New York goes to Montreal

IMG_1672 IMG_1668Brooklyn-based art collective Elastic City makes “its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit.” How? By commissioning artists to create their own walks. As the group’s website explains, “These walks are participatory and may rely on sensory-based techniques, the creation of new folk rituals and/or other artist-derived exercises to explore one’s self, the group and a given space.” I joined a Signature Walk led by EC director Todd Shalom and Ben Weber (pictured above, left to right) in Brooklyn back in June; I won’t try to explain the experience here, but it was both fun and fascinating (and I’m not the most participatory guy in the world). Todd Shalom will be in Montreal this Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, leading a pair of walks in association with Centre Clark. Go! Walk! Think!

 

 

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