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FADO E-LIST (September 2010)

 FADO Performance Art Centre E-Bulletin

September 2010

 

INDEX

 

1. WORKSHOP: Performance As Encounter with Agnes Nedregard (Toronto)

Dates: October 16-20; Source: FADO

2. EVENT: Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos (Toronto)    

Date: Thursday September 16; Source: FADO

3. EVENT: FADO and others present Memory V2 by Archer Pechawis

Date: September 17, 2010; Source: FADO

4. EVENT: FADO presents: Amanda Heng, Kai Lam, Jason Lim, Lee Wen (Toronto)
Date: Friday October 1; Source: FADO

5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Small Acts of Great Significance (Toronto)

Date: unspecified; Source: 7a*11d Festival

6. EVENT: Performance Project: Landvermessen

Dates: September 3-18; Source: Barbara Strum

7. EVENT: Local Performance Art Events, Tokyo

Date: September 12; Source: Sakiko Yamaoka

8. EVENT: 9th International Turbine Giswil

Date: September 11, 2010; Source: Monika Günther / Ruedi Schill
9. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Prostitution of Art at Mobius (Boston)

Deadline date: September 14, 2010; Source: J. Ellis Coleman

10. WORKSHOPS: Fall 2010 Film and Digital Workshops
Registration opens Sept 14th; Source: LIFT

11. EVENT: Rencontre internationale d’art performance of Québec (RIAP)

Date: September 16-19, 2010; Source: Marlène Renaud

12. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011

Deadline date: November 1, 2010; Source: ComPeung

13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Stromereien 11 Performance Festival (Zurich)

Deadline date: November 19, 2010; Source: Stromereien

14. EVENT: Performing Books by Lezli Rubin-Kunda

Date: September 14-29; Source: Pam Patterson

15. SEEKING: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre seeks Festival Director
Deadline date: October 11, 2010; Source: Erika Hennebury

 

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1. WORKSHOP: Performance As Encounter with Agnes Nedregard (Toronto)

Dates: October 16-20; Source: FADO

 

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to offer a 5-day performance art workshop facilitated by Norwegian performance artist and educator Agnes Nedregard. This workshop is offered leading up to the dates of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (October 21-31, 2010). Workshop participants will then present short works in early afternoon sessions and in the public realm on the first two days of the festival for festival audiences and visiting artists, organizers and curators. 

 

Performance As Encounter

Facilitated by Agnes Nedregard

 

Dates: October 16-20, 2010

Location: Toronto Free Gallery

Cost: $250 (does not include food, materials or accommodation)

 

FADO will not turn anyone away due to inability to pay the full fee for the workshop. We offer this workshop at a reasonable fee so no one is restricted. If you have financial concerns, please contact us. If you are traveling from outside of Toronto, we can help you to find reasonable accommodation to fit your budget.

 

Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on the performance as an encounter in real time.

 

Encounter with space

Encounter with material

Encounter between performer(s) and audience

 

Question: You might know something about what you are bringing as performer, but what does the audience bring to the performance? 

 

There will be an emphasis on process through exercises, using our bodies and creating material, trying to get a bit further in how to be present in a performative encounter. The students will work individually and in groups. Students are asked to bring an open mind and wear loose clothes.

 

Programme:

Day 1: Encounter between body and space

Day 2: Encounter between body and material

Day 3: Encounter between bodies

Day 4: Encounter with time and memory

Day 5: Encountering yourself in meeting with the other

 

TO SIGN UP

Please send a short description of your experience as it relates to the workshop, performance art or related interests, including a brief statement of what you hope to gain from this experience. If you have a CV, artist bio and images of previous work, you are welcome to send those as well. 

 

The workshop is open to students, visual artists, performance artists, as well as non-artists, non-students, and non-performance artists. ALL WELCOME.

 

Workshop will have a maximum of 8 participants. 

Please contact FADO as soon as possible to secure your spot.

 

http://www.performanceart.ca

 

50% non-refundable deposit of fee is due on confirmation of participation.

