FADO E-LIST (October 2010)

October 19, 2010 E-Bulletin


1. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Dates: October 21 – 31, 2010
2. EVENT: FADO Performance Art Centre at the 7a*11d Festival
Dates: various
3. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011
Deadline date: November 1, 2010; Source: ComPeung
4. WORKSHOP: Documenting Performance
Dates: November 2 and 4; Source: LIFT
5. WORKSHOPS: Artsadmin Weekenders 2010
Dates: various; Source: Sinead O’Donnell
6. SYMPOSIUM: Performing Feminist Culture (Toronto)
Dates: November 5-6, 2010; Source: Pam Patterson
7. WORKSHOP: Hands-on Performance
Dates: November 15-19; Source: Roxanne Angers
8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Stromereien 11 Performance Festival (Zurich)
Deadline date: November 19, 2010; Source: Stromereien
9. WORKSHOP: Black Market at New Territories Festival Winter School
Date: March 2011; Source: Helge Meyer
10. EVENT: 25 years Black Market International - the anniversary tour
Dates: various; Source: Boris Nieslony
11. JOB: School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks teacher
Deadline date: December 15, 2010: Source: Victoria Stanton
12. REQUEST: Instructions For One Day
Date: unspecified; Source: Adriana Disman
13: EVENT: exist-ence : a festival of performance art, live art and action art
Dates: November 26 – 27, 2010; Source: Rebecca Cummingham


1. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Dates: October 21 – 31, 2010

7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Contemporary live art from across the globe
October 21 – 31, 2010


The Eighth 7a*11d International Festival is the culmination of 14 years of our experiences as a collective, and two years of planning for the over 30 artists that will descend on Toronto this year. We are excited to present a larger festival than ever before – with daily and evening performance art events presented in association with our gallery partners – Mercer Union, XPACE Cultural Centre, and Toronto Free Gallery; and with adjunct events at Tranzac Club, The Gladstone Hotel and various outdoor public sites around the city.

For the 2010 festival, we have assembled a stunning variety of emerging and established artists from Alberta, Belgium, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan, Singapore, Sweden, UK, USA and Venezuela.

In collaboration with Toronto Free Gallery, we offer Performance Art Daily, a symposium and series in which invited artists talk about their work as well as the performance practices in their own cities and countries, with guest lectures and panel discussions dissecting the compelling issues of global performance.

Bookmark www.7a-11d.ca and check back often for updates, programming changes and the locations of our various off-site artists. Read up on the sights and insights of the festival at 7a11d.blogspot.com where we have commissioned two outstanding writers, Daniel Baird and Natalie Loveless, to chronicle each event.

For the past several festivals we have highlighted the work of iconic Canadian artists, designated as Éminences Grises, “one who exercises great power or influence secretly or unofficially.” Not so secretly, this year we are pleased to honour Michael Fernandes and Sylvie Tourangeau. We invite you to pay special attention to their presentations.

Anne Bérubé (Canada)
Jeffery Byrd (USA)
Maurice Blok (Finland)
Étienne Boulanger (Canada)
Robin Brass (Canada)
Chuyia Chia (Singapore)
Brian Connolly (N.Ireland)
Teresa Dillon (UK)
Michael Fernandes (Canada)
Jürgen Fritz (Germany)
Kaori Haba (Japan)
Stein Henningsen (Norway)
Berenicci Hershorn (Canada)
Julián Higuerey Núñez (Venezuela)
Roddy Hunter (UK)
Chen Jin (China)
Jolanta Lapiak (Canada)
Sara Létourneau (Canada)
Pancho López (Mexico)
Jamie McMurry (USA)
Helge Meyer (Germany)
Carlos Monroy (Columbia)
Agnes Nedregard (Norway)
Irma Optimist (Finland)
Francis O’Shaughnessy (Canada)
Gwendoline Robin (Belgium)
Karen Spencer (Canada)
Joakim Stampe (Sweden)
Victoria Stanton (Canada)
Henry Adam Svec (Canada)
Sylvie Tourangeau (Canada)
Jocelyn Tremblay (Canada)
Natalyn Tremblay (Canada)
Martine Viale (Canada)
Bojana Videkanic (Canada)

Full schedule available on-line on October 1
Festival catalogue available October 4
Festival Hotline: 416-822-3219<
Mailing list: info@performanceart.ca

7a*11d would like to acknowledge the support of our funders and the generosity of our partners: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FRAME (Finnish Fund for Art Exchange), Singapore International Foundation, University of Ulster, P3rforman4c3, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Konstnärsnämnden (Sweden), FADO Performance Art Centre, Toronto Free Gallery, Mercer Union, XPACE Cultural Centre, Images Festival, Gladstone Hotel, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival, Red Sky Performance, Vtape, Fuse Magazine and Beehive Design.

The 7a*11d collective is: Gale Allen, Annie Onyi Cheung, Shannon Cochrane (founder), Paul Couillard (founder), Jess Dobkin, Adam Herst, Johanna Householder (founder) and Tanya Mars. 2010 Festival Intern: Amy Jenine Wong.


2. EVENT: FADO Performance Art Centre at the 7a*11d Festival

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to be presenting several artists during the 7a*11d festival.

October 21: Mercer Union @ 8pm
Helge Meyer
Pneumatic Vision: Cut

October 23: Mercer Union @ 6pm
Jamie McMurry

October 28: XPACE @ 8pm
Agnes Nedregard
Even out the pressure

October 30: XPACE @ 8pm
Teresa Dillon
Small Acts of Great Significance



3. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011
Deadline date: November 1, 2010; Source: ComPeung

ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011

The ComPeung Artist-in-Residence Program is designed for local and international artists to live and work together with our team and the local community. Interested artists are encouraged to apply by providing ComPeung with a preliminary proposal of her/his/their artwork or project. As a work-in-progress we understand that the proposed project might change in the process.

Our new deadline for residency applications January - June 2011 will be: November 1, 2010.

More information, please visit: http://www.compeung.org
Tel: +66 (0) 87 694 8483
PO Box 27 Doi Saket Post Office, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50220


Dates: November 2 and 4; Source: LIFT

Reexamine the relationship between camera and performance

Tuesday, November 2nd, 6pm-10pm
Thursday, November 4th, 6pm-10pm
Members and friends of FADO $75

Non-Members $95
Enrollment is limited to 8
This workshop will cover the role of video documentation in performance art. We will consider the relationship between performer and audience, performance and documentation, and how documentation relates to enactment in performance art. This workshop will provide a practical production section and an informed discussion led by the instructor.

Familiarity with performance art and video camera operation is strongly recommended.
This workshop is co-presented with FADO Performance Art Centre.

Archer Pechawis, performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator was born in Alert Bay, BC in 1963. He has been a practicing artist since 1984 with particular interest in the intersection of Plains Cree culture and digital technology, often merging "traditional" objects such as hand drums with "forward engineered" devices such as Mac PowerBooks. His work has been exhibited across Canada and featured in publications such as Fuse Magazine and Canadian Theatre Review. Archer has been the recipient of many Canada Council and British Columbia Arts awards, and won the Best New Media Award at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2007 and Best Experimental Short at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2009. Archer works extensively with Native youth as part of his art practice, teaching performance and digital media for the Indigenous Media Arts Group and in the public school system. Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan.



5. WORKSHOPS: Artsadmin Weekenders 2010
Dates: various; Source: Sinead O’Donnell

Six intensive weekend workshops led by artists renowned for their approaches to making, facilitation and participation.

Artsadmin’s Weekenders are open to all practitioners regardless of level of experience; all that is required is an openness to meet, talk, play, perform and collaborate. The second series of Weekenders starts in September 2010 and runs through to April 2011. Come to one or all – each Weekender operates as a stand-alone while the series as a whole offers an opportunity to work with an outstanding range of artists.

The next series of Weekenders will be led by Station House Opera (Julian Maynard Smith), Simon Vincenzi, Kira O’Reilly, Oreet Ashery, João Fiadeiro and Karen Christopher.

The content of each Weekender will be unique to the lead artist, reflective of their practice and responsive to the group of participants.

13 - 14 Nov: Simon Vincenzi
11 - 12 Dec: Kira O'Reilly
12 - 13 Feb: Oreet Ashery
12 - 13 Mar: João Fiadeiro
16 - 17 Apr: Karen Christopher (ex-Goat Island)

All Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Please be sure you can attend both days in full, £60 per weekend
Limited to 16 places per lab.

