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FADO E-LIST (March 2012)

 

FADO E-Bulletin for March 2012

 

CONGRATULATIONS LA DRAGU!

FADO would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to FADO alumni performance artist Margaret Dragu for winning a 2012 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. This is the most prestigious prize for a Canadian artist and is awarded for excellence and career contribution. To celebrate, FADO is offering free shipping anywhere in Canada when you purchase a copy of La Dragu: The Living Art of Margaret Dragu, edited by FADO founder Paul Couillard. 

 

About the book: http://www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=page&id=51

About Margaret: http://www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=people_details&id=116

To order your copy, contact us at: info@performanceart.ca

 

INDEX

 

1. EVENT: FADO Performance Art Centre presents The Gift by Lee Hassall

Date: March 14-16, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada

2. UPCOMING FADO EVENT: New Maternalisms curated by Natalie Loveless

Date: March 23-25, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada

3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Milk Truck needs your stories

Date: immediately; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: FADO

4. CALL FOR VIDEOGRAPHER: The Milk Truck needs you!

Date: immediately; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: FADO

5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Month of Performance Art

Date: March 1, 2012; City: Berlin, Germany; Source: Performer Stammtisch

6. WORKSHOP: Michael Fernandes on Performance and Installation Art

Date: March 3, 2012; City: Annapolis Royal (NS), Canada; Source: Susan Malmström

7. EVENT: HeadHouse by Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson

Date: March 8-10, 2012; City: Malmö, Sweden: Source: Lilith Performance Studios

8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Frisch Eingetroffen Platform for Young Performing Arts

Deadline date: March 9, 2012; City: Mannheim, Germany; Source: Julia Siebert

9. EVENT: R.I.T.E.S #02-2012

Date: March 10, 2012; City: Singapore; Source: R.I.T.E.S

10. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: MUTOPIA 7

Registration closes: March 10, 2012; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: Tomas Jonsson

11. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: M:ST 6 Festival

Deadline date: March 23, 2012; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: Tomas Jonsson

12. EVENT: Edgy Women Festival 2012

Dates: March 15-April1, 2012; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Edgy Women

13. EVENT: TO|DF

Dates: March 24, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Francisco-Fernando Granados

14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS + EVENT: LOW LIVES 4

Deadline date: March 25, 2012; City: The World; Source: Claude Wittmann

15. EVENT: apostrophe

Dates: March 29, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Francisco-Fernando Granados

16. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Franklin Furnace

Deadline date: April 1, 2012; City: New York, USA; Source: Franklin Furnace

17. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TPA

Deadline date: April 7, 2012; City: Torino, Italy; Source: TPA

18. WORKSHOP: PAS in Rotterdam

Deadline date: April 20, 2012; City: Rotterdam, NL; Source: BBB Johannes Deimling

19. EVENT: Là-bas

Date: April 25-29, 2012; City: Helsinki, Finland; Source: Irma Optimist

20. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: VISUALEYEZ 2012

Deadline date: April 27, 2012; City: Edmonton, Alberta; Source: Todd Janes

21. WORKSHOP: Performance Art Workshop: The Body: Territory and Border

Date: May 21-23, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Henry Chan

22. WORKSHOPS: Winter 2012 Film/Video/Interactive Art Wksps

Registration Continues; Source: LIFT

23. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Another 21 Years of Living Art

Date: unspecified; City: The World; Source: Franklin Furnace

24. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA ART FESTIVAL

Deadline date: May 31, 2012; City: Yangon, Myanmar; Source: Aye Ko

25. REGISTRATION: Now Open for PSi and How Performance Thinks

Date: June27-July 1, 2012: City: Leeds, UK; Source: PSi

26. JUST RELEASED: liveartwork editions - ¡POESÍACCIÓN!

Date: immediately; City: The World; Source: Christopher Hewitt

 

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1. EVENT: FADO Performance Art Centre presents The Gift by Lee Hassall

Date: March 14-16, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada

 

Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West

 

March 14: performance installation in progress 6-8PM (FREE)

March 15: artist talk, 6-8PM (FREE)

March 16: gallery open at 7PM / performance at 8PM ($10 / PWYC)

 

Is art torn between the commodity and the gift, the supermarket and the church?

 

Lee Hassall will use Toronto Free Gallery as a repository and home base from which to engage with the surrounding neighbourhood on a daily basis, gathering impressions via exchanges with objects, paraphernalia and people, culminating in a final performance action. On March 14th and 15th, audience is invited to the gallery from 6-8PM to donate a gift for the artist, and to witness the growing installation. Donated items or materials may be altered, deconstructed, disappeared or hybridized. All gifts will be considered and engaged with, and will become a part of the final public performance on March 16th.

 

Lee Hassall (UK) considers himself a sculptor who makes performances. He is interested in manual labour, parody, self-satire and questioning notions of the sanctified space. Hassall is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Aberystwyth. His installation, film and performance work has been showing nationally and internationally.

 

www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=program&id=224

 

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2. UPCOMING FADO EVENT: New Maternalisms curated by Natalie Loveless

Date: March 23-25, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada

 

Mercer Union Contemporary

1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto

 

A weekend of live performance and performance-based video installations, artist talks and community events exploring the materiality of motherhood. PLUS a special appearance in The Milk Truck in Toronto! 

