How will we be with you? – a listening program

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How will we be with you?

December 18, 2020 to May 1, 2021

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung: LIVE NOW
Jeremy Dutcher: LIVE NOW
Levyi-Alexander Love: LIVE NOW
nichola feldman-kiss: January 8
Sara Fraker and Asha Srinivasan and more to be announced

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

A listening program that aims to complicate and unflatten our perception of difference—to widen our “we” while valuing the uniqueness of our “you.” The program presents an opportunity to listen to, and broaden our understanding of, others with our senses, intellect, body and emotions. It puts forward two prompts. First, it calls for all human worldviews to prioritize and value our reciprocal relationships with air, water, land and animals. And secondly, when grounded in care for all living things—from the past, present and future—knowing our differences are vital to creating a world in which we all thrive.

How will we be with you? provides a listening program of hope, wisdom, desire and care. Each week, for six weeks (possibly longer) we will release a new audio essay, song, poetry or sound artwork with direction given for the ideal listening setting. Weeks 2 and 3 will be released on December 23 to accommodate the holidays. The program will be available online until May 1, 2021. You can also safely visit the exhibition’s title text on Onsite Gallery’s outside windows at 199 Richmond St. West. Enjoy!

Visit “How will we be with you?” to listen!

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Jeremy Dutcher
Photo: Matt Barnes

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Levyi-Alexander Love
Photo: Amirah Star

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Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media.

Visit our website for upcoming exhibitions and events. The gallery is temporarily closed due to health and safety restrictions. We are located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4.

About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Lisa Deanne Smith
Curator, Onsite Gallery
onsite@ocadu.ca
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