• Artist: Call Again
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Bloor / Yorkville

This immersive installation takes the form of a dance club. It features an instructional video that mixes found pop-culture footage with vernacular dance clips.

Location

Bata Shoe Museum, basement

  • Address: 327 Bloor St. W.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

There are many possible perceptions and interpretations of dance. This immersive installation will take the form of a dance club or dance floor in order to act as a kind of open forum on the topic. It will feature an instructional video that mixes found pop-culture footage, contemporary choreography and vernacular dance clips. The subtitle of this project, “No one can ever dance in the same club twice,” is inspired by Heraclitus’ quote “You could not step twice into the same river.” Nature is change, and the relationship between the self and its surroundings are always changing. Similarly, in this installation, a flow of bodies will contribute to the fluctuating quality of multiple human movements. This project will be dedicated to all the first-time dancers, awkward dancers and non-dancers out there—as well as those who dance outside the norm.

The Artist

Call Again is a multimedia art group based in Toronto. It produces, promotes and creates space for contemporary artistic practices on, in and from Asian diasporas in Canada and beyond.

Acknowledgements

Call Again would like to thank the Bata Shoe Museum for venue support. Henry Heng Lu of Call Again would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council through its Exhibition Assistance program for this project.