 

Mama-writer-in-residence Christine Pountney will be live blogging in real time from the gallery throughout the event at fadoperformanceartcentre.wordpress.com

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE:

Alejandra Herrera Silva (Chilé/USA)

Lovisa Johansson (Sweden)

Hélène Matte (Québec)

Jill Miller (USA)

Marlène Renaud-B (Québec) 

 

SKYPE PERFORMANCE:

Lenka Clayton (UK/USA)

 

PERFORMANCE-BASED VIDEO:

Alice De Visscher (Belgium)

Dillon Paul and Lindsay Wolkowicz (USA)

Gina Miller (Canada)

Beth Hall and Mark Cooley (USA)

Victoria Singh (Australia)

Masha Godovannaya (Russia)

  

SCHEDULE

Friday March 23, 7-10pm

Durational performances by Lenka Clayton, JIll MIller, Alejandra Herrera Silva, and Lovisa Johansson; and performance-based videos installed throughout the gallery.

 

Saturday March 24, 1pm-4pm (FREE)

Round-Table Discussion with Artists

 

Saturday March 24, 7-10pm

Durational performance by Lenka Clayton and Jill Miller, and live performances by Lovisa Johnsson, Hélène Matte, Marlène Renaud-B; and performance-based videos installed throughout the gallery.

 

Sunday March 25, 1pm-4pm (FREE)

Mamactivism Workshop with Jill Miller of The Milk Truck

 

For more information about the event and the artists:

www.performanceart.ca/index.php?m=program&id=226

 

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Milk Truck needs your stories

Date: immediately; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: FADO

 

FADO Performance Art Centre presents The Milk Truck in Toronto

Part of New Maternalisms curated by Natalie Loveless

March 23-25, 2012

 

Ever breastfed your child in Toronto? The Milk Truck wants to hear from you. 

www.themilktruck.org

 

Whether it was two weeks ago or twenty years ago, we want to hear your story. We are collecting stories of mothers' breastfeeding experiences in the Toronto area - the good, the bad, the ugly. As part of the New Maternalisms performance art event presented by FADO Performance Art Centre, artist Jill Miller will head north in The Milk Truck from March 22-25, taking the truck on the road for the first time. Working in conjunction with the local breastfeeding community, Miller will visit local sites and businesses to discuss and commemorate the stories she receives from mothers. She will read letters, speak with business owners, and give awards and demerits as needed. 

 

Maybe you were asked to leave an establishment for nursing in public. Or maybe a particular business offered you a glass of water in kindness as you nursed your baby. All stories are relevant as we try to create a collective snapshot of the city from the point of a breastfeeding mother and child. You need not be a local Toronto resident to tell your story. You simply need to have the experience of breastfeeding in the city of Toronto. 

 

Please contribute by filling out this quick survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6Q3TSP6

Please forward to any Moms you know, and/or contact Jill Miller at jill@jillmiller.net

 

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4. CALL FOR VIDEOGRAPHER: The Milk Truck needs you!

Date: immediately; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: FADO

 

FADO Performance Art Centre presents The Milk Truck in Toronto

Part of New Maternalisms curated by Natalie Loveless

March 23-25, 2012

 

The Milk Truck is looking for a local videographer to document The Milk Truck's travels in Toronto, including its visits to local businesses who have discriminated against nursing mothers. Jill Miller, the creator of The Milk Truck, will read letters and texts, and open a dialogue with local business owners.

 

The Milk Truck is looking for someone to record and edit a video depicting the truck's travels for the weekend of March 22-25. This is an unpaid position; however, you will receive credit as the documentarian and editor of a video that will be shared widely amongst the art and motherhood community. Great exposure!

 

Please contact Jill Miller for more information: jill@jillmiller.net

 

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5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Month of Performance Art

Start date: March 1, 2012; City: Berlin, Germany; Source: Performer Stammtisch

 

Dear members of Performer Stammtisch,

 

One of the central events during the upcoming Month of Performance Art is MPA open - 48 hours of performance art NON STOP! Go to the link to register, confirm your participation and reserve the time you want to perform. Information about the event & conditions of participation you find following this link: www.mpa-b.org/mpa-open.html 

 

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6. WORKSHOP: Michael Fernandes on Performance and Installation Art

Date: March 3, 2012; City: Annapolis Royal (NS), Canada; Source: Susan Malmström

 

Michael Fernandes to Present Workshop on Performance & Installation Art at ARCAC's ARTsPLACE Gallery on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

 

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is pleased to announce that renowned artist and instructor Michael Fernandes will be facilitating a workshop that explores the basics of performance and installation art at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal on Saturday, March 3. This half-day, hands-on workshop will run from 1:30 to 5:30 PM. Cost is $10, $5 for current members of VANS. 

