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Lits de Procuste (Procrustean Beds)
Performance by Edith Brunette and François Lemieux
Sunday, February 28, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free, YouTube livestream
Procrustes is the name of an innkeeper from Antiquity who, according to myth, laid weary travellers upon a bed that served as his template. Bodies too large were sawed down; bodies too small, quartered. Lits de Procuste (Procrustean beds) are all the apparatuses that have reversed their functions and that demand their occupants adapt to their measure, rather than the inverse. From this premise Edith Brunette and François Lemieux draw their watchword, a performance made to measure for these confined times.
As part of the exhibition Going to, Making Do, Passing Just the Same