FADO E-LIST (September 2011)


FADO Performance Art Centre

E-Bulletin for August 2011



1. EVENT: Global Communication Festival 2011 Performance Art Project

Date: September 7-10, 2011; Source: Frantisek Kowolowski

2. EVENT: Turbine Giswil

Date: September 11-12, 2011; Source: Reudi Schill

3. WORKSHOPS: Fall 2011 Workshops and Open House
Registration opens Sept. 13; Source: LIFT

4. EVENT: Visualeyez 2011 Performance Art Festival

Dates: September 13-18, 2011; Source: Todd Janes

5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance art at Side Space Gallery

Deadline date: September 14, 2011; Source: Natalie Castellino

6. EVENT: Infr’action Festival 2011

Date: September 14-18, 2011; Source: Nadia Capitaine

7. EVENT: LIVE2011
Dates: September 15-25, 2011; Source: Randy Gledhill

8. EVENT: PAErsche Performances
Date: September 19, 2011; Source: asabank

9. EVENT: Performer Stammtisch

Date: September 19, 2011; Source: Performer Stammtisch


Dates: September 23-25, 2011; Source: Platform

11. EVENT: ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival

Dates: September 27-October 2, 2011; Source: Laura Tervo

12. EVENT/PANEL: Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance by the Two Gullivers

Date: September 28-October 9, 2011; Source: loop gallery

13. EVENT: The Lighthouse Series (Loop Collective)

Date: September 30, 2011; Source: Kassandra Prus

14. EVENT: Art Action Now

Date: various dates starting in October; Source: Hugh O’Donnell

15. WORKSHOP: With the artist Nezaket Ekici

Deadline to sign up: November 18, 2011; Source: Nezaket Ekici

16. WORKSHOP: Acción!MAD11

Dates: November 19-20 and 26-27, 2011; Source: Acción!MAD




1. EVENT: Global Communication Festival 2011 Performance Art Project

Date: September 7-10, 2011; Source: Frantisek Kowolowski



Lenka Klodova (CZ),

Milan Kohout (USA / CZ),

Przemyslaw Kwiek (PL)

Frantiek Lozinski o.p.s (CZ)

Bartosz Lukasiewicz (PL)

Ilona Nemeth (SK / HU)

Karolina Smiech (PL)


General Director of Global Communication Festival 2011: Bartosz Lukasiewicz (PL)

Curator: Frantisek Kowolowski (CZ)


Public spaces in the city and the Brno House of Arts







2. EVENT: 10th Anniversary International Performance Art Festival Turbine Giswil

Date: September 10-11, 2011; Source: Reudi Schill



September 10 at 15:00

September 11 at 15:00


Artist talk:

September 11 at 11:00



Claudia Bucher (Switzerland)

Shannon Cochrane (Canada)

Lena Eriksson (Switzerland)

Giovanni Fontana (Italy)

Judith Huber (Switzerland)

Kurt Johannessen (Norway)

Alastair MacLennan (Northern Ireland)

Richard Martel (Canada)

Helge Meyer (Germany)

Victor Petrov (Belarus)

Seiji Shimoda (Japan)

Valentine Verhaeghe / Michel Collet (France)


Curated by: Monika Günther / Ruedi Schill     


For more information (artist info and location), go to:





3. WORKSHOPS: Fall 2011 Workshops and Open House
Registration opens Sept. 13th; Source: LIFT

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
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. Full details online at www.lift.ca

Introduction to Electronics for Artists (with Simone Jones)
Visual Programming for Interactivity: Making Art with Pure Data (with Julieta Maria)
Performing the Body: Wearable Electronics, Sound and Erotics (with Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand)

Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm – 9pm

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




4. EVENT: Visualeyez 2011 Performance Art Festival

Dates: September 13-18, 2011; Source: Todd Janes


We’re very happy to announce the lineup for Visualeyez 2011. The festival takes place September 13–18 of this year, with the curatorial theme WORSHIP, and will feature ten artists: Aimee Henny Brown, Michael Dudeck, Gillian Dyson, Danny Gaudreault, Amy Malbeuf, Emilio Rojas, Turner Prize* (Jason Cawood, Blair Fornwald and JG Hampton), and Helene Vosters. Here on the blog we’ll also be hosting Festival Animator Karen Elaine Spencer.

Look forward to lots of updates in the coming weeks as we get ready for the festival–this site will be transformed with everything there is to know on the festival and the artists.


