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all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum

Works by

Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary

all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum

March 24–April 8, 2017

Curated by Jenn Goodwin

Co-presented by the 30th edition of Images Festival

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum brings together two artists who foreground the body and movement as material in evolving choreographic works. Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary transform the gallery into a place of kinesthetic field work — part performance, part laboratory, part choreographed sculpture. The artists utilize bodies, gestures and related detritus as their materials, mining personal, cultural, ancestral and corporeal archives.

The gap between live performance and physical traces of its movements draws attention to the presence and absence of the body, considering “how performance comes off the body.” — From a conversation with Francisco Fernando Granados

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Co-presented by the 30th edition of Images Festival running April 20 – 27, 2017 in various locations across Toronto.

Performance Times:

Jessica Karuhanga’s through a brass channel
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm
With Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga

Brandy Leary’s Ephemeral Artifacts
March 25, 28, 30 and 31, April 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, from 2 – 5 pm
March 29 from 5 – 8 pm, April 5 from 3-6pm
With Mafa Makhubalo, Supriya Nayak, Travis Knights, Nikola Steer, Brandy Leary

March 25, 2-5pm Mafa Makhubalo
March 28, 2-5pm Travis Knights
March 29, 5-8pm Brandy Leary
March 30, 2-5pm Nikola Steer
March 31, 2-5pm Supriya Nayak
April 1, 2-5pm Brandy Leary
April 4, 2-5pm Travis Knights
April 5, 3-6pm Supriya Nayak
April 6, 2-5pm Brandy Leary
April 7, 2-5pm Nikola Steer
April 8, 2-5pm Mafa Makhubalo

Opening Reception

Friday March 24, 2017, 6-8pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

An evening with M. NourbeSe Philip

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6-8pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Audience in Residence (AiR)

Wednesday April 5, 2017, 6-8pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Panel Discussion: Tender skeletons – Choreography in the cube

Thursday April 6, 2017, 7-9pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, with additional project support from Manulife, TD Insurance and MBNA.


Title Image: Brandy Leary, Image credit: Walter Lai

Page Image: Jessica Karuhanga

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