The New Field
Performative durational work
May 1 – June 30, 2016
Artists-In-Residence, Art Gallery of Ontario
August 1-September 27, 2017:
In the New Field, Public Studio walk the entirety of the 900km Bruce Trail while actively exploring the question: What does deconolisation look like?
Along the trail, Public Studio were joined by artists, activists, scientists, writers, curators, philosophers, educators, and youth groups to activate the footpath as a way of sharing knowledge across a diverse public. They were joined by Indigenous writer and scholar Lenore Keeshig, director of Jumblies Theater Ange Loft, director of the Bruce Trail Conservancy Beth Gilhespy, activist and educator Syrus Marcus Ware, multidisciplinary artist Diane Borsato and curator and critic Amish Morell.
September 28 -30, 2017
The Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolutions
Stage Design & Closing Ceremony
On September 30, 2017 a public choir demanded the end to extraction and colonial destruction, to war and displacement driven by economic greed. On this day we demanded the earth be re-centered together with people and that the Canadian government include the Rights of Nature into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Public Studio together with Hiba Abdallah created the set for Creative Time Summit and with collaborators Ange Loft and Terri-Lynne Williams-Davidson staged the performance of the Rights of Nature, a document based on Haida ideology demanding that nature be inscribed in Canada’s constitution.
Check out the Rights of Nature publication here.