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Miniature clay figures of elderly individuals in jars

Stories of Home: Live Storytelling Concert

Fri May 05, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In partnership with Storytelling Toronto

Celebrate the launch of the 2023 Toronto International Storytelling Festival with an evening of live storytelling inspired by Karine Giboulo: Housewarming. This is a unique opportunity to hear expert storytellers expand the narratives of the characters in the exhibition and explore shared experiences of the pandemic.


Storytelling Toronto was brought to life in 1979 as the Storytellers School of Toronto. It was founded by seven storytellers who wanted to encourage the renaissance of oral storytelling in modern society. From experienced, seasoned elders to young tellers experimenting with the nature of spoken narrative, Storytelling Toronto is a creative centre for story-lovers who share a passion for and a vision of storytelling as an transformative art in contemporary life.


Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo invites visitors into an immersive reimagining of her home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. Born of the COVID-19 pandemic, Housewarming is a sculpted documentary of individual and collective experiences grounded in current events. The colourful dioramas furnishing each room prompt reflection about the challenges we face as a society, including connectedness and isolation, aging and care, labour and consumerism, the climate crisis, food insecurity, and housing instability. Learn more

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