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Sep.
07:00 pm

We Who Spin Around You

Sonja Greckol, Renée Hložek, Julie Joosten, Kent Moore, Stephen Morris, Eduardo Navarro, Karyn Recollet

Eduardo Navarro, We Who Spin Around You (action documentation), 2016. Photo: Liz Ligon. Work commissioned and produced by The Highline Art, NY.

Eduardo Navarro, We Who Spin Around You (action documentation), 2016. Photo: Liz Ligon. Work commissioned and produced by The Highline Art, NY.

In the evening as the sun begins to lower in the sky, Eduardo Navarro invites participants to don custom-made bronze masks designed to help them safely view the sun, transforming it into a tiny dark green sphere. Then, a scientist, scholar, or poet gives a brief lecture or reading on solar history and humanity’s changing relationship to the sun and skies.

 

Friday, September 14, 7:31pm: Karyn Recollet
Saturday, September 15, 7:29pm: Karyn Recollet
Sunday, September 16, 7:27pm: Julie Joosten
Monday, September 17, 7:25pm: Kent Moore
Tuesday, September 18, 7:23pm: Stephen Morris
Wednesday, September 19, 7:21pm: Sonja Greckol
Thursday, September 20, 7:19pm: Renée Hložek
Friday, September 21, 7:17pm: Stephen Morris
Saturday, September 22, 7:15pm: Renée Hložek
Sunday, September 23, 7:13pm: Sonja Greckol

 

Bio

Sonja Greckol is grateful for subways and bike lanes wherever. She published three poetry books No Line In Time (2018) Skein of Days (2014) and Gravity Matters (2008). Her long poem “No Line In Time” won the 2017 Briarpatch Writing In the Margins Poetry Contest. She edits poetry for Women and Environments International. The re-election of Mike Harris propelled her into poetry; the election of Doug Ford propels her deeper into local activism with an eye to both the stars and the earth.

Renée Hložek is Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute of Astrophysics, University of Toronto. Hložek studied at the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. She received her PhD from the University of Oxford in 2011, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Before coming to the Dunlap, she was a Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University and the Spitzer-Cotsen Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows. She is also a Senior TED Fellow.

Julie Joosten is a poet, essayist, and editor who lives and works in Tkaronto. Her first book of poetry, Light Light (Book Thug, 2013), was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award. Her next book, For Nor, is forthcoming from Book Thug in the spring of 2019. It explores perceptual styles, affect, form, and politics.

Kent Moore is Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He investigates climate change and its effects on ocean circulation systems through studying high latitude climate dynamics in locations such as Greenland, the Himalayas, and the Arctic. He is currently UTM’s Vice-Principal of Research.

Stephen Morris is the J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics, Department of Physics, at the University of Toronto, where he leads the Experimental Nonlinear Physics Research Group. His research involves experiments on emergent patterns in fluids, granular media, ice formations, and fracture. He is also interested in natural patterns, and in the history of physics.

Eduardo Navarro investigates different ways of transforming our senses in order to have a new understanding of our world. His works range from large-scale sculptures to actions and participatory installations that investigate empathy and contemplation. His work has recently been shown at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; High Line Art, New York; Der Tank, Basel; and the Drawing Center, New York. His work has been featured in major international group exhibitions including Tidalectics, TBA21, the Mercosul Biennial; the Bienal de São Paulo ; Surround Audience: The New Museum Triennial, New York; the Sharjah Biennial; La era metabolica at the Fundación Malba, Buenos Aires; and Metamorfosi at the Castello de Rivoli, Turin.

Karyn Recollet is an Assistant Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Recollet is an urban Cree whose research explores the multiple layered relationships that urban Indigenous folx have with lands’ overflow. Her focal points are choreographic fugitivity, Indigenous futurities, decolonial love/processes of creating radical relationalities with kin.