An exhibition of photos and notes about the slow performance of salt, oil, and milk on the MKG127. The project is part of a series of works on the commercial economy, food production and modern industrialization that Bill Burns has been working on for many years. September 11-October 9. 1445 Dundas W.
Bill started his slow performance in 2018 in Amden, Switzerland as The Great Trade or The Great Donkey Walk. With the help of two donkeys, Bill took salt from a local salt mine to some of the softer slopes in the Swiss Alps, and so the project began. Milking a goat, walking a donkey, slaughtering a sheep, offering honey, making cheese and occasionally singing the national anthem are the ways of the bill. The exhibition includes dozens of drawings that Bill interprets as “pre-documents”, images that depict events that are about to take place, as well as “documents”, images that have already taken place.
On October 8, a salt, oil, and milk demonstration will take place on the Humber River Trail in Oculus. The performance will include a procession of musicians, goats, farmers, bees and possibly a donkey. The musicians will sing about milk, honey, campfire and donkeys. At the end of the day, Bill will mix milk and honey together. They call it a “mixture of milk and honey.”
Artists will attend each week of the exhibition. There will be several events on Saturday afternoon.
MKG127 is located south of 1445 Dundas St. West in Toronto between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Avenue. The gallery is currently open from Wednesday to Saturday at 6 p.m., or appointment time. To make an appointment, email us at [email protected] or call 647-435-7682.
MKG127 Gallery is participating in Weekend Toronto, September 23-26, so we will be open on Sunday, September 26.
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