 

Mr. Fernandes, currently based in Halifax, was born in Trinidad. An instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCADU), Fernandes’ art practice includes mixed media, installation, performance, as well as audio and book works. His work has been exhibited extensively, notably at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), Articule (Montreal), Blackwood Gallery (Toronto), C.I.A.C. (Montreal), Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), Mercer Union (Toronto), The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), The Power Plant (Toronto), Saw Gallery (Ottawa), P.S: (New York), Art Public Calaf (Barcelona), and in The Context of Art Biennale (Warsaw). Through public interventions and gallery installations, Fernandes generates social situations that solicit active participation by others. His work probes the intersection of private life with public space, and the relationship between art and everyday life, by combining linguistic and performance events with humour.

 

Pre-registration is requested by contacting VANS Regional Representative Susan Malmstrom at 902-982-4645, or email: theartist@susanmalmstrom.com

 

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7. EVENT: HeadHouse by Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson

Date: March 8-10, 2012; City: Malmö, Sweden: Source: Lilith Performance Studios

 

Performance: 8-10 March

Open Hours: 7pm-10pm.

Entry every hour and half hour.

Price: 60 SEK (cash only)

Place: Bragegatan 15, Malmö

 

HeadHouse by Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson.

 

Without chronological steering the viewer is released free in a labyrinth system of paths and rooms. Twenty participants is moving in the system given framework and staging course of event that could be taken from a bloody dream or a violent and absurd fable. In a house like body of 8 rooms HeadHouse is taking place. HeadHouse is Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson’ s latest and so far largest collective work. HeadHouse is shown during three nights, 8-10 March at Lilith Performance Studio.

 

Head House is a term from the transport - and railway sector and is used to define the part of the railway station, which not includes the railroad tracks and platforms, but the part that consists of baggage facilities, toilets and waiting rooms. In subway context, Head house is the underground entrance above ground level with stairs and elevator. Lundgren and Pettersson have been inspired by the meaning of the word and interpreted head house in the form of a non-place. A place that points to another direction, another activity. A place that suggests a movement. A place with entries and exits, nooks and meanderings. In extension a place for free thought.

 

Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson have worked in different forms of visual- and performing arts since 1999. In works that touches upon alienation, violence and failures Elin and Petter accumulate their pieces like living pictures. An absurd raw humor encounters a bare documentary narration. Their intention is obviously political but without pointing out a certain direction. Their common interest lies in the warped and unfulfilled. Both throw light upon universal questions about loss and sorrow in their respective artistry. In 2011 they received the Ester Almqvist’s Award and in 2009 the received The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s Dynamo Award, both for their work with Lilith Performance Studio.

 

www.lilithperformancestudio.com

 

Lilith Performance Studio – Europe’s first studio and venue for visual art performance. The studio creates new large-scale performance works from concept to presentation by inviting artists to realize on-site performances in close collaboration with the studio. Since its inception, Elin and Peter produced over 30 large-scale site specific performances in collaboration with artists from around the world.

 

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8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Frisch Eingetroffen Platform for Young Performing Arts

Deadline date: March 9, 2012; City: Mannheim, Germany; Source: Julia Siebert 

 

On July 6th/7th the eleventh edition of ‚frisch eingetroffen‘ (just in) – plattform for young performing arts will take place at zeitraumexit, Mannheim. Please find the call for applications and a checklist for the documents required on our webpages: http://www.zeitraumexit.de/ausschreibungen

 

Deadline for applications is Friday, 9th March (date stamp).  

 

zeitraumexits artistic directors Gabriele  Oßwald, Tilo Schwarz and Wolfgang Sautermeister will curate the programme from all applications recieved by then. 

The organizers will pay a fee of 250€ to each performer, cover the travel costs and the costs of accommodation. Please feel free to forward this call to your colleagues and friends. 

 

http://vimeo.com/33163209 

 

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EVENT: R.I.T.E.S #02-2012

Date: March 10, 2012; City: Singapore; Source: R.I.T.E.S

 

Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak presents

Franzisca Siegrist (Es)

Vincent Chow (My/Sg)

Jason Lee (Sg)

 

7.30 pm, Saturday, 10th March 2012

Gallery, Block B, Goodman Arts Centre

90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053

 

This is a free event, donations are welcomed

 

www.rootedintheephemeralspeak.com

www.facebook.com/rootedintheephemeralspeak

 

Artists’ Biography:

Franzisca Siegrist was born in Switzerland, and raised in Spain. She studied fine arts at the University of La Laguna in Tenerife and the Polytechnic University in Valencia where she studied performance art with Bartolomé Ferrando and got her postgraduate degree in art. She works with objects, installations, video and basically with performance art in a practical and theoretical way, and has shown her work in several European countries. Nowadays she lives and continues her work in Oslo, Norway, where she also works as an assistant at the artist run gallery 1857. http://franzisca-siegrist.com

 

Vincent Chow is an engineer-turned artist who seeks to be inspired visually. His series of abstract works created through the interplay of "conscious and unconscious", "thinking and feeling" searches for new visual emotions and experiences. He is also interested to explore installation, filmmaking and performance art. He enjoys the journey of exploring the unknown, creating possibilities and translating ideas into reality. www.vincechow.com

 

Jason Lee graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 with Diploma in Visual Communication, specializing in photography design. In 2010, he obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from the University of Huddersfield, UK. Although his primary medium is photography, he also works with installation and performance. His current works deals with wide issues that revolve around the urban environment and contemporary society that inspires him. His artistic interest lies in the areas of urbanization, abandoned traditions, and sub-cultural lifestyle. He received special commendation in the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2010 (UK) under the portfolio category. He is based in Singapore and is a present member of The Artists Village. http://jasonlee.sg

 

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: MUTOPIA 7

Registration closes: March 10, 2012; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: Tomas Jonsson

 

MUTOPIA 7: interdisciplinary workshop Banff Canada

June 19-23, 5 days

Led by John Grzinich

The workshop program will run from 10:00-17:00 each day

 

Organized by Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (M:ST) as part of M:ST 5.5: Making Way. Presented in conjunction with the 2012 IMAA Conference and with the generous support of The Banff Centre.