For up-to-the-minute info on everything going on at Latitude 53, including the festival, visit:





5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance art at Side Space Gallery

Deadline date: September 14, 2011; Source: Natalie Castellino


Side Space Gallery is seeking submissions of performance art (including, but not limited to, poetry, dance, video, music, etc.) in the theme of memory and shift. Memory - our ability to store, retain, and recall information. Shift - the ability to conceive of new experiences and moments. The performance/performer is to be engaged in the theme of Memory/Shift to either take place in the gallery or to be screened in the gallery. 


Memory/Shift is curated by Natalie Castellino and will be comprised of multiple artists performing once each, on the theme of Memory/Shift occurring throughout the duration of the exhibition. 


Side Space Gallery is a window gallery along a stretch of St. Clair West. It is a glassed-in canopy attached to the side of a corner building, and the art is viewed from outside, through the windows. This gallery is a completely unique and not-for-profit arrangement – a volunteer collaboration of the tenant business, local landlord, local artists and local residents who have come together in the interest of enhancing the streetscape and our community.   


Submissions should include:


-Short Bio

-Artist Statement

-You Tube link and/or jpgs of previous or submitted work

-Website (if available)


*Please ensure pieces are no longer than two hours*

Submission deadline September 14th 5pm 


For further information or to submit please email: 





6. EVENT: Infr’action Festival 2011

Date: September 14-18, 2011; Source: Nadia Capitaine


Infr'Action is the major performance art event in France. Its first edition in 2005 presented some 28 artists from 10 countries during three days. In 2006 it featured 44 artists from 18 countries during five days. The festival intends to develop the scene of performance art in France and sustain other performance art organizers with counsel and support. 


Infr'Action is a moment of pure joy for the public. You will be standing on a fruit or a flea market in front of an international avant-garde of performance artists presenting their work live. Stimulating our imaginations of what art and life could be...


The avant-garde has become popular. Infr'Action is certainly another way of distributing contemporary art. Everybody is free to go to and meet up with the art, and the artists, who are presenting their work live and direct in the public space. Infr'Action gives you the possibility to live five days that you will certainly not forget. To discover the avant-garde of contemporary art in the remarkable settings of the city of Sète, blending nearness and conviviality.






7. EVENT: LIVE2011
Dates: September 15-25, 2011; Source: Randy Gledhill


Vancouver, Canada’s Internationally Acclaimed Performance Art Celebration!
10 days of LIVE performances throughout the city by local, national and international artists!
More than 30 artists from HERE and 12 countries around the WORLD! Artists, Events, Programs, Schedules, Locations, Videos, Blogs, Extras and Much More!





8. EVENT: PAErsche Performances
Date: September 19, 2011; Source: asabank

Monday, 19. September, 19th, 2011, at 06:00pm

Pedestrian passage on Ebertplatz in Cologne, stairway down Neußerstrasse, at „BOUTIQUE – Room for temporary Art and urban surroundings“

Richard Martel - Marita Bullmann - Waltraud Caspari  - Christian Schmidt-Chemnitzer  - Carola Willbrand & Mark Met  - Rolf Hinterecker  - Alice de Vissher & Evamaria Schaller - Jürgen Raap - Siglinde Kallnbach – Sascha Brosamer - André Jolles – Petra Deus

The former fashion shop BOUTIQUE, located at the pedestrian passage at Ebertplatz, Cologne, is now available for temporary artistic use.

On the 19th of September, 2011, this new artistic space and the surroundings of the Ebertplatz, will be the location of the next PAErsche-evening. The performers use this very special urban environment as performative playground.

The evening organzied by PAErsche begins with long durational performances by Christian Schmidt Chemnitzer and Rolf Hinterecker. International guests like the well known Canadian performer Richard Martel or the belgium artist Alice de Vissher will contribute their performances to the evening as well as local performers of Cologne and whole North Rhine-Westphalia.

PAErsche is the working title of the artist initiative „Action Laboratory NRW“. The initiative understands itself not as established artistic group or artistic ensemble, but as a network for international and local performance artists of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as collaboration platform for other performance-initiatives.

The PAErsche performances take place in Art-areas and in public urban spaces.

