AA304, Arts & Administration Building, U of T Scarborough
  • November 15, 2022 - 1 – 2 pm

Artist Talk by Ange Loft

Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2022-2023: Working Towards Indigenous Sovereignty, co- presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Join us for an in-person lecture by Ange Loft, an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawà:ke Kanien'kehá:ka Territory, working in Tsi Tkarón:to. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, and facilitator working in arts based research, wearable sculpture, theatrical co-creation and Haudenosaunee history. She teaches Story Creation at Centre For Indigenous Theatre (2021) and was the Artist in Residence at OISEE/ JHI (2021). She’s creating new performance work as Centaur Theatre’s Artist in Residence (2021-22) and as director of the Talking Treaties initiative with Jumblies Theatre + Arts, with projects including; experimental film and workshop series Dish Dances (2021) in collaboration with Centre for Indigenous Theatre, video and installation By These Presents: “Purchasing” Toronto (2019), and outdoor promenade theatre Talking Treaties Spectacle (2017, 2018). Upcoming collaborations include Black Creek Pioneer Village’s Changing the Narrative initiative (2022) and placemaking with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2022). Ange’s been the Associate Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre + Arts since 2015 and a touring vocalist and designer with Yamantaka//Sonic Titan since 2012.

Past works include; Audio and Sculpture A Foreign Source of Extraordinary Power (2018) for MOCA Toronto, Audio Art and Activation Electric Prop and Hum Freestyle Variations with Maria Hupfield (2019) at the National Gallery of Canada, On Tuesday: A Musical Neighbourhood Tour with composer Kyle Brenders (2017), and staged audio play HOOFS (2019). Incorporated design and large scale image construction lead her direction for collaborative works with ReCollection Kahnawake (2016, 2018), all you can hold with electronic act LAL (2015, 2019), and After the Fire: Based on Interviews about Idle No More (2014, 2016).

She’s holds advisory roles with Native Women In the Arts as a Board member (2021), OCAD University’s Indigenous Education Council (2021), City of Toronto Indigenous Arts and Cultural Advisory for the Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund (2018), and Toronto Biennial of Art Advisory Council (2018-21).

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery & Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough. This semester's series addresses Indigenous sovereignty, a long-established statement of Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination. By working towards autonomy and recognition as sovereign authority of the land, Indigenous sovereignty works to undo colonial narratives and assumptions of land ownership here in what is now called Canada. Each of us play a role in this goal, with much of the work beginning in an education on what Indigenous sovereignty looks like and how we can work towards it. For VALS 2022-2023, we will learn from Indigenous artists on how this work is manifested through their respective practices.

This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Registration required. If you have accommodation needs, please let us know when registering or contact dmg.utsc@utoronto.ca.

U of T Scarborough students attending for course credit should register through CLNx rather than Eventbrite. See https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/upcoming-events for more details.

This is a seated event. AA304 is wheelchair accessible.