2008 7th 7a*11d Festival
RCMP book cover 2008 PHOTO Tonik Wojtyra
Hush My Dear
Sunday October 26 12 pm – 4 pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park
This performance is a product of research I’ve been doing about the RCMP, and also part of a larger interest about national identity. The RCMP officer is a paradox: a police person who does serious law enforcement but is simultaneously tricked out in colonial regalia, steeped in childish nostalgia, and so damn earnest. It’s hard not be enamored but it’s hard to hold in the laughter, too.
Tonik Wojtyra is a Polish artist living in Toronto. He works in multiples and performance. His art extrapolates modern notions of nationality.