FADO E-LIST (October 2017)


1. FADO AND Pleasure Dome Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon @ AGO

Date: October 4, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Pleasure Dome

2. FADO presents PERFORMANCE: ACADEMY 2 with Dino Dinco

Date: October 11–25, 2017 (various); City: Toronto Canada; Source: FADO



3. LAUNCHING: 7a*md8

Date: October 1, 2017; City: the world; Source: 7a*11d

4. EVENT: LIVE 2017 – Vancouver’s International Performance Art Biennale

Dates: October 3–8, 2017; City: Vancouver, Canada; Source: LIVE

5. EVENT: VIVA! Art Action

Date: October 4–7, 2017; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: VIVA!

6. WORKSHOP: NO OBJECT Performance Art Workshop

Date: October 4–8, 2017; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: Holly Timpener

7. EVENT: New Performance Turku Festival 2017

Dates: October 6–8, 2017; City: Turku, Finland; Source: New Performance Turku

8. EVENT: Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival

Date: October 6–8, 2017; City: Salt Lake City, USA; Source: Kristina Lenzi

9. EVENT: Performance Art Bergen

Date: October 6–8, 2017; City: Bergen, Norway; Source: PAB


Date: October 11, 2017; City: Glasgow, Scotland; Source: Buzzcut


Dates: October 13–20, 2017; City: Granada, Spain; Source: EXCHANGE LIVE ART

12. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NASTY GRLS: Community (in) Action

Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: WIAprojects


Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: M:ST

14. EVENT: Plena Rondo - Leaving Language, a film by anti-cool

Date: October 21, 2017; City: Liverpool and the world; Source: anti-cool

15. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performance Research / On Generosity

Deadline date: October 22, 2017; City: the world; Source: Performance Research


Deadline date: October 30, 2017; City: Venice, Italy; Source: VestandPage

17. ANNOUNCING: ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Date: October 1, 2017; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI Festival




1. FADO and Pleasure Dome Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon @ AGO

Date: October 4, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Pleasure Dome


FADO and Pleasure Dome Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tutorial: 5:30–6:30 pm

Wiki-editing: 6:30–9:00pm


E.P. Taylor Library & Archives

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto


Admission is FREE!

Bring your own laptop please!

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1068769739925300


Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focusing on performance and fringe media, co-presented with FADO Performance Art Centre, Pleasure Dome, and the AGO.


Calling all writers, editors, and Wiki enthusiasts! Calling all performance artists and fringe media-makers! Let’s change official culture together, let’s rewrite the online encyclopedias, start filling in the too obvious gaps. Except for those born in libraries, Wiki procedures are anything but transparent. In an hour-long session, we’ll show you how, then provide individual assistance as you write about your own superheroes. Together we can continue the work of diversifying visual arts content and editorship on Wikipedia. We welcome past collaborators and new editors to help build Wikipedia content. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary.



Since the fall of 1989, Pleasure Dome has presented diverse experimental media arts, as such we strive to nurture an appreciation for artists’ moving images in ways which are accessible, engaging and challenging, and balance our exhibition priorities to include: current practices, historical traditions, and works which are shown infrequently due to genre or format, or because their creators have traditionally been denied access to wide-spread exhibition. We are proud of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to alternative media arts and artists through commissions, the exhibition of diverse formats and perspectives, and to the development of public appreciation and critical understanding of experimental media art through the distribution and publication of critical writing on the art form. www.pdome.org




2. FADO presents PERFORMANCE: ACADEMY 2 with Dino Dinco

Date: October 11–25, 2017 (various); City: Toronto Canada; Source: FADO


FADO Performance Art Centre's newest recurring performance series takes on the abstract form of a school, a university, a workshop, a class or a course, in the form of our own homemade academy. Performance: Academy is in session for the second time in October, performed by Dino Dinco.


Performance: Academy 2




Wednesday October 11, 6pm–9pm

Sunday October 15, 12pm–3pm

Wednesday October 18, 6pm–9pm

Wednesday October 25, 6pm–9pm*



Performance: Academy 2 is presented in multiple sessions and is offered FREE to audience-participants. There is limited enrolment for this academy, so we ask that audience-participants commit to attending as many sessions as possible. This workshop is open to all participants of all levels of study and/or experience (including the just plain curious).


More more information or to reserve a spot in this Performance: Academy, please email us at: info@performanceart.ca


Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1771130459851622



The Commons @ 401

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto



DINO DINCO is a performance art curator and maker, film and theatre director, arts educator and writer. Dinco lives and works in Tijuana and Los Angeles and his research includes experimentation with performance presentation and the relationship between documentation and scholarship.


