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FADO E-LIST (July 2003)

 

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1. Fado presents PAS DE TRADUCTION, featuring 5 Quebec artists
    Performance Interventions July 12, 2003; round table discussion July 13, 2003
2. Fado update
3. weewerk excursion .. "guerrilla gardening" (Toronto)
    July 4, 2003; Source: weewerk
4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Gobsmacked! a revel of offbeat expression" (Toronto)
    Deadline: July 15, 2003; Source: Performing Arts Department, Harbourfront Centre
5. CALL FOR ENTRIES: "MIX 2003:" (New York, USA)
    Deadline: July 31, 2003; Source: Instant Coffee
6. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "HYSTERIA: A FESTIVAL OF WOMEN" (Toronto)
    Deadline: August 1, 2003; Source: Nightwood Theatre
7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "stART" (New York, USA)
    Deadline: August 15, 2003; Source: Judson Church
8. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ART DOCUMENTS: "PERFORMANCE ART IN CONTEXT" (UK)
    Deadline: August 25, 2003; Source: Kenny McBride
9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Audio Art "Coalition" (Chile)
    Deadline: September 1, 2003; Source: IAPAO
10. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: "On the Page" Performance Research 9:2 (UK)
      Deadline: August 30, 2003; Source: Performance Research
11. CALL FOR PAPERS : "Perform: State: Interrogate:" PSi (Singapore)
      Deadline: September 30, 2003; Source: performance_art_network e-list

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1. Fado presents PAS DE TRADUCTION, featuring 5 Quebec artists
    Performance Interventions July 12, 2003; round table discussion July 13, 2003

PAS DE TRADUCTION
Sylvette Babin, Constanza Camelo, Sylvie Cotton, Jocelyn Robert, Armand Vaillancourt
Curated by Eric Letourneau
Performances: July 12, 2003, noon - 5 pm
Queen St. W. & Alexandra Park: pick up map & program the day of the event from weewerk Gallery, 620A Queen St. W.
Round Table Discussion: July 13, 2003, 11 am - 2 pm
Meeting Room 308, Metro Hall, 55 John St.
All events Free

TORONTO, Canada ... Fado is pleