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Thursday February 6 2020 at 6:00 PM
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× Acclaimed visual artist Antonella Bersani builds an immersive environment with the help of the audience.

The Affioramenti experience is designed for six participants at a time, who have one-on-one moments of creation and interaction with each other. The space contains objects that appear to have emerged from the sea at low tide -- a story to be completed.

Each participant is invited to bring an object of significance to their life and place it within the space. They will then offer to the room both their object and a vocal expression related to the object they place. The expression can be a story, a whisper, a song, or just a breath.

Participants will be prompted to actively listen to the other participants, while maintaining an atmospheric sound dynamic that is as quiet (pianissimo) as possible.

Thus, a choir will be created. The audience will hear the sounds, sometimes disjointed and sometimes not, emerging from a "world of ghosted objects".

Created by Antonella Bersani with the collaboration of Matteo Pennese
Space creation and design Antonella Bersani
Choir and sound concept Matteo Pennese
Producer Thomas L. Mallon


BMO Incubator for Live Arts
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4


This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.