In this Academy, participants (audience) will: take a hard (and subjective) look at the current state of performance praxis and strategies of performance presentation; examine goals, ideals and expectations with making and/or attending performance; address the relationship of performance within a visual art context, including the burgeoning trend of performance being collected by museums and private collectors; consider the Performance Festival Industrial Complex; and explore how and why all of this can (and arguably should) be challenged.


Participants will be expected to perform as part of this research and investigation.


ABOUT Performance: Academy

Performance: Academy is a platform in which artists constitute their own school of learning–performing pedagogy–for an audience in the form of peer-to-peer academia, where self-organizing and personal experience as knowledge is valued over institutionalized frameworks. Artists, writers and creative thinkers from the performance art milieu as well as adjacent practices such as curation, social practice, film/video and more, develop and offer mini-courses (of 3 or more sessions disseminated over several weeks) presenting ideas and covering a range of topics and  that each facilitator is already an expert in (however one might define "expert"). A workshop in the form of a performance; a performance in the form of a school. Through a sustained commitment to collective learning, Performance: Academy transforms the concept of a course into a group performance. 


Performance: Academy 2017–2018


Performance: Academy 1



September 2017


Performance: Academy 2

Dino Dinco

October 2017


Performance: Academy 3

Moynan King

January 2018

**Details announced in December 2017







3. LAUNCHING: 7a*md8

Date: October 1, 2017; City: the world; Source: 7a*11d


LAUNCHING OCTOBER 1ST on 7a*11d Facebook and Instagram


7a*md8 On-Line Social Media Residencies highlight contemporary artists' use of interactive online platforms to develop performance works that find new ways of connecting with audiences. For artists working in performance, video-capture platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, and Vine provide an instant and accessible medium for documentation and dissemination. This allows, among other possibilities, for ongoing, cumulative performance practices that can record everyday situations at home and work spaces that have not always been accessible to a general public. These projects will be hosted on 7a*11d’s website and social media platforms.













Toronto Performance Art Collective (7a*11d): Golboo Amani, Shannon Cochrane, Paul Couillard, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Johanna Householder, Tanya Mars, Bojana Videkanic.







4. EVENT: LIVE 2017 – Vancouver’s International Performance Art Biennale

Dates: October 3–8, 2017; City: Vancouver, Canada; Source: LIVE


LIVE 2017 – Vancouver’s International Performance Art Biennale!

Celebrate our 10th edition with us!


October 3–8 , 2017

Performances, talks, workshops, panels, Verb Frau TV, hi-jinx


Artists include:

Jörn J. Burmester / Germany

Tanya Doody / Canada

Margaret Dragu / Canada

Genevieve et Matthieu / Canada, Quebec

Stein Henningsen / Norway

Maiko Jinushi  / Japan

Nile Koetting / Japan, Germany

Louise Liliefeldt / Canada

Theo Pelmus / Romania

Praba Pilar / Columbia

Raeda Saadeh / Palestine

Kristin Snowbird / Canada

Jackson 2Bears / Canada


Western Front

Wednesday, Oct 4 @ 7:00pm / $10


VIVO Media Arts

Thursday, October 5

Friday, October 6

Saturday, October 7

7:00pm / $10


Unit/Pitt Projects / Workshops

October 4, 5, 6

10:00am / FREE

Limited space! Register now!


Pat’s Pub / Artist Lunch Talks

October 4, 5, 6

12:30–2:00pm / FREE


Interurban Gallery / Super Cool Tuesdays

September 26, October 3, 10 

6:00–8:00pm / FREE


Program, schedule, updates, streaming, blogs, details, news!



FB: livebiennale

T: livebiennale

Enquiries: info@livebiennale.ca




5. EVENT: VIVA! Art Action

Date: October 4–7, 2017; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: VIVA!


VIVA! Art Action

OCTOBER 4–7, 2017

Les Ateliers Jean-Brillant

661 Rose de Lima, Montreal Canada


For its sixth edition, VIVA! Art Action returns with an effervescent program in which performances, public interventions, and participatory projects mingle. The 2017 edition of the biennial event will be hosted at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, in Montreal's vibrant St-Henri neighborhood. 



