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The Power Plant, Toronto

installation & series of performances.

Performed by Francisco-Fernando Granados and Tyler Gledhill

November 2011 – January 2012

Part of the exhibition Coming After, curated by Jon Davies

Two men share exactly one outfit of clothing. They exchange clothes over the course of several hours, moving silently upon and around a locker room bench as a sculpture high above them drips paint upon their bodies. They take positions in relation to one another – sometimes desiring, sometimes oppositional. As they move about the space, they leave traces of color upon the walls, the floor, and one another. Commissioned by The Power Plant as part of the exhibition Coming After, focussed on the practices of queer artists who came of age in the shadow of the AIDS crisis.

Photos by Henry Chan, Toni Hafkenscheid, & JVD

☞view video excerpt from performance, below: