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FADO E-LIST (May 2013)

FADO Performance Art E-Bulletin for April 2013

INDEX
1. FADO EVENT: QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY
Date: Friday May 24, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada
2. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio at Malmö Konsthall
Date: May 3-June 16, 2013; City: Malmö, Sweden; Source: Lilith
3. EXHIBITION: An exhibition about material in Performance Art
Date: May 8-July 27, 2013; City: Linz, Austria; Source: asabank
4. WORKSHOP: Between Intimacy and Architecture with Victoria Stanton
Deadline: May 15, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Victoria Stanton
5. RESIDENCY: Luminous Bodies
Deadline date: May 16, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Artscape
6. EVENT: Hitparaden Festival for Performance art and New Theater
Date: May 16-19, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: liveart.dk
7. WORKSHOPS: PAStudies #30 and PASresidency
Deadline date: May 20, 2013; City: various: Source: PAS
8. WORKSHOP: MayDay Intensive Performance Art with VestAndPage
Date: May 21-28, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Venice International Performance Art Week
9. EVENT: What we are saying by Ame Henderson
Date: May 22-26, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Erika Hennebury
10. EVENT: 11th Art Action Festival
Date: May 23-25, 2013; City: Monza, Italy; Source: Nicola Frangione
11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, 2013!
Deadline: May 27, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: PBPS
12. EVENT: Infr’Action Venezia
Date: May 28-June 1, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Joakim Stampe
13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: VISUALEYEZ 2013
Deadline date: May 31, 2013: City: Edmonton, Alberta; Source: Todd Janes
14. RESIDENCY: Flaxart Studios International Residency Programme
Deadline: June 7, 2013; City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Hugh O’Donnell
15. EVENT: June 2013 issue of PAErshe
Date: June 12-13, 2013; City: Bonn, Germany; Source: asabank
16. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SPANE
Deadline date: July 1, 2013: City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Johannes Zits
17. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Performers
Deadline date: unspecified; City: Pori, Finland; Source: Johnny Amore
18. CALL FOR PAPERS: esse: RENOVATION
Deadline date: September 1, 2013: Source: esse

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1. FADO EVENT: QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY
Date: Friday May 24, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada

FAG (Feminist Art Gallery) and FADO Performance Art Centre present
QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY

Conducted by Calgary-based artist Wednesday Lupypciw, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY is a gigantic experimental noise event. One dozen drummers, each with their own kit, will occupy a space between the baseball field and the wooded area in Christie Pits Park where they raise the racket of their percussional superjam to the outer limits of the stratosphere over 3 different, intense sessions. The drummer’s sound vibrations expand into political/intentional realms, as well as psychic/aesthetic zones, like ripples in a pond.

Inspired by the roles that feminists play in developing community solidarity across many social justice trajectories including LGBTQI2S, anti-racist and anti-poverty movements, QUEER NOISE SOLIDARITY also blows the roof off the traditionally dude-dominated art world of rock n’ roll.

QNS is a queer feminist project.
QNS is proudly matronized by FADO Performance Art Centre.

DATE: Friday May 24, 2013
PLACE: Christie Pits Park
(Bloor Street West between Christie Street and Crawford Street @ Christie Station)
TIME: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Rain or shine!
Earplugs available!!

THE DRUMMERS*
Rita McKeough
Heidi Chan
Alaska B
Shavonne Tovah Somvong

Conny Nowé
Celina Carrol
Eleanor King
Laura Hartley
Kareem
Tyla Crowhurst-Smith
Karen Frostitution
Samara Liu

For bios on all the drummers, please visit: www.performanceart.ca

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wednesday Lupypciw is from Calgary, Alberta, where she pursues a video and performance art practice. To make money she is a part-time maid. She also maintains a concurrent practice in textiles — weaving, machine knitting, embroidery and crochet — but this is done mostly while procrastinating on other, larger projects. The lazy over-performance art collective LIDS, or the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society, is one of those projects. She is a Fibre programme graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and has worked and exhibited in various artist-run spaces throughout Canada. http://www.ladiesinvitationaldeadbeatsociety.com

ESSAY
Look for the forthcoming essay about QNS written by Caroline Azar (writer, director, and lead singer, keyboardist and co-lyricist/composwer of Toronto's own 80's all woman post punk band, Fifth Column). Eassy published on this website in early June.

