FADO E-LIST (October 2018)

1. FADO PUBLICATION LAUNCH: 9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms
Date: October 4, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada
2. EVENT: 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Date: October 2–7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TPAC
3. WORKSHOP: Boundaries of the Everyday Body: a post-studio performative intensive
Date: October 8–12, 2018; City: Montreal, Canada; Source Victoria Stanton
4. EVENT: Art of Encounter
Date: October 11–27, 2018 (various dates); City: Basel + others, Germany; Source asabank
5. EVENT: La Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda
Date: October 17–20, 2018; City: Rouyn-Noranda, Canada; Source: L'Ecart
6. EVENT: FAAS: À Qui?
Date: October 24–28, 2018; City: Sudbury, Canada; Source: GNO
7. EVENT: Spill Festival
Date: October 25–November 4, 2018; City: Ipswich, England; Source: Live Art UK
8. PUBLICATION LAUNCH: At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice
Date: October 27, 2018; Toronto, Canada; Source: Lezli Rubin-Kunda
9. EVENT: Performance Art Oslo (PAO)
Date: November 2–4, 2018; Oslo, Norway; Source: Facebook
10. EVENT: Toronto Queer Film Festival
Date: November 1–4, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TQFF


1. FADO PUBLICATION LAUNCH: 9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms
Date: October 4, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada 

9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to announce the forthcoming 9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms. 9Questions will be launched in Toronto in the context of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, during the festival's annual Publications and Multiples Launch, which includes books, publication projects, multiples and other curiosities brought to the festival by invited artists.

Date: Thursday October 4
Time: 5:00–7:00pm
Venue: The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
Admission: FREE, all welcome

Copies will be available at the launch, and on-line on the FADO website after October 4. 

Facebook launch event: www.facebook.com/events/267972973849769/

Gustaf Broms will be in attendance at the launch, as well as contributing artists Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Shannon Cochrane (Toronto), Paul Couillard (Toronto), Johanna Householder (Toronto), Tanya Mars (Toronto) and Elvira Santamaría-Torrens (Mexico/Northern Ireland).

In 2014, Swedish performance and visual artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists—many he had a personal connection with and many more he had never even met. The questions covered a range of paired concepts—the bricks and mortar of performance practice (including Material/object, Audience/receiver, Sound/silence, Time/rhythm, Space/emptiness)—and grounded by questions about personal experience, lineage and language. 

The impulse to gather this collection arose from a conversation Broms had had with another artist; but what makes this volume first and foremost an artist’s book is that the questions are asked from the specific perspective of Broms’ deep personal understanding that, as a practice, performance resides at the permeable borders between the conscious and subconscious, and the meeting of the concrete world of form and the spiritual realm. For Broms, these are the essential questions. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches, from the practical, to the abstract to the simply far-flung, in addition to some reassuring and surprising overlapping ideas and connections. 

The roster of contributors to the 9Questions book project is an impressive array of international performance artists whose work covers a range of performance and performative multi-disciplinary approaches, including: 

Adina Bar-On, Alastair MacLennan, Andrea Saemann, Antoni Karwowski, Arahmaiani, Artur Tajber, Barbara T. Smith, Bartolomé Ferrando, Boris Nieslony, Brian Connolly, Dorothea Rust, Elvira Santamaria-Torres, Esther Ferrer, Fausto Grossi, Guadalupe Neves, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gustaf Broms, He Yunchang, hermann nitsch, Irma Optimist, Jamie McMurry, Jill Orr, Johanna Householder, John Duncan, Kurt Johannessen, Leif Elggren, Linda Mary Montano, Macarena Perich Rosas, Margaret Dragu, Mariel Carranza, Marilyn Arsem, Martha Wilson, Monika Günther & Ruedi Schill, Myriam Laplante, Nigel Rolfe, Nobuo Kubota, Paul Couillard, Pekka Kainulainen, Rocio Boliver, Roi Vaara, Ron Athey, Serge Olivier Fokoua, Shannon Cochrane, Stelarc, Tanya Mars, Tehching Hsieh, Tomas Ruller, Valentin Torrens, Zbigniew Warpechowski and Zhu Ming. 