Book online via: www.artsadmin.co.uk/opportunities/bursary.php?id=17
or call 020 7650 2350


6. SYMPOSIUM: Performing Feminist Culture
Dates: November 5-6, 2010; Source: Pam Patterson

WIAprojects (CWSE,OISE/UT), OCADU (Equity and Diversity & the Faculty of Art) & XPACE Cultural Centre are working together to present:
Symposium: Performing Feminist Culture
Nov 5/6, 2010
XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Ave, Toronto

Discussants are coming from across Canada and the USA. There will be an exhibition of Carolyn Jervis' Love Letters to Feminism and performances by Leena Raudvee & Erika DeFreitas. The event is free but we are asking for people to register early as space is limited.

You can register by email at: info@wiaprojects.com. Visit our symposium website (designed by Maggie Flynn) at: http://performingfeministculture.wordpress.com/

Performing Feminist Culture is a symposium on the topic of feminist cultural production Feminist cultural practice in the 21st century has been splintered into a myriad of practices, concerns and communities. Such a shift has created more inclusive feminisms in which intersecting oppressions, privileges and needs speak across communities of difference. “Feminist artist” has been replaced by “cultural practitioner”, who in dialogue with curators, historians, critics, theorists, viewers, educators, galleries help create a space in which artifact becomes a site that acquires multiple meanings. But, what are those meanings?  Is feminist production still alive and well? Is feminist cultural production passé, racist, classist, liberal, (fill in the blank)? What does a feminist cultural producer or curator look like anyway? How do these developing configurations perform (or resist or re-perform)?

The intention of the symposium is to engage the cultural community in working through some central concerns around feminist cultural production and its role as a creative and activist strategy for both the production of culture and its presentation and dissemination. Performing Feminist Culture wishes to engage other cultural practitioners in a practice of thinking, making, presenting and theorizing about what feminist cultural workers do. With this in mind, WIAprojects has invited a wide range of discussants and participants, some who do not necessarily identify as feminist, to create this open dialogue. This includes, as well as WIAprojects collective organizers and facilitators, a diverse and complex mix of peoples who variously identify as woman, man, trans, person of colour, disabled, queer and in practice as a filmmaker, educator, poet, theatre director, opera composer, painter, performance artist, curator.

XPACE: http://www.xpace.info


7. WORKSHOP: Hands-on Performance
Dates: November 15-19; Source: Roxanne Angers

Teachers: Split Britches (NY)
Nov 15-19, 9:30am to 12:30pm
At Studio 303 (372 Ste-Catherine W.)


8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Stromereien 11 Performance Festival (Zurich)
Deadline date: November 19, 2010; Source: Stromereien

Call for Performance Projects: dreams of rivers - dreams of cities

Stromereien 11 Performance Festival Zurich
3rd - 12th of August 2011

We are proud to announce the sixth edition of stromereien Performance Festival Zurich (3rd to 12th August 2011). stromereien takes place every two years in and around the Tanzhaus Zürich (centre for contemporary dance) and offers current trends in situational performance art a unique platform in Zurich.

For the upcoming festival stromereien 11 we are looking for performance projects. They should engage with a situation, site in the landscape along the river Limmat and the neighboring areas of the city. Performances can be visual, acoustic, moving, installative, participatory et cetera. Conceived as live actions the performances should also encourage and persuade the audience / passers by to think and to act. Stromereien Peformance Festival Zurich offers current trends in situational* performance art a unique platform in Zurich. (*situational = pertaining or referring to a specific situation)

Stromereien 11 will take place from the 3rd to the 12th of August 2011 and will explore the River Limmat as an artery and a corridor through the city. The Limmat not only traverses and dissects different parts of the city – social, cultural, architectural, economical, historical and subjective realities of Zurich are formed and opened by the river.

The artists can choose their place / space / situation from the areas along the River Limmat or the adjacent districts. The submitted projects should be characterised by an open or restrained passion for exploring the city environment and the river. The performers should function as temporary bridge builders, using their artistic practice to expand the perception of the city’s realities, and should encourage and persuade the audience / passers by to think and to act.

A project for Stromereien 11 can be visual, acoustic, movement-based, an installation, conception, participative etc. It must be a live event. The technical time and effort should be kept at a minimum, allowing the emphasis of presence and action.
A performance may last no longer than 30 minutes. This does not include installations or participative works that rely on a different form of presentation.<

A project proposal comprises:
-completed application form (on website)
-project description (max. 2 A4-pages)
-short CVs for all participating artists (max. A4-page per artist)
-documentation of previous relevant work (Text, Videos, Images etc.)

