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Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017

speaking, listening, speaking,  listening, hearing, forgetting, limit

Courtesy of the artist


@ 7:00 pm - 7:00 am

Sunset to Sunrise.

This is a free event
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Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017

Saturday, September 30, Sunset to Sunrise

The AGO is pleased to co-present The Forest, a new performance by former AGO artist-in-residence Will Kwan that was commissioned for Nuit Blanche. The Performance is a part of the Dundas Street Corridor Zone, titled Calculating Upon the Unforseen organized by curator Clara Halpern.

Visit the AGO and witness the powerful performance, join an on the dot tour, explore the first floor galleries and experience Look:Forward, an exciting reinstallation of the AGO Collection.

The Forest is a performance that plays with the force and fragility of the human voice and the capacity for words to establish bonds between people across time and space. Inspired by the lo-tech ingenuity of the “human microphone”— a technique used to amplify speech in public gatherings popularized by activists to circumvent restrictions on the use of amplified public address devices, performers carry the messages of a speaker, voice to voice, through the gathered audience.

Occupying and emanating from the centre of the AGO, the words and stories that flow through the "microphone" will reflect on expanded conceptions of time and human evolution, while embodying a slowness that resists contemporary temporal frameworks.

Will Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, Canadian artist whose work examines how inequality is created and perpetuated through economic systems and cultural narratives. His work is held in the permanent collections of the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Folkestone Artworks and Hart House and he has exhibited internationally at MoMA PS1, New York, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, as well as biennales in Liverpool, Folkestone, Montreal and Venice. In Toronto, he has participated in exhibitions at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and The Power Plant.


Presented in Partnership with the City of Toronto

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