Back in 20 mins is an invitation to examine a world of possibilities within our present spatial, social, emotional, and physical capacities. In its format, this pluridisciplinary online program includes a collaborative SoundCloud playlist, a written contribution, and a screening program that draws on the collective desire to mentally check-out, stretch one's body, tag along for a long drive, and meaningfully connect with our environment and other beings. Some questions guiding my curatorial discourse are: what kind of psychological latitude is provided through the unfolding of familiar and foreign spaces? What is the relationship between music, wanderlust, and emotional resonance? What are the musings or the memories we recall when going on a stroll?
Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based artist whose practice includes the use of performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, works on paper, and writing. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture, the body, documentation, and paranormal phenomena, she works through attempts to understand concepts of loss, post-memory, inheritance, and objecthood. DeFreitas’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the TFVA 2016 Finalist Artist Prize, the 2016 John Hartman Award, and longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. www.erikadefreitas.com