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

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

Alexis Kyle Mitchell

Greater Toronto Art 2024

Alexis Kyle Mitchell (b. Toronto) 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. Her work has circulated internationally, including in exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Kunstverein Munich, and Mercer Union (Toronto), and in screenings at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Art of the Real (New York), and IndieLisboa International Film Festival (Lisbon). Mitchell has presented lecture-performances at the University of Toronto and The New School (New York), and held residencies at Cove Park (Scotland), MacDowell (United States), Sommerakademie Paul Klee (Switzerland), and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany). She is one of the featured artists in Glasgow International 2024. 

For GTA24, Alexis Kyle Mitchell will be presenting a newly commissioned audio-visual performance in collaboration with Scottish artist, filmmaker, and musician Luke Fowler, that is based upon The Treasury of Human Inheritance, her new film commissioned for Glasgow International that explores the poetic and personal experience of living with and alongside disease and disability.

GTA24 Live:

The Treasury of Human Inheritance (Circuits), Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Luke Fowler
Friday, June 21, 2024, 7:00 pm | Free

This live documentary performance traces loops, echoes and repetitions across physical and spiritual realms. Inspired by inheritance patterns of genetic disease, 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”. 

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