Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato Thompson'More or Less', 2017
Photo: Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge
A collaboration between the artists, Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge, and members of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). The project addresses issues of poverty and the history of resistance by the dispossessed in Toronto.
This collaboration will focus on OCAP's current campaigns and their relation to the history of resistance in Toronto.
There has been a long history in Toronto of the dispossessed organizing for fair and just treatment; from the protests against the House of Industry (a poorhouse founded in 1836), the anti-eviction demonstrations of the 1930s, to the crisis of homelessness today. A history that parallels and slides into the history of revolutions, the ultimate rising of the dispossessed.
OCAP has lead recent actions against the treatment of the dispossessed in Toronto, from issues of homelessness, nutrition, affordable housing, adequate and sustainable income support, to those of social justice.
This project will be an installation/intervention as part of the 'Monument to the Century of Revolutions'.
The artists will meet with participants to determine the issues and stories they wish to tell, which could include workshops where participants act out their stories to develop the visual imagery.
The final work will be based on this process.
Suitable for all ages
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
This project is both indoors and outdoors.