ITO Tari, Where is the Fear? Die Pratz, Tokyo 2001 PHOTO SHIBATA Ayano
Where Is The Fear
Saturday October 26 7 pm (Opening Performance/Reception)
Exhibition continues to Saturday November 23
A Space | 401 Richmond St W, Suite 110
Queerish Talk panel discussion
Tuesday October 29 7 pm
Cameron House | 408 Queen St W
Presented by A Space
Curated by Rochelle Holt
The performance relates experiences of isolation, empowerment and personal identity as Ito navigates the psychology of fear in society. Where is the fear? is the third in a trilogy of performance/installation pieces and has recently toured in Kyoto and Osaka. The series presents a specific focus on lesbian identity and the oppression of gays and lesbians in Japan.
Born and educated in Tokyo, Tari Ito began to explore performance art in 1986. She has since travelled her work extensively in Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to her performance practice, Ito appears as a lecturer, workshop and action organizer. As the founder of WAN (Women’s Art Network, 1994) Ito works from a feminist perspective.