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High school students from TASS speaking with artist Nicole Bauberger.

These are the Artists in Your Neighbourhood

These Are The Artists In Your Neighbourhood brings together a bunch of high school students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School with a bunch of artists from in and around the metropolis of Peterborough.

The deal: the students visit the artists’ studios and are permitted to ask any questions they want; the artists welcome the students into their studies and are permitted to decline any questions they want. Then we flip it: artists asking, students answering. Then we separate everyone and ask them what they really thought of each other.

The whole thing is recorded and deftly edited, eliminating all but the best bits, which are preserved for your listening pleasure.

What exactly is an artist? What exactly is a student?

Come and take a listen to These Are The Artists In Your Neighborhood and discover the answer to these and other prying questions. A collaboration between Public Energy, Mammalian Diving Reflex, and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, as part of Peterborough’s First Friday Gallery Crawl.

These Are The Artists In Your Neighbourhood is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resiliency Fund.

An adult and younger child walking through a path at Evergreen Brick Works in Autumn.

Walk With Me While I Remember You (2022)

Walk With Me While I Remember You invites you on an extraordinary walk with a series of local young people, who all share in their experiences of loss and bereavement. Moving through a path in Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, we follow young people as they direct us through the inexorable web of love, grief and hope. Vast, subtle and gently unfolding, this new performance offers profound moments of meaning and glimpses of lives lived and lost.

Presented by Evergreen Brick Works, Walk With Me While I Remember You is currently being developed by Mammalian Artists; Craig McCorquodale, Isabel Ahat and Marie Lola Minimo.

A ‘Work In Progress’ performance took place on Saturday November 12th, 2022.

Walk With Me While I Remember You is supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resiliency Fund.

Presentation History

Evergreen Brick Works (2022)

Everything Has Disappeared

Everything Has Disappeared tells the story of a mysterious and horrific supernatural event in which every single Filipino person in the entire world suddenly vanishes. 

Filipinos are domestic workers in Angola and construction workers in Japan. They staff the oil fields of Libya, with hundreds of thousands working as nannies in Hong Kong. They sing on the stages of remote provinces in China and help run hotels in the Middle East. A quarter of the world’s seafarers are Filipino, comprising 70% of workers on Japanese boats. They are in such demand as health care workers, that the Philippines had to put a stop to Germany’s March 2020 attempt to import an extra seventy-five nurses to help them deal with COVID-19.  

If they disappear. Everything disappears. 

In a collaboration with Winnipeg’s Hazel Venzon, Everything Has Disappeared is co-written and co-directed with Darren O’Donnell, featuring illustrations by David Oro, illusions by mentalist Erik Mana and social and economic research support by Dr. Geraline Pratt, Head of UBC’s Geography Department and the Canada Research Chair in Transnationalism and Precarious Labour. In development since 2018,  Everything Has Disappeared will continue its development process, with a premiere date set for early 2024 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. 

Everything Has Disappeared is supported by the National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund and has been developed in residency at Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg, Canada), Kampnagel (Hamburg, Germany) and Rosendal Teater (Trondheim, Norway).