Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



GTA24 Live: The Treasury of Human Inheritance (Circuits), Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Luke Fowler

Friday, June 21, 2024
 | 7:00 pm
 | Free

Join MOCA on June 21 at 7 pm for The Treasury of Human Inheritance (Circuits). This live documentary performance traces loops, echoes and repetitions across physical and spiritual realms. Inspired by inheritance patterns of genetic disease, GTA24 artist Alexis Kyle Mitchell and experimental filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler will present their collaborative work as part of GTA24’s Live Programme, with a blend of live sound, film, and spoken word. Analogue synthesizers, hand-processed films, ‘play’ with genetic material and draw on the patterns that create kinships, and rituals of repetition. The performance is a continuation of a collaboration between the artists which forms parts of the score for Mitchell’s feature-film “The Treasury of Human Inheritance”. 

This performance is part of MOCA’s Free Friday Nights powered by Scotiabank. Free tickets can be obtained ahead of time or at the door–register in advance to reserve your spot!

About the Artists

Alexis Kyle Mitchell is an artist and scholar based between New York and Glasgow. Encompassing video, film, performance, and experimental collaboration, Mitchell’s practice delves into themes of space, place, and the politics of memory and belonging. Mitchell frequently collaborates with Sharlene Bamboat and the duo recently launched a web project called Before Law. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Disability Studies at New York University and is currently a visiting scholar at the university’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. 

Luke Fowler is an artist, 16mm filmmaker, and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. He creates cinematic colleges that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s. His para-documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, English composer Cornelius Cardew and Marxist-Historian E. P. Thompson. As well as portraits of musicians and composers, he has also made films and installations that deal with the nature of sound itself.

GTA24 Live & Screening Programme

Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24) showcases 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives from or with a connection to the region. The exhibition is accompanied by a Live Programme, with newly commissioned performances, and a Screening Programme, featuring exclusive film screenings delivered at Paradise Theatre.

See all upcoming events, here.

Alexis Kyle Mitchell, The Treasury of Human Inheritance (still), 2024. Courtesy of the artist.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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