ABOUT FAG
The Feminist Art Gallery is - a response, a process, a site, a protest, an outcry, an exhibition, a performance, an economy, a conceptual framework, a place and an opportunity. We host we fund we advocate we support we claim. The Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) is our geographical footprint located in Toronto, Canada and run by Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. FAG does not depend on formal funding sources nor will it ever be tied to one government or corporate controlling purse string. Instead, FAG has created a web of matronage whereby people contribute to a pool of resources insuring that artists will always be paid for exhibiting their work.
fagfeministartgallery@gmail.com
*Not all the drummers identify as female

http://performanceart.ca/index.php?m=program&id=257

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2. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio at Malmö Konsthall
Date: May 3-June 16, 2013; City: Malmö, Sweden; Source: Lilith

Lilith Performance Studio presents two six weeks long interactive performances by the artists Donna Huanca (US) and Yingmei Duan (CH) at Malmö Konsthall in the exhibition – 24 SPACES – a cacophony.

Donna Huanca (US) Raw Material
Date: 3 May - 16 June
Open Hours and Days: Wed-Sun at 11am-5pm
At 12am, 2pm, 4pm a volunteer visitor is let in to the vitrine for minimum of 30 min.
All visitors at the Konsthall are invited to bring a gift to the artist such as an item, a piece of clothing or any other object.

Yingmei Duan (CH) Happy Yingmei
3 May – 7 May & 5 July -18 Aug
Open Hours and Days: Wed-Sun at 11am -5pm
Free entrance

In the exhibition 24- SPACES at Malmo Konsthall Lilith Performance Studio presents two large scale performance by Donna Huanca and Yingmei Duan where the audience is invited to take part in different ways.

Donna Huanca (b.1980 in Chicago, USA) - Raw Material
Raw Material is a 6-week long performance where Donna Huanca is exposed to the audience’s gaze inside a glass vitrine without seeing them. The audience is given the opportunity to be Huanca’s raw material and invited one by one into the vitrine, under certain rules and agreements. In Huanca’s studio they become an object, a model, a voice, or a conversation partner. All visitors at the Konsthall are asked to bring a gift, like an object, piece of clothing or fabric to contribute and initiate a starting point for engagement.

Yingmei Duan (b. 1969 in China) - Happy Yingmei
Through a small doorway you step into Duan’s poetic wonderland, which is enacted in a dark forest glade, where Duan herself is standing and handing out handwritten wishes and requests, one by one, to the visitors. Happy Yingmei is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s fairytale The Happy Prince – a story about a golden statue that befriends a swallow. Together they bring happiness to others, in life as well as in death.

Happy Yingmei was produced by Lilith Performance Studio and first shown at Lilith Performance Studio’s Performance Event in 2011. The performance has also been shown at the Hayward Gallery in London 2012 and will be shown at the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014.

Lilith Performance Studio is the first combined production studio and arena for visual art performance in Europe. The studio originates new large-scale performances by inviting visual artist to create exceptional performance pieces in a close collaboration with the Studio, from conceptualization to presentation. Since its inception, Lilith Performance Studio has produced over 30 large-scale site specific performances in collaboration with artists from around the world. The Studio is found and run by the Artists and the Artistic Directors Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson.

For more information: info@lilithperformancestudio.com
Tel: +46(0) 40 78997
http://www.lilithperformancestudio.com/
http://www.facebook.com/LilithPerformanceStudio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lilith_studio

Lilith Performance Studio is kindly supported by: Malmö Kulturnämnd, Statens Kulturråd and Region Skåne. In collaboration with: Beckers färgservice and Svanströms Repro AB.

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3. EXHIBITION: An exhibition about material in Performance Art
Date: May 8-July 27, 2013; City: Linz, Austria; Source: asabank

Formed by E.P.I. Zentrum Cologne and Sibylle Ettengruber MAERZ-Gallery Linz and more than 80 artists around the world.

Venue: Kunstlervereinigung MAERZ,
Place: Eisenbahngasse 20, Austria - 4020 Linz
Date: 8. May till 27. July 2013 / Tu. - Fr. 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Sa. 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The lying on the floor, abandoned to lie
Three different currents are to unify in this presentation.
The first one is the infinite multiplicity of what material is and can be, and the second one shows up in the question of what and how material appears and the third stream forms itself in the multiplicity of the applicable regulations.

Which structure of order is the most sensible production of meaning and how the existing material enters into a transfer and combination will be seen. The structural limitation is the body of people acting and in this case especially the visible part. Mental - and physical - and energetic views are kept back for further presentations and outsourced here. The diagrammatic exhibition brings together about 80 artists from around the world. These have sent documentary material from their own works and their practice of performance and life art. Photos, texts and relics form the body of the exhibition. Contrapuntal these materials will be grouped into ethnographic and anthropological photographical views of human action. Reasonable is an incompleteness , which is also due to the vitality of the human body, and the vitality and momentum of the material.