The next PAErsche events will happen on October, 20th, 2011 at Opekta Studio (Xantener STR. 99h, Cologne Niehl) and on November, 02nd, 2011 in the Künstlerforum Bonn (Hochstadenring 22-24, 53119 Bonn)

i.A. J. Raap




9. EVENT: Performer Stammtisch

Date: September 19, 2011; Source: Performer Stammtisch

Upcoming Stammtisch events on the THIRD Monday of September and October:


September 19, 2011

Mike Hentz and Eugene Bal at TISCH Theater im Schokohof 

(for more information, go to: http://www.tisch2009.de/)


Italian sound performer EZRAMO at Flutgraben e.V.

(for more information: go to: http://www.ezramo.com)

For more information go to our facebeook page or our website:







Dates: September 23-25, 2011; Source: Platform


Platform is pleased to invite you to a three-day symposium around the ideas of TO HAVE / TO OWN. 

The assumption is that the words "to have / to own" activate discussion and generate questions about cultural heritage, aesthetics and ethics, material and immaterial resources, networking, communication and sustainability. 

The symposium allows for discussion on these issues, and each day will evolve around a topic that takes the acts of having and owning in different directions; dealing with democracy and activism in contemporary art; artist identity - where localness meets a global context; and finally, dealing with different forms of art collectives and the engagement of the community in contemporary art projects.

TO HAVE / TO OWN sets the frame for Platform's anniversary activities, as a way of summing up since its start in 2000. The symposium coincides with the launch of the book "Don't look back", partly documenting past Platform activities and partly presenting new projects. A selection of recent projects by artists-in-residence at Platform will also be presented. The year's activities will culminate in an exhibition at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art in December 2011.

Friday September 23rd

15-15.30: Ulrika Ferm (FIN/DE), artist, curator, Berlin; Introduction
15.30-16.15: Rolf Büchi (CH/GB), writer, London; Modern Direct Democracy. 
16.15-17: Shelly Silver (USA), artist, New York; Response - Responsibility.
30 min break
17.30-18.15: Jaana Kokko (FIN), artist, Helsinki, The Anarch. 
18.15-19: Kennedy Browne (IE), collaborative practice of Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne, Ireland; How Capital Moves.  
19.15-20: Per Huttner (SE), artist; Can art change the world?
20: "Vaasa in Luck"- closing ceremony at the Platform studio

Saturday September 24th
11-11.45: Mika Hannula (FIN/DE), writer and curator, Berlin; Modernity Retired - Outline of a Project. 
11.45-12.30: Nina Czegledy (HU), artist, curator and writer; Paradigm Shifts in Contemporary Media Art Practice.
90 mins for lunch 
14-14.45: Esther Pilkington (GB), artist and curator, Wales; "Vaasa in Luck".
14.45-15.30: Helga Steppan (SE), artist; "Lost and Found", presentation of site-specific project. 

Sunday September 25th 
11-11.45: Stine Hebert (DK), acting director, BAC, Visby; Institutionalization of the Self-Organised. 
11.45-12.30: Maureen Connor (USA), artist, New York; How to be an Artist in Residence for the US Government - a project of the Institute for Wishful Thinking.
30 min break
13-13.45: Sophie Hope, practitioner, London; Censorship, compromise and cancellation? The culture of commissioning socially engaged art in the UK.
13.45-14.30: Minna Heikinaho (FIN), artist, Helsinki. Experiences in the urban space - the incompleteness of community art.

TO HAVE / TO OWN is free of charge and open to the public. WELCOME! 

Platform // Korsholmsesplanaden 6-8, Kasernen 14, 65100 VASA




11. EVENT: ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival

Dates: September 27-October 2, 2011; Source: Laura Tervo


ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival celebrates the journey of its first decade as a forerunner of the site-specific contemporary art

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival (on 27th September – 2nd October 2011) will celebrate the journey of a decade with a versatile, always challenging and a surprising programme. Kuopio and its surroundings, known around the world as the homebase of the ANTI Festival, will again be sizzling with fresh, forerunning contemporary art spreading around the various sites in the city. The tenth anniversary edition will proudly present, for example, the rewarded Blast Theory (UK) and Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA). Heidi Fast (FI) will be the residence artist of this year. In addition, the festival will publish a book to celebrate this tenth anniversary of the festival.

ANTIVERSARY – Performance, live art and site-specificity: a decade of ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival will be published during the festival on 27th September. The book is written in two languages (Finnish/English) and presents the unique character and the versatility of the artistically ambitious programme of the festival. The authors include, for example, art critic Juha-Heikki Tihinen (FI), Regional Manager of the Arts Council of Finland, Arja Laitinen (FI), art historians Deirde Heddon (UK) and Jennie Klein (US) as well as various artists from the past years. The presale of the book will start in June.

