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Folding Together

May 17, 2023 | 3:30 pm6:00 pm

| Free

By the sense archive

Presented in Partnership with Eyelevel Artist-Run Centre

Wednesday, May 17th @ 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Location: Bus Stop Theatre Co-op

Duration: 2 hours and 30 mins

Registration: FREE

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Do you identify as a mother and/or perform the work of motherhood? The sense archive invites you to join us for a Community Arts Event! We will guide participants through a simple score of folding and unfolding together. During this score you are invited to share stories, memories, and anecdotes about motherhood/mothering in relationship to loss and/or potential. We are interested in hearing/exchanging these stories as part of our research for our performance project titled This Body of Work. Responses will be documented via video, audio and/or text and participants will have the choice to have their stories included as part of our project. We will also present a short artist talk and discussion about our project (in progress).

Refreshments and snacks/light dinner will be served following the event. You will leave with a small gift from us in return for your participation! Child minding is available during the event if needed. This in person event will require masking.

Please bring:
A towel of any kind (tea, hand, bath) that you can donate to our project (this can be an already used towel) felt/embodied short story, anecdote, or memory in relation to mothering/motherhood and LOSS and/or POTENTIAL (this could be many things and is open to interpretation)

Children: Children and families are welcome. Refreshments & child minding available. Let us know if you require child minding in the registration form.

We will have hand-printed project T-Shirts available for purchase in all shapes and sizes!

This Body of Work is an interdisciplinary collaboration that explores critical feminist performance(s) of motherhood and maternal agency through lived bodily/cellular experiences. To find out more about our overall project please visit: www.thisbodyofwork.ca.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, Support for Culture, Dancemakers, The Bank Art House, Mayworks, eyelevel Gallery.

To contact us about accessibility needs or other questions please email in advance sensearchive@gmail.com or text us (if needed) on the day of at 647-459-6556.

Please Note:
If you are unable to attend this event but would still like to contribute you can still participate. Please send to sensearchive@gmail.com:
your full name and contact information your personal short story, anecdote, or memory about loss and its relationship to mothering/motherhood. You can type your story via text directly into the email OR use an audio recording platform (example: voice memos) to record and attach to the email as an audio file.


May 17, 2023
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax
1 (902) 223-8341
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The Bus Stop Theatre Coop
2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada
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