HOME(LAND): Terra Firma - Artist on Site with Alexandra Gelis
Event Location: Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, Etobicoke, M9C 4R3View event location on Google Maps
May. 28 2022, 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m
How to Attend
You are invited to a thought-provoking conversation with artist Alexandra Gelis about her multisensory experience designing her work With-Living: Migrant Relations. She considers this ongoing work a starting point to understanding our shifting correlations, co-belonging, and coextension with all living things. Focusing on plants as a reservoir of knowledge, movements and transformation of life, she invites all of us to come and engage in a deeper and intimate dialogue about the significance of plants in our lives.
In this session, Alexandra would like to invite guests to write their own storytelling of personal migration stories. She will provide tea to share as a means of community building with participants. At the end of the afternoon, all will have their own contributions connected to With- Living: Migrant Relations as a renewed relationship to the exhibition.
Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan, media artist with a background in visual arts and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Studies at York University. Her work predominantly involves photography, video, electronic and digital processes. Gelis’ work addresses the use of the image in relation to displacement, landscape and politics beyond borders or culturally specific subjects.
With Living Migrant Relations, Alexandra Gelis. Image courtesy of the artist.
ArtworxTO Hub WEST | Cloverdale Common
250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON M9B 3Y8
Curator: Claudia Arana
Cloverdale Mall is a west end focal point where creative communities are catalysts for neighbourhood transformation. Pass through this year for interactive installations and multimedia exhibitions including the exhibition series HOME(LAND) curated by Claudia Arana; digital arts experiences using Virtual and Augmented Reality with Arts Etobicoke; and a community engaged project online conversations by Farrah Miranda with Lakeshore Arts.