Tanya Lukin Linklater
“The sky held me”
Book Launch and artist talk
Saturday October 15th, 2022
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
In the context of a commission for The Toronto Biennial of Art 2022, Lukin Linklater generated projects in relation to water, weather and embodiment. The artist wrote a series of open yet concise scores to prompt performances for camera with four dancers. Shot over late summer, fall and early winter in Toronto and Montréal neighborhoods, near rivers, lakes, land formations, under the sky and amidst weather, ‘Sensation is a circuit of experience, a circuit of the felt traveling in and adjacent to the body’ premiered in 2022.
For the Ontario Culture Days Festival, the written scores will be shared as a print publication and online through the Ontario Culture Days website. An audio performance by Cedar Aisipi, Omaskeko Cree youth, prompts listeners. The scores may be experienced as gentle instructions returned to daily, or intermittently, in a practice of listening, breath, sensation and embodiment.
During the Festival, Lukin Linklater will undertake a performative lecture at the Textile Museum of Canada to coincide with the release of the publication. She will perform writings centred on embodiment and weather while screening ‘Sensation is a circuit of experience, a circuit of the felt traveling in and adjacent to the body’, 2022.
Launched in 2019, The Toronto Biennial of Art’s mission is to make contemporary art accessible to everyone. For 10 weeks every two years, local, national, and international Biennial artists transform Toronto and its partner regions with free exhibitions, performances, and learning opportunities. Grounded in diverse local contexts, the Biennial’s city-wide programming inspires individuals, engages communities, and contributes to global conversations. The Biennial provides expanded understandings of contemporary art practices and is building a legacy of free, inclusive, and accessible contemporary arts programming in Toronto, Mississauga, and their surrounding communities.