The Burn is Here to Heal
Every area of Toronto was impacted by COVID-19, therefore it makes sense to allow residents of the city an opportunity to express their opinions about the epidemic.
On March 11 and 12, Roger Mooking’s interactive art installation The Burn will burn such ideas in Nathan Phillips Square as a healing gesture for the country’s third anniversary of the epidemic.
To bring The Burn closer to as many Torontonians as possible, the installation’s three wooden “vessels” will stop in 24 spots before cedar balls carrying those ideas are “spiritually and mentally” set ablaze in front of city hall, according to Mooking.
The Burn vessels will be on display in Scarborough at the Clark Centre for the Arts in Guild Park (February 16 to 22), the Scarborough Museum in Thomson Memorial Park (February 2 to 5), and the Scarborough Civic Centre (Feb. 6 to 9).
A vessel will visit the Gibson House Museum (February 9 to 15), the Driftwood Community Centre (February 9 to 15), the Ontario Science Centre (February 16 to 22), and the Zion Schoolhouse in North York (Feb. 2 to 8).
People in Etobicoke may express themselves at the Assembly Hall at Colonel Samuel Smith Park (February 9 to 15) and the Elmbank Community Centre (March 2 to 11).
Todmorden Mills (Feb. 23 to March 1), Montgomery’s Inn (Feb. 16 to 22), the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), the Market Gallery at St. Lawrence Market (Jan. 26 to Feb. 1), Colborne Lodge in High Park (Feb. 2 to 8), stackt market (Feb. 23 to March 1), and Mackenzie House (Feb. 23 to March 1) will host vessels (March 2 to 11).