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14 Feb. 2019

Today with all its hopes and sorrows: a reading by IONE

7-9 pm

A special presentation by visiting New York based author, director, and text-sound artist IONE. Co-hosted by Art Metropole, Public Recordings, The Music Gallery, and A Different Booklist.

$7 or PWYC at the door
Doors at 6:30pm
A Different Booklist (779 Bathurst St)

IONE’s reading will be rooted in her memoir Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color, which is inspired by the 1868 diary of her indomitable feminist-abolitionist great-grandmother: Frances Anne Rollin. Tracing IONE’s genealogy through the stories of the women in her family, “Pride of Family” is the lyrical fruit of an eighteen-year quest for her maternal roots. A fascinating intergenerational inquiry into the complexities of race, class, and womanhood in America. IONE’s offering will reflect on community, lineage, and the potency of text and sound as forms of remembrance.

IONE’s memoir was a New York Times Notable Book on its publication. A journalist for many years IONE, published in major magazines and newspapers throughout the 80s including The Village Voice, The Gannett Chain, and Vogue. She was Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. for 15 years and currently is a Deep Listening Certification Instructor at the Center for Deep Listening in Troy, NY. As Founding Director of M.o.M., Inc. (The Ministry of Maåt), in Kingston, NY since 1997, IONE teaches workshops and seminars throughout the world, encouraging and supporting women’s well-being and sustaining a vibrant international community of writers, visual artists, and musicians.

IONE is also a long-time collaborator and the spouse of composer Pauline Oliveros, and this event is presented in conjunction with Public Recordings the upcoming presentation of Oliveros’ work To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation, which you can learn more about here:

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artist collective General Idea as an artist-run centre with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualisation of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole consists of a shop featuring work by Canadian and international artists, an archive, a collection of more than 13,000 objects housed by the National Gallery of Canada’s Library and Archives, and a publishing house.

Public Recordings is an artist-led collective based in Toronto. We develop and present hypotheses about group work using dance, theatre, music, publication and other collective gestures. Our work has been shown and distributed in theatres, art galleries, museums, bars, clubs, civic, outdoor and digital spaces across Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Public Recordings is led by its Associate Artists: Christopher Willes, Evan Webber, Liz Peterson, and Ame Henderson. Working and managing resources collectively, the Associate Artists direct the company’s projects and help Public Recordings’ collaborators initiate new ones.

Established in 1976 by members of the Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC), the Music Gallery is Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music. Since our inception, our mandate to foster innovation and experimentation has remained constant. Today, The Music Gallery presents, encourages and promotes leading-edge contemporary music in all genres.

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