Remaining balance is due on or before October 16, 2010.

Cheques can be made payable to Fado Performance Inc.

 

ABOUT

Agnes Nedregard is a Norwegian performance artist based in Scotland and Norway. Her working practice is primarily based within live performance, while she explores a bodily language in other mediums like video drawings and sculptural installations. She graduated from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2005, and has since showed her work in festivals, galleries and screenings in Europe, USA and Asia. Some recent projects include a solo exhibition/ performance at Stills, Edinburgh, participation in the performance festivals Beijing Open and Live Action New York, all in 2009. Frequently she enters collaborations with other artists, among others Scottish visual artist Moray Hillary and Brazilian performer and aerial acrobat Raquel Nicoletti. She teaches performance art workshops for art, theatre, film and architecture students in Europe. Agnes is currently the editor of http://www.nordictantrum.org, a web magazine for Nordic performance art.

 

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2. EVENT: Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos (Toronto)

Date: Thursday September 16; Source: FADO

 

Hamilton Artists Inc., aluCine and FADO Performance Art Centre present:
Performances by Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos (Quilmes, Argentina)

Thursday September 16, 2010
8pm

 

Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor St West, Toronto

We are pleased to present an evening of works from Argentina, including a screening of performance/video compilations from the Zonadearte Gallery archives (Quilmes, Argentina) which include works from European and South and Central American artists; live performances from Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos, and an informal Q & A period, followed by a reception with the artists.

Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos work with materials related to their experiences in Argentina and their encounters with the world as women. These materials include celebratory communal actions with balloons, the reinvention of symbols of militarism found in children's games, the use of icons of domesticity such as milk, and other resistant references to violence against women, children and animals.

"Our approach to performance is always linked with the feminine, to life and love." Gabriela Alonso and Nelda Ramos

Gabriela Alonso is the co curator of Zonadearte Gallery, an artist run centre in Quilmes, Argentina. She has been an acting professor at the University I.U.N.A in Berisso, Argentina. She specializes in performance art, painting and drawing. She has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, including a recent intercambio (exchange) between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. Gabriela Alonso has also presented her work in Quebec City with le Lieu.

Nelda Ramos is the co curator of Zonadearte Gallery, an artist run centre in Quilmes, Argentina. She has performed works in Spain, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Cuba. She teaches at the Art Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nelda Ramos has a long and extensive practice as an arts educator and a performance artist.

To learn more about this event, and other events the artists are engaged in while in Canada, please visit our website at: www.performanceart.ca

 

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EVENT: FADO and others present Memory V2 by Archer Pechawis

Date: September 17, 2010; Source: FADO

 

Friday September 17, 2010

7:30pm

A Space Gallery

110-401 Richmond Street West

Toronto

 

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to co-present Memory V2, a performance by Archer Pechawis presented on the opening night of RE:counting coup, an exhibition curated by Cheryl L’Hirondelle.

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Memory V2 is a re-visitation of memory, both literally and figuratively. “Memory,” was a performance investigating the meaning of "traditional" in contemporary First Nations culture, which I originally presented in March 1997 at the Western Front gallery in Vancouver.

 

Quoting from my original artist statement, "this performance investigates the notion of what constitutes 'traditional' Native drumming and singing through the use of a hand drum into which I have incorporated trigger pads that activate a digital sampler. Simply put, if I drop a Motörhead sample into a round dance tune, is it still traditional? Cum on, feel the noize, heya heya ho..."

 

The performance featured a hand drum wired to a sampler via MIDI, which enabled me to drop various audio samples in to the mix while I sang neo-traditional songs of my own composition. The primary samples used in the original piece were from audiocassettes recorded in 1979 of my deceased grandfather Thomas Pechawis drumming and singing. I also used videotaped interviews of two elders, Bill Lightbown (Kutenai) and the late Harriet Nahanee (Coast Salish) describing, "what is traditional?” Other audio sources included samples of Jimi Hendrix, Soundgarden, The O'Jays, and The Fugees.

