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Suite 345 (3rd Floor), 3425 - 22nd Street SW Calgary AB T2T 6S8 CANADA, Calgary, Alberta
Relaxing into Relation
FloatLife Marda Loop
Garrison Corner Building
345 — 3425 22nd Street SW, Calgary
➡️ Friday, October 5 from 12:00pm — 2:30pm
➡️ Sunday, October 7 at 4:00pm — 6:30pm
Sign up at [email protected]
! Floats are free, but registration is limited. Participants will be randomly selected.
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AN INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE PERFORMATIVE EXPERIMENT: PHYSIOLOGICAL RELAXATION AS A BASIS FOR A CONVERSATION. FOCUS: RELATIONAL IDENTITIES. HOW: LITERALLY BY SUSPENDING OUR BODIES IN A SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK THEREBY LOOSENING OUR SENSE OF THE BOUNDED SELF AND THEN TALKING.
I AM INTERESTED IN HOW WE CAN DISCUSS CONCERNS RELATED TO IDENTITY, POWER, AND OPPRESSION IN A RELAXED STATE. I SIMPLY WANT TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE QUALITY OF THE DISCUSSION WHEN PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND NEUROLOGICALLY OUR SYSTEMS ARE IN A STATE OF RELAXATION.
IN PARTICULAR, I AM INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING INHERITED HISTORIES OF COLONIALISM AS A RACIALIZED IMMIGRANT TO CANADA FROM A FORMER COLONY OF JAPAN. I AM INTERESTED IN INDIGENOUS, NON-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD, ESPECIALLY IN RELATION TO ART MAKING AND ITS POSSIBILITIES FOR BRINGING ABOUT OTHER IMAGINED FUTURES.
WE WILL FLOAT INDIVIDUALLY THEN COME TOGETHER AND HAVE TEA. WE WILL SHARE A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS DEEM IMPORTANT RELATED TO THE CONCERNS STATED ABOVE. AS WE KNOW, ALTERING AND EXPANDING OUR BOUNDED SELF THROUGH VARIOUS MEANS HAS BEEN WIDELY PRACTICED IN MANY CULTURES TO TAKE US ELSEWHERE, TO SEE OTHERWISE. CAN ANOTHER FORM OF SOCIALITY BE BROUGHT FORTH THAT IS NOT BASED ON THE ADVERSARIAL? AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF BEING THAT IS LESS PRONE TO OTHERING? THE EXPERIENCE OF EACH PERSON TAKING SOMETHING AWAY IS ENOUGH WITHOUT TRYING TO IMMEDIATELY INSTRUMENTALIZE IT. HOWEVER IF USEFUL, COULD PROVIDE A TEMPLATE FOR DISCOURSE-MAKING.
~ JIN-ME YOON ~
Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin-me Yoon immigrated to Vancouver in 1968 where she lives and works. Since the early 1990s Yoon’s lens based practice in photography, video, and installation has reexamined questions concerning history, place, identity, and the body supported by an underlying interest in how these very questions are based on entangled and interdependent relations.
— M:ST 9 takes over theatres, galleries, and public spaces all over the downtown core from September 7 — October 7, 2018, bringing you opportunities to entangle with media in new and surprising ways through exhibitions, interactive installations, performances, and interventions.
M:ST acknowledges that we stand on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Amidst the ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism, we are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities as part of our mandate to foster performative art practices in Southern Alberta.