14 Scattered Islands
1115 Queen Street West
|Wednesday August 10th||8:15 PM - 9:15 PM|
|Friday August 12th||4:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||10:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
In 1995, Tina moved from Lincolnshire, UK to the suburbs of Toronto. In 2013, Tina moved back to the UK, to live in London. To honour the anniversary of her move to Canada, Tina walked from her flat in London to her childhood home in a small village in Lincolnshire. She walked over 180 miles in 10 days. This is a story about that walk.
Drawing upon her own history, 14 Scattered Islands documents Tina’s walk from London to Lincolnshire (via memories of Canada) and asks questions about belonging, rootlessness, and the identity of a place. Her performance reaches beyond one woman’s search for home, to the places we have lost and can’t get back to, to the longing for a time before, and to anxieties about the future. There is a deep-sea diver, a slide projector, a disco ball, and the universe.
Created and Performed by Tina Nanaki Fance; Stage Managed by Lois Dawson.
"Rebecca Solnit suspected that mind and foot operate at the same speed. Neitzsche held that truly great thoughts were only conceived by walking. Robert Long reinvented sculpture by walking a straight line. Michel de Certeau championed walking as resistance. Meanwhile, Tina Nanaki Fance walked for 11 days from London to her childhood home in Lincolnshire.
This is a performance document arising from that walk.
'I have arrived. I am home. Each step, my destination.'
- Thich Nhat Hanh"