On Hospitality: A Conversation over Tea
This session is held in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Youth Centre Room 012
Led by Lisa Hirmer
Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans visual media, social practice, performance and art-based forms of research. Her work is focused on exploring the public life of ideas and disrupting barriers that prevent change within human ecologies.
Focused on sharing tea together, this session is a performative conversation about the contradictory nature of hospitality, which at the same time that it is generous, subtly reaffirms the position of whoever is offering that hospitality. It is an exchange premised on the host being in control – something that has the potential to be productive as well as problematic.