The theme of the Festival in 2011, REMAKE, REBUILD, RENEW, is very much present in the programme. This theme finds its source in the large on-going change process and the major changes in the organization of the city of Kuopio. ”This is our most exciting year, it’s amazing to think that it’s ten years since the festival began. With this year’s programme we underline everything we’re committed to – presenting innovative contemporary art in public space. We are particularly proud of our way to produce works of art among the everyday life of people; – it’s free, it’s accessible and it’s world class in terms of the artists we present. Make sure you join us for this anniversary year!” - states one of the Artistic Directors, Gregg Whelan.
Following our theme, we have invited a number of artists from the previous festivals to work on their initial site and to reapproach their works. The programme includes from 2002 Christopher Hewitt (UK), from 2003 Elaine Kordys (UK) and Juha Valkeapää (FI), from 2006 Kirsi Pitkänen (FI) and Aaron Williamson (UK) from 2007.
Further information on the programme available on the festival website: www.antifestival.com/2011




12. EVENT/PANEL: Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance by the Two Gullivers

Date: September 28-October 9, 2011; Source: loop gallery



Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance 

September 28 – October 9, 2011

Curated by Vesna Krstich




October 1, 2011



Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room

Thursday, September 29, 7:00-9:30pm


loop Gallery is pleased to present Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance, the first major exhibition examining the drawings of Flutura and Besnik Haxhillari, also known as The Two Gullivers.


Gullivers’ Rehearsal examines the cyclical relationship between drawing and performance art. A selection of preparatory studies and other mixed-media drawings will be presented along with documentation from previous performances. Through their joint practice, The Two Gullivers actively dismantle the boundaries often assumed to exist between the live event and its modes of planning and documentation. Themes of travel, domestic life, intimacy and identity are playfully inscribed into these visual scripts, which serve as an on-going rehearsal of their twin identity.


The Two Gullivers will kick off the exhibition with a slumber party performance entitled SLEEP as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011. They will continue to live in the gallery with their children, where they will eat, sleep and make new drawings over the duration of the show. The pair has recently obtained the unique honour of reenacting nine historical performances by Marina Abramovic and Ulay.


Flutura and Besnik Haxhillari is a Montreal-based couple that rose to prominence through their inclusion in landmark exhibitions of Eastern European art of the post-communist era. They took part in the 48th Venice Biennale (1999); After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1999); and Blood & Honey, Tanzquartier, Vienna, (2003) curated by Harald Szeemann. They have since exhibited on a local and national scale, in venues such as FADO Performance Art Centre and Galerie de l’UQAM. Forthcoming presentations will take place at the Marina Abramovic Studio at Location One, NY. 



October 1, 2011 (Performance during Nuit Blanche, Toronto)

Opening Reception: 6:30pm followed by Live Performance, SLEEP, 7am – 7pm

Presented in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011, Map. No. C56


The Two Gullivers will kick off their exhibition at loop Gallery with a slumber party performance. Members of the public are invited into a temporary bedroom space made of transparent, plastic walls, which the artists will cover with drawings throughout the night. Gallery visitors can join the artists and their children, who will instigate improvised drawing exercises that may consist of quick blind-drawing exercises and other ‘surprises’ borrowed from performance art history. The collected drawings will form a disjointed dream narrative, which the artists will use as visual cues for future performances.



Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room

Thursday, September 29, 7:00-9:30pm


Performance Art + Partnership

Performance art is often thought of as a solitary activity, or one that involves multiple collaborators. What unique issues are raised when intimate partnerships between artist couples become the subject of creative partnerships? Artist pairs working in performance art and in video, installation, photography and drawing, will situate their work within the larger social, historic and political context of their shared practice. Panelist include: Toronto-based performance duo, Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson, Governor General Award winning artists, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, and Montreal-based Flutura and Besnik Haxhillari, (Two Gullivers). The panel will be moderated by Jim Drobnick, art critic, curator and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at the Ontario College or Art and Design.


Keynote: 8:30pm

Amelia Jones, Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture, McGill University. 

“The Body as Archive/The Archive as Body: Intimacy in the Study of Live Art”


The researcher has an "intimate" relationship with the archive, but also often with the still-living artist. Jones explores relations of intimacy as they condition our access to histories of live art.


Event Location and Ticket Information:

7-9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Ticket Cost: 10$ Tickets can only be purchased through Harbourfront Centre Box Office:

(416) 937-4000 or websales@harbourfrontcentre.com.


