This Could be the Place - 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 12:00 pm - Saturday, June 9, 2018 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

A week of performance art presented by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG and the Department of Fine Arts.  Look for the vintage Airstream trailer on campus between the Dana Porter Arts Library and Arts Lecture Hall.

Images (left to right): Golboo Amani, Public Reading, 2015. Photo: Manolo Lugo. Johanna Householder, Avian Symposium, 2017. Photo: Naomi Kennedy.

This Could Be The Place continues the trajectory of presenting challenging and contemplative performance art on campus using a vintage Airstream trailer as a staging area. Prior events hosted in 2014 and 2016, respectively addressed themes relating to precarity and borders. This third iteration responds to our sense of facing a state of emergency on a daily basis. Five artists have been invited to respond to this theme by addressing the notion of care as a form of restorative cultural labour. What kinds of aesthetic, social, and political practices can we enact to encourage and empower diverse communities to listen, exchange and cooperate in a media-saturated global context mired by environmental, political and cultural crisis? It is our belief that modest acts of care and compassion on a local level lead to positive outcomes that go some way towards enabling a better tomorrow.  - Bojana Videkanic & Ivan Jurakic, co-curators

This Could Be The Place has been made possible with the generous support of the Region of Waterloo ARTS FUND. The event is a co-presentation of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery and UW Fine Arts, in cooperation with CAFKA.18: Recognize Everyone.

Visit the Fine Arts website for a full list of performances and the symposium schedule.