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Performances: "Slow Change" and "The Water Lover"

  • Bridge Centre for Architecture + Design 37 Main Street Cambridge, ON, N1R 1V6 Canada (map)

Join us at the BRIDGE Storefront for an afternoon of personal experiences with water. Tess Martens will be sharing “Slow Change”, a performance exploring issues of childhood, routine, and femininity through the lens of synchronized swimming. Patrick Allaby’s “The Water Lover”, uses cartoons and storytelling to share his relationship to water and his diabetes diagnosis.

Tess Martens completed her Masters of Fine Art focusing on performance art at the University of Waterloo in 2018. Martens facilitates an artist-run gallery, The Front Room Gallery, in Waterloo, Ontario and features visual artists monthly as well as bands, djs and poets. She is also part of the programming committee for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener & Area) and has a voice in selecting public art artists. Martens interviews artists for arts and culture blog, She is a Recreation Therapist and in her free time performs stand-up comedy, spoken word poetry and karaoke. She was shortlisted for 2018 Community Edition #Bestof Waterloo for Performance Artists.

Patrick Allaby was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, but is best known for having lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, from 2011 to 2017, where his lousy posture and incoherent ramblings made him easily recognizable around town. He now lives in Kitchener, Ontario, and has a MFA from the University of Waterloo. His book Martin Peters will be released by Conundrum Press in the fall of 2019.

This is a free event, all are welcome to attend.


All Ages




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