SaltWalks: Toronto, 2017
Two performance walks in High Park and Chinatown
7a*11d Performance Art Festival
Photos by Henry Chan
Framed as an improvised walk, these two performances shared stories, anecdotes and information about the ubiquitous mineral know as salt. We began with taste tests of different kinds of salt from mass produced table salt to Himalayan rock salt and Fleur de sel from Brittany. These savory comparisons initiated conversations where we explored the use of salt across time and different cultures. Through an engagement with salt, this performance operated as a platform that literally embodies an aesthetic and philosophical enquiry into the importance of this substance to life, ritual, survival, health, industry and the imagination. Cutler’s salt performances enter into an aesthetic and philosophical enquiry into the importance of this substance to life, industry and the imagination.
Organized by the Toronto Performance Art Collective, an incorporated non-profit collective of artists, 7a*11d has built a platform for new and progressive performance art works from emerging and established artists. The collective invites performance artists from around the world to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary performance art.