Hearing Voices / Research . Performance . Sculpture

December 19 2021 / 5:00pm - December 21 2021 / 5:00pm

Hearing Voices / Research Residency . Performance . Sculpture

Artist: Connie Michele Morey

Site specific research and residency at CVAG Next Door: December 19 – 21 2022:

Performance with sculptures – Connie Michele and Soleia Izmer-Morey / mother-daughter performance:

Date changes due to weather:

  • Saturday December 18 – 11AM beginning from CVAG plaza
  • Sunday December 18 – 11AM beginning from central Cumberland

Connie hopes to be in the community to conduct her acts of labour performative research on Monday Dec 20 and Tuesday Dec 21. CVAG’s social media platforms on Instagram and Facebook will keep the community updated with her weather responsive plans.

Performances for Hearing Voices engage the body with sculpture through basic acts of labour (walking, carrying, holding, lifting, pushing and pulling) in everyday public places.  Performances are focused on encounters with people and places, without pre-planned spectatorship and take place in general areas (neighbourhoods) in villages, towns, and cities on Vancouver Island.

Hearing Voices is a studio research project focusing on performance with sculpture to embody the people, places and species displaced by current primary resource industry practices in British Columbia, while questioning how the earth could heal itself if we could learn how to harvest sustainably. Photographs documenting over fifty former village and industry sites on the east and west coasts of Canada form the base of portable sculptures that are activated by the body through labour-performances to reflect on how we might revision current labour practices with relational integrity while looking to the earth as teacher.– Connie Michele Moray

Artist Acknowledgements:

The prototype for Hearing Voices was developed with the support of Gillian Booth of Legacy Gallery, artist/mentor Barb Hunt and with technical support by David Holloway. Site specific performances are made possible with the support of Legacy Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery and The Sointula Art Shed. The research is indebted to the research and writing of Vandana Shiva and Anishinaabe biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer. The project is funded with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Dates and general locations of performances are posted at:

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Image: courtesy of the artist