During the display a blog is installed. You will be informed again.
Also view on the webpage of the E.P.I. Archive: http://www.asa.de/asa_broschure.pdf
Info: www.asa.de / www.maerz.at

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4. WORKSHOP: Between Intimacy and Architecture with Victoria Stanton
Deadline: May 15, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Victoria Stanton

PEFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP at Artscape Gibraltar Point:
Date: July 29-August 2, 2013:
Between Intimacy and Architecture: subtle and relational performance in public place
With Victoria Stanton (Montréal)

Info online: http://bit.ly/Xs30a8
To reserve your spot: http://torontoartscape.org/residencies/booking-your-stay

Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island
Dates: July 29 – August 2, 2013, with a final performance by participants on August 3
Costs: $675 + HST (this includes private accommodation for the duration of the workshop)
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013

Description of Workshop
How do we listen to each other? How do we interact? How do we respond to the landscape around us? How do we engage with time and space? Cultivating attentive awareness, empathetic presence and peripheral vision, this workshop will explore the multiple and very personalized ways in which we experience and foster intimacy and connection – in ourselves, towards others, and in relation to place. We will explore how time and space are intimately connected and linked to how we develop a relationship to the space and people around us; how repetition of an action (over time) within a particular space necessarily creates familiarity with that space, within the various contexts in which we find ourselves to be. We will also explore how the ways in which a "non-productive" use of time, as carried out in public (place) activates a space.

Performance Philosophy
Whether working in participatory, durational, task-based or audio-visual performance, the constant thread in my work is an investigation into the ability (and the desire) to hold a space, to appropriate and disrupt the quotidian, to create spontaneous intimacy, to tread vulnerability. Investing a performative presence and consciousness within multiple spaces/times, I continuously underscore the complex aspects of “transaction” and the possibility for transformation.

Much recent work explores the elusive “in-between” – that invisible, liminal space between myself and the audience (whether a group or just one person) or between myself and my object/action/location – whether appearing “on stage” (in a black box, white cube, bar or loft) or “out in the world” (in public sites and “non-art” contexts). The “in-between” is my inquiry into transitional space: as manifested on stage (has the performance ended?), as presented through relational exchange (is this a performance? Is this Art?), and as experienced out in the world through geopoetic meandering, and the conscious inhabiting of non-places found in the built environment. These subtle forms of testing the limits of vulnerability make up an overall practice (and multiple research processes) as an artist working in – and with – space and time.

About the Workshop Facilitator
Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist working with live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Continually exploring within such diverse media, while the outward results of her practice manifest in a multiplicity of forms, performance is the unifying central focus and invariable core of her research. Her time-based work includes performance for stage, performance for the camera, actions in public spaces, and one-on-one encounters in intimate contexts.

Stanton has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and films/videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia, Japan and Mexico. Her creative and critical writings have been published in Canadian and American anthologies and art/literary/lifestyle magazines. She is the co-author with Vincent Tinguely of Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001) and is currently working on a new book with the TouVA Collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton) developing salient notions on how performance is practiced and on the question of ‘the performative.’ http://www.bankofvictoria.com

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5. RESIDENCY: Luminous Bodies
Deadline date: May 16, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Artscape

LUMINOUS BODIES
International Call / Gibraltar Point Thematic Residency
Facilitator, Teresa Ascencao

Program Dates: July 10 – 23, 2013
Submission Deadline: until spots are filled, but not past May 16, 2013
Cost: $925 (including tax)
Price Includes: private accommodation, large shared studio, workshop facilitation

Luminous bodies is a two-week thematic residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and "otherness.” Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Audio-visual screenings, readings, seminars, outdoor retreats, workshops and exercises uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled. Cinema, artworks, philosophy, theology, transpersonal psychology, post-colonialism and social movements are explored for ideas in transgressing these forces. Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, performance art, new media etc. Critiques of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.

