Ayumi Goto is a performance apprentice, currently based in Toronto, traditional territories of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and Mississaugas of the Credit River. Born in Canada, she sometimes draws upon her Japanese heritage and language to investigate notions of national culturalism, belonging, and activism. She enjoys working in collaboration with artists, scholars, and communities to explore creative and critical reconciliation discourses and relational ethics. She has performed public interventions in Berlin, London, and Kyoto, and has focused on human- nonhuman interconnections through performances in rural and forested areas. Ayumi recently completed a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Simon Fraser University, focusing on a performatively premised conceptualization of “collective responsibility” and relationality, as expressed in the practices of Cree Métis artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Siksika artist Adrian Stimson, and Tahltan performance artist Peter Morin. Ayumi is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.
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