In the fall of 2017 at Nuit Blanche Toronto, Aanmitaagzi presented a large-scale installation series with accompanying interactive performance events. From sunset to sunrise, thousands of audience members engaged with Serpent People. The performance and installation was much anticipated and was chosen as part of “Must See” spectacles at the 2017 Nuit Blanche event. Serpent People was also chosen as the “Best of Nuit Blanche” by blogTO.
Building upon the stories of the Black Sturgeon from Nipissing First Nation, as told by Perry McLeaod-Shabogesic, and the previous Serpent People incarnations, Aanmitaagzi will present a series of community-engaged provocations that ask the questions:
- What are we eating that gives us power?
- What are we consuming that takes us away from who we are?
- What will bring us back to ourselves?
This durational live theatre provocation/intervention/interactive installation will ebb and flow from dusk to dawn, providing different encounters with the audience throughout the evening. Like stars dropped down from the sky, this work will be performed as an immersive performance at street level with a series of sculptural installations, performative interventions and a 15-foot puppet that explore our relationship to consumption.