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Marcus Boon

Marcus Boon

Marcus is a scholar and friend – and his book Practice (edited with Gabriel Levine) brings together essays and tidbits that contextualize contemporary art in the idea of practice. We adore this book, because for us, yoga intersects art in this space – of practice.
Marcus is a Professor of English at York University, Toronto where he is also a member of the Social and Political Thought program. He grew up in London to English and German parents and came of age during the punk era, turned on by hearing “Anarchy in the UK” on pirate radio one night in a bedroom in the suburbs, and by a recording of John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things”, also heard in that same bedroom. He collaborates with his wife/partner Christie Pearson as TheWaves on immersive vibratory environments of various kinds, having created the now infamous all night swimming pool installation/party Night Swim for Toronto’s first Nuit Blanche in 2006, an all day celebration of Toronto’s forgotten histories of public bathing Fire in the Water at Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion in 2012, and our first full vibratory environment at University of Tasmania School of Art in Hobart in 2015. We’re looking forward to future collaborations with this dynamic duo!

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