TouVA Offspring

Jesse Altura, Jack Bride, Rosemary Brown, Sarah van Sloten, Yules Wai, Christina Mayder

Festivals: M:ST 6 Biennial | October 15 - 27, 2012.

M:ST presents the work by artist participants in the M:ST 5.5: Making Way workshop series.

In early July 2012, following the Summer Solstice, six Calgary artists participated in a performance workshop by Montreal collective TouVA. As Calgary celebrated 100 years of Stampede, this workshop percolated two stories underground, cultivating new forms of awareness as each individual came closer to his and her performative nature. The group bonded under challenges and exercises throughout the week, establishing a powerful momentum and blossoming their new realities in public. Jack Bride, Christina Mayder, Rosemary Brown, Jesse Altura, Sarah van Sloten and Yules Wai have had the changing of seasons to allow their workshop experience to soak into their skin, muscle, bone and marrow.