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Each audio cast invites you to travel to a specific location to experience an artists’ consideration of place and how it informs their creation process and engagement with the land. We’ve invited three artists working in different, yet complementary disciplines to offer their perspectives for this audio series.

Download all three audio casts and venture out to each location to experience the artists’ reflections (once you click the link, you’ll find the ‘download’ option in the top right corner, appearing as a downward arrow).

Artists: Jennifer Alicia, Jill Carter and Amy Hull

Project Curator & Producer: Sue Balint

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West End: Jill Carter | A Tree in High Park

Jill Carter (Anishinaabe-Ashkenazi) is a theatre practitioner and researcher, currently cross appointed to the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; the Transitional Year Programme; and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She works with many members of Tkaron:to’s Indigenous theatre community to support the development of new works and to disseminate artistic objectives, process, and outcomes through community-driven research projects.

Jill is an active member (researcher-creator) of First Story, Toronto; the Indigenous Dramaturgy Lab; and the Talking Treaties Collective with whom she co-authored the recently released Treaty Guide for Torontonians 




Downtown: Amy Hull | The Fire Pit at Trillium Park

Amy Hull (she/her) is a Toronto-based dance artist, scholar, and death doula. She is Mi’kmaw and Inuk, originally from Newfoundland, now living in Vaughan, Ontario. Hull received her BFA and MA in Dance from York University and is beginning her PhD in Communication & Culture September 2022. Her research is centred around the appropriation of Indigenous death and trauma in Canadian media and performance. Hull’s most recent work includes guest editing the Winter 2022 issue of The Dance Current, choreographing and performing in Free Flow Dance Theatre’s International Dance Week, and modelling for Kent Monkman. At present, she is a Research Associate at the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence.


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East End: Jennifer Alicia | A Bench at Taylor-Massey Creek

Jennifer Alicia (she/they) is a queer, mixed Mi’kmaw and settler (German/Irish/Scottish) multidisciplinary artist originally from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland), now residing in Toronto. She is a two-time national poetry slam champion and collective member of the Toronto Poetry Project and Seeds & Stardust. In 2021, her debut chapbook Mixed Emotions was released and she was also published in Issue 09 of Canthius Magazine and NOW Magazine. They presented their play titled Restor(y)ing Identity at the first ever Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival in 2021. An audio version of the play was presented at the Weesageechak Begins To Dance 33 Festival in 2020 and at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2021. Jennifer Alicia recently edited an Indigenous poetry anthology called The Condor and the Eagle Meet, which was released in May 2022 through Kegedonce Press. Find out more about her work at: www.jenniferalicia.com.


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Part of the SummerWorks Exchange programming – a series of events to facilitate artist and community growth, to strengthen the ecology of live performance in Canada, and expand our dialogue and collaboration with the international arts community.