Gibraltar Point offers rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables. On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away! The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life and genders into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery.

http://www.torontoartscape.org/artscape-gibraltar-point

Teresa Ascencao is a media artist whose work deals with gender and sexuality constructs through unique cultural perspectives and technological approaches. Ascencao was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto's Honours Fine Art Studio program, and received her MFA from OCAD University specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. Ascencao lives and works in Toronto and teaches Experience Design and Photography at OCADU. http://tascencao.com/

Luminous Bodies is limited to 10 residents. Skills guidance is available especially in photography, video editing and installation (all experience levels welcome). The cost for the two weeks is $925. Prices include private accommodation, large shared studio workshop facilitation and taxes. Arrivals are on the 10th after 1pm and before 3pm, and departure on the 24th before 11am. Submissions are accepted until spots are filled, but May 16 is the final deadline. For more information please contact Teresa Ascencao at +1 (647) 521 2353 or teresa.ascencao@hotmail.com

To apply, fill out the online form: http://www.torontoartscape.org/residencies/booking-your-stay

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6. EVENT: Hitparaden Festival for Performance art and New Theater
Date: May 16-19, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: liveart.dk

WITH:
Gwendoline Robin (BE)
Christian Falsnaes (DK)
Stuart Lynch (AU)
Iggy Malmborg (SE)
Johannes Schmit (SE)
Olof Olsson (SE)
Dariusz Fodczuk (PL)
Melanie Jame Wolf (AU)
Andre Stitt (IE)
Ellen Friis (DK)
Norpol (SE/DK)
Brian McCorkle (US)
Esther Neff (US)
Anya Liftig (US)
….and many more

Hitparaden on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/189849101156718/?fref=ts
More info on: http://www.liveart.dk

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7. WORKSHOPS: PAStudies #30 and PASresidency
Deadline date: May 20, 2013; City: various: Source: PAS

PAStudies #30
The moment when the end suprises the beginning
29th of May – 09th of June 2013
Nicosia [cy] as part of 1st Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, curated by Christina Georgiou. We are happy to announce that VestAndPage [de/it] will take part in PAS#30 as guest teacher (http://vest-and-page.de)

Deadline for applications: 20th of May 2013
Early bird price: by confirmed registrations before the 1st of April 2013

Information: http://tinyurl.com/PASjointhestudies
Please contact us at: pas@bbbjohannesdeimling.de to get the application form

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8. WORKSHOP: MayDay Intensive Performance Art with VestAndPage
Date: May 21-28, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Venice International Performance Art Week

Venice International Performance Art Week presents Workshop Series
MayDay - Intensive workshop on the praxis of Performance art

In the framework of the formative activities of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Studio Contemporaneo and C32 performingartworkspace are glad to present the first of a series of practical workshops on Performance art in Venice: “MAYDAY - Intensive workshop on the praxis of Performance art“

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
http://www.veniceperformanceart.org/index.php?page=92

DATES: 21 - 28 May 2013
From 10 am to 6 pm, for 7 consecutive days.
(Arrival 20.05. / Departure 29.05, with the possibility to prolong your stay individually for assisting the preview days of the 55° Venice Biennale of Arts 29.-31.05.)

VENUE: C32 performingartworkspace - Parco del Contemporaneo - Forte Marghera, Via Forte Marghera 30, Venice, Italy

PLACES AVAILABLE: 15
FEE: 250,-€ / Students: 200,-€
Including:
-7 days workshop, for a total of 56 hours
-Shared sleeping facilities at the venue’s guesthouse
-One meal a day

For more INFORMATION please visit: http://www.veniceperformanceart.org or contact info@veniceperformanceart.org

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9. EVENT: What we are saying by Ame Henderson
Date: May 22-26, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Erika Hennebury

what we are saying
By Ame Henderson/Public Recordings

Ame Henderson is no stranger to World Stage. In 2010, her company, Public Recordings, premiered relay, a performance that blurred the often hard-and-fast line between audience and performer as it sought to enact a paradoxical, unplanned unison. The Dance Currentsaid "relay is very much itself, striking a thoughtful, deeply investigative tone and carefully constructing a lively game we were all gently encouraged to play."

Are you ready to play again?

Pushing off from relay, what we are saying expands Public Recordings' experimental repertoire using language and movement to explore the possibility of a leaderless togetherness. A huge room filled with chairs is the obstacle necessitating a unified strategy from the performers and the audience. How we do it is everyone's guess. Recommended for all ages. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

Info and tickets: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage/whatwearesaying/?utm_source=worldstage&utm_medium=eblast&utm_campaign=worldstage+20130508b

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10. EVENT: 11th Art Action Festival
Date: May 23-25, 2013; City: Monza, Italy; Source: Nicola Frangione

11° ART ACTION FESTIVAL
HARTA PERFORMING MONZA
International Performance Art Festival

