July 18, 2017

Duality 2017

Duality” is a newly developed yearly festival program that engages outside of the fringe festival. Starting on Thursday, July 27th 2017 and running through the ON THE EDGE fringe festival (August 15th – August 19th), “Duality” features a series of disruptive interventions exploring and invading the Capitol Centre starting with the WKP Kennedy Gallery and eventually engaging all areas of the building. These interventions take shape as professional theatrical engagements, pop-up dance events, performance art, installation, poetry and all forms of immersive arts experiences.

About: “Duality” represents the barrier between the world we live in and an unseen alternate existence that lies beyond. This construct presents the exceptional, unconventional and “irregular”. Looking through to the other side can allow a glimpse of something unimaginable or simply a mirrored version of our reality. Delving into the unknown allows for unhindered challenges and questions to flow freely. Venturing through “Duality” is to engage various juxtaposed ideas taking shape as a wide spectrum of multi-arts installations, immersive media arts environments or pop-up performances all creating one overwhelming experience of alternative expression.

This fosters valuable opportunities to engage in collaboration with many artists both local and from around the world. We focus on collaborative processes and working together to realize experiences making “Duality” a transformative and immersive experience for all involved. We pay CARCC recommended rates for all artist presenting and ensure a high quality in the standards being set forth.

Confirmed Artists for 2017: Zakide, Clayton Windatt, Dayna Danger, Jane Smythe, Cole Alvis, Ember Windatt, Cole Forest, Jessie Short, Raven Davis, Tara Windatt, EE Portal Collective (Elyse Portal and Emilio Portal) and Proscenium Club’s Caleb Geden, Kaitlyn Stewart, Kelsey Ruhl, Morgan Bedard, Dan Haw and Joshua Bainbridge.

This festival program is produced with the proud support of the Ontario Arts Council’s Multi and Inter-Arts Projects program which awarded the ON THE EDGE fringe festival $12,500 in 2017. Zakide would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Art Gallery of Sudbury.