A Day of Affectionate Actions LoVid
Dillon de Give

Saturday, November 4, 2017

MiST Theatre, UTM


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Let Down Reflex on view at the e|gallery from October 16–November 4, 2017, and as part of Take Care, Circuit 2: Care Work.

Image: Dillon de Give, By My Own Admission (performance documentation), 2016.
Photo: Ramsay de Give. Courtesy EFA Project Space and the artist.

A Day of Affectionate Actions
Saturday, November 4, 1–4pm

MiST Theatre, UTM

This event brings together two live performances that highlight the fluidity of family and art. In a new collaboration, LoVid and their children (Rama, Dlisah, and Lo’am) will perform together, using a range of instruments and objects, and Dillon de Give invites parents and caretakers to share the details of their bedtime routines in front of a live audience. Children of all ages welcome.

1pm: Introduction by Amber Berson and Juliana Driever

1:30pm: HouseHold by LoVid

3pm: By Our Own Admission by Dillon de Give 


Image: LoVid, Kids at a Noise Show (video still), 2016. Courtesy the artists.
Participant Biographies

Amber Berson is a writer, curator, and PhD student conducting doctoral research at Queen’s University on artist-run culture and feminist, utopian thinking. She most recently curated The Let Down Reflex (with Juliana Driever) and was the 2016 curator-in-residence as part of the France-Quebec Cross-Residencies program at Astérides in Marseille, France. She is the Canadian ambassador for the Art+Feminism Wikipedia project.

Juliana Driever is a curator and writer focused on collaborative practices, public space, and site-specificity. Recent curatorial work includes The Let Down Reflex (2016, with Amber Berson, EFA Project Space, New York), Socially Acceptable (2015, Residency Unlimited/InCube Arts), Art in Odd Places 2014: FREE (with Dylan Gauthier, New York), and About, With & For (2013, Boston Center for the Arts).

Dillon de Give is an artist and educator working with performance, film, publication and documentary forms. He is a co-founder of the Walk Exchange, a cooperative walking group, and organizes the annual Coyote Itinerancy, a retreat that traces a foot- path between New York City and the wild.

LoVid is a New York-based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid’s work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, textiles, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and A/V performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid has performed and presented works at venues throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.


The Blackwood Gallery gratefully acknowledges the operating support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.


The Blackwood Gallery is grateful for additional support for Circuit 2: Care Work from the Department of Visual Studies (UTM); McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Faculty of Information (UTSG); Parkland on the Glen Retirement Living; The Revue Cinema; Streetsville Public Library; Student Housing and Residence Life (UTM); Women and Gender Studies (UTM); Visual Arts Mississauga; University of Toronto Affinity Partners Manulife, TD Insurance, and MBNA.

Funding for additional staff support was made possible through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museums Association administers the program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.