Sala Convegni -Teatrino della Villa Reale di Monza
23-24-25 May 2013

Performance Art & Action Poetry
Over the past 40 years, Action Art found fertile fields of confluence between the experimentation on vision and gesture and poetic-visual sound dramaturgy. Most of this research was characterized by the connection between Performance Art , “total poetry” and the nomadism of the performer that restlessly shifts through linguistic fields just like through geographic territories and varied socio-cultural circles. This year Harta Performing stresses the concept of nomadism perceived as the key element in the performer work. In the theoretical intervention opening the fifth edition of the festival, great attention will be given to the dialectic of relationships “between spiritus and corpus, subject and object, imagination and reality, thought and action, private and public, local and global, specific and total, project and performance”. As stated by Giovanni Fontana “on these oppositions, a fluctuating dynamics takes shape, it holds up the energy and matter continuum in which action is strenuously built. The body energy is used to get rid of imposed references and directions and to generate new situations; it continuously breaks the temporary balances and favours the construction of interlinguistic and intermedial systems that influence the dynamics of the elements involved.”

The international festival “ART ACTION - Harta Performing Monza”, unanimously considered one of the most interesting events in the framework of international Art innovation, is a significant point of reference for cultural exchange. After the success of the previous editions, this year the festival offers to the city of Monza not only a comparison between the new arts but also an opportunity to reflect on one of the most pressing and thrilling issues of the theoretical debate: the meaning and the creation techniques of the “plural work”, true action field of the polyartist, “who can play his cards right between poetry and cinema, theatre and music, dance and visual arts”.

PROGRAMMA
Giovedì 23 Maggio
Ore 21 intervento teorico di
Jean-Luc Lupieri (Francia)
“elementi critici di una teoria della performance artistica”
Dalle ore 21,30 alle ore 24 performances in sinergia di:
danse-voix di Thierry Giannarelli (Francia) & poetry-voix di Sara Davidovics (italia)
danse di Marie Bosque (Francia) & poetry-voix di Dome Bulfaro (italia)
open space with Paolo Agrati (italia)

Venerdi 24 Maggio
Dalle ore 21 alle ore 24 performances in sinergia di:
poetry-voix di Antonio Loreto (italia)
danse di Véronique Delarché (Francia) & musica di Raymond Boni (Francia)
poetry-voix di Antonello Cassinotti (italia) & danse di Emilie Borgo (Francia)
open space with Davide Passoni & Marco Lombardo – Eell Shous (italia)

Sabato 25 Maggio
Dalle ore 21 alle ore 23 performances in sinergia di:
poetry-voix di Mario Bertasa (italia) & danse di Marguerite Papazoglou (Grecia-Francia)
poetry-voix di Massimo Arrigoni (italia) & danse di Véronique Delarché (Francia)
poetry-voix di Nicola Frangione (italia) & danse di Montaine Chevalier (Francia)
open space with Roberta Galbani (italia)

H.P.M. Art Director: Nicola Frangione
nicola.frangione@alice.it
http://www.nicolafrangione.it
http://www.hartaperformingmonza.it

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11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, 2013!
Deadline: May 27, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: PBPS

The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society Presents...
The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, 2013!

Welcome to a whole new year with the Parkdale Film & Video Showcase! We’re happy to announce our Call for Submissions and New Site Launch for the 2013 Festival:

http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca

This year’s festival is scheduled to take place in July 2013. Be sure to check our site for updates as we work on the schedule for this year’s programming!

We’re accepting submissions in a whole new way this year, so be sure to check out our new Submissions page and then go to our FAQ if you have any questions about sharing your film & video work. The deadline for submissions is Monday May 27th, 2013.

And of course - don’t forget to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/PFVShowcase
and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parkdale-Film-Video-Showcase/190532980958165 to get all the latest updates about this year’s festival!

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12. EVENT: Infr’Action Venezia
Date: May 28-June 1, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Joakim Stampe

Performance art is clearly on the move! In its 2nd edition, the international performance art encounter Infr’Action Venezia takes place from May 28 to June 1 2013, during the professional preview of l’Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia. Infr’Action Venezia features international performance artists in a program presented exclusively outdoors and free of charge. It emphasizes a deframed and socially inclusive reality, in an intense, exciting and public event that goes beyond the mainstream.

In the area of the viale Garibaldi, il Giardini pubblici, Castello and San Pietro, it visualizes the concept of contemporary art being deframed. It is here and now, it's ephemeral, it has attitude, it's fleeting, it's avant-garde. And it is free. If one of the founding ideas of Infr’Action Venezia is to present an independent event, innovative yet artist-centric and cutting-edge. It also proposes another way of how contemporary art is presented beyond and outside of the institutional frame. It is a showcase and a model of how the gap between art and life can be bridged in reality.

Proposing a vision of cultural democracy.

