ABOUT PUBLIC RECORDINGS
ABOUT PUBLIC RECORDINGS
Public Recordings is an artist-led collective based in Toronto. We develop and present hypotheses about group work using dance, theatre, music, publication and other collective gestures.
Our work has been shown and distributed in theatres, art galleries, museums, bars, clubs, civic, outdoor and digital spaces across Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Public Recordings is led by its Associate Artists. Working and managing resources collectively, the Associate Artists direct the company’s projects and help collaborators develop new ones.
Board of Directors: Tali Boritz, Lee Henderson, Lauren Vandervoort.
Design: Jeremy McCormick
Bookkeeping: Emma Walker
Public Recordings was founded in 2003 by choreographer Ame Henderson and new media artist Daniel Arcé. For the following decade Ame led the organization as its Artistic Director, producing her dance works–and increasingly–interdisciplinary collaborative projects across Canada and Europe.
Beginning in 2012 Ame and a group of collaborators came together to develop a new organizational structure for Public Recordings. And in 2015 the organization officially shifted into its current Associate Artist model. The result is what we are: an interdisciplinary collective, led by a team of Associate Artists who support each other, produce their work together, and help cultivate new projects. Performance making as a radical experiment in togetherness.
Past Associate Artists: Ame Henderson, sandra Henderson, Jeremy McCormick.
Public Recordings would like to acknowledge the sacred land on which we live together. This land is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The name of our city, Toronto, comes from the Kanien’kéha word Tkaronto, which means “where the trees stand in water.”
This land is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which is an agreement between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Public Recordings seeks to honour these obligations of mutual care.
This land has been site of human activity for thousands of years, and it is still home to many indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work here.