May 2022, Kikospace, Toronto
There was a picnic on its surface, this pearl, a magic skin, this mystical shell, a gleaming amber moon. Day poured into night, light into darkness, labour into pleasure. Wine glasses left rings. Salad dressing splashed. Someone spilled the salt. They had worked too hard. Walked too far, too fast. Feeling spacey, bodies shifted position and for an hour—an age—everything changed. Carefully, they took off habits, put down jobs, moved beyond limits of analysis, crossed distances of difference. And together, fell—curious, in dazzling arrays of particles, bursts, clusters. Chimes rang on the wind. Everyone asked, was that a moth or a butterfly?
...This installation follows-up on the collaborative project, Bright Eyes with Stefana Fratila and Kiko Sounds, in which we created a 100 metre long sound bath + copper installation in the breezeway outside the Art Gallery of York University for the summer months of 2019.
Instead of an opening, DJs Crip Time, Cam Lee, Snail Space, and I hosted GUMMY UNIVERSE: TANGfastic Dance Party with yummy-gummy snacks c/o @spool_oven.
Manden Murphy contributed two articles on “The Resident” which will subsequently be reprinted in the upcoming, inaugeral issue of the “The Mercury”.
image credit: Alison Potsma
production support: Claudia Rick