Gustaf Broms is a Swedish visual artist working in performance, video and photography. His performance work has presented work across Europe, Asia and North America. His practice is engaged with the exploration of the nature of consciousness, the dualistic concept of "I," as the biological reality of being in the BODY, and being MIND, as the perceived experience of the flow of phenomena. He is a co-founding member of REVOLVE Performance Festival in Uppsala. He was the subject of 2012 film, The Mystery of Life – An Art Apart: Gustaf Broms by Carl Abrahamsson. 

9Questions, an artist project by Gustaf Broms
Published by FADO Performance Art Centre and Centre for Orgchaosmik Studies
Edited by Gustaf Broms and Shannon Cochrane
Translations by Paula Alvarado, Robert Rowley, Nicolas Scrutton, Tomasz Szrama, Jie Wang
Design: Lisa Kiss Design

ISBN978-0-9730883-4-2 (FADO Performance Art Centre, Canada)
978-91-639-8460-0 (Centre for Orgchaosmik Studies, Sweden)
Cost: $20.00 (Canadian)

This publication project is supported by Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden. FADO Performance Art Centre acknowledges the suport of the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage



2. EVENT: 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Date: October 2–7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TPAC

Toronto Performance Art Collective presents:
12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
October 2–7, 2018



Barak adé Soleil (USA)
Arahmaiani (Indonesia)
Gustaf Broms (Sweden)
Hank Bull (Canada)
Thirza Jean Cuthand (Canada)
Erika DeFreitas (Canada)
(F)NOR (Canada)
Dariusz Fodczuk (Poland)
Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin (Canada)
James Knott (Canada)
Mathieu Lacroix (Canada)
Louise Liliefeldt (Canada)
Cindy Mochizuki (Canada)
François Morelli (Canada)
Lala Raščić (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Coatia/USA)
Elvira Santamaría (Mexico/Northern Ireland)
Sandra Vida (Canada)

Festival Eyes and Ears:

Henry Chan, photography
Alan Peng, videography
Francesco Gagliardi, writer
Geneviève Wallen, writer
jes sache, social media respondent

This year we celebrate our 21st year with a roster of 21 amazing artists packed into 6 intensive days of activities.


This year's highlights include progressive and provocative works that give voice to beauty, humour, perseverance and intimacy in the face of human struggle. From the mystery of shadow puppets to the delicacy of private, one-on-one interactions; from spectacular eruptions of queer, dissenting and displaced identities to the epic glory of the everyday made strange; from thoughtful probings of place and history to the joyful and challenging maneuvers of forging new visions of community.

In this iteration of the festival, we are proud to present artists from Toronto and Hamilton, from Plains Cree and Tahltan territories, from Chicago and Montreal. Vancouver and Calgary. From Indonesia, Mexico and Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Poland, USA, and Sweden. There are artists from the African and Japanese diasporas, and artists who cross the boundaries of genders and of different abilities. This matters because in their work we can find a singular sense of what it means to be embodied. 

Alongside performance projects happening throughout the afternoons and evenings, we have our traditional Performance Art Daily talks featuring this year's Éminence Grises Sandra Vida and Hank Bull, as well as dialogues among visiting artists.

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Sur Gallery, 39 Queens Quay East, Suite 100

Admission for all events is FREE or PWYC
Tickets available at the Theatre Centre box office, day of event.
Suggested minimum donation for individual performances is $10.
All performances are ticketed individually; capacity may vary depending on the venue. 

For an electronic version of our festival catalogue as well as a complete online schedule of performances, artist talks, and other events, visit our website: www.7a-11d.ca


3. WORKSHOP: Boundaries of the Everyday Body: a post-studio performative intensive
Date: October 8–12, 2018; City: Montreal, Canada; Source Victoria Stanton

Performance Art Workshop This Fall!
Boundaries of the Everyday Body: a post-studio performative intensive
Les frontières du corps quotidien: pratiques performatives post-studio

A bilingual (EN+FR) workshop offered by Victoria Stanton through Studio 303 in Montreal. 

Date: October 8–12, 2018
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm daily
Location: Studio 303, 372 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, # 303 (working in outdoor locations as well)
Fee: $75 (Open to artists of all disciplines)

To register or for more info, contact Studio 303: info@studio303.ca


This workshop intensive will specifically locate our process in public settings, surrounded by elements of the “everyday.” An opportunity to deepen our explorations about how we consider, construct, and witness performance in public (non-art) contexts, participants will be invited to experiment with in-situ and in-socius performative practices as we move from one location to the next on a daily basis. How does place inform our behaviour? How do we move, walk, relate, receive – depending on where we are? How do weather, air, walls, others inform our performative choices? With an emphasis on post-studio methodologies, and infiltrating practices (i.e.: more invisible, liminal actions that subtly imprint themselves into the fabric of daily life), through embodied research we will also examine the im/practicalities (challenges, surprises, joys, unpredictability of dynamics) of making/showing work literally “outside the box.”

