all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum

With artists Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary

Curated by Jenn Goodwin

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Brandy Leary in Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Henry Chan

all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum brings together two artists who foreground the body and movement as material in evolving choreographic works. Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary transform the gallery into a place of kinesthetic field work — part performance, part laboratory, part choreographed sculpture. The artists utilize bodies, gestures and related detritus as their materials, mining personal, cultural, ancestral and corporeal archives.

The gap between live performance and physical traces of its movements draws attention to the presence and absence of the body, considering “how performance comes off the body.” — From a conversation with Francisco Fernando Granados

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Co-presented by the 30th edition of Images Festival running April 20 – 27, 2017 in various locations across Toronto.
Title Image: Brandy Leary, Image credit: Walter Lai

Curator’s Acknowledgements: Thank you to Jessica Karuhanga & Brandy Leary, Barbara Fischer, Neville Quinlan, Jaclyn Quaresma, Henry Heng Lu, Rebecca Gimmi, Nina Bakan, Brittany Brooks, Sarah Robayo, Sheridan, Marsya Maharani, The Dancer Transition, Resource Centre, Kim Simon, Camilla Singh, Christine Shaw, Brendan Fernandes, Julia Paoli, Nikki Cesar Schotczko, Jennifer Fisher, Chantal Pontbriand, Dena Davida, Emelie Chhangur, cheyenne turions, Cara Spooner,  Francisco-Fernando Granados, Ame Henderson, Charles Stankeviech, Kim Tomczak, Lisa Steele, Seika Boye, Asad Raza, Joe Sellors, Images Festival, Amy Fung, Luis Jacob, Melissa Syme, Reesa Greenberg.

Video by Lee Henderson

Performance Times:

Jessica Karuhanga’s through a brass channel
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm
With Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

Brandy Leary’s Ephemeral Artifacts
March 25, 28, 30 and 31, April 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, from 2 – 5 pm
March 29 from 5 – 8 pm, April 5 from 3-6pm
With Mafa Makhubalo, Supriya Nayak, Travis Knights, Nikola Steer, Brandy Leary

March 25, 2-5pm Mafa Makhubalo
March 28, 2-5pm Travis Knights
March 29, 5-8pm Brandy Leary
March 30, 2-5pm Nikola Steer
March 31, 2-5pm Supriya Nayak
April 1, 2-5pm Brandy Leary
April 4, 2-5pm Travis Knights
April 5, 3-6pm Supriya Nayak
April 6, 2-5pm Brandy Leary
April 7, 2-5pm Nikola Steer
April 8, 2-5pm Mafa Makhubalo

 

An evening with M. NourbeSe Philip

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6-8pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Audience in Residence (AiR)

Wednesday April 5, 2017, 6-8pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Panel Discussion: Tender skeletons – Choreography in the cube. Moderated by Jenn Goodwin with Seika Boye, Cara Spooner, Jessica Karuhanga & Brandy Leary

Thursday April 6, 2017, 7-9pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Mafa Makhubalo in  Ephemeral Artfiacts  by Brandy Leary. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Mafa Makhubalo in Ephemeral Artfiacts by Brandy Leary. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Brandy Leary in Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Henry Chan. 

Brandy Leary in Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Henry Chan. 

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel. Photo by Omer Yukseker

Nikola Steer in  Ephemeral Artifacts  by Brandy Leary

Nikola Steer in Ephemeral Artifacts by Brandy Leary

through a brass channel - Jessica Karuhanga.    All of Me  - 2017, Audio-track   Kiss the Sky  - 2017, Manila Rope, Asphalt  Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid

through a brass channel- Jessica Karuhanga.

 All of Me - 2017, Audio-track

Kiss the Sky - 2017, Manila Rope, Asphalt

Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid

through a brass channel. Jessica Karuhanga.   Alters, Altars  - 2017, Objects variable.     Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid

through a brass channel.Jessica Karuhanga.

Alters, Altars - 2017, Objects variable.

Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid

through a brass channel-  Jessica Karuhanga. Performer: Kimberly Wint. Photo: Henry Chan

through a brass channel- Jessica Karuhanga. Performer: Kimberly Wint. Photo: Henry Chan

Ephemeral Artifacts - Brandy Leary. Photo : Toni Hafkenscheid

Ephemeral Artifacts- Brandy Leary. Photo : Toni Hafkenscheid

Jessica Karuhanga in  through a brass channel

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel

Brandy Leary in  Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Henry Chan

Brandy Leary in Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Henry Chan

Jessica Karuhanga and Maandeeq Mohamed in  through a brass channel.     Jessica sits within-   future ghosts  - 2017, Single-channel video, Cooper pipe, Cloth, Paper

Jessica Karuhanga and Maandeeq Mohamed in through a brass channel. 

Jessica sits within- future ghosts - 2017, Single-channel video, Cooper pipe, Cloth, Paper

Moon in the 12th House  - 2017, Single-channel video, Director: Jessica Karuhanga, Cinematographer: Xin Liu, Editors: Serene Husni and Jessica Karuhanga, Performers: Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, and Kimberley Wint

Moon in the 12th House - 2017, Single-channel video, Director: Jessica Karuhanga, Cinematographer: Xin Liu, Editors: Serene Husni and Jessica Karuhanga, Performers: Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, and Kimberley Wint

Travis Knights in  Ephemeral Artifacts  by Brandy Leary

Travis Knights in Ephemeral Artifacts by Brandy Leary

Supriya Nayak in  Ephemeral Artifacts  by Brandy Leary

Supriya Nayak in Ephemeral Artifacts by Brandy Leary

through a brass channel -  Jessica Karuhanga

through a brass channel - Jessica Karuhanga

M. NourbeSe Philip  and Jessica Karuhanga performing during- An evening with  M. NourbeSe Philip

M. NourbeSe Philip and Jessica Karuhanga performing during- An evening with M. NourbeSe Philip

through a brass channel  by Jessica Karuhanga with performers  Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

through a brass channel by Jessica Karuhanga with performers  Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

Jessica Karuhanga in  through a brass channel:  Photo by Jenn Goodwin

Jessica Karuhanga in through a brass channel: Photo by Jenn Goodwin

through a brass channel  by Jessica Karuhanga with performers  Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

through a brass channel by Jessica Karuhanga with performers  Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

Audience in Residence (AiR)  hosted by Anandam Dancetheatre, Brandy Leary and Soraya Peerbaye

Audience in Residence (AiR) hosted by Anandam Dancetheatre, Brandy Leary and Soraya Peerbaye

Mafa Makhubalo in  Ephemeral Artfiacts  by Brandy Leary. Photo by Jenn Goodwin

Mafa Makhubalo in Ephemeral Artfiacts by Brandy Leary. Photo by Jenn Goodwin

Exhibition Syllabus

Exhibition Syllabus

Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Jenn Goodwin 

Ephemeral Artifacts. Photo by Jenn Goodwin