 

MUTOPIA is a process oriented workshop environment that explores collaboration, collective creativity and open forms of authorship. This is done through social and environmental research, creative exercises and game play in parallel with the use of mixed artistic media such as sound, collage, text and performance.

 

This workshop begins with collecting impressions, objects and local mythologies about the landscape and structures in the local environment where we gather. We then add our own abstract narratives by visiting some of the locations and making creative interpretations from what we discover, share and create. These interpretations can involve discussions, writings, games and site-specific improvisations or performances. In the end we try to build a series of short films based on the photo, video and sound material from our explorations.

 

MUTOPIA started as experimental research workshop for investigating notions of elemental traits in human culture while simultaneously self-reflecting on the process. Since 2008, six MUTOPIAs have been held in Estonia, Latvia and Portugal, with unique stories, codes and group dynamics arising from each situation. Over the years a rough workshop formula evolved out of the ideas, interests and methods of different facilitators and participants who took part in the workshop. Mutopia now resembles more of a hybrid "folk" culture that shares aspects of performance, experimental theater, anthropology, semantics, OULIPO literature, 60's magical realism on film, folklore, autopoiesis etc, but is more a language or practice to find mutually beneficial connections between such fields.

 

FOR WHOM: students, artists, ethnographers, social researchers or anyone interested in group improvisation, collective creativity, environmental research, story making, experimental film making, art education, art therapy, anthropology, behavior studies, culture studies etc...

 

What to expect: Expect the unexpected of course. While there is a set of routine introductory exercises we hope the workshop will take its own course by the third day. Morning warm-ups, daily walks and discussions are a strong component, although participant input is strongly encouraged. While MUTOPIA is process oriented, a surplus of generated material often becomes fertile ground for creative output.

 

What to bring: Most importantly bring an open mind and open attitude. Bring your ideas and skills. Wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes. A notebook and pen can be helpful for taking notes or making sketches. All other basic materials will be provided.

 

Some audio/visual artifacts from past workshops can be seen on this Vimeo gallery:

http://www.vimeo.com/mutopia

 

Spaces for this workshop are strictly limited to 8 participants. registration closes March 10th, 2012. Workshop fee: $ 450 includes accommodation and light meal plan at The Banff Centre. Further details on these arrangements can be found at: www.banffcentre.ca/programs/accommodation

 

To pre-register, please include your c.v. and  a short statement of interest to: info@mstfestival.org

 

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9. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: M:ST 6 Festival

Deadline date: March 23, 2012; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: Tomas Jonsson

 

DEADLINE MARCH 23, 2012 (post marked)

Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works and lectures to be presented as part of the M:ST 6 Festival in October, 2012. M:ST encourages the submission of innovative performative works, media/audio works, site-specific works, public interventions and lecture/panel based proposals.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY. Please send all written support as a single PDF and images in JPEG form on one CD. DVDs may be included for video documentation. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope. Please do not email submissions.

About the M:ST Festival: The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society showcases original, diverse, entertaining, and thought-provoking performative works. M:ST ensures that the exceptional quality of performative art is recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. The term "performative" describes practices that originate from a visual or media arts discourse and involve the live presence of the artist. M:ST Festivals are presented through the collaborative efforts of 11 Southern Alberta arts organizations (Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, EMMEDIA, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Glenbow Museum, The New Gallery, The Nickle Arts Museum, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Stride Gallery, The Founders Gallery at the Military Museums, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary).

Submission procedure: Proposals are selected through a peer review process by the M:ST Programming Committee. The Committee consists of local artists, programmers, writers, and curators who have extensive visual, performance, and media art backgrounds. Proposals will be selected based on consideration of the following criteria: artistic merit of the proposed project, fit with the M:ST mandate, feasibility of the proposed budget, and the ability of M:ST and its member organizations to provide appropriate space/support for the project.

All submissions MUST include the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 3 pages): Describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, articles, etc.)

2. Proposal (maximum 2 pages): Clearly describe the proposed exhibition or project. Provide details about your spatial, and material requirements, including equipment needs. Explain what kind of venue is best suited to your proposed work (gallery, theatre, off-site, public space, etc.).

3. Artist statement (maximum 1 page)

4. Budget: Provide a detailed budget that explains the costs involved in presenting your project. Contingent on sufficient funding, M:ST will cover artist travel/shipping, accommodation, and per diems, as well as artist and speaker fees as per CARFAC. Support for production costs will generally be the responsibility of the artist. Additional costs will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

5. Support Material: 

Provide up to:

-15 numbered digital images on CD-ROM or DVD, and corresponding Image List with artist name, title, date, medium, and dimensions.