Performance Art + Partnership is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance, curated by Vesna Krstich at loop Gallery, September 28 – October 9, 2011. The event is organized by Vesna Krstich in collaboration with loop Gallery, and in partnership with Harbourfront Centre. Loop gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, The Walrus Magazine, Oyster Boy Restaurant, Drake Hotel and FADO Performance Art Centre.







13. EVENT: The Lighthouse Series (Loop Collective)

Date: September 30, 2011; Source: Kassandra Prus






Friday, September 30

8PM @ Cinecycle

129 Spadina Ave. (down the lane)

Admission is free / Donations are welcome


Collaborations between dancers and filmmakers seem a logical and natural fit—the dancer’s desire for a less fleeting and ephemeral moment than a performance, the filmmaker’s desire for inherent, lyrical flow in a malleable body.  And yet within this simple collaboration a myriad of options exist, their differences subtle or not so subtle: cinedance, dance films, dancers on film, films made by dancers, documents of dance.  There are even more options when the end goal is performance: cinedance (with a slightly different emphasis), films made by performing dancers, dancers on film on stage, dancing with film.  Movement::Gesture::Dance presents a small selection of films that span the subcategories of dance on film.  There are films made by artists originally recognized as dance-makers; filmmakers’ interpretations of complete dance works; a film by one of the originators of cinedance; contemporary cinedance works; collaborations between dancers and filmmakers; and a filmic, visual elaboration of a historic film.  In the end, these films all deal with the dancer’s body on film, but the similarities end there…– Kassandra Prus, curator


Screening includes works:

Transport (1971) by Amy Greenfield

Underneath the Ice; You (2011) by Priscilla Guy/Mandoline Hybride

Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) by Maya Deren

Threshold (2009) by Erin McCurdy

Of the Heart (2008) by Allen Kaeja & Douglas Rosenberg

Dust (2000) by Garine Torossian

Duet (2000) by K.G. Guttman

The Light In Our Lizard Bellies (1999) by Sarah Abbott

Platform (1998) by Garine Torossian

Chrysalis (1970) by Ed Emshwiller

fugitive l(i)ght (2005) by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof


Now in its fifth year, The Lighthouse Series has consistently devoted itself to promoting experimental cinema in Toronto, including significant presentations of legendary practitioners (Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, Harry Smith, Larry Jordan, Jack Chambers, Pat O'Neill,Ed Emschwiller, Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton, Joyce Wieland, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Rubin, among many others) and premieres of new and recent works by contemporary makers, including guest presentations from Carl Brown, Michael Snow, Richard Kerr, Double Negative Collective, Jerusalem From My Heart, Pim Zwier, R. Bruce Elder, Alex Geddie and members of Loop.


The Loop Collective is a group of independent media artists formed in 1996 to develop a public platform integrating experimental film and video with other art forms. We program and produce works for presentation through exhibitions and events in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Our mission is to explore the roots of experimental film and video by creating a dialogue with other art media. We strive to promote experimental film and video for critical engagement by cultivating relations among different artistic communities. The Loop Collective has presented gallery installations, screenings, and artist talks by renowned figures including Michael Snow, Chris Welsby, Christian Lebrat, Carolee Schneemann, and Jósef Robakowski. Programmes of films by Loop members have screened at venues including The National Film Board of Canada (Toronto), Cinema Parallele (Montreal), Winnipeg Cinematheque, NASCAD (Halifax), Club SAW (Ottawa), The Factory (Hamilton), Leeds International Film Festival (United Kingdom), and the 2010 Canadian Retrospective at ExiS Festival, (Diagonal Film Archive, Seoul). Loop would like to acknowledge the kind support of The Canada Council for the Arts in making this event possible, and give special thanks to: CFMDC, VTape, Kathy Elder and York University, Kaeja d’Dance, and Mandoline Hybride.






14. EVENT: Art Action Now (OUI Performance)

Date: various dates; Source: Hugh O’Donnell




Action Art Now is a programme of live performance events, curated by OUI Performance, York, UK. Bringing together over 25 artists, Action Art Now presents new work by performance art visionaries whose work exists firmly outside of the institutional and commercial art market.


Part 1 of Action Art Now brings together 16 national and international performance artists for 4 events in York in October, November, December 2011 and February 2012. The artists in Action Art Now not only make performance but are part of an international community of artists whose practice involves the action of establishing artist-led organizations and platforms for the continual evolution of action art and the variety of its forms.


