Toronto-based Johannes Zits works across many disciplines with a focus on the body and the many meanings it engenders. His work draws attention to conventional image-making processes as well as the ways images from mass media are disseminated and consumed. In his work with the natural environment Zits aims to extend the notion of the performer to include nature itself. Considering nature as a body and as an active participant ensures that it cannot be construed as a passive prop or backdrop; nor adored and fixed in the realm of the sublime. He has presented work across Canada as well as internationally.