In their collaborative performance piece, painter Karen Bailey and storyteller Kim Kilpatrick delve into issues of identity, accessibility and canine service using sound and images.
Kim Kilpatrick is a storyteller, former Paralympian and disability rights activist who has handled four guide dogs. Born blind, she brings a fresh and unique approach to the art of storytelling.
This performance installation echoes an historical truth - mans relationship with animals has been economic, passionate and complex. In contemporary society, with an increasing emphasis on the rights of non-human animals, we must ask ourselves: is he just a dog that works, a tool to make humans life easier or is he more than that?
Stanley is with the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.