Storytelling seeks to shift the mediation of contemporary art from more conventional modes of interpreting and informing to narrating and embodying through weekly walks and conversations. Rapper and spoken-word poet Borelson offers a performative response to works by Jae Jarrell and Caecilia Tripp installed at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU).
Image Credit: “Borelson,” 2018. Photo: Andrei Pora
Borelson (born in Libreville, Gabon; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist whose craft spans rap, singing, and spoken word. After growing up in Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Borelson performed and modeled in Paris until taking a leap of faith and settling down in the 6ix (the amalgamation of Toronto’s six municipal districts). He has performed at Toronto venues and events including Nuit Blanche, Afrofest, TdotFest, and Unity Festival. He didn’t come this far to only come this far…