Conjur Up, Calling Down
Conjur Up Calling Down was created for The Apology Project and is crafted from cast resin, horse hair, feathers, and metal.
The Apology Project is a bi-national artistic collaboration between Canadian and American artists. It's a collision of performance, visual, and media art. The Apology Project is nearing its final stage of creation, and is scheduled for presentation in July 2016 at one of Buffalo, New York’s alternative art spaces, Silo City’s Elevator Alley, and at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of Next Steps 2016/17 season.
The production features the writing, choreography and direction of Canadian performer Gerry Trentham, and dancer and choreographer Kevin Ormsby, guided by Associate Director, and Dramaturg Diane Robers. Trentham and Ormsby interact with sculptural objects of American visual artist Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff, and projected moving images of Toronto-based filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar.
The project has become a research lab beyond the work itself, and challenges the definition of classical and contemporary art forms, and the ways in which these art forms are presented and curated in various locations, galleries, and theaters.
Gerry Trentham: performer, choreographer
Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff: visual artist
Valerie Buhagiar: film maker
Kevin Ormsby: dancer/choreographer
Diane Roberts: associate director/dramaturg
Jesse Deganis-Librera: video artist
Simon Rossiter: lighting designer
Denise Fujiwara: dance dramaturg
Harbourfront Centre NextSteps, Toronto, September 21 – 23, 2017
Silo City, Marine A Terminals, Buffalo, July 2018