Open Reception and Art Performance, Sept. 17

We are inviting everyone to visit our exhibition at Toronto Metro Hall’s rotunda and attend a live performance of Weaving by Moonlight, by artists Moon Palmar and Teresa Ascenção, on September 17, starting at 3pm.

Entrance is free. All are welcome.

Weaving by Moonlight is a Fado (Portuguese Blues) and Punk inspired video and lacework installation by intergenerational artists Moon Palmar and Teresa Ascenção that uncovers transformation and fluidity in Portuguese-Canadian histories & identities through migration to Canada. The work is primarily inspired by hidden queer lives of Portuguese immigrants and their ancestors (family members and poets), as well as the artists’ and their families’ various personal and social transformations through immigration to Canada. The work comprises a VHS mashup of early family videos with poetry, song and a 25-foot long trail of overlain traditional Portuguese laceworks.

Please note that on weekdays after 6pm and on weekends all day, access to the building is limited to the John Street entrance, where visitors must call the security desk to be allowed in. The phone number is 416 397 7201.

The exhibition features English and French text, photos, videos, artifacts, audio recordings, and artwork. Visitors are encouraged to bring their digital devices with internet access to interact with the digital content via QR codes.

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