 

With this re-versioning, thirteen years of perspective and technology developments later, the concept has taken on different meanings; our evolving culture(s) are defined as much by what is remembered as what is not. Some of the original questions have been answered, and new questions - such as the future of our increasingly hybridized selves - have risen to the surface. In Memory V2, it is my good fortune to be working with the very best of materials: the lasting words of my elders, juxtaposed with today’s riffs on the ever-present beat - the “disposable” pop music samples. We have never gone far from the drum. Whatever its form, it still connects us to the core of who we are. Contemporary Aboriginal life is First Nations worldview and rock ’n’ roll.

~Archer Pechawis

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Archer Pechawis is a media-integrated performing artist, New Media artist, writer and curator. He has been creating solo performance works since 1988. His current practice investigates the intersection of Plains Cree culture and digital technology. In addition to his New Media practice Archer works as a "First Nations stand up essayist" and MC.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

RE:counting coup

 

With works by:

KC Adams, Jordan Bennett, James Luna, Archer Pechawis, Lisa Reihana

 

Curated by Cheryl L’Hirondelle

 

A Space Gallery

110-401 Richmond Street West

Toronto

 

Exhibition: September 17 - October 30

Opening: September 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Archer Pechawis; Performance: September 17, 7:30 pm

Curator’s talk and reception: October 22, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Artist Panel (Miles Nadal Centre): October 23, 10 - 11:15 am

 

RE:counting coup is Presented by A Space Gallery and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

 

Archer Pechawis’ performance is co-presented by A Space Gallery, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and FADO Performance Art Centre.

 

RE:counting coup is a new media exhibition that looks at the relational history of indigenous object making with that of a contemporary visual and new media art practice. Curated by Cheryl L’Hirondelle, this group exhibition profiles innovative works by KC Adams, Jordan Bennett, James Luna, Archer Pechawis and Lisa Reihana. These artists’ works attest to Indigenous ingenuity with the realization of performative objects, installations and events that move far beyond what has been over-simplified as solely an orally centered transmission process to that of an ever-evolving and inventive multi-media tradition.

 

http://www.imaginenative.org

http://www.aspacegallery.org

http://www.milesnadaljcc.ca

http://www.performanceart.ca

 

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3. EVENT: FADO presents: Amanda Heng, Kai Lam, Jason Lim, Lee Wen (Toronto)
Date: Friday October 1; Source: FADO

 

FADO Performance Art Centre presents: Survey From Singapore

Performances from Amanda Heng, Kai Lam, Jason Lim, Lee Wen

 

Friday October 1, 2010

7:30pm 

PWYC / $10

 

Toronto Free Gallery

1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto

 

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present an evening of performance from Singapore’s most influential contemporary performance artists. From participatory to material based – the work these four artists make traverses a range of approaches, often incorporating social and political commentary. Often audience participatory in nature, Amanda Heng’s work mixes eastern and western values, traditions and gender roles. Regarded as a maverick in the ceramics field, Jason Lim’s performances often play on the edge of a risky and precarious situation, teasing audiences with the use of material and space. Kai Lam’s performance works are created as a creative response to urban pluralistic society. And finally, Lee Wen’s performances and installations expose and question the ideologies and value systems of individuals, as well as social structures. 

 

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4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Small Acts of Great Significance (Toronto)

Date: unspecified; Source: 7a*11d Festival

 

The 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art needs your help.

 

Are you a dancer (any style), male and over 60? Would you like to take part in a short dance piece? Or maybe you have never danced before but would like to try?

 

If you answer 'yes' to any of the above questions, I would like to invite you, to create a simple dance piece together for the 7a*11d festival.

 

What will you need to do?

Simply to turn up and be interested in learning a simple dance and movement based routine. Be available for 1-hour rehearsals sessions on October 21,22, and 23 from 7-8pm.

 

No previous performance experience is required, however you must be open and comfortable to participate in a public performance (created in collaboration with Teresa Dillon and the other participants).

