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Discussion - S.P.A.N.E. 2021: AIR


Join us for a discussion with Curator Johannes Zits and artists from the third in a 4-part series of S.P.A.N.E. (Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment).

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This event will livestream on RPL Film Theatre’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This collection of videos in S.P.A.N.E. 2021: AIR focus on performances and actions that engaging with air in provocative, thoughtful and surprising ways.

Watch the S.P.A.N.E. 2021: AIR videos on Vucavu.

For more information about the S.P.A.N.E. 2021, visit the series page on Vucavu.

S.P.A.N.E. (Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment) was originally conceived ten years ago as a platform for collectively viewing and discussing videos of performances collectively. S.P.A.N.E. 2021, is curated by artist/curator Johannes Zits, whose own practice shares an affinity with cultures in which humanity is seen as continuous with nature.

Toronto based artist Johannes Zits’ multi-disciplinary practice focuses on the many meanings engendered by a body, both human and non-human and extending the notion of the performer to include nature itself. Since graduating from York University in 1984, Zits has presented work across Canada and internationally, including performances for the 8th Encuentro, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013); Le festival international du film sur l’art, Montreal(2013); and performance variations on the “Island”: M:ST Festival, Calgary; Yuz Museum, Shanghai; Meta, Chongqing, China; and Havana, Cuba (2014-16). From 2011 to 2014 he facilitated an Intensive Performance Art Workshop at Artscape Gibraltar Point as well as curated the first editions of S.P.A.N.E., Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment. He was part of a curatorial team for Duration And Dialogue (2015 -17). In 2019 the Copenhagen Contemporary Museum commissioned Zits to realize a score for their permanent collection. In 2020 he performed at the International Biennial of Asuncion, Paraguay. He was the 2020 artist-in-residence at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, where he presented the exhibition Listening To Trees and realized the 20-minute video, Checking In On An Old Copper Beech.

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Nov 29 2021, 7:00pm



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Artist and Author Talks, Art
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