John G. Boehme (British Columbia)

Ianna Book (Quebec)

Kimura Byol-Nathalie Lemoine

Sarah Chouinard-Poirier (Quebec)

Roberto de la Torre (Mexico)

Adriana Disman (Ontario/Quebec)

Andreja Dugandzic (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Keyon Gaskin (USA)

Steve Giasson (Quebec)

Nadia Granados (Columbia)

Johanna Householder (USA/Ontario)

Ursula Johnson (Mi’kaw Territory/Nova Scotia)

Mathieu Lacroix (Quebec)

Catherine Lavoie-Marcus (Quebec)

Hélène Lefebre (Quebec/Ontario)

Didier Morelli (Quebec/USA)

Francois Morelli (Quebec)

JP Mot (Quebec/USA)

Sandrine Schaefer (USA)

Adrian Stimson (Siksika Territory/Alberta)

Mégane Voghell (Quebec)

Sonja Zlatanova (Macedonia/Quebec)

Marian Barsy Janer (Puerto Rico) & Isil Sol Vil (Catalonia)


VIVA!'s new website is now live! Browse through it for an overview of the 2017 edition, including the list of participating artists and a detailed schedule of the upcoming events, which will occur both in and around the official frame of the festival. Once the activities have begun, be sure to follow the VIVA! Vlog, which will be updated daily by our team of vloggers!






6. WORKSHOP: NO OBJECT Performance Art Workshop

Date: October 4–8, 2017; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: Holly Timpener


NO OBJECT Performance Art Workshop

October 4–October 8

Concordia University VA building, 1395 Rene Leveque West, Montreal Canada


NO OBJECT is a multi-generational group of artists that perform in empty spaces without the use of objects or clothing. Our members, Adam Filek, lo bil, Branda Dale, David Frankovich, Holly Timpener, and Johannes Zits, work from this minimalist aesthetic to focus on the potential of the body. Our practice involves being in the moment, conscious of each other, intuiting the collective direction, and aware of our bodies in relationship to others and our surroundings.


In this three day workshop, we will offer a series of exercises and explorations that indulge the body and mind with incites associated with NO OBJECT’s process. Sympathy, empathy, trust, and gaining strength and energy from the group are important components of the work. We move beyond the spectacle of our nakedness, to delve into to a deeper awareness of it’s potential embodiment.


NO OBJECT has been together since the beginning of 2016 and have performed for the Duration and Dialogue Festival at Katzmann Contemporary; hosted an Open Studio at Artscape Youngplace Centre; performed at Test Drive for Dancemakers, and for AGO First Thursday.


This is a free workshop.


Dates: Wednesday, October 4th 9am — 12pm

Thursday, October 5th 9am – 12pm

Friday, October 6th 9am – 12pm


(Room TBA, Concordia University VA building, 1395 Rene Leveque W)

Open Studio Sunday October 8th (Time and place TBA)


To register please email: noobject2016@gmail.com






7. EVENT: New Performance Turku Festival 2017

Dates: October 6–8, 2017; City: Turku, Finland; Source: New Performance Turku


Artists for New Performance Turku Festival 2017 are:

Rachel Echenberg (CAN)

Scottee (UK)

Tomasz Szrama (FIN/PL)

Kurt Johannessen (NO)

Irma Optimist (FIN)

John Court (FIN)

Denis Romanovski (SWE)

Hiroko Tsuchimoto (SWE/JP)

Sandrina Lindgren & Antti Tolvi (SWE/FIN)


Fake is fabulous inc. (FIN/CH)

Ignacio Pérez Pérez (FIN/VE)

Maija Hirvanen (FIN)

Pilvi Porkola (FIN)

Eero Yli-Vakkuri (FIN)


New Performance Turku Festival is an international festival for performance and live art, organized annually around Turku, Finland – this year between October 6-8th.


The festival showcases the most interesting phenomena in performance and Live Art. This year the themes are political performance and site-specifity – in the beginning of October a range of top artists will take over the urban city space, as well as performance spaces and galleries. The programme consists of site specific performances, performances for video, festival clubs, seminars and workshops. Within the festival there’s also Kiertoliike forum and event for Finnish dance professionals, organized by the Dance House Finland and Regional Centres for Dance. See Kiertoliike-programme here.


Association organizing the New Performance Turku Festival is an active contributor in the discussion promoting performance and live art, both locally and internationally. This is done by developing sustainable production and touring structures and working methods. During the last years New Performance Turku has visited New Zealand, Germany and Australia, among others.


For more information, locations, and festival program:





8. EVENT: Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival

Date: October 6–8, 2017; City: Salt Lake City, USA; Source: Kristina Lenzi


The City Library’s Performance Art Festival invites you to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from 12 respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi has assembled a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. Each of the pieces will allow the artist and the viewer the opportunity to share an experience. 



