a canary torsi

In 2009, artist and choreographer Yanira Castro formed the interdisciplinary collaborative a canary torsi, an anagram of her full name. a canary torsi creates site-adaptable, performance-based projects engaged in questions of democracy and agency in the art experience. How do we come together as a public in the art event? Ranging from formal movement explorations and immersive environments to interactive video installations and online archives, a canary torsi explores the relationship between spectator and event, developing unique scenarios where the audience’s actions dramatically impact the experienced outcome of the work. For a canary torsi, the audience is an integral collaborator.


“Forget the safety of distance; this is the palpable sensation of art up-close and personal.”
-Debra Griboff, Encore Magazine

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