re[public] in/decency

Info on re[public] in/decency

Info on re[public] in/decency

re[public] in/decency is an inter-arts activist initiative and creative think tank that explores the trans-national intersections between live art, social justice activism and arts-informed pedagogy.

Created in 2008 through a collaboration between two professional artists: community-based developer, theatre and performance artist Coman Poon (Toronto, Canada) and cultural worker, choreographer and performance maker Erica Mott (Chicago, USA), re[public] in/decency seeks to engage diverse audiences in our interdisciplinary work while acting as … Read more


The Palimpsest Project 1.3 in Toronto

A performance/lecture in defense of (re)appearance by re[public] in/decency, as part of the 2012 Free Fall Festival.

“Speed is perceived in two ways…as a causing factor of changes of culture and civilization and as an issue of (de)urbanization, which prepare the ground for new spatial objects and spaces.” -Paul Virilio, Speed and Politics

The historical palimpsest is a manuscript on parchment which has been effaced to make room for … Read more


re[public] in/decency interviewed on CIUT 89.5FM (in Toronto)

re[public] in/decency interviewed on CIUT 89.5FM (in Toronto)

While in Toronto for their performance  at the 32nd Annual Rhubarb Festival of Contemporary Performance Erica Mott and Coman Poon were invited to CIUT 89.5FM to speak about their work as re[public] in/decency.

re[public] in/decency was interviewed on CIUT 89.5FM (in Toronto) on Sex City on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 5-6pm (about THE PALIMPSEST PROJECT and How To Survive While in Exile) and on Evi-dance on Sunday, February 13, … Read more


Erica Receives Hub14 residency in Toronto

Erica Receives Hub14 residency in Toronto

February 20th-March 5th, Erica will be participate in a Live-In Residency at hub 14 in Toronto. There she and collaborator Coman Poon will conduct research with Toronto based artists and community groups in preparation for their latest performance installation, The Palimpsest Project.… Read more


How to Survive While in Exile at Rhubarb Fest

How to Survive While in Exile at Rhubarb Fest

re[public] in/decency have been invited to perform the third incarnation of their performance installation How to Survive While in Exile. at the 32nd Annual Rhubarb Festival of Contemporary Performance in Toronto February 16th-19th.… Read more


The Palimpsest Project

The Palimpsest Project

Over the course of a month, re[public] in/decency, in collaboration with dressmaker and visual artist Kristin Mariani, embarked on an integrated arts-based investigation of the relationship between personal and collective memory entitled The Palimpsest Project, as resident artists of SPOKE Gallery, Chicago.

April 26-May 23, 2010 at SPOKE, Chicago. Upcoming performance research to take place at hub14, Toronto February 21st-March 5th, 2011.

re[public] in/decency’s inspiration for building an … Read more


How to Survive While in Exile

How to Survive While in Exile

re[public] in/decency’s How to Survive While in Exile explores the physical, psycho-emotional, political and conceptual manifestations of “being in exile”.

Duration 60 minutes, excerpted version 30 minutes.

How to Survive While in Exile premiered on January 17 & 18, 2009 at Links Hall, Chicago and has since been re-envisioned and performed at performances festivals and academic conferences including Radical Intersections: A conference bridging activism and performance practices at Northwestern University, … Read more