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Stripped Down: Spoken Word at The Power Plant

  • 231 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8 Canada (map)

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

231 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8

At the core of Beth Stuart's exhibition Length, Breadth Thickness and—Duration, is a critical engagement with the Victorian-era bathing machine which emerged as members of the European gentry began to take to the seaside. In this spoken word program, four poets use the Bathing Machine as a point of departure to reflect on the structures, both literal and figurative, that upheld Victorian-era cultural values. Through poetic questioning, these artists deconstruct the themes of bodies, privilege and public space while reimagining their role in the present.





Red Slam Collective, a TD~Toronto Arts Foundation Diversity Arts Award Finalist is an indigenous hip hop fusion arts movement formed in 2009 and based in Tkaronto; whose 4Directions Urban Arts workshops, musical projects, artist residencies and audience engaged performances uplift, self-identify and promote unity through Spoken Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Red Slam is a collaborative cipher of medicine wheel Poets, MC's, Musicians, Dancers, Graf Writers and Beat Makers they represent Indigenous nation affiliations across Turtle Island and Internationally.

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