Marilyn Arsem (Boston)

Shannon Cochrane (Toronto, Canada)

Lisa DeFrance (Salt Lake City)

Macie Hamblin (Bountiful)

Chris Irving (Salt Lake City)

Kristina Lenzi (Salt Lake City)

Alastair MacLennan (Belfast, N.Ireland)

Dawn Oughton (Salt Lake City)

Gretchen Reynolds (Salt Lake City)

Tony Schwensen (Boston)

Julischka Stengele (Vienna, Austria)

Eugene Tachinni (Salt Lake City)




Share Space

Kristina Lenzi and Eugene Tachinni / Grafting



Level 4 Conf. Room

Gretchen Reynolds / The Basket




Marilyn Arsem / Don't Look!



Roaming the Library

Chris Irving / (Untitled)



Level 1, East Couch

Tony Schwensen / Once Upon A Time





Lisa DeFrance / Fold: Repetition and Difference



Roaming the Library

Macie Hamblin / Listening III




Roaming the Library

Julischka Stengele / flesh and bone, glass and stone



Urban Room

Eugene Tachinni / When I Have Time



Balconies and Urban Room

Kristina Lenzi / Almost 51




Dawn Oughton / (Untitled)



East Plaza

Alastair MacLennan / Bust As Dust




Shannon Cochrane / Performance for a Reading of La Jaconde


For more information about the artists and the works, please visit:





9. EVENT: Performance Art Bergen

Date: October 6–8, 2017; City: Bergen, Norway; Source: PAB


Bergen’s Largest Performance Art Festival

3 intense days

70 performance artists

October 6–8, 2017


Friday, October 6


Bergen Kunsthall, Upstairs

Seminar: “REALITY IN ART - Do We Want to Differentiate?” 


Friday, October 6


Blå steinen, Torgallmenningen

PAB Open Session


Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8


Vaskerelven 8

Festival performance programme / exhibition/ Café



Artists PAB Open 2017:

Ronnie S, Marita Bullmann, Jan-Egil Finne, Frauke Materlik, Sunniva Innstrand, Sigmund Skard, Øystein Larssen, Rita Marhaug, Amber Ablett, Mia Øquist, Else Karin Tysse Bysheim, Joana Gelazyte, Koppen & Jorkjen, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Ingeborg Wie/Innocent Fungurani, Collura/Launder, Tolga Balci, Roddy Bell/Sean Bell, Thomas Simonsen Balmbra, Léann Herlihy, Carole Novak, Vibeke Rød Kjøde, Przepraszam, Hans Christian van Nijkerk, Sander L. Haga, Elias Björn, Karen Kipphoff, Samuel Brzeski, Gudrun Tara Sveinsdottir, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Erik Tonning Jensen, David Alræk, Julia Kurek &Dominik Wolski, Meri Hietala, Thomas Reul, Noa Reshef, Linnea Jardemark/Marika Sanaksenaho , Bernadette Laimbauer, Wei-Ling Hung, Chun-Han Chiang, Vincenzo Fiore Marrese, Agnieszka Gotowała, Mari Norddahl, Álvaro Terrones, Juan Carlos Villalba, Ella Honeyma-Novotny and Mathias Loose, Guy Sioui Durand, Johanna Lettmayer, Minna-Kaisa Kallinen, Andrea Conradsen/Guro Rex, Olga Nikonova, Marie Christine Katz, Philemon Mukarno, Janne Jong Aass, Roos Hoffmann, Marta Ostajewska, Vidmante Cerniauskaite, Kristen Rønnevik, Gillian Carson, Florence Lam, Anne-Marte Eidseth Rygh, Pavana Reid


Performance Art Bergen (PAB) has the pleasure of inviting the public to an extraordinary art experience at Vaskerelven 8, the former location of Bergen Academy of Art and Design. 


On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of October, we will fill the whole building–three floors-with more than 70 performance artists from all around the world. 


This is the third edition of PAB Open, and the response has been overwhelming. Every year of the festival, PAB Open represents a broad and inclusive spectrum of all types of performance art, both national and international: something surprising and pleasing for everyone. This year will be no exception. The festival’s ethos is not to curate the selection of artists or work: all applications are accepted! We thereby promise an exciting and varied program from beginning to end.


The event is free. Guests are invited to visit the festival café for homemade food and drink, conversations about life and art. There will also be an exhibition about PAB's public space interventions ‘Open Space’ in the hallway to the café.