-10 minutes (maximum) of audio or video material (DVD or CD)

You may also submit up to 2 other items of relevant support material (i.e. diagrams, articles, reviews, press clippings). These are optional, and should only be provided if they relate directly to your proposal.

 

Tips:

Do NOT e-mail submissions

Burn all materials to ONE disc

Following the submission guidelines will ensure your submission is reviewed

Make sure your written proposal is clear and concise

Include your name on all pages and images submitted

Do NOT send powerpoint presentations, slides, printed images, or VHS tapes

Do not send original works of art

Do not submit a website address in lieu of digital files.

Submissions must be Mac OS X compatible

Please send submissions to:

M:ST Festival Programming Committee

#307, 223 – 12th Ave SW

Calgary, AB Canada T2R 0G9

M:ST will not accept emailed or faxed proposals.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals are selected through a peer review process by the M:ST Programming Committee. The Committee consists of local artists, programmers, writers, and curators who have extensive visual, performance, and media art backgrounds. Proposals will be selected based on consideration of the following criteria: artistic merit of the proposed project, fit with the M:ST mandate, feasibility of the proposed budget, and the ability of M:ST and its member organizations to provide appropriate space/support for the project.

 

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10. EVENT: Edgy Women Festival 2012

Dates: March 15-April1, 2012; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Edgy Women

 

Edgy Women explores the complexity of contemporary feminism, through fun, experimental, and community-building artistic events.

 

From March 15th to April 1st, discover innovative and provocative women artists who celebrate women and art.

 

Edgy Women presents clever, unconventional and uncompromising projects whose content is as creative as the forms they take. This annual festival celebrates a variety of feminist perspectives, through fun, experimental, and community-building artistic events.

 

FREE / DONATIONS EVENTS

March 15 - 8 pm: Opening night + Edgy Zombie / Royal Pheonix (FREE!)

March 18 + 25 - 2 pm: Conférence Edgy-Upop / Casa Del Popolo (FREE!)

March 20 - 7 pm: J’ACTE / La Centrale (Donations)

March 29 - 11 pm: Edgy hockey / location to be announced 

 

TICKETED EVENTS 

March 22 - 8 pm: SPIN / Sala Rossa

March 23 - 8 pm: Je Baise les Yeux / Sala Rossa

March 24 - 8 pm + 10:30 pm (as part of the Meow Mix party):In Succube/Sala Rossa

March 30 - 8 pm, March 31 - 6 pm + 10 pm, April 1 - 4 pm: Les Demimondes/Studio 303

 

www.edgywomen.ca

Studio 303

info@studio303.ca

514-393-3771

 

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11. EVENT: TO|DF

Dates: March 24, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Francisco-Fernando Granados

 

TO|DF

presented by TRANSMUTED International Performance Art Festival and The White House Studio Project

 

Performances by Basil AlZeri, Maryam Taghavi, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Golbo Amani, Manolo Lugo. Guest curator: Maggie Flynn.

 

Saturday, March 24 at 8pm

The White House Studio Project

277.5 Augusta Ave

 

In preparation for the TRANSMUTED International Performance Art Festival happening at EX TERESA ARTE ACTUAL in Mexico City in April, The White House Studio Project is hosting a night of performance art with Toronto-based artists invited to participate in the festival. $8 admission including a limited edition publication. 

 

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12. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS + EVENT: LOW LIVES 4

Deadline date: March 25, 2012; City: The World; Source: Claude Wittmann

 

LOW LIVES 4

International Festival of Live Networked Performances

April 27-28, 2012

 

Deadline: March 25, 2012

www.lowlives.net

 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Artists working in any media are invited to submit proposals for live performance-based works.

 

Selection Process:

Each Presenting Partner (see list below) will follow their curatorial process to select one performance to take place at their venue. In addition, 36 artists will be selected from artist proposals responding to this Call for Artists, and will be invited to present their work across the Low Lives network. These performances will be transmitted through the internet from a location of the artists   choice. The Selections Committee will be comprised of Directors and Curators from Presenting Partner institutions and Low Lives production team.

 

Artists selected to participate in this exhibition will be instructed on how to transmit their performance through a live online broadcasting network. Performances will be projected in real time across the Low Lives 4 network of Presenting Partners and venues. The exhibit will also be available for online viewing, both in real time as it unfolds across political boundaries and time zones, and on the Low Lives website after the event.

 

A full-color catalog and companion DVD with information and an image for each participating artist will be produced for Low Lives 4 after the exhibition takes place. Artists interested in participating in Low Lives 4 are encouraged to visit www.lowlives.net to view previous Low Lives exhibition catalogs and performance videos.

 

Submission Requirements (Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered):

Artists can submit written proposals for previously created works or new work to be considered. There are no criteria as to the subject/theme of the work.