Project proposals will not be returned. All applicants will be notified of the decision by the middle of December 2010.
Application Deadline: Friday 19th November 2010

Stromereien Performance Festival
c/o Tanzhaus
Wasserwerkstrasse 129
Zürich Switzerland

Programming group Stromereien 11: Karin Frei (curator, art historian), Bettina Holzhausen (artistic director stromereien, choreographer), Dorothea Rust (artist, dancer), Meret Schlegel (Co-director Tanzhaus Zurich)


9. WORKSHOP: Black Market at New Territories Festival Winter School
Date: March 2011; Source: Helge Meyer

Black Market International workshops at the Winter School 2011 of New
Territories Festival in Glasgow!

Black Market International will be artists-in-residence during the New Territories festival in March 2011 as part of its This Is Performance Art (Europe) series. Members of the collective will be mentoring three courses as part of the festival's International Winter School. The accepted participants will be assigned to a course on arrival. The fee includes tickets to all talks and performances by BMI and their guests, including
BMI's own 12-hour performance on the Saturday, your attendance at these events is seen as a necessary part of the course.

More information on the following website:


10. EVENT: 25 years Black Market International - the anniversary tour
Dates: various; Source: Boris Nieslony

25 years Black Market International - the anniversary tour
Black Market International in Town

Jürgen Fritz / Germany
Norbert Klassen / Switzerland
Myriam Laplante / Canada / Italy
Wen Lee / Singapore
Jason Lim / Singapore
Alastair MacLennan / Northern Ireland
Helge Meyer / Germany
Boris Nieslony / Germany
Jacques van Poppel / Netherlands
Elvira Santamaria / Mexico
Marco Teubner / Germany
Julie-Andrée T. / Canada
Roi Vaara / Finland

Poland: Galeria Labirynt, Lublin: November, 15th - 20th

Galeria Labirynt, Warszawa: November, 21th
Info: performance@labirynt.com<

Germany: E.P.I. Zentrum and Orangerie / Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne
November, 24th
Info: 0049 221 952 27 07 / asabank@asa.de

Ideenstiftungs e.V., Ilsede
November, 27th
Info: www.ideenstiftung.org / 0049 (0)5172 41 21 22

Switzerland: Bone Festival, Bern
December 01st - 5th
Info: pplastikk@hotmail.com / 0043 (0)31 302 87 73


11. JOB: School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks teacher
Deadline date: December 15, 2010: Source: Victoria Stanton