Friday the 6th from 12:30-16:45, Seminar at Bergen Kunsthall

Seminar "REALITY IN ART -Do We Want to Differentiate? 


A seminar on reality’s place in performance art and the performance artist: Our world creates art, but art also creates a world - a world coloured by fantasies, strategies, roles and dialects. PAB has invited six guests to discuss this statement. The guests will be: Alwynne Pritchard, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Álvaro Terrones, Marta Ostajevska and Gillian Carson. The discussion will be chaired by Johnny Herbert. The seminar will be held at UPSTAIRS, Kunsthallen. Rasmus Meyers allè 5, 5015, Bergen.


Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/514480038905224

Website: www.performanceartbergen.no





Date: October 11, 2017; City: Glasgow, Scotland; Source: Buzzcut



October 11, 2017



CCA Glasgow

350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow, UK


Double Thrills is BACK! A monthly platform from BUZZCUT supporting live art and experimental performance in Glasgow.


Running from October 2017 - April 2018 we'll be showing radical performance practices from across the UK & the rest of the world, alongside new live work in development from some of Scotland's most exciting makers, all in a super warm and friendly environment!


First up... we're delighted to welcome Stacy Makishi, Kayleigh handley & Sophie Sexon in a super exciting triple whammy!


Stacy Makishi // Vesper Time


Vesper Time offers an ‘evening prayer’, a high-spirited and playful reflection on ageing and on acting before it is too late. Subverting fragments of Hollywood blockbusters with the existential undercurrents of Moby Dick, Makishi draws on her former training as a missionary and stand-up comic in this subversive sermon about loss and living life to the full. 'Stacy Makishi managed to open my heart with complex laughter’ (TOTAL THEATRE)


Kayleigh Handley // Fallen Apple, Soured Milk

Over the years, I've found it's best not tell people where I grew up. Not just because the small english market town is consistently voted one of the crappiest places to live in Britain. But because Grantham is synonymous with one woman, Margaret Thatcher. To make things worse, the town also created the one of the UK's only female serial killers, and the first policewoman- who spent her time on duty catching unfaithful wives and prostitutes. So I learned from a young age that being a strong, independent female was not welcome in this particular society. And that's why the town's crowning jewels are Isaac Newton, the dam-buster's bomb and gingerbread men. Straddling between humour and sincerity, Fallen Apple, Soured Milk is a solo show looking at the impact of Kayleigh's hometown on her feminist identity. 


Sophie Sexon // Your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment

We are Independent Assessment Services. We used to be called Atos Healthcare. We conduct Personal Independent Payment (PIP) assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We have decided that we need to see you for a face-to-face consultation to discuss how your health condition of disability affects your daily life. We know that some people worry about coming for a consultation, but you can bring someone with you to help answer any questions you will be asked. If you miss your appointment without good reason, DWP may end your PIP claim. Yours sincerely, Customer Services Team, Independent Assessment Services.


All performances will be BSL interpreted. Free for people living in Govan - if you'd like to take up this invitation or if you cannot afford a ticket please email buzzcutkarl@gmail.com. Double Thrills has a pay it forward scheme, where you can purchase a ticket for someone who is unable to afford it - please select the pay-it-forward option when booking.


Supported using funding from Creative Scotland and support from the CCA and Saramago Cafe.


Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1861204787526364





Dates: October 13–20, 2017; City: Granada, Spain; Source: EXCHANGE LIVE ART


KIOSCO EXCHANGE takes the Kiosk and the square of Bib-Rambla of Granada like headquarters of two laboratories of live art creation. Participating artists are Ana Matey and Isabel León (creators of the project) along with invited artists Ignacio Pérez (Venezuela-Finland) and Fausto Gracia (Mexico-Brazil). This proposal reflects on the public space as a place of creation and intervention based on in situ experimentation. KIOSCO EXCHANGE is structured in two phases, each integrated by laboratory, talk and final performance.



Laboratory with Ignacio Pérez from 15 to 22 September

From 15 to 22. Creation in the Square of Bib-Rambla

Thursday 21/20 h. Presentation and roundtable

Friday 22/20 h. Performance


Laboratory with Fausto Gracia from the 13th to the 20th of October

From 13 to 20. Creation in the square of Bib-Rambla

Thursday 19/20 h. Presentation and roundtable

Friday 20/20 h. Performance


KIOSCO EXCHANGE is a project in which artists from different cultures, trajectories, origins, generations and different ways of understanding art and life are invited to work in collaboration. In this way we face the challenge of shared creation in which it is necessary to give and receive equally in an intense creative and vital process.






12. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NASTY GRLS: Community (in) Action

Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: WIAprojects


February 2018: NASTY GRRRRS: Community (in) Action 


Dub poet, activist and professor Lillian Allen and the Belize Project will focus our February exhibition. In addition to this, we will also be showing a range of work by feminist artist/activists.


We are calling for images of socially-engaged community work. What do you do as a feminist, artist and researcher in your own communities? 


Exhibition Call:

WIAprojects at Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto is showcasing women’s – and especially feminist – socially-engaged community activity in an exhibit in the CWSE Hallway Gallery this coming Feb. 2018. Our expectation is that the works will specifically explore where we, nationally, as women and/or as feminists are situated after Canada 150.


Who are you – Individual? Group? Collective? Are you from a rural area or urban center? How do you respond to and enliven the hopes, wishes, and activities of/in your communities? Who do you work with and how? How have you spoken to or/and facilitated in assisting with meeting the needs of a diverse population or a specific group? Do you have a powerful image that speaks to this work that you do?


We are asking for submissions of printed colour images on good quality photo paper in 4” x 6” (vertical or horizontal) format. You may send up to three images (indicate an order of preference) and we will try and show them all but, if space becomes limited, we may have to choose one. In order to defray costs we are asking for an administrative fee of $25 for the submission of one image ($10 for each individual image beyond the one – up to total of $45 for 3 images) to cover framing, hanging, advertising and administrative costs. The image and cheque should be sent to: Nasty Grls, WIAprojects, 22588-264 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8.


Please send as well in an email to wiaprojects@gmail.com biographical information on yourself or your group or project, a description of your activity using the questions above as a framework and a 300 dpi jpg copy of your image for publicity or catalogue purposes. Please send your text  as a one page word file for us to use to accompany your image(s) – maximum 200 words please for all! We suggest approximately 100 word bio and 100 word statement. This text will be oriented, printed and shown beside your image(s).


One we receive your email and mailed submission, we will contact you via email to acknowledge receipt. 


DEADLINE: Oct 15, 2017





Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: M:ST


Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works to be presented as part of the M:ST 9 Festival in October 2018. M:ST encourages the submission of innovative performances, exhibitions, media, audio and site-specific works, public interventions, residencies, workshops, lectures, and panel discussion based proposals.


About the M:ST Festival

Since its inception in 2001, the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival has showcased challenging, diverse, and interdisciplinary performative works. M:ST ensures that the exceptional quality of performative art is recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST Festivals are presented through the collaborative efforts of several Southern Alberta arts organizations. For more information about our history, go to www.mstfestival.org


Review Procedure

Proposals are selected through a peer review process by the M:ST Programming Committee. The Committee consists of local artists, 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.


For complete submission requirements go to:

www.mstfestival.org/news-2/ or download the pdf at http://mstfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/mst9.callforsubmissions.2017.pdf


Deadline: Midnight Sunday, October 15, 2017




14. EVENT: Plena Rondo - Leaving Language, a film by anti-cool

Date: October 21, 2017; City: Liverpool and the world; Source: anti-cool


“A fascinating look at language, self-identity, community and politics.”

Marc Okrand, inventor of Klingon Language (Star Trek)


Plena Rondo - Leaving Language

a film by anti-cool


Film Screening and Director’s Q&A

Saturday, October 21, 2017


FACT, Liverpool

Free entry

Book on-line at www.fact.co.uk


This film follows a Japanese performance artist, on a sixty-day experiment to master the world’s easiest and most egalitarian language, Esperanto, using only free learning tools. Subsequently the experiment takes us on a journey from Japan to Buenos Aires on an exploration of the political, philosophical and personal beliefs of many of the people at the heart of this social/linguistic movement. On this journey we discover how English becomes the international language and the process of how languages die out. The film leaves us with many questions regards the place and power of language in a globalised yet increasingly unequal world.






15. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performance Research / On Generosity

Deadline date: October 22, 2017; City: the world; Source: Performance Research


Vol. 23, No. 5 ‘On Generosity' (July/August 2018)

Issue Editors: Laurie Beth Clark & Michael Peterson

Proposal Deadline:  22 October 2017


Can generosity fix what is wrong in our world?


This issue calls for critical examinations of the ethics and practices of generosity, as well as generosity’s inherent performativity. Without recourse to a naive faith in its potential, but also without devolving into cynicism about its limits, we hope that this volume can take a fresh look at the possibilities of generosity. We seek submissions that analyse practices of generosity in everyday life, political and economic interventions, the textual or structural appearance of generosity as narrative instances and as represented in theatrical performances. We are especially interested in essays that consider generosity itself as a performative relation, and enquiries into the generosity and generativity that may lie at the heart of performance itself.


Grand claims are made about the power of generosity, from interpreters of Lewis Hyde’s book The Gift to advocates of ‘demurrage’-based alternatives to interest economies. (Demurrage is essentially a ‘tax’ for holding a ‘currency’ out of circulation - an incentive to spend and invest.) Generosity is understood by some as key to responding to issues ranging from the global refugee crisis to bullying. But we should not see generosity only through rose-coloured glasses. Writing in the 1920s, Malinowski and Mauss’ foundational research on gift economies points out that generosity can also function as an instrument of domination, and numerous historical and contemporary examples of aid-for-influence demonstrate its abuse.


To ‘give’ a performance may be but one side of a transactional exchange, an ‘offer’, but we contend that performance is often shaped by (or understood to involve) a fundamental act of giving. As Lewis Hyde argues, that art that matters to us—which moves the heart or revives the soul, or delights the senses, or offers courage for living, however we choose to describe the experience—that work is received as a gift by us. Even if we have paid a fee at the door of the museum or concert hall, when we are touched by a work of art something comes to us that has nothing to do with the price. (Hyde (2007 [1979]: xvii)


The language of generosity permeates performance. Performers are ‘gifted’ and celebrities speak of ‘giving back’. For some actors and singers there is an entire complex of martyrdom around performance, of giving oneself or giving it all.  A central subset of generosity is hospitality, and performers welcome audiences to a place known as the ‘house’. But there is also the generosity of spectators and audiences: we ‘give freely’ our applause, while we pay for the tickets, and we speak of ‘supporting’ our friend’s projects by attending them. Is the ‘suspension of disbelief’ an act of generosity?  And what of critics and ‘generous’ reviews?


Generosity explicitly underwrites much of the art that is today known as ‘social practice’ but it is also implicitly part of theatrical endeavours. ‘Performance’ may now mean serving dinner at a homeless shelter, planting a community garden, picking up trash with sanitation workers or establishing a social network. There has also been an increasing acceptance (and exploitation) of such works by mainstream arts institutions -which some have recognized as a neoliberal outsourcing of outreach operations to individual artists or the disappearance of grants that support artists in favour of those that promote ‘useful’ community service and/or tourism. In contrast, some artists (leading or heeding Claire Bishop’s call for more agonism in performance) create works that are assertively, intentionally ‘ungenerous’ and belong to a long avant-garde tradition of hostility towards the audience. We’d like to hear from advocates of this position.


The ubiquity of paid admissions and ticketing infrastructures can obscure the generosities at the heart of even the most conventional theatrical production: historical submissions may consider patronage in Western theatre, renaissance meta-theatrical references to the exchange between performer and audience or the even more direct connections in Restoration comedy or modern stand-up.


We encourage submissions on a wide range of topics, included but by no means limited to performance, social practice and alternative, street and community theatres. Alongside such performances we are keen to prompt considerations of generosity in ‘everyday life’, as well as political actions framed within generosity, such as self-organizing groups, anarchism and mutual aid, performances of generosity during Occupy and other protests and the politics of hospitality in the context of the global refugee crisis.


We invite contributions in the form of longer essays (between 4,000 and 6,000 words), shorter provocations (2,000 words) and artist pages but also welcome suggestions for unique or hybrid formats.



Bishop, Claire (2012) Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso.


Hyde, Lewis (2007 [1979]) The Gift: creativity and the artist in the modern world. Twenty-fifth anniversary edition, New York: Vintage Books. 



Proposals: 22 October 2017

First Drafts: February 2018

Final Drafts: April 2018

Publication: July/August 2018


ALL proposals, submissions and general enquiries should be sent direct to the PR office: 



Issue-related enquiries should be directed to the issue editors:

Laurie Beth Clark: lbclark@wisc.edu

Michael Peterson: michael.w,peterson@wisc.edu


General Guidelines for Submissions:

–Before submitting a proposal we encourage you to visit our website (www.performance-research.org) and familiarize yourself with the journal.

–Proposals will be accepted by e-mail (MS-Word or RTF). Proposals should not exceed one A4 side.

–Please include your surname in the file name of the document you send.

–Submission of images and visual material is welcome provided that all attachments do not exceed 5MB, and a maximum of 5 images.

–Submission of a proposal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

–If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to submit an article in first draft by the deadline indicated above. On the final acceptance of a completed article you will be asked to sign an author agreement in order for your work to be published in Performance Research.