 

The performance will take place during the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art on the final night of events, October 30, 2010 at 8pm at XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto).

 

In the artist's words: "Small Acts of Great Significance" is a three-part, collective sound and dance performance, created in collaboration with 20 men from the city of Toronto who are over the age of 60 years. Over the course of the festival, I will work with the men to create a sound and dance piece, comprised of three parts which we will perform together for a live audience. As each element of the performance is delivered aspects will be captured and replayed into the gallery space, creating a layered sound and dance composition."

 

For information about the festival: http://www.7a-11d.ca

To sign up to participate, please email Shannon at: info@performanceart.ca

For information, please contact the artist at: teresa.dillon@polarproduce.org

 

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5. EVENT: Performance Project: Landvermessen

Dates: September 3-18; Source: Barbara Strum

 

Landvermessen is a performance-Project in  Switzerland with 10 performance artists:

 

Andrea Saemann, Basel/CH

Barbara Sturm, Basel/CH

Boedi S. Otong, Bern/CH

Boris Nieslony, Köln/D

Gisela Hochuli, Bern/CH

Judith Röthlisberger, Luzern/CH

Leo Devlin, Belfast/Nordirland

Monica Klingler, Zürich/CH/USA

Sandra Johnston, Nordirland

Saskia Edens, Basel/CH

 

We will meet 7 days in Meiringen, to walk together and to engross the mind in Performance Art; to develop Performances and to perform in the landscape.

 

The 2nd week we bring the exploration and statementsin the public space of Luzern, Zürich and Basel.

 

Monday Spetember 13, 18-20pm

Performance in Luzern in public space at Kurplatz

 

Wednesday September 15

Performance in Walcheturm  

 

http://www.walcheturm.ch/program.php?session=

Performance day organized from Dorothea Rust, Monica Klingler und Valerian Maly

 

September 17 and 18

Basel Performances in public space

surround: http://route.search.ch/4057-basel/hafenstr.25

 

For further information - the Blog is while the Performance - Episode in development:

http://performance2010landvermessen.wordpress.com/

 

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6. EVENT: Local Performance Art Events, Tokyo
Date: September 12; Source: Sakiko Yamaoka


Chateau Performance Art Margaux
Open Winery vol.1

5 performance pieces
12th September 2010, 15:00

Location: koganei Artfull action, chateau2F
With: Murai Gen, Hiroto Naokatahira, Midori Kadokura, Hiroshi Murakami, Sakiko Yamaoka

http://chateau-pa-margaux.blogspot.com/

 

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7. EVENT: 9th International Turbine Giswil

Date: September 11, 2010; Source: Monika Günther / Ruedi Schill

 

9th International Turbine Giswil

September 11, 2010

Starting time: 3pm

 

Curators Monika Günther and Ruedi Schill have invited 8 performance artists from Europe, Canada and Singapore for this year’s edition of the Turbine Giswil. The enormous and beautiful space of the turbine is once again the meeting place for these international artists, each representing different generations and artistic approaches. 

 

Invited artists:

Chumpon Apisuk (Thailand)

Gaspard Buma (Switzerland)

Rachel Echenberg (Canada)

Sandra Johnston (N. Ireland)

Jason Lim (Singapore)

Vida Simon (Canada)

Pat Treyer (Switzerland)

Lee Wen (Singapore)

 

Artistic team: Monika Günther and Ruedi Schill

Team: Carmen Kaufmann, Annalies Ohnsorg, Adrian Hossli, Werner Schmid

 

Address: Turbine Giswil, Postfach 119, CH-6074 Giswil

info@performanceart.ch

http://www.performanceart.ch

 

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8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Prostitution of Art at Mobius (Boston)

Deadline date: September 14, 2010; Source: J. Ellis Coleman

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 5PM, Tuesday September 14, 2010

 

MOBIUS seeks proposals for performances and durational pieces for Saturdays - September 18, 8-10pm & the 25, 4-6pm, with possible extra slots for durational work starting at 11am to be included in the show 

 

"The Prostitution of Art" at MOBIUS:

725 Harrison Avenue, Suite One, Boston, MA, USA

http://www.mobius.org

 

Proposals are encouraged from both students and established artists working in the areas of contemporary theater, performance art, dance, music, interdisciplinary and hybrid forms. Of particular interest are new Ideas, concepts, approaches or the physical embodiment of our theme "The Prostitution of Art".

