A landscape’s spine
November 20, 2021
A landscape’s spine by Florencia Sosa Rey and Eve Tagny
Saturday, November 20th, 2021
***In case of rain, the performance will be moved to Sunday, November 21st at 1pm. Stay tuned for updates!***
1 – 1:30 PM (Duration of performance: approx. 30 minutes)
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St.
Following her practice’s ongoing investigations into gardens as sites of grief and renewal, Eve Tagny along with collaborator Florencia Sosa Rey has choreographed a performance as a closing gesture for the exhibition You sit in a garden (curated by Chris Andrews).
Tracing parallels between a plant’s roots and our body’s spines, the performers explore the entanglements of leisure, respite, care as well as privilege, exclusion and labor that play out in our gardens and landscapes.
“If we go “to” nature, we are in fact going into ourselves.”
This is a free, public event hosted outdoors at the performance pad in front of Artscape Youngplace, on 180 Shaw Street. Everyone is invited. Dress warmly, and we encourage attendees to bring a blanket. Warm cider will be served. Open.
The performance is taking place live/on-site and it will also be livestreamed on Zoom, including live, improvised open Audio Description (for both in-person and online) by Jennifer Brethour and Kat Germain. Captioning, ASL interpretation and Deaf interpretation with Ayoka Junaid and Tamyka Bullen will be included on Zoom. Please contact emily[at]criticaldistance.ca with any access concerns. You can also visit this link for detailed and expanded information on Audio Description, compiled by Kat Germain.
Click HERE to register to the event, with options to attend in-person or online.
About the Artists:
Florencia Sosa Rey is a visual and performance artist living in Tiohtià:ke/Moonyiang/Montreal. She holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University (2015). She is interested in the socio-cultural histories carried by her body and the objects that surround her to explore the notion of memory. Her work comprises drawing, textiles, performance, and collaborations. Between 2015 and 2021, her personal and collaborative work has been presented in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Indiana (É.U.), and Iceland.
Eve Tagny is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artist. Her practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as mutable sites of personal and collective memory — inscribed in dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. Weaving lens-based mediums, installation, text and performance, she explores spiritual and embodied expressions of grief and resiliency, in correlation with nature’s rhythms, cycles and materiality.