Hosted by artists Jordyn Stewart and Lauren Prousky, Poolside Performances is a poetry and performance event that will take place in an indoor pool as part of Common Waters. It invites writers, performers, etc. to respond to the word 'Buoyancy.'
Performers are invited to use the space in whatever safe way they choose and the audience will be free to swim, dip their feet in, or stay dry and just enjoy the art within a backdrop of familiar sounds and smells of a pool. After the performances, the event will turn into a free swim where people can move around, mingle, float, cannonball, or belly flop.
Buoyancy features works by:
Mélika Hashemi, Shalaka Jadhav, Matthew Johnstone, Sarah Moreau, Andrew Myles, and Alison Postma
Buoyancy is curated by Jordyn Stewart and Lauren Prousky, two recent University of Waterloo Masters of Fine Arts graduates.
Jordyn Stewart is an emerging artist from the Niagara Region. Working predominately in video and performance, her practice is inspired by the body’s relationship to spaces we inhabit. Approaching the landscape as a constructed experience, her recent work explores nature, place, and identity through the juxtaposition of the artificial and the real.
Lauren Prousky is a multidisciplinary artist and writer from Toronto. Her current work explores humorous subtleties in intimate moments, with a focus on how playfulness can be combined with more serious themes to create spaces that hang between that binary. Lauren’s work often emphasizes characters and textual elements, lending a narrative aspect to her visual practice.
All are welcome to attend this free event.