The Art of the Decolonial

Jiv Parasram

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The Art of the Decolonial

Jiv Parasram

Through works such as Take d Milk, Nah?, multi-disciplinary artist Jiv Parasram challenges the identity play by exploring how decolonization in thought and process transfers into an artistic offering.

In this funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, Jivesh blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures.

“What does decolonization mean through aesthetics; and what does that look like for each individual artist?”

This story asks the gut-punching questions: What divides us? Who is served by the constructs of cultural identity? And what are we willing to accept in the desire to belong? Then again—it doesn’t really matter, because we are all Jiv.

Jivesh Parasram is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. He is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre and the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre, following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres on decolonization through aesthetics. Parasram's work has toured nationally and internationally.

Photo

Marko Kovacevic

→  artist interview

→  listen to Take d Milk, Nah?

→  play review

The Art of the Decolonial

The Art of the Decolonial

Jiv Parasram

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Through works such as Take d Milk, Nah?, multi-disciplinary artist Jiv Parasram challenges the identity play by exploring how decolonization in thought and process transfers into an artistic offering.

In this funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, Jivesh blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures.

“What does decolonization mean through aesthetics; and what does that look like for each individual artist?”

This story asks the gut-punching questions: What divides us? Who is served by the constructs of cultural identity? And what are we willing to accept in the desire to belong? Then again—it doesn’t really matter, because we are all Jiv.

Jivesh Parasram is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. He is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre and the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre, following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres on decolonization through aesthetics. Parasram's work has toured nationally and internationally.

Through works such as Take d Milk, Nah?, multi-disciplinary artist Jiv Parasram challenges the identity play by exploring how decolonization in thought and process transfers into an artistic offering.

In this funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, Jivesh blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures.

“What does decolonization mean through aesthetics; and what does that look like for each individual artist?”

This story asks the gut-punching questions: What divides us? Who is served by the constructs of cultural identity? And what are we willing to accept in the desire to belong? Then again—it doesn’t really matter, because we are all Jiv.

Jivesh Parasram is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. He is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre and the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre, following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres on decolonization through aesthetics. Parasram's work has toured nationally and internationally.

Photo

Marko Kovacevic

→  artist interview

→  listen to Take d Milk, Nah?

→  play review

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Elusiveness
Care
Corporeal
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Invitation
Immersion
Meditation
Elusiveness
Curiosity
Corporeal
Transmission
All
Disruption
Memory
Impulse
Curiosity
Expansion
Elusiveness
Opening
Organic
Meditation
All
Elusiveness
Ancestors
Memory
Invitation
Transmission
Elusiveness
Immersion
Expansion
All
Absence
Ancestors
Courage
Immersion
All
Disruption
Invitation
Immersion
Organic
Transmission
Care
Vulnerability
Curiosity
Transmission
All
Memory
Impulse
Immersion
Transmission
All
Care
Edge
Corporeal
Expansion
All
Elusiveness
Memory
Care
Courage
Vulnerability
Ancestors
Vulnerability
Corporeal
Transmission
Expansion
Care
Courage
Invitation
Transmission
Ancestors
Courage
Immersion
Corporeal
Organic
Absence
Disruption
Impulse
Edge
Kinetic
Memory
Elusiveness
Vulnerability
Meditation
Kinetic
Ancestors
Courage
Disruption
Opening
All
Memory
Care
Corporeal
Meditation
Expansion
Absence
Ancestors
Memory
Edge
Expansion
Ancestors
Opening
Invitation
Curiosity
Expansion
Disruption
Ancestors
Invitation
Curiosity
All
Ancestors
Curiosity
Kinetic
Transmission
Expansion
Absence
Elusiveness
Vulnerability
Edge
Meditation
Ancestors
Care
Curiosity
Meditation
All
Absence
Disruption
Opening
Transmission
All
Disruption
Care
Kinetic
Transmission
All
Memory
Curiosity
Kinetic
Corporeal
Meditation
Care
Vulnerability
Edge
Opening
Corporeal
Absence
Memory
Invitation
Transmission
All
Disruption
Elusiveness
Courage
Edge
Expansion
Ancestors
Memory
Care
Courage
Transmission
Absence
Memory
Edge
Curiosity
Immersion
Elusiveness
Impulse
Curiosity
Kinetic
Transmission
Impulse
Opening
Organic
All
Disruption
Care
Opening
Transmission
All
Disruption
Ancestors
Care
Impulse
All
Absence
Memory
Opening
Immersion
Meditation
Disruption
Courage
Impulse
Edge
Organic
Ancestors
Memory
Invitation
Meditation
Expansion
Invitation
Curiosity
Immersion
Corporeal
Organic
Ancestors
Vulnerability
Invitation
Organic
Meditation
Ancestors
Care
Invitation
Organic
Meditation
Corporeal
Kinetic
Meditation
Transmission
All