locked in a way

Opening Reception
Saturday January 18, 2020 - 2pm to 4pm

  • Matthew Hayes and Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, locked in a way, video still, single channel video, 2016, 7:10
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Due to efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the AGP closed to the public on March 14, 2020. While we work behind the scenes to reshape our programming, please enjoy this exhibition virtually. Like many galleries, we don’t yet know when we will reopen. Check for updates here or on our social media platforms.


Installation view of locked in a way film installation view of locked in a way film

Click here to see the film: https://vimeo.com/195900769


locked in a way is a collaboration between filmmaker Matthew Hayes and dance artist Victoria Mohr-Blakeney. This short film explores the confining and isolating landscape of grief. It features the last recorded conversation between Victoria and her mother Renate Mohr, as they speak about a creative collaboration that they are not able to finish before Renate’s death. locked in a way offers a brief intimate space wherein a mother’s voice and a daughter’s body connect across time, space, and even death.


Matthew Hayes is an independent filmmaker based in Peterborough, Ontario. He has made over a dozen films which have screened throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. He recently completed his debut feature-length documentary “Pushback,” and received his PhD from Trent University in 2019.

Victoria Mohr-Blakeney is a curator and writer with a focus on curating contemporary dance and performance. She has curated/ co-curated performance and visual art exhibitions in gallery, theatre, and site-specific settings including Harbourfront Centre, CB Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Artspace, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Citadel, George Brown School of Design, Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Nuit Blanche, and Artsweek Peterborough. Victoria has worked alongside Bridget Moser, Ame Henderson, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Public Energy, and Dance Collection Danse. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University.


Photo documentation courtesy of Matthew Hayes