About the Facilitator

Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist whose 20+ years of practice spans the realms of live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Since 2001, Victoria has been delving into an expanded engagement with performance art, combining infiltrating and transactional/relational processes within a variety of communities and contexts across Canada and internationally. Considered a pioneer of transactional practices in Quebec, she has facilitated several workshops with TouVA (a collective comprised of Stanton, Sylvie Tourangeau and Anne Bérubé) and been developing a pedagogy via the exploration of human geography, architecture and the body as well as the micro-event – elements that have become fundamental to her workshops. She has previously given classes in Montreal (RAIQ, SKOL, Studio 303, Concordia University) Durham (Words Aloud Festival), Toronto (Hub 14, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Artscape Youngplace), Sudbury (Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario), Mexico (Centre FRONDA), and Melbourne (Overload Festival). Victoria has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and films/videos nationally and internationally, and has co-authored two books: with Vincent Tinguely (Impure, Reinventing the Word: The Theory, Practice, and Oral History of Spoken Word in Montreal, conundrum press, 2001) and TouVA (The 7th Sense / Le 7e sens, SAGAMIE édition d'art, 2017).




4. EVENT: Art of Encounter
Date: October 11–27, 2018 (various dates); City: Basel + others, Germany; Source asabank

For the 7th time the project "Art of Encounter" will be organized in best tradition. This year's working title and project framework focuses on anagrammatic encounters. Starting on October 2, 2018, seven artists of the PAErsche Action Lab will follow the invitation by Gisela Hochuli and Marianne Pabstand and travel to Basel in the Kasko and with artists from Switzerland to realize the anagrammatic experiment. From Asia seven guests artists are also invited, who raise the permutative in a desiring encounters and not exactly tangible level. After the time in Basel, the Asian artists will travel to the various network partners of the project. From Basel, it continues via ART IG / Hanover, Performance Art Research / Hildesheim, A.I.M / Burgbrohl to Cologne, where, in collaboration with the action Lab/PAErsche, the experiment will be brought to an end in time on October 28. 

The PAErsche artists:
Evamaria Schaller
Rolf Hinterecker
Anja Plonka
Christiane "Akal Kiret" Obermayr
Constantin Leonhard
Irmgard Himstedt
Rolf Schulz
Boris Nieslony

The Asian guests are: 

Chakkrit + Pattree Chimnok / Thailand
Jeremy Hiah / Singapore
Tokyo Maruyama / Japan
Watan Wuma / Taiwan
Tzu Chi / Taiwan
Liping Ting / Taiwan

The European Network Art of Encounter and its artists

Kaskadenkondensator Basel: October 3–10 (Basel Hafen-Areal: October 7)
Gisela Hochuli + Marianne Pabst

ART IG Hannover: October 11–14

Christiane Oppermann + Ilka Theurich

University Hildesheim and Festival Flow: October 15–18 (and public-space in Salzdetfurth: October 17)

Helge Meyer

ArtLab Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl: October 20–22
Karin Meiner (and local guests artists)

PAErsche Köln: October 23–27


PAErsche Essen: October 26

Marita Bullmann

Promoted by: Cultural Office and city Cologne, District government Cologne / NRW, Rhein-Energie, Aktionslabor PAErsche and E.P.I. Zentrum Cologne



5. EVENT: La Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda

Date: October 17–20, 2018; City: Rouyn-Noranda, Canada; Source: L'Ecart 

The 9th La Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda
Presented by L'Écart Lieu D'Art Actuel
October 17–20, 2018

L'Écart Lieu D'Art Actuel

167 Murdoch Avenue, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada


Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau
Tanya Doody et Jackson 2Bears
Audrée Juteau
Dana Michel
John Court
Hubert ColasÉrick d’Orion
Julien Prévieux
Antoine Charbonneau-Demers
John Deneuve
Desrochers et les Dosties

Artistic Directors: Geneviève et Matthieu





6. EVENT: FAAS: À Qui?

Date: October 24–28, 2018; City: Sudbury, Canada; Source: GNO 

FAAS: À Qui?
6th Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury
October 24–26, 2018

St-Louis-de-Gonzague Elementary School

162 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury
Opening hours: 1pm–7pm 

Every two years since 2008, the Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury (FAAS) has occupied and transformed a public space in the nickel city’s downtown. Invited artists are challenged to complete new works over the course of the festival and according to each edition’s concept and theme. 

FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present two programs of performance works at FAAS this year, including a solo performance by John Court (Finland), and a program of artists from Cameroon presented in collaboration with AXENÉ07 and the RIAP.

Presented by FADO Performance Art Centre

John Court (b. 1969, UK) has been living in Tornio, Finland, since 1997. As a durational performance artist, time is one of the most important elements in Court's work. Often, he performs for 8 hours, the length of a working day. Other times he performs throughout an entire event or during the opening hours of the specific venue (museum, institution), in which the event takes place. Lately he has been interested in letting the objects and materials that he uses in his performances determine the duration of his work. He does not consider his performances as a solo piece, since the element of collaboration is inherent in them, be it through his engagement with curators, organizers, artists, viewers, objects, spaces and time. Court’s works are responsive to the site and often the continuous, repetitive action creates a rhythm that runs parallel to that of the site. In all his works, he is fundamentally concerned with drawing or writing, as drawing connects line, movement, space and time. He has exhibited extensively in Scandinavia, and has been invited to perform at major events such as UP-ON Live Art festival Chengdu China, SIGNAL Festival in Brussels Belgium (2017) Beijing Live in China (2016), Viva! Art Action festival in Montreal, Canada (2015), 7a*11d in Toronto, Canada, DigitaLive in Guangzhou, China (2014), SpaceX Gallery Exeter in UK (2012), Guangzhou Live Art Festival in China (2010), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (2010), the Venice Biennale (2005) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004).


Co-presented by FADO, AXENÉ07 and the RIAP 

Serge Olivier Fokoua (b.1976, Cameroon) lives and works between Cameroon and Gatineau, Canada. Working mainly in installation and performance, Serge Olivier Fokoua’s work has been presented in numerous art exhibitions, performance events, and projects in Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Canada and Finland. In 2013, he was awarded a residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center (USA). Fokoua is a co-founding member of Les Palettes du Kamer collective and since 2008 he has been the Artistic Director of the Biennale RAVY: Yaoundé Visual Art Encounters. Currently, he is actively working on multiple platforms for artistic exchange between Cameroon and several countries.


Co-presented by FADO, AXENÉ07 and the RIAP 

Ruth Belinga specializes in art history and conducts research on contemporary painting in Cameroon. She is currently pursuing doctoral research at the Université de Dschang. She also curates exhibitions and teaches art history at the Institut des Beaux-Arts de Foumban. Belinga has published many articles in national and international newspapers and magazines. In addition, she is active as a painter, video artist and performer. She has produced and participated in many exhibitions in Cameroon, Algeria, Mali, France, Brazil, the Netherlands and Congo-Brazzaville.


Co-presented by FADO, AXENÉ07 and the RIAP

Michel Bitimbhe is a Cameroonian artist and performer. He studied at the Université de Yaoundé II in Sao and has collaborated with many artists based in Douala and Yaoundé. Bitimbhe is known for his work producing and co-hosting cultural programs broadcast on various radio stations in Yaoundé. Since 2008, he has been director of the RAVY festival (Rencontre des Arts Visuels de Yaoundé). He was also one of the coordinators of the Bakassi Peninsul’art artistic intervention project held in 2012 in Limbe and again in 2014 in Tiko and Idenau in southwestern Cameroon as well as in Limbe. In 2016, he participated in a performance art training workshop that explored the subject of the environment. He is currently studying art history at the Institut de formation artistique (IFA) in Mbalmayo.

