On Saturday, September 22, from 1-5pm Open Space's Acting Aboriginal Curator Lindsay Delaronde will host Body Response, an afternoon of performance pieces by local and visiting artists.
How does performance engage the body, and how, as an audience, do we respond and engage with their work? How do both performer and audience interact respectfully and navigate consent, and how can communities hold space for talking about what the lived experience of being in a body? This afternoon we look to witness, absorb, and reflect on the ways performance lands on the body.
Body Response will feature the work of artists and performers including Cheryl Henhawke (Mohawk Nation), Eddi Wilson, Kate Barry, Aisha Sasha John, and Rayn Cook-Thomas. The performances will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Lindsay Delaronde.
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two large landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. Please get in touch with office [at] openspace.ca if you have any other questions or concerns relating to accessibility.