Encumbrance

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Johannes Zits has been collecting second-hand clothing as material for performative interventions for over 15 years.

In Encumbrance, Zits and collaborators Branda Dale, Holly Timpener and Enok Ripley explore the conflicted relationship we have with our clothing and ask us to contemplate our own assertions of consumerism, “fast fashion” and labour. Using masses of second-hand garments, they consider the ways our bodies are identified with clothing, and how this interconnection helps construct our identities, shapes our desires and tastes.

Part of the SummerWorks Presentations programming – offering you a snapshot of contemporary performance in 2019. A vital collection of new theatre, dance, music, and live art works from across the country.


Created and Produced by Johannes Zits with the assistance of Holly Timpener; Performed by Johannes Zits, Holly Timpener, Enok Ripley and Tessa Martens

photo by Henry Chan

Toronto Media Arts Centre - Mezzanine
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON

Thursday August 8th 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday August 9th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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WarningsPartial nudity