Performance Art / Interdisciplinary Artist/Scholar [Wilding, Wright] The Performance Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks an exceptional and versatile artist/scholar working and exhibiting in performance practices, for a senior level tenured or tenure-track teaching position who will chair the department on a rotating basis. Performative practices are at the forefront of contemporary art, crossing boundaries between multiple disciplines and offering a broad range of aesthetic, conceptual, critical, and experiential possibilities. SAIC's unique Performance department approaches performance as a vibrant, contemporary art field that integrates diverse artistic practices, research, and theory. We desire a dynamic and experimental colleague with excellent conceptual, critical, theoretical and performative skills and experience, able to teach a broad range of theory/practice classes at all levels within an interdisciplinary art school.
The department currently has 4 full-time faculty and 6 part-time faculty who offer20 courses each year, and work tutorially with 20 MFA students.
Duties include advising with graduate students in a tutorial environment, and teaching graduate and undergraduate studio and seminar classes in performance studies and practice in the School's Performance Art department. Tenure track faculty also participates in Faculty governance at the School. The position begins August 2011. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. Full-time faculty are awarded a twelve-month contract with full benefits and retirement plan.
The Chair will demonstrate a proven ability to administrate an academic department, to provide leadership, and to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. S/he will provide leadership within the department in curriculum, faculty appointments, teaching assignments, facilities, institutional planning, and day-to-day operations through regular meetings with School administrators and departmental faculty and staff. The Chair teaches a reduced load of courses within the department.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach both theory and practice; to participate in curricular initiatives and strategic planning; and to advise undergraduate and graduate students in a fine arts context.
The department seeks an experienced, accomplished artist/practitioner/theorist with a strong national/international profile who is well versed in the theory, history and concepts of contemporary performance studies. In a small department, versatility rather than specialization is preferred, and we are interested in applicants who have a good working knowledge of digital media and web-based and interactive practices. Familiarity with contemporary movement research and body-work practices are an asset. Five years or more of teaching and academic administrative experience, and ability and interest in chairing the Department are highly desirable, as is a demonstrated engagement with experimental performance pedagogy, theory, and practice.
Candidates should hold an appropriate terminal degree--preferably an MFA, or PhD (Performance Studies) with MA/MFA in visual arts and/or performance art practices. Applicants with international and intercultural backgrounds are strongly urged to apply.
Application Procedures
By priority deadline of December 15, 2010 please send a letter of application of not more than 2 pages stating your interests and qualifications, complete recent curriculum vitae, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, visual documentation of recent artistic work, a sample description and syllabus for an undergraduate course and a
graduate seminar in contemporary performance studies, and names and contact information of three references. Review of materials will begin in January2011.
For electronic application materials, please email URL and/or pdf files to teach@saic.edu with the Subject Line of "PERF ART: (Your Last Name)" as in PERF ART: Smith. An auto-reply confirming receipt of materials will follow.
If mailing materials, please send documents, CD, DVD, and/or other materials to:
Performance Art Search
SAIC Deans Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603
For confirmation of receipt of mailed materials, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Materials will only be returned if an appropriately sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope is included at the time of application. Materials will be returned at the conclusion of the selection process in Spring 2011.
Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to teach@saic.edu. Please consult www.said.edufor information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/facultyfor postings of open positions and application procedures.
About SAIC: A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to 3,000 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School is one of the largest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a transdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities. Renowned faculty are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances.
The School currently enrolls 3,000 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are150 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 500 adjunct and part-time faculty supported by 300 staff.
Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts in Studio or Writing; Master of Art degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.
EOE: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse community of faculty and students, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


12. REQUEST: Instructions For One Day
Date: unspecified; Source: Adriana Disman

An invitation: You are invited to instruct me how to live for one day. 
Instructions may include anything. They may be simple or complex, specific or vague, active or inactive, serious or frivolous, interesting or dull, or none of those things at all. They may echo the way you always live or reflect a way you would never live. I will attempt the living of your instructions as fully and truthfully as possible and will document my actions. I will mail you a letter in response to your instructions once I have lived them. Please note- not all instructions submitted are guaranteed to be lived out.

Rules: None

Suggestions: It is likely that I will only be able to execute actions that are financially feasible and can be completed within the city of Toronto. But please feel free to disregard this suggestion.

To send your instructions: Please be sure to include your name and mailing address- I will mail you a letter in response to your instructions once I have lived them.

All instructions can be mailed to InstructionsForOneDay@gmail.com
Please email instructions within one week of receiving this invitation.
Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone you know or don't know. It is open.

Sincerely, Adriana Disman

This Project Is:
attempting to live as someone else, 
attempting to live as myself, 
attempting to live
a study of desire
, intense curiosity
a way of rejecting responsibility for my own life
a way of learning about human kind as a whole by collecting the information contained within these instructions an expression of the deep confusion I feel as to how I should, can, am able to, and am currently living my life
(a search for something larger then myself?)



13. EVENT: exist-ence : a festival of performance art, live art and action art
Dates: November 26 – 27, 2010; Source: Rebecca Cummingham

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art - Brisbane, Australia
November 26 – 27,2010

call for work: dvd, live feed, art-i-fact

dear performance, live, action artists
exist-ence is heading into its third incarnation happening this November 26 -27.

Over two nights local artists will showcase a range of projects including solo, collaborative and durational works. International artists will be streaming live online into the venue, and a series of dvds, archives and art-i-facts will also be presented.

If you would like to be involved, we are calling for dvds [to present] live work [to stream via the internet using ustream or other internet freeware program live into the performance space] and artifacts. We have no money BUT we have a lot of energy!

Every participant will be sent a catalogue after the event, and if you would like art-i-facts returned to you, we can arrange that.

If you are interested, please contact us at: beccunningham@hotmail.com and to keep updated on the event visit http://existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com

Thank you and best greetings! exist-ence – running on your generosity


About FADO

Established in 1993, FADO Performance Inc. (Performance Art Centre) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Currently, we are the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. We present the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their on-going support of our endeavors.