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In a performance collaboration with media artist and musician Melody McKiver, Shore Lunch acknowledges the past sustenance of this place. The mobile camp kitchen will be the landmark for this performance collaboration with songs inspired by food cooking and preparation sounds and foods from this place. The performance will include musical scores for wild rice parching and fish frying by Melody McKiver and Lisa Myers. 

Shore Lunch: Leaving Marks involves using carved rolling pins to create print blocks with berry pigment. In the spirit of kitchen conversations, the action of using the rolling pin performance enters the realm of visiting as the artist tells stories while “cooking” up prints. The artist will print directly onto postcard sized cards with four rolling print blocks, each a different element and metaphor related to shoreline development. After this inuagural performance, the audience will be served a pureed strawberry drink since strawberries are the first berry of the season.

Shore Lunch: Leaving Marks


Shore Lunch addresses the layered history of Toronto's shoreline, as well as those of other Great Lakes.

Shore Lunch is a multi-site art venue that takes the form of a camp kitchen. Complete with propane burner, tables and make shift seating made from repurposed materials, Shore Lunch will provide a place and venue for video, performance, food and multiples. The construction of this mobile camp kitchen is in collaboration with artist Kip Jones and millwright John Myers.

Shore Lunch explores the historical interaction of waterfront leisure areas and industrial hubs in Canada's Great Lakes. 

This event is part of a series of performance pieces that continues on June 20, and June 29 & July 1.

A Fresh Ground new works commission.

Theatre Visual Arts