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Culture Days @ TPL: The Sponges In Us All

Toronto Public Library: Bayview Library North York, Ontario

Visual Arts, Multi/Interdisciplinary — Talks and Discussion

Culture Days @ the Library is a city-wide celebration of arts and culture taking place at various Toronto Public Library branches.

Beginning with a general explanation about the sea sponge and its existence as the oldest known ancestor to all animal life, the lecture follows the history of the sponge's relationship with humanity and bodily absorption, to "sharing economy" labour and the structure of the internet. Supported by a backdrop of expressive, dazzling, and bizarre audio and visual material, this presentation treads a line between sincerity and comedy - education and enchantment - as it contemplates the ways this banal, invisible figure from the ancient, organic world might still hold secrets to understanding the post-industrial world's perplexity.


Thu 27 Sep No events scheduled.
Fri 28 Sep 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sat 29 Sep No events scheduled.
In case of rain:

Program is happening indoors.


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2901 Bayview Ave.
North York, Ontario


Miles Rufelds

Miles Rufelds is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto. He completed his Bachelor's of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa, and is presently pursuing his Master's of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. Working across a range of image-, object-, and text-based work Rufelds' heavily research-based work looks into the often strange material and aesthetic histories that underpin the contemporary capitalist world. He's exhibited his work, screened his videos, and presented talks nationally and internationally.

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Miles Rufelds

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Ana-Maria Critchley
Stakeholder Relations, Communications, Programming and Customer Engagement, Toronto Public Library

This event is in English.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Storytelling, Performance, Nature, Library, Entertainment, T-PL

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