It’s an 8km swim from Güzelçamli, Turkey to the Greek Island of Samos. That’s 160 lengths of an Olympic sized swimming pool.
Swim is a new creation in-development by Jivesh Parasram and Tom Arthur Davis that imagines the effects of migration on the self. Originally conceived as a performance event with a live endurance swimming audience component, Swim is being reimagined as a walking meditation/audio play for the SummerWorks Lab
This SummerWorks Lab workshop presentation of Swim was produced by Pandemic Theatre in collaboration with Theatre Conspiracy. It was presented by Why Not Theatre, with development support from Crow’s Theatre.
Swim was written and created by Jivesh Parasram & Tom Arthur Davis, in collaboration with Tim Carlson, Gavan Cheema, and David Mesiha. Our readers were Tsholo Khalema, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, and Sally Zori.
Swim was recorded and edited on the territory of the Erie, Neutral, Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas and Anisnabek Peoples, as well as on the Unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sto:lo people.
Special thanks to Rumble Theatre for podcast hosting support. This was project was made possible by the Government of Canada and the Canada for the Arts.