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, senses of belonging, and activism in her creative practice. She enjoys working in collaboration with artists, scholars, and communities writ large to explore creatively and critically reconciliation discourses and relational ethics. Most recently, she has performed public interventions in Berlin, London, and Kyoto, as well as focusing on developing human-nonhuman interconnections through performances in rural and forested areas. Ayumi is currently completing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Simon Fraser University. In her thesis, she explores a performatively premised conceptualization of "collective responsibility" and relationality as expressed in the practices of Cree Métis artist, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, and Siksika artist, Adrian Stimson, and Tahltan performance artist, Peter Morin.
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