atomic level (the only way we can move forward).
Friends, we live in interesting times indeed. We invite you to share a part or all of your day with us. Let’s slow down time because time no longer has meaning. We welcome you to come and break bread with us, share a toast, a story, a smoke. We encourage you to stop in before/during/after your morning jog, or at some point during your stroll with loved ones. Feel free to bring a blanket and spend the night. You are welcome to come and go as you please! This is [elephants’] wake. This is KATZMAN’S wake. This is your wake …
Food and beverages will be available onsite. Admission is Pay-What-You-Want.
A WAKE FOR LOST TIME
CREATIVE TEAM: Jesse Byiers, Nicole DeAngelis, Anahita Dehbonehie, Jessie Fraser, Phoebe Hu, Erin Humphry, Thomas McKechnie, Montgomery Martin, Naomi Melvin, Michael Reinhart, Christopher Ross, Michela Sisti
A WAKE FOR LOST TIME is a non-stop, 24-hour, immersive, interactive, and interdisciplinary performance experiment that ritually explores how time passes through bodies. It is a chance to explore and meditate on not only the loss of time, but on: how we know time (what it is emotionally, physically, abstractly, scientifically, spiritually); how our experience of it has changed throughout the ages, and; how we, as human beings, are continuously at its ever-evolving mercy.
Posted by: [elephants] collective
For more information: http://www.katzmancontemporary.com/1704-wake