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.
FEATURING MAHLIKAH AWE:RI
CHARLES MARCO DIOKNO MANZO
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.