Infr’Action Venezia is also focusing on the importance of contemporary artists interaction, exchange and discussion. It accentuates an artist-centric approach in the spirit of earlier avant-gardes where with at its heart a non-hierarchic and non-formal attitude. Infr’Action Venezia is coming out clean as a counter-current and alternative, ephemeral, human scale, un-hierarchical and profoundly non-commercial. It has nothing to sell, but can only give those who understands art a pure experience. It replaces the institutional commercial reward system with its opposite. This is the reason of Infr’Action Venezia, giving what is important to a world that sold out, its humanity and its values.

More info: www.infractionvenice.org

Artists
Demosthenes AGRAFIOTIS, Greece
Analia BELTRAN I JANÈS, Spain
Nadia CAPITAINE, FRANCE
Manuela CENTRONE, Italy
Chuyia CHIA, Singapore
Yingmei DUAN, China/Germany
Helinö HUKKATAIVAL, Finland
Magnus Logi KRISTINSSON, Iceland
Pekka LUHTA, Finland
Rita MARHAUG, Norway
Irma OPTIMIST, Finland
Rainer PAGEL, Great-Britain
Tomas RULLER, Czech Republic
Joakim STAMPE, Sweden
Nenad Bogdanovic, Serbia
Gustaf BROMS, Sweden
Hungh LAN, Taiwan
Patrick JAMBON, France/Germany
Emilio ROJAS, Mexico
Guadalupe NEVES, Argentina
Mi ANDER, Germany
John COURT, UK/Finland
Bill AITCHINSON, UK
Watic AL-AMERI, Iraq/Switzerland
Ali AL-FATLAWI, Iraq/Switzerland
Robert ALDA, Norway/Poland
Gustavo ALVAREZ, Mexico
Peter BAREN, The Netherlands
Fausto GROSSO, Italy
Anna KALWAJTYS, Poland
Omar GHAYATT, Egypt/Switzerland
Monali MEHER, India/The Netherlands
Pekka KAINULAINEN, Finland
Katri KAINULAINEN, Finland
Frantisek KOWLOWSKI, Czech Republic
Nigel ROLFE, Ireland
Neung Kyung SUNG, SouthKorea
Jaeson MOON, SouthKorea
Liping HE, China
Yufei CHEN, China
Agnes YIT, Malaysia/Singapore
Zhiqiang ZHANG, China
Guadalupe MARTINEZ, Argentina/Canada
Hsia-Fei CHANG, Taiwan/France
Sinnikä TÖRMÄLÄ, Finland
Inari VIRMAKOSKI, Finland

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13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: VISUALEYEZ 2013
Deadline date: May 31, 2013: City: Edmonton, Alberta; Source: Todd Janes

The fourteenth annual Visualeyez festival of performance art happens from 10–16 September 2013 in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta, exploring on the curatorial theme of Vulnerability.

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.

Curator and Founder of Visualeyez, Todd Janes envisions Visualeyez 2013 as a conversation that begins by asking artists to explore issues around the curatorial theme of Vulnerability on an individual level and to confront issues of access, the body and social anxiety. Aiming to connect with communities of people with disabilities and aging individuals, this theme will explore issues such as emotional and physical vulnerability within urban environments and our struggles, through enhanced dialogues regarding societal issues, community connectivity, and understanding of vulnerability’s impact on individuals and society as a whole.

Situating part of the festival within our new barrier-free facility we desire to highlight many important choices that our organization has deliberately made to involve greater disability communities and artists. Now in its 14th year, Visualeyez—Canada’s only Annual festival of performance art—will situate work in site-specific locations and raise awareness to social issues including homelessness, shelter and access.

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

The deadline for submission is Friday, 31 May 2013, 2300h MST.
If you would like your materials returned to you, please also include sufficient postage or courier materials.

Artists shall be contacted by late-June 2013 regarding the status of their proposals.

Proposals by post to:
Visualeyez 2013
c/o Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
10242 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 2013 submission in the subject line.

Visualeyez is joyfully supported in part by Canada Council for the Arts, The City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Province of Alberta, the Edmonton Downtown Business Association, and Latitude 53’s members, volunteer and donors.

http://www.visualeyez.org

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14. RESIDENCY: FLAXART STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
Deadline: June 7, 2013; City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Hugh O’Donnell

