Dream Time: We All Have Stories curated by Karen AlexanderTransmutations, 2018
Photo: Trevor Mathison
Dubmorphology will create a 12-hour live performative soundscape with visual projections that invites audiences to celebrate Toronto’s evolving, diverse immigrant communities and neighbourhoods. The Church of the Holy Trinity will be transformed into an alternative space over the course of the night. In this space, the concept of transmutation and the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form can be explored and experienced.
Drawing on archival media of Toronto's historical past, newly shot photographs, video and sound field recordings of the city today, Dubmorphology will bring the church alive by weaving together a sonic and visual response to the site, the space and the city. Contributions will come from Toronto's artistic community, including live spoken word, storytelling, wind and brass performances, choral voices and ancient chanting.
The communal atmosphere of the church is a site of many significant social movements in Toronto over the last 160 years, from the first settlements of newcomers to the city, to the more recent needs of the increasingly urbanized core. Transmutations challenges this site as a landscape of contested space with music, storytelling, rituals, collective actions and the histories and legacies of colonialism.
Live interventions will be presented throughout the night by: Garry Sault, Cheryl Thompson, Afua Cooper, Anne Bourne, Hamilton Youth Poets, Dean Ifill, Debashis Sinha and Tuku Matthews.
Dubmorphology is a pioneering interdisciplinary artist group concerned with cultural memory, identity, social environments and historical records. Creating sound art, live cinema and installations that blur the boundaries between the sonic, the visual and the performative, its projects include Multiplicidade (Rio de Janerio), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Art Dubai (Madinat Jumeirah), the Taipei Biennial, Documenta 13 (Kassel), Mission (London), Unbox (Ahmedabad), Nyege Nyege (Jinja) and True/False (Columbia).
Sound and Video Installation
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Church of the Holy Trinity
19 Trinity Square
Parental guidance advised
This project is indoors.