PRESENTING PARTNERS: Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, AXENÉ07, BRAVO, Centre Bang, Dare-Dare, Debajehmujig Creation Centre, FADO Performance Art Centre, Gallery 101, Galerie Louise, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Galerie Sans Nom, Imago, L'Écart lieu d'art actuel, Myths and Mirrors, Perte de signa, lRIAP, Ruben Cohen, Voix visuelle

INVITED ARTISTS: Martin Beauregard (Montreal), Ruth Belinga (Cameroon), Michel Bitimbhe (Cameroon), Mathieu Boucher Côté (Moncton), John Court (Finland), Quill Christie-Peters (Canada), Raven Davis (Canada), John Deneuve (France), Marika Drolet-Ferguson (Moncton), Anyse Ducharme (Sturgeon Falls), Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon), Patrick Harrop (Sudbury), Jérôme Havre (Toronto), Terrance Houle (Calgary), Camille Larivée (Canada), Salifou Lindou (Cameroon), Geneviève Massé (Montreal), Laurie McGauley (Sudbury), Joseph Muscat (Toronto), Yanie Porlier (Ottawa), Les Poulpes (Chicoutimi, Montreal and St-Émile-de-Suffolk), Rah (Toronto), Cora-Rae Silk (Sudbury), Cheryl Rondeau (Toronto), Laura Taler (Toronto), Camille Usher (Canada), Jean-Ambroise Vesac (Rouyn-Noranda), Clayton Windatt (Canada) and many others!

For a full schedule of events, go to: http://gn-o.org/en/expo/faas6/6/


7. EVENT: Spill Festival
Date: October 25–November 4, 2018; City: Ipswich, England; Source: Live Art UK

SPILL is an adventurous, international festival of contemporary arts, lovingly crafted in Ipswich. From 25 October to 4 November the festival features a packed programme at sites across the town.

During SPILL you can experience over 100 different artworks, both indoors and out, including live performance, sound and music, film and video, artist’s talks, events for families, plus projects exploring heritage and place. About a third of the festival is totally free, a third of tickets are a fiver and the highest ticket price is just £10.

The theme of this year’s festival is Time, and this manifests in various ways throughout the festival. There’s a whole strand of events to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, including the world premiere of the 14–18 NOW co-commission Clarion Call by Byron J. Scullin and Supple Fox.

There are three more SPILL Commissions in this year’s festival, Revue, On Akka’s Shore and Uro. On the first day of the festival, in Revue, Jade Montserrat performs a choreographed, repeated routine for 24 hours; a performance that will be live-streamed to institutions around the world where Josephine Baker performed. About halfway through the festival, Umama Hamido’s on screen and live work, On Akka’s Shore explores the chaos of memory in relation to personal and collective history, through sound, text and video. On the closing day of the festival, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha’s durational performance Uro examines the weight of depression through multiple materials.

The 2018 festival also marks the introduction of a brand new strand of activity, the SPILL OPEN, which presents 20 works by early makers with something meaningful to say. From over 688 international applications, the OPEN features artists from around the world.

Plus the festival features an expanded sound and music programme, including performances by Carter Tutti, Eve Libertine + Charles Webber, Martin Green and Gaika.

Find out more, including how to book a multi-performance pass at https://spillfestival.com/


8. PUBLICATION LAUNCH: At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

Date: October 27, 2018; Toronto, Canada; Source: Lezli Rubin-Kunda

At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

By Lezli Rubin-Kunda

October 27, 5–7pm

Ben McNally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street, Toronto 

At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice, by Lezli Rubin-Kunda, has recently been published with Goose Lane Publishers, out of Fredericton, Canada.

The author, Lezli Rubin-Kunda, herself a multi-disciplinary artist focusing on live action in her own work, travelled across Canada, and talked to a wide range of artists about their sense of home and place, and its relationship to their art practice. Many of the artists discussed in the book have a diverse, often performance-based art practice. These include Sharon Alward, Victoria Stanton, Francois Morelli, Tedi Tafel, Michael Fernandes, Devora Neumark.

In celebration of the publication of the book there will be a book launch at Ben McNally Bookstore in Toronto. The event will include a musical interlude, refreshments, slides of the artists’ work; the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Additional book events at OCADU in Toronto, and in Hamilton, Montreal in October are scheduled and will be announced soon. Later in the year events will take place in Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Vancouver. 


The book is available for purchase at art book stores, museums galleries and libraries across Canada or via: https://tinyurl.com/ybdxgrcs 


9. EVENT: Performance Art Oslo (PAO)
Date: November 2–4, 2018; Oslo, Norway; Source: Facebook

PAO Festival 2018
Parallel times–performance now

ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Maridalsveien 3, 0178, Oslo

Friday 2 November / 18:00–ca 20:00 / Opening programme
*Saturday 3 November / 14:00–ca 18:00 / Live performance
Sunday 4 November / 14:00–ca 18:00 / Live performance

Entrance: By donation! Give as much as you want and can!!

