The summer edition of AGO Home Stage welcomes artist Tanya Lukin Linklater revisiting her incredible performance Sun Force from August 2017. Created while in residence at the AGO, Lukin Linklater worked with dancers Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales inside the exhibition Rita Letendre: Fire and Light to stage a unique and site-specific performance in response to Letendre’s powerful work. The artist will be in conversation with Bojana Stancic, AGO Assistant Curator Live Projects and Performance, about her memories of that experience, her vision of post-pandemic performance possibilities and working in museums more broadly.
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Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances in museums, videos, and installations have been shown in Canada and abroad. She often makes performances in relation to architecture of museums, objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings reaching towards atmospheres that shift the space or potentially, the viewer. Her work centres knowledge production in and through orality, conversation, and embodied practices, including dance. While reckoning with histories that affect Indigenous peoples' lives, lands and ideas, she investigates insistence. Her ethical considerations include that which sustains us conceptually and affectively.
You can view the documentation of open rehearsal of Sun Force and our conversation on Facebook and Youtube. This premieres August 7, 2020 at 6 pm EST.