 

Include in your submission:

-Artist Statement

-Artist Bio

-CV or Resume

-Links to artist website/s or other related web destinations

-Up to 4 jpeg images that support your proposal

-Location (City, State, Country) where you plan to transmit your performance

 

Note:

-Only proposals for live performances will be considered

-Duration of proposed works must not exceed 5 minutes

 

Email complete materials to lowlives4@gmail.com with Low Lives 4 Submission in the subject line.

 

Eligibility: In an effort to allow the Low Lives platform to include as many artists as possible, artists who participated in Low Lives 3 are not eligible to participate in Low Lives 4. Artists who participated in Low Lives 1 and 2 are eligible to participate in Low Lives 4.

 

Important Dates:

March 25: Submission deadline

April 1: Artists notified on selection

April 27: Low Lives 4- Day 1 - 8:30pm-11:30pm (U.S. EST)

April 28: Low Lives 4- Day 2 - 3:00pm- 6:00pm (U.S. EST)

 

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13. EVENT: apostrophe

Dates: March 29, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Francisco-Fernando Granados

 

apostrophe

a performance by Francisco-Fernando Granados

2012 University of Toronto, Department of Art

MVS Studio (Masters of Visual Studies) Graduating Exhibition

exhibition also presents work by Faye Mullen and Matt Mcintosh

 

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7-9PM

University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC)

15 King's College Circle, Toronto

 

How to address the absence of recognition? The word apostrophe comes from the Greek apóstrophos, meaning eliding, or turning away. As a rhetorical devise, the apostrophe marks the moment when a speaker turns away from the audience as a means to address an absent character on the scene or an abstraction. They sometimes begin with an ‘O,’ like in one case in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “O, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou…?” 

 

Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Guatemalan-born, Toronto-based artist and writer working in performance, video, drawing, cultural criticism, teaching, and curatorial practice. He has performed and exhibited at venues including Kulturhuset Stockholm, the Canadian Embassy in Sweden, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), the University of Western Ontario (London), and the Images Festival (Toronto), as well as other artist-run spaces in Vancouver and Toronto. 

 

http://francisco-fernando-granados.blogspot.com/

 

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14. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Franklin Furnace

Deadline date: April 1, 2012; City: New York, USA; Source: Franklin Furnace

 

Franklin Furnace Fund, CALL FOR ARTISTS, deadline April 1, 2012

 

Each year Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists supported by funding from Jerome Foundation must live in the five boroughs of New York. Full-time students are ineligible. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of "emerging artist," "performance art" and "variable media art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again. Since its inception in 1985, the FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND has boosted the careers of such emerging artists as Tanya Barfield, Patty Chang, Papo Colo, Brody Condon, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Kate Gilmore, Murray Hill, Holly Hughes, Mouchette, Pope.L, Pamela Sneed, Jack Waters, Cathy Weis, and Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga.

 

Deadline: April 1, 2012

 

More Info: http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/how_to_apply.php

 

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15. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TPA

Deadline date: April 7, 2012; City: Torino, Italy; Source: TPA

 

OPEN CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ART and VIDEO PERFORMANCE

T.P.A. (TORINO PERFORMANCE ART)

International Performance Art Festival

 

First edition: 9-10 June 2012, Torino, Italy

 

Deadline for proposal: April 7

Terms and conditions: http://www.greenbox.to/eventi/tpa

 

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16. WORKSHOP: PAS in Rotterdam

Deadline date: April 20, 2012; City: Rotterdam, NL; Source: BBB Johannes Deimling

27th of April – 09th of May 2012, Rotterdam (NL) 

 

In cooperation with Performance Art Festival PAE (www.performanceartevent.nl) 

12 places!

Deadline for applications: 20th of April

Early bird price: by confirmed registrations before the 1st of April

 

Information: http://tinyurl.com/PAStudies-2012

Please contact: marcel@bbbjohannesdeimling.de to get the application form

 

The use of material in Performance Art is very open and often marked by the specific articulation of this art form. Material has symbolic character, which is needed for to underline the act or the gesture of the artist. In connection with the body, or the figure material changes often the meaning. As performance artists we are highly attracted to objects, because we are able to create traces through them, we are able to visualize abstract ideas and make them directly touchable. An object allows us to extend our body and imagination. 

 

This workshop will focus on the supportive and enriching aspect of objects within a performance. So how do I decide what is the best matching object for my idea? What is the specific characteristic of an object and where are potential traps during the use? 

 

We are looking for a complete practical approach to all these questions and want to invite you to explore your personal material which support your own artistically language. Not every nice object is a good object for a performance. So where is the difference?

 

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17. EVENT: Là-bas

Date: April 25-29, 2012; City: Helsinki, Finland; Source: Irma Optimist

 

Live art project Là-bas->, active since 2000, is organising - with many collaborators - the second international Lá-bas biennale Concept of Performance for performance art, live art and performed forms of media art in Helsinki 25-29 April 2012.

 

The five-day biennale includes dozens of solo performances, group actions, durational and processing works in different locations of the biennale. These occur in variouos spaces of contemporary art musem Kiasma, Kattilahalli and Esitystaiteen Keskus (Suvilahti), sound art gallery Akusmata, Student Theatre, Vapaa Taidetila, in urban spaces, Gallery Augusta (Suomenlinna) and on Harakka island.

