April 27 – May 14
Artist: Peter Chin
Wednesdays (April 27, May 4, 11) 6 – 8 pm
Thursdays (April 28, May 5, 12) 2 – 4 pm
Fridays (April 29, May 6, 13) 6 – 8 pm
Saturdays (April 30, May 7, 14) 2 – 4 pm
Peter Chin presents a series of solo performances which employ storytelling, sound poetry, music and dance. These are structured improvisations that allow Chin to respond in the moment and to the other people present in the gallery space. It is a journey that encompasses the installation, meditating on loss and the ambivalence of embracing the modernity of the world, expressing regret, and flirting with nostalgia.
For 30 years Peter Chin been practicing as an interdisciplinary artist in Toronto, Indonesia, Cambodia, Latin America, and around the world. His latest work, Woven, choreographed, composed and designed by Chin, was presented by DanceWorks in September 2015 before touring to Mexico with his company, Tribal Crackling Wind. The theme was the interconnectivity of all things, as manifested in the arts of Indigenous weaving communities whose traditions are being threatened by globalization. Loss of heritage through modernization and globalization has been an ongoing theme in Chin's artwork for decades.