Free soup, tea and coffee!!

Artists for live performance programme:
Emily Promise Allison (CA)
Vilde Løwenborg Blom (NO)
Manuel Lopez Garcia (ES)
Vilde Von Krogh (NO)
Alastair MacLennan (UK)
Ann Noël (UK/DE)
Irma Optimist (FI)
Eirik M. Slyngstad (NO)
Lisa Tostmann (DE)
Hilmar Fredriksen, Kurt Johannessen & Kjetil Skøien (NO) 

Performance art is always created in relation to the present and in dialog to the place and time it is created in. PAO Festival 2018 Parallel times–performance now, is creating a platform where older generation performance artists come in dialogue with the younger generation. This year's focus explore how performance art developed historically within its context and drawing lines to the present, examine how it is influenced by its contemporary time. How have political, technological, media and other contemporary themes influenced performance as expression? Artists already active on 80/90s, and artists born in the 80 / 90s will give us their interpretation of the present day.

Artist talks: Artists are invited to hold short performative presentations of their work and approach to performance. After the talks we open for dialogue with questions and answers between the artists and the public.

Exhibition / Video programme: We will show a slide show by by festival photographer Henry Chan (CA) and video program curated by Stina Høgkvist (SE/NO) from The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and Megan Toye (CA) which has curated a program from Franklin Furnace Archive NY.

This year the festival will be documented through drawings by visual artists Irene León and Miguel Panadero (ES).

Collaborating partners: ROM for kunst og arkitektur & Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo.

PAO is an artist-run organization, which was established in 2012 to strengthen the performance milieu in Oslo and convey performance art to the public by producing workshops, festivals, and artist talks. 

Curated and organized by Franzisca Siegrist and Tanja Thorjussen (PAO).

For more detailed info on artists and programme: www.performanceartoslo.no


10. EVENT: Toronto Queer Film Festival
Date: November 1–4, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TQFF 

Toronto Queer Film Festival
November 1–4, 2018

November 1: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto

November 2–4: Ontario College of Art + Design University (OCADU)

Queer and Trans sexualities and genders existed in the Americas long before Europeans arrived and fucked everything up. 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer people have been persecuted ever since, not only by colonizers, but also by their/our own colonized communities. 

Upending mere reconciliation into decolonization in the Queer community means re-centering 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer people. TQFF’s theme this year is Decolonizing Sexualities. What does a decolonized sexuality look and feel like? What are alternative futures for Queer and Indigiqueer people freed from Christian-influenced censorship and shame? If a Queer festival doesn’t have power to give the land back, how can we give our spaces to Indigenous people? 

Exploring these questions and more, the 2018 Toronto Queer FIlm Festival features twelve screenings plus workshops and panels from November 1–4 at OCAD University. In recognition of our festival theme Decolonizing Sexualities, over 45% of the films selected were made by Indigenous directors, with another 40% produced by directors of colour.

Highlights of the festival include: The Legend of Sing Hey (2018), an Ontario-produced feature documentary by Becca Redden and Janice Jo Lee; the second annual installment of our Porn Is So Boring program, featuring new work by Jiz Lee; and dozens of vital new queer and trans shorts including Happy Birthday Marsha (2016) by Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel, Maude Matton’s collaboratively made Swarm of Selenium (2017), Jan Pieter Tuinstra and Keren Levi’s Otherland (2018), a dazzling depiction ball culture in the Netherlands, and new films by directors Howard Adler, Jaene Castrillon, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Mike Hoolboom, Michelle Latimer, Jorge Lozano, Evan Tapper, and Chandra Melting Tallow & Elle-Maija Tailfeathers.

Festival program released in October. Support TQFF by getting your full-access festival pass on our website: https://torontoqueerfilmfest.com


Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre based in Toronto, Canada. FADO provides a stage and on-going forum in support of the research and development of contemporary performance art practices in Canada and internationally. As a year-round presentation platform, FADO exists nomadically, working with partner organizations and presenters, and utilizing venues and sites that are appropriate to individual projects. FADO presents 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 perspectives. FADO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Artistic & Administrative Director: Shannon Cochrane
Board of Directors: Cara Spooner, Francesco Gagliardi, Jenn Snider, Cathy Gordon, Clayton Lee, Julian Higuerey Núñez

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