 

www.labas.fi

www.labas.fi/2012

 

The site contains information about the participating artists, links to their websites and the whole biennale program schedule. The renewed Là-bas website will also become a new forum for discussion on live art.

 

Contact:

Irma Optimist (+35844 359 4227, irmaoptimist@hotmail.com), 

Lauri Luhta (+35844 370 5490, lauriluhta@hotmail.com)

 

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18. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: VISUALEYEZ 2012

Deadline date: April 27, 2012; City: Edmonton, Alberta; Source: Todd Janes

 

The Thirteenth annual Visualeyez festival of performance art happens from 10–16 September 2012 in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta, exploring on the curatorial theme of loneliness. 

 

Visualeyez takes place over a period of seven days and it is required that all invited artists are able to attend for the entire length of the festival. Artists experience the work of other artists; engage in discussion groups, meals and other activities that enhance the work of individual artists and the performance art community within Canada and beyond. It is important that prior to submitting that artist is available for a minimum of six days during the festival. Please visit www.visualeyez.org for the past festival information. 

 

Curator and Founder of Visualeyez, Todd Janes states, “Visualeyez 2012 builds upon notions of an ever-expanding and more urban city. This theme will explore issues such as emotional versus social isolation, chronic and transient states of loneliness within the city and our inter-relationships with crowds, emptiness and intimacy. I want to present artists that will explore the theme of loneliness and enhance dialogues regarding the societal issues, community connectivity and understanding of the concept and its impact on individuals and society as a whole.”

 

Proposals should include: a CV; artist statement; a detailed description of the work you wish to present, or explore; and support material that can include images, video, print or digital documentation of your work, catalogues, and press.

 

If you would like your materials returned to you, please also include sufficient postage or courier materials. Artists shall be contacted by mid-June 2012 regarding the status of their proposals.

 

Proposals by post to:

Visualeyez 2012

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture

10248 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5J 1H5

Attention: Todd Janes, Executive Director

 

Proposals by email to: todd.janes@latitude53.org

Please be courteous of image size and materials that you are sending.

Please place Visualeyez 2012 submission in the subject line.

 

Visualeyez is supported, in part by Canada Council for the Arts, The City of Edmonton, Alberta

 

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19. WORKSHOP: Performance Art Workshop: The Body: Territory and Border

Dates: May 21-23, 2012; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Henry Chan

 

Performance Art Workshop: The Body: Territory and Border

Taught by Violeta Luna

 

Workshop taught in English and Spanish

Monday May 21 – Wednesday May 23

1-5PM

$200 + HST

 

For students and professionals in theatre, dance, spoken word, performance art and the visual arts interested in the relationship between performance art and the theatre. Presented by Aluna Theatre, a Latin-Canadian company encouraging new hybrids of performance. 

 

Violeta Luna is an electrifying performance artist and activist with Pocha Nostra, from the Conceptual Institute of Hybrid Art in San Francisco. 

 

www.alunatheatre.ca

Aluna Theatre

620 Keele St. PO Box 820

Toronto ON M6N 0A1

WORKSHOPS: Winter 2012 Film/Video/Interactive Art Wksps

Registration Continues; Source: LIFT

 

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20. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)

WINTER 2012 FILM / VIDEO / INTERACTIVE ART 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. Full details online at http://lift.ca

 

WINTER WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

 

Introduction to Electronics for Artists (with Simone Jones)

April 1st – 2 spaces left

 

Websites for Artists (with Garry Ing)

April 3rd/5th – 3 spaces left

 

Making Art with Pure Data (with Julieta Maria)

April 10th/12th – 2 spaces left

 

Interactive Art with Ardunio (Instructor TBA)

April 23rd/25th – 4 spaces left

 

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.

 

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21. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Another 21 Years of Living Art

Date: unspecified; City: The World; Source: Franklin Furnace

 

WHAT: I am interviewing artists/lifeists interested in participating in the final 7 years of ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART. The mission statement is below. The artists selected and I will have 2 yearly skype meetings and email access throughout the performance, fourteen meetings on skype total.

 

SELECTION: Selection will depend on content, concept, compatibility.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a 700 word description of a commitment you would like to make for 7 years to: lindamontano@hotmail.com

 

The performance begins December 8, 2012 and ends December 8, 2019. Send inside the email, not as an attachment. COST: There is a yearly fee of $100-$700, sliding scale, each year or an appropriate barter.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART (1998-2019) is art that compassionately practices an appreciation for life and is a durational continuation of my exploration of the art of consciousness. The artist/lifeists invited to this experience, ecumenically choose their own unique methodologies and explore their work while remaining in virtual/internet communication with each other throughout their practice of compassionately transforming their life, via art. It is based on Linda MARY Montano’s endurance: 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART = 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART, 12/8/1984—12/8/1998.

 

www.lindamontano.com

www.vdb.org

http://lindamarymontano.blogspot.com

 

DESCRIPTION: “When I finished 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART, an art experience-endurance based on the 7 chakras, I became so enamored of working with time that I wanted to share that joy with others, and so I designed ANOTHER 21 YEARS OF LIVING ART. I felt that other artists could become virtual/internet art family and I would feel as if I were in good company, with like-minded friends, doing work based on time, endurance and with reference to my past work, but interpreted by each artist according to their discipline, practice and personal aesthetic. I am proud and honored to be in the company of the following life-artists.” Linda Mary Montano.

