September 17, 2022 10:30PM-late
Throughout the summer, Simon has routinely visited the lower Don Valley and Portlands areas in search of DIY and ad hoc parties happening in these borderland and peripheral spaces of the city. Somewhere between social ethnography and theatricality, he has been using field recordings to chart a sonic topography of improvised gatherings in the ravine. This expanding set of recordings asks: how do these social moments frame their setting and, conversely, how does the ravine influence them? The sound of music playing, the crowd bustling, and the generator rattling is always underscored by the sound of water; be it the Don River’s quiet flowing or lapping waves at Cherry Beach. The flow of these recordings remind us that these sites are interconnected through the flow of water, by way of the Don River south towards Lake Ontario.
The party will also feature sets by local artists and DJ's including DJ Durga, Fox Sore, and snailspace. BYOB but free water bottles will be available. Bring a sweater in case you get chilly!
Simon Fuh is an artist and writer based in Toronto, ON. He has a Master’s of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the Joseph Armand Bombardier SSHRC Scholarship. Recent exhibitions include
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