Flax Art Studios, Belfast

Overview
The Flax Art Studios International Residency programme provides artists based outside of the UK with the opportunity to work in Belfast for a period of up to three months. Providing short term studio and living accommodation for artists visiting from abroad. The International Residency Programme was established in 1994 and hosts a minimum of three residencies per year funding permitting. To date we have hosted artists from Australia, Canada, United States of America, Columbia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Iceland, India, Japan, Korea, Slovenia, Lithuania, Spain and Sweden. One of Flax Art’s Studios is dedicated to the residency programme, while the remaining seventeen spaces are rented to Belfast based artists. Together with Flax Art’s programme of artist led talks, exhibitions and outreach activity, the residencies provide artists with an environment that encourages social engagement. The residency programme has established itself firmly in the heart of Belfast as a result of particularly welcoming artists who are prepared to connect broadly with for example the debates emerging from the post-conflict aspect of the city. By its nature, the International Residency Programme has opened up a range of possibilities for artists and arts organisations in Belfast. Over the years, a number of partnerships have been developed and these have led to residencies, exchange programmes and an increased international awareness of Flaxart Studios as a challenging residential facility for emerging and established artists.

Exchange
Visiting artists spend up to three months alongside a group of Belfast based artists. Visiting artists are encouraged to make links with other artists, organisations, students and arts professionals in Belfast as a means of establishing a mutual exchange of ideas.

Support
While we do not provide full time artistic assistance, the residency programme offers a strong level of administrative and creative support, Flax Art Studios Board members and Studio Manager are keen to discuss works in progress and assist in sourcing materials, offering local knowledge, contacts and creative input.
Development of Practice

Outside of the constraints such as commissions, day jobs and deadlines. This residency will offer artists the time, space and resources to experiment with their work and try new approaches. Through looking at Belfast’s art scene and being in a new context, artists can take away ideas and perspectives that will inform the development of their practice.

Talks and Seminars
Early in the residency, visiting artists are asked to make a presentation of their practice in an informal talk which will be attended by Flax artists/studio holders. This event encourages discussion of the work and serves as an introduction with the potential for the visiting artists to make useful contacts. The visiting artist will also be asked to lead a talk in a more formal setting at the end of the residency, in order to share their residential experience and talk about the work carried out during their time on the residency. Other activities such as visits to art schools and special events can also be organised on an individual artist’s basis.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 2013
Flax Art is positioned in the cultural hub of the thriving Cathedral Quarter. We accommodate international residents in the Flax house, located off the Cregagh Road in East Belfast, a thirty-minute walk from the studios. The upcoming round of the residency programme runs from 1 August 2013 to 31 March 2014.
Successful applicants will receive:
-A studio at Flax Art Studios 13ft x 10ft (with basic desk/chair)
-Access to an industrial scale workshop, computer suite, video/audio equipment and wireless broadband internet service
-Accommodation in shared Residencies house in East Belfast (with wireless internet for those with their own laptop computer)
-A monthly stipend of £500.00
-Two Artist's Talks and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Flax and another arts venue in Belfast
-Time to research and/or create new work stimulated by time in Belfast
-Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Flax Art Studios

HOW TO APPLY
To apply please submit a proposal giving information about your current practice and outlining your plan for the residency, CV and six to ten images of your work (jpeg/disc). Applications should be posted or emailed to - Gail Prentice, Studio Manager, Flax Art Studios, 44-46 Corporation Street, Belfast, BT1 3DE, N. Ireland, United Kingdom.

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15. EVENT: June 2013 issue of PAErshe
Date: June 12-13, 2013; City: Bonn, Germany; Source: asabank

Aktionslabor NRW – PAErsche has the pleasure to announce the June 2013 issue

On June 12th and 13th PAErsche will present in cooperation with Künstlerforum Bonn the French extraordinary performance art group “Alias Black Market“

On 12th – the group “Alias Black Market” will make an indoor performance in the Künstlerforum Bonn, Hochstadenring 22-24, 53119 Bonn
http://www.kuenstlerforum-bonn.de/typolight/index.php/aktuell.html

On 13th – Alias Black Market will perform in the urban spaces in Bonn in cooperation with artists by the PAErsche Association.

Member Alias Black Market:
Léa Le Bricomte
Lei Yang
Malo (Marie Laurence) Hocrelle
Marie Aerts
Lucie Mercadal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbzoA0tujdA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcTKfDoaxoQ&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjLgRp7Z2Y4&feature=relmfu
http://www.riap-performance.org/index.php/en-alias-black-market

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16. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SPANE
Deadline date: July 1, 2013: City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Johannes Zits

Call for Submissions
SPANE: Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment

Deadline for Submissions: July 1st, 2013
Presentation: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Toronto Canada

Artist Johannes Zits and curator Lindsey Allgood seek submissions of video works that involve performance for the camera. Selected works will be presented at the third annual Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment. This program will be presented in conjunction with a workshop conducted by Victoria Stanton, performance artist from Montreal.