 

E-mail materials and/or questions to: j.ellis@mobius.org

(1) Send proposals of 300 words or less

(2) include name 

(3) with contact information (email address, telephone number, postal address)

(4) plus $20 application fee payable to MOBIUS, if proposal is accepted for show

      

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9. WORKSHOPS: Fall 2010 Film and Digital Workshops
Registration opens Sept 14th; Source: LIFT

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
FALL 2010 FILM AND DIGITAL WORKSHOPS

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run cultural and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. We have over 45 workshops this season on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and HD filmmaking.

Registration opens TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14th at 10am at our new facility located at 1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue), Toronto ON

Space is limited! Register early!
View the complete workshop schedule online at: http://www.lift.on.ca/mt/workshops.html

THIS SEASON WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

DOCUMENTING PERFORMANCE (Friends of FADO receive LIFT members rate)
(Co-presented with FADO)
Reexamine the relationship between camera and performance
November 2nd and November 4th, 6pm – 10pm
Instructor: Archer Pechawis
http://www.lift.on.ca/mt/archives/workshops_production_11.html

LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts (Media Arts Section), Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. http://www.LIFT.on.ca

 

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10. EVENT: Rencontre internationale d’art performance of Québec (RIAP)

Date: September 16-19, 2010; Source: Marlène Renaud

 

The Rencontre internationale d’art performance of Québec (RIAP) takes place every two years and will once again take place this year, from September 16th to 26th, and the website is now online!

 

http://www.inter-lelieu.org/riap2010/home.html

 

Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québec (RIAP)

345, rue du pont

Québec (Québec), Canada, G1K 6M4

T 418.529.9680 / F 418.529.6933

riap@inter-lelieu.org

http://www.inter-lelieu.org/riap2010/accueil.html

 

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11. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011

Deadline date: November 1, 2010; Source: ComPeung

 

ComPeung's Artist-in-Residence Program 2011

http://www.compeung.org/AIR.html

 

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 

 

ComPeung 

compeung@yahoo.com 

Tel: +66 (0) 87 694 8483 

PO Box 27 Doi Saket Post Office, 

Chiang Mai, Thailand 50220

 

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12. 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

http://www.stromereien.ch 

 

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY / REQUIREMENTS

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 Zürich

c/o Tanzhaus Zürich

Wasserwerkstrasse 129

CH - 8037 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)

 

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13. EVENT: Performing Books by Lezli Rubin-Kunda

Date: September 14-29; Source: Pam Patterson

 

Lezli Rubin-Kunda, a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Israel is presenting her book-based performance works, in several related events this month in Toronto - a live   performance, a screening of book-based performance videos, an exhibition documenting books and book performances and an artist’s talk. 

Over the past several years, in different settings and contexts, ranging from the outskirts of Jerusalem to the artist’s own garden, Rubin-Kunda explores the relation of books and texts to lived experience; she sets up an active dialogue between book and performer, intervening through drawing, materials and direct action, shaking up the certainties of the written word.   

 

Performing Books: A screening of book-related performance videos, accompanied by some of the ‘performed’ books. 

Fleishman Gallery, at Wonderworks, 79A Harbord Street, (west of Spadina) 

Exhibition will run from September 14-29, 2010

 

Realms of Knowing: Site-specific performance/collaboration with Saskatchewan-based sound artist Ellen Moffat. 

 

Saturday Sept. 25th, 12:30-2:30, 

Bickersteth Reading Room

Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

 

The artists revisit the classic philosophic texts and hallowed locale of their university days. Viewers are invited to join them at the table as they critically engage with the books.

