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Weeds

Weeds is a collaborative site-adaptive work created by Melanie Kloetzel (kloetzel&co.) and Brandy Leary (Anandam Dancetheatre) that explores what it means for the human body to corporeally adapt to urban spaces through processes of biomimicry.

To read more about this work particularly in relation to larger movements that address artistic processes in a time of climate and ecological crisis, see: https://milezerodance.com/climate-art-by-melanie-kloetzel/

Weeds considers what it might mean for dancing bodies to adopt ideas from the more-than-human world to impact a series of cityscapes, just as, perhaps, weeds do when enacting a reclamation of abandoned or disused areas. 

The work is currently in research development in both Toronto and Calgary with support from Canada Council for the Arts.