As the title of the screening (SPANE) implies, we ask artists to interpret the terms “natural” and “environment”. Video works featured will show performance and live-art in which the performer(s) engages with natural elements, forces and spaces.

Submissions should include:
DVD of work or link to video online
A brief description of the work
CV and a short bio

Electronic submissions can be sent directly to: SPANE2013@gmail.com
Please limit your email size to a maximum of 25 MB. Electronic submissions can also include links to websites and Vimeo or Youtube.

For additional information please contact SPANE2013@gmail.com

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17. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Performers
Deadline date: unspecified; City: Pori, Finland; Source: Johnny Amore

Dear all,
For my upcoming exhibitions of my project Performers (http://bit.ly/ZPOeLS) in the Fluxus+ Museum (Potsdam) in June and at Pori Art Museum [FIN] in September and also for future editions, I am searching for all kinds of original flyer of performance festivals, evenings, venues, series…to add them to the exhibition content. I'll try to get as much as I can from all performance actions all over the world!

So please please support and get in touch with me, if you have some originals for me (best 2x, deadline asap).

Thanks!
I am really looking forward to hear from you!
All the best
Johnny Amore
http://www.johnamore.blogspot.com

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18. CALL FOR PAPERS: esse: RENOVATION
Deadline date: September 1, 2013: Source: esse

Send your text (750-2,000 words, footnotes included) to redaction@esse.ca before
September 1, 2013. Please include a short biography (50-80 words), an abstract of the text (80-100 words), as well as postal and e-mail addresses. We also welcome submissions (reviews, essays, analyses of contemporary art issues) not related to a particular theme.

RENOVATION
It its next issue, esse wishes to explore the phenomenon of renovation, which is broached in various artistic practices and experienced on the fringe of artistic activities by both artists and arts venues. Numerous works are primarily linked with the field of renovation through their use of particular materials and tools, but also by having recourse to devices that emphasize site, construction, building site development, or the project implementation process. In this perspective, we are interested in texts analyzing corpora of works which—on a real or metaphorical level—question (re)construction processes or directly involve rebuilding. This raises various questions. First of all, from a historical viewpoint, how does renovation differ from the tabula rasa of the avant-garde? Do these practices problematize a relationship with the past, a return to a former state, or the restoration of an initial situation, or, on the contrary (or even simultaneously), is it rather a question of the desire to transform and renew? Do works that call on renovation revive the key issues and challenges of the in situ intervention at specific sites charged with history or a non-artistic vocation? Do they somehow strive to call into question the concept of the work of art as a finished object?

In addition, it is important to question whether artists approach renovation as a means to lay emphasis on recycling and recuperation, or whether their focus is turned towards the new—the consumption or overconsumption of new materials. Clearly, taking up the phenomenon of renovation also means considering artistic practices that examine the notion of productivity in relation to the economy (growth or recession), lifestyles, and perhaps even, from a critical perspective, the renovation industry, as lauded by magazines and reality TV shows devoted to home improvements and interior decoration. The interest of artists in renovation could equally touch on issues specific to architecture, design, and urban renewal.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Theme: RENOVATION
esse arts + opinions no. 80
Deadline: September 1, 2013

This theme is also a stark reminder of the role that renovation plays in the lives of many manually skilled artists who take on jobs in the renovation industry to earn a living wage, or who develop personal projects to improve their own living environments. This reality also affects those responsible for arts venues and production spaces, especially when they are obliged to move premises or to improve their spaces, often on a minimal budget. This is all too indicative of the precarious socio-economic circumstances of these central actors of the arts milieu in face of profit-hungry property developers who anticipate astronomical gains for projects in neighbourhoods made desirable by the presence of artists. In this vein, do these very tangible situations experienced by arts venues and practitioners permeate the artworks? Do they have an observable effect on the creative process? Or do they create new perceptions of the figure and role of the artist? We invite authors interested in these questions to submit articles that will shed light on this complex phenomenon.

EDITORIAL POLICY
Our comprehensive editorial policy can be consulted online at esse.ca/en/callpapers
All articles are reviewed by the Board, which reserves the right to accept or refuse a submitted article. Selection of articles may take up to 6 weeks after submission by the writer. The Board’s decision is final. A refused text will not be re-evaluated. With the exception of the expressed consent of the Editorial Board, the writer agrees to submit a previously unpublished, original text. The Editorial Board does not consider articles that may represent a potential conflict of interest between the writer and the content of the article (i.e., a text written by the curator of an exhibition).

For info please communicate with: redaction@esse.ca

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