Jess Dobkin & Laura Levin: TALIXMXN


Encuentro participants are invited to create their own TALIXMXN - an energetic archive of Encuentro performances. Receiving small cotton bags and instructions at registration, they are then invited to approach participating Encuentro artists throughout the week to collect, assemble and activate their TALIXMXN bags with materials infused with the energy, intention, agency and will of the archive.


Jess Dobkin is a Toronto-based artist, curator, community activist, and teacher. She creates and produces intimate solo theatre performances, large-scale public happenings, socially engaged interventions and performance art workshops and lectures.

Laura Levin is a settler artist-scholar and Associate Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies at York University. Laura’s current research focuses on performance and political culture; site-specific and urban intervention; and performance and digital media. She is a Co-Investigator for the Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas.