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OPEN MINDS: Digital Mindfulness

Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30pm 11 months ago
Toronto Music Garden 479 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Global forces affect us all – join us for an outdoor dialogue between German & Canadian thinkers & makers to explore how arts, culture and nature can help us adapt to a world in flux.

Amid increasing challenges to societal resilience in the face of global mega-trends, the Goethe-Institut Toronto is hosting a summer conversation series held at Yo-Yo Ma’s Toronto Music Garden at Harbourfront Centre on three summer evenings.

An arts-science dialogue on "Mindful/Digital: Art & Cultural Resilience" closes this conversation series. Hamburg-based visual, media, sound and performance artist Annika Kahrs, who has recently completed a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris discusses this topic.

Annika Kahrs was born in 1984, and studied fine arts in Hamburg, Braunschweig and Vienna, among others with Harun Farocki. Kahrs works in photography, film, music and even with live animals in “A Song for the Birds” in commission for Situations' Bristol Art Weekender. In her video works on the dwarf planet Pluto she expressed an interest in how objects in a seemingly stable orbit are still subject to change. Her works have been exhibited at the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and the United Art Museum in Wuhan, China, among others.
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