Through My Lens

A narrow space between two buildings, with another skyscraper in the distance. The sky is very blue. The light reflecting off the buildings is golden.
Photo credit: Amy Amantea

Through My Lens

by Amy Amantea with Theatre Replacement


Friday June 10, 8:00pm ET

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Online interactive performance in Zoom
In-person viewing party at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts


ALPHA— Through My Lens is an interactive performance that combines hospitality, image analysis and spoken text within a Zoom environment.

Amy Amantea is an artist with a lived experience of blindness, having a total of 2% vision in one eye. She is also a photographer whose practice includes walking the city at twilight looking for interesting light patterns and capturing them with her camera.

Through My Lens is an interdisciplinary performance that brings Amantea’s life experiences into one space and shares with audiences what it is to live with blindness. The audience will act as Amantea’s “eyes”, describing her photos —which have never been seen by her — back to her. This interaction will open up a new realm of perception: a reciprocal collision of the visual and non-visual experience.


Written and Performed by Amy Amantea
Written and Directed by James Long
Creative Technology and Media Design by Patrick Pennefather
Assistant Directed by Arthi Chandra
Outside Eye by Tania El-Khoury


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Commissioned by SpiderWebShow Performance through Canada Council for the Arts Digital NOW program.