Photo credits: Claude Labreche-Lemay
Performance and text | 4 hours
Leather boots, down jacket, utility knife, shovel
Bonnie Baxter's Tomato Garden in Winter, Val-David, QC
Winter, a season of regeneration, shows itself as an invitation to let go of dead skin in order to (re)flourish. A metaphor of giving up habits that are neglectful of sentient beings, the environment, others, and our time.
By freeing the feathers of my down jacket and burying my leather boots in the soil, I address the issues of animal agriculture, speciesism, and humans' relationships with the living world. This fable questions an unhealthy food production system while sowing seeds of hope in order to grow towards a new paradigm where the lives of non-humans would be taken into consideration rather than reduced to products.
This performance took place in the context of The Patch project from Bonnie Baxter, for which I had the immense honor to be invited to participate, amongst other artists.