Deadline date: October 30, 2017; City: Venice, Italy; Source: VestandPage


Open Call for Artists






Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice (Italy)

December 7–16, 2017 (Open to the public on the days December 15–16, 2017)


With a new project under the title CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1, the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK heads into a new direction. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind:

The concept developed out of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK's core mission and its Educational Learning Program. The aim is to empower participating artists who are selected through an Open Call, to articulate and develop their individual praxis within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation under the tuition of established performance artists. 


The project is intended for those artists, performers, visionary poets, who wish to articulate and refine their skills, expand their practice, exploring new ideas and approaches, allowing their work to become more fully realised. It offers a rare opportunity to explore new territories of performance in an extended, intensive period of time outside of an academic setting. It is both a learning path and a unique occasion to work and collaborate together in the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora in Venice, while strengthening the creative talent and intellectual freedom of each participant.


"CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1” consists of:

–10 days of intensive co-creation workshop processes for international artists in tutor groups led by the artists Andrigo & Aliprandi (Italy), Marilyn Arsem (US) and artist duo VestAndPage (Venice/Germany). The selected artists will work in one tutor group during the entire process. Places per tutor group are limited to a maximum of 15.

–Morning lectures by guest artists Preach R Sun (US) and Marcel Sparmann (Germany), curator Francesca Carol Rolla (Venice), and artistic director and producer Elisabetta di Mambro (Venice);

–Theoretical discussions on specific topics structured in the form of roundtables and open dialogues.

–Exhibition section displaying performance pedagogical material.

–Two evenings of official, public performances on December 15 and 16, 2017 at the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora, Venice. The culmination of the 10 days co-creation process will be open to the audience: we will transform the venue together into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as collaborative and solo performances.


Fee: 600,- €

The fee includes (during the period of the project): 

–Tuition, lectures and talks;

–Accommodation in shared rooms in 3 or 4 star hotels or shared apartments in Venice-Mestre;

–3 meals a day;

–Venice City tourist tax;

–Local transport from the accommodation to Piazzale Roma, which is just 10 minutes away from the venue on foot.




To apply, please fill in the online form on http://goo.gl/6gtB4A, and choose your tutor group according to your preference. (Extensive information on the artists and workshops on www.veniceperformanceart.org).


The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK provides letters of support to selected participants to request grants or support from institutions of reference in order to sustain travel costs and/or fees. The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK and its tutors will award three tuition-free places to selected participants.


More information on www.veniceperformanceart.org

For questions please write to info@veniceperformanceart.org




17. ANNOUNCING: ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

Date: October 1, 2017; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI Festival


Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury announced winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art


Tania El Khoury is the winner of the 2017 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, announced at the ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland (Saturday 23rd September 2017). The Prize – now in its 4th year – is the world’s only International Prize for Live Art, and at €30,000 it is also one of the richest in the arts, underlining the importance of live art.


The Lebanese artist beat three other outstanding contemporary artists from across the globe who were all competing for the top prize - Sethembile Msezane (South Africa), The vacuum cleaner (UK) and Alexandra Pirici (Romania).


Tania was picked as the winner by a jury consisting of international art professionals. In the Chair is Fiona Winning, formerly the Head of Programming at the Sydney Opera House, alongside Lois Keidan (co-founder of the Live Art Development Agency, previously Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) and Paris-based Taiwanese artist and curator, River Lin.


Jury Chair Fiona Winning explains why they picked Tania as the winner:

“The sensitivity of this artist’s work in orchestrating audience experience is extraordinary. It stays with us, is sometimes literally written onto us. She has foregrounded some of the burning questions of our time by creating resonant experiences that generate conversation and exchange. Tania’s work is urgently needed and we thank her for it."


Tania El Khoury receives a cash prize of €15,000 and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new work to the ANTI Festival in 2018.


ABOUT Tania El Khoury (LB)

Tania El Khoury is a feminist Arab performance-maker based in London and Beirut, whose work has consistently challenged the perceptions and narratives of the West about the Arab world, particularly in relation to women. Her work has been shown across five continents, in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. Previous performances include Jarideh, an intervention in a public space which asked audience members to identify the most suspicious person present, according to criteria listed in a Metropolitan Police awareness report and Maybe If You Choreograph Me, You Will Feel Better, which won both the Total Theatre award for innovation and the Arches Brick award when it was presented in Edinburgh in 2011. Tania is currently working on a practice-based PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, focusing on interactive Live Art after the Arab uprisings.






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