  

Realms of Knowing

An exhibition documenting Rubin-Kunda’s book-based projects  

Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) U of T (sponsored by WIA -Women in Action projects] 

OISE Building, 264 Bloor Street West

Opening: Monday Sept 27th, 5:30- 7.30pm, 

Artist Talk: CWSE 2-227 Wednesday Sept 29th: 12:00 – 1pm.

 

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14. SEEKING: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre seeks Festival Director
Deadline date: October 11, 2010; Source: Erika Hennebury


APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11, 2010
 
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre seeks a Festival Director to oversee artistic programming for its 6th Hysteria Festival, a biennial festival of interdisciplinary performance work by women artists. Buddies is looking for bold and visionary interpretations of Hysteria’s focus and mandate for its future incarnations.

Hysteria is an interdisciplinary performance festival with a focus on feminist and female performance practice and involves events ranging from visual art and performance installation to eclectic lineups featuring dance, film, music, live media arts and theatre performance. Hysteria is a partially submission-driven, partially curated festival. Since 2003, Hysteria has played host to established and emerging artists from across Canada, the United States and Europe - broadening our vision of not only women artists but of the very potential of art itself. The 6th Hysteria Festival will take place in fall 2011.
 
The Hysteria Festival Director oversees all aspects of artistic programming, in consultation with Buddies’ Artistic Director, including: creating and distributing a call for submissions; curating, planning and organizing all festival events and activities; assisting in preparing grant applications for programming activities in conjunction with Buddies’ Artistic Director and Producer; working within a production budget in consultation with the General Manager and Head of Production; negotiating artist fees and coordinating presentation dates and details for visiting artists; fostering collaborations with presenting partners locally, nationally, and internationally.

Working closely with the Buddies Artistic Director, the Hysteria Festival Director will be responsible for:

-establishing and implementing the artistic vision of the 2011 Hysteria Festival, 

-managing and maintaining budget as set forth by the Artistic Director and General Manager, 

-creating and distributing a call for submissions and encouraging artists to apply, 

-reading and assessing all submissions and coordinating a process of selection,  

-providing input on grant applications, 

-acting as a liaison between artists and the production department regarding technical elements, 

-assisting in the creation of marketing materials in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Producer, 

-writing curatorial statements and program notes, 

-maintaining clear communication regarding artist fees, technical requirements and all relevant performance details with all festival participants leading up to the festival, 

-attending a post-festival assessment and delivering a final report.


Qualifications:
The Hysteria Festival Director should have a background as a curator, performing artists or a strong background and in-depth knowledge of feminist performance theory and practice. Knowledge of the local Toronto performance context is useful. The Hysteria Festival Director should have:

 

-A minimum of 3 years curatorial experience; 

-Extensive knowledge of contemporary performance and the theatre milieu in Canada and abroad; 

-Proven grant and critical writing experience; 

-Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage several tasks simultaneously; 

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 

-A familiarity with diverse communities, including cultural, queer and gender-diversities, is essential. 

-Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and collaboratively;

 

Please submit: 

-a letter of intent (maximum 2 pages) introducing yourself and describing your vision for the festival* 

-a list of artists of interest and a sample proposal for 5 days of programming 

-a resume outlining relevant experience 

-a list of three references

 
*Proposed collaborations between co-curators are also of interest. Please submit an additional page outlining your proposal for the curatorial collaboration as part of your letter of intent.
 
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to diversity and employment equity. We encourage applications from people who identify as queer, First Nations, trans-gendered, two-spirited, artists and curators of colour as well as artists and curators with disabilities.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. No inquiries please. The deadline for applications is Monday October 11th, 5PM.
 
Mail, drop off or email applications to:
Brendan Healy, Artistic Director
Re: Hysteria Festival Director
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4
Email: brendan@buddiesinbadtimes.com
For more information on past festivals go to: http:://www.buddiesinbadtimes.com