Working against performance art’s disappearance under commerce and normative hierarchies covertly operating within contemporary art culture, O U I Performance actively encourages difficult modes of artistic production and consumption. Action Art Now creates temporary shelter for the international community of pro-sumer artists.


Saturday 8th October 2011

6pm - 10pm

Eva Barto (FR)

Angela Bartram & Mary O’Neill (UK)

Maurice Blok (NL)

Hugh O'Donnell (NI)


Saturday 12th November 2011

6pm - 10pm

Gillian Dyson (UK)

Paul Hurley (UK)

Poppy Jackson (UK)

Christopher Mollon (UK)


Saturday 10th December 2011

6pm - 10pm

Sam Hasler (UK)

Anne Seagrave (IE)

Dominic Thorpe (IE)


Saturday 11th February 2012

6pm - 10pm

Leo Devlin (NI)

Jamie Lewis Hadley (UK)

Maria dos Milagres (PT) 

Ieke Trinks (NL)

Marcus Vinicíus (BR / AR)




15. WORKSHOP: With the artist Nezaket Ekici

Deadline to sign up: November 18, 2011; Source: Nezaket Ekici


Performance by Artworks

Tuesday November 29-Sunday December 4, 10am-5pm

Workshop with the artist Nezaket Ekici


The workshop is offered in combination with the exhibition “Nezaket Ekici: Personal Map – to be continued...” within the project “Powerhouse Depot” at museum Marta Herford (Oct 8, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012).


Inspired by the current exhibition “Personal Map – to be continued...” and guided by the internationally renowned performance artist Nezaket Ekici, the participants will develop concepts and compositions of performances (1-2 hours) within a 6-day workshop. The performances will be presented live to the museum’s visitors on Sunday, December 4th.


Further information



The submission is offered to everyone who is interested in performance art and in working with the own body as a medium of expression, everyone who is open-minded towards developing artistic ideas and performing in front of an audience: students and persons from the fields of fine arts, sculpture, painting, photography, video and other medias as well as the fields of theatre, dancing – and all other interested persons. Number of participants: 8 – 14 persons (max.)



Inspired by the contemporary artworks showcased in the exhibition “Nezaket Ekici: Personal Map – to be continued...”, the participants develop their own performance-ideas, which will be presented to the museum’s visitors at the end of the workshop. The participants will learn how to develop a performance with a duration of up to 2 hours. Within their performance the participants will experience the change of the artwork and they will learn to appreciate and evaluate the mental and physical changes. They will not only learn how to handle the materials with which they perform, but also the creation of relation within time and space in order to realize the performance as a gesamtkunstwerk. By doing a variety of concentration exercises, the participants will learn to develop a presence within space, to understand the relations of time and space and to figure out possibilities to deal with physical and mental limits. Participants will also learn how to develop their ideas towards a complete concept, which will be recorded while in progress. Hence, the participants will not only make the experience of interaction with the (own) body, but to develop ideas into concepts.



After a collective visit of the exhibition and exchanging the impressions of the artworks, each participant chooses his or her favorite work. Inspired by the chosen work, ideas for a performance will be brainstormed within small groups or by oneself. The ideas will be summerized into a concept, in order to realize them theoretically and practically. The concepts and their realization will be prepared in collaboration and participation of the whole team. Hence, the participants materialize an artwork making use of the performance as a form of expression. To the artist Nezaket Ekici performance means temporalization and settinginto-motion: Based on a static artwork, a momentary artistic work develops. In the final performance, lasting 1 to 2 hours, all participants will act concurrently within space in order to create a “living-performance-installation” forming a gesamtkunstwerk. During the live-performance, a documentation of the workshop will be presented in terms of  photographies, texts and films to show the different stadiums of the perfomance’s development.


For students and all persons interested in performance art.

Fee: 120 euros / 8o euros (discounted) (incl. Tickets to the exhibition, drinks)



Phone: (+49)5221.994430-28

Email: info@marta-herford.de




16. WORKSHOP: Acción!MAD11

Dates: November 19-20 and 26-27, 2011; Source: Acción!MAD


Dear friends,
This year we organise as part of the program of Acción!MAD11 four workshops about Performance Art for children between 5 and 9 years old in collaboration with La Casa Encendida.


Dates: 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th November 2011.
The registration is open and it has to be done in La Casa Encendida directly.







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.