2014 10th 7a*11d Festival
Attentive Relevance, Toronto, Canada 2014 PHOTO Jillian Crocker DRESS DESIGN in collaboration with Liza Kelly
Saturday November 1 9 am – 8 pm
My work is performative research. I try to find out what I am doing by doing it. I find images and connections through physical improvisations and material interactions. I collaborate with audiences to come to a more comprehensive awareness. I am ready to subvert my plan to follow discoveries made in the presence of an audience. I make mistakes. I question embodiment, pleasure, memory, agency, labour and the impacts of a social location on identity. My experiments with excessive paper in The Clearing correlate these pools of interest and allow for the unimaginable to emerge in the juxtapositions of felt content.
lo bil has been working performatively with her personal archive since 2007. In 2009, she created Memory Machine, an interactive installation for 600 students. In 2007, she toured A Professional Occupation, occupying public spaces and creating performances through interactions with passers-by. lo has studied performance methods for 15 years with teachers from around the world.