Restless Precinct is a site specific, group exhibition and performance series developed by curatorial collective SUM°, which transforms Scarborough’s Guildwood Park through engagement with the landscape, architectural fragments and communities that populate and absent the site. Through multiple creative interventions, the following artists re-imagine the material and ideological foundations of The Guild, producing counter-histories of place, home, and memory. The exhibition will run Saturday May 17- Saturday June 14, 2014.
Participating artists, collectives and partners include: Alana Bartol in collaboration with Community Arts Guild youth group, Alize Zorlutuna, Annie Onyi-Cheung, Bonnie Devine, Brendan Fernandes, Camille Turner, Camal Pirbhai, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Elise Rasmussen, Jamelie Hassan, KAPWA Collective, Victoria Freeman, First Story Toronto Bus Tour.
The exhibition will include 4 days of performances/ workshops as well as installations which can be viewed on an ongoing basis. SUMº members or volunteers will be onsite Wednesdays-Fridays 3:00-7:00 and Saturdays/Sundays from 12:00pm-6:00pm if you have any questions. Please visit our events page to view specific times, locations and details regarding performances and events.
Restless Precinct opens at 5:00pm on Saturday May 17th with Sight Unseen: An Un-camouflaging at Guildwood (A collaborative project with the Community Arts Guild Youth Troupe). This performance will be followed by Looking Back, a guided contemplative walk with Alize Zorlutuna. SUMº and attending artists will offer introductions regarding the project.
A note on accessibility: the site is large with flat, mostly turfed terrain. It has a number of paths and can be walked or wheeled easily. Unfortunately, there are no accessible washrooms on site, but there are 3 portable washrooms.
SUM° is an intersectional feminist creative and curatorial incubator comprised of Alize Zorlutuna, and Reena Katz aka Radiodress. Our collaboration is an embodied effort to reconfigure relationships to history, identity, migration, whole time, and land as a means of building alternative forms of political and cultural engagement. Thinking outside of settler-colonial frameworks, SUM° offers proposals that complicate public and exhibition spaces. We endeavor to reveal the generative possibilities of hybridity.