 

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22. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA ART FESTIVAL

Deadline date: May 31, 2012; City: Yangon, Myanmar; Source: Aye Ko

 

Opening Call for international artists

INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA ART FESTIVAL

Instituted of French in Yangon, Myanmar

 

From: New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar

Date: NOVEMBER 23-25,2012.

Deadline for proposal: 31-May -2012

Subject: International applicants are welcome for International multimedia art festival

 

Painting, installation, performance art, documentary, photo art and video art. If you are interested in this international multimedia festival in Yangon, Myanmar, please send us:

-CV

-five-photo of your art work

-for video art: three- video art work

 

SCHEUDLE

23.11.2012 Opening Exhibition - 6:00 PM Institute of French, Yangon, Myanmar

 

24.11.2012 Symposium – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Performance show – 6:00 to 9:00 PM Institute of French, Yangon, Myanmar

 

25.11.2012 Symposium - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Performance show - 6:00 PM to 9:00PM Institute of French, Yangon, Myanmar

 

-You can send your video art Work by  DHL and by post. Please no email. Our country’s condition is not possible to download all files.

-If you want to send your artwork photos by email, don’t forget maximum size is 1MB.

 

Financial conditions

-We will provide Hotel fee and daily food.

-We can’t provide Air ticket and other cost.

-Artists are responsible for all other expenses, including travel, visa and materials.

-But if you need some grant for other foundation and government, we can send invitation letter.

 

If you have some questions for this Project, you can mail to ayekoart@gmail.com.

www.newzeroartspace.com

 

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23. REGISTRATION: Now Open for PSi and How Performance Thinks

Dates: June27-July 1, 2012: City: Leeds, UK; Source: PSi

 

Registration for the PSi conference Performance :: Culture :: Industry in Leeds (June 27- July 1) has opened. Please check the website for how to register. In case you will be attending with a group of delegates from the same department, your department might want to consider the benefits of a PSi sponsorship. With these sponsorships we have been able to develop and sustain important initiatives like the Dwight Conquergood Award, the PSi regional Cluster Events, and the special conference issues of Performance Research. The support of our sponsors is very important to us as a as sign of commitment to PSi and an acknowledgement of the energy and effort invested by a great number of individuals in making this organization work. www.psi18.org

 

This year’s PSi Performance and Philosophy working group interim conference - How Performance Thinks - will be held on April 13th-14th 2012 at the London Studio Centre. This conference hopes to bring together practitioners and scholars concerned with the question of how performance thinks from a wide range of overlapping perspectives and contexts including practice-as-research, professional practice and the emerging sub-field of 'performance & philosophy'. Can performance be understood as a kind of thinking in its own right? What value might such an understanding have for performance and philosophical research, for academia and for practices operating outside the academy? Keynote presenters include: Every house has a door (Lin Hixson, Matthew Goulish, Bryan Saner, Stephen Fiehn, and Tim Kinsella) Vida Midgelow, Joe Kelleher, and Freddie Rokem.

 

How Performance Thinks will be the 4th annual interim meeting of the working group, and is being organized in collaboration with Professor John Mullarkey and Dr. Helen Minors of Kingston University’s practice.research.unit, supported by the Society of Dance Research. See: www.london-studio-centre.co.uk

 

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24. JUST RELEASED: liveartwork editions - ¡POESÍACCIÓN!

Date: immediately; City: The World; Source: Christopher Hewitt

 

¡POESÍACCIÓN!

Three generations of Spanish performance

 

The latest publication in the liveartwork editions series features video documentation of live performances from nine Spanish performance artists who performed as part of the ¡POESÍACCIÓN! event at the Instituto Cervantes in Berlin in June / July 2011. It looks at three distinct generations of artists and the development of performance in Spain over the decades.

 

The artists featured on the DVD are: Esther Ferrer, J. M. Calleja, Bartolomé Ferrando, Lucía Peiró, Nieves Correa, Joan Casellas, Isabel León, Edu Hurtado and Andrés Galeano.

 

The DVD also includes an extensive contextual document edited by Andrés Galeano with seven essays and texts in both English and Spanish, including interviews with the artists and a background to the development of experimental performance in Spain. Total running time of the DVD is approximately 180 minutes.

 

¡POESÍACCIÓN! was organised by Nieves Correa & Andrés Galeano and the publication of this DVD is supported by Acción!MAD - Dissemination Space 2011

 

Ordering:

liveartwork editions - ¡POESÍACCIÓN! is published on Double Layer DVD+R discs in PAL format and costs 18.99 Euros for individual orders and 59.99 Euros for institutional orders - prices include worldwide postage. It can be ordered online using PayPal which accepts payment with most credit cards and bank transfers. For details of how to order see: 

  

Copies of all previous issues of liveartwork editions & liveartwork DVD can also be ordered on the website. 

 

www.liveartwork.com/dvc

www.liveartwork.com/editions 

 

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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.