MOCA Toronto is thrilled to present the sixth and final edition of our Art of Propagation speakers series. Artist Jo SiMalaya Alcampo will introduce us to the Singing Plants – keepers of indigenous knowledge, stories and memory. These banana plants respond to human touch with songs – the Hudhud chant of the Ifugao people – and sounds of bamboo instruments and gongs indigenous to the Philippines.
This interactive installation explores our interconnectedness with the land, the need to protect intangible cultural heritage, and honour ancestor spirits.
Free tickets available here: moca.ca/shop/jo-simalaya-alcampo/
About Jo Simalaya Alcampo
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo is an interdisciplinary artist who integrates community storytelling and electroacoustic soundscapes. Jo makes comics with Kwentong Bayan Collective, bridges the Indigenous and Diasporic with Kapwa Collective, and is writing a magical realist play with Cahoots Theatre. Jo has developed technology that allows people to hear plants sing.
About The Art of Propagation
The Art of Propagation performative speaker series aims to broaden perspectives on art and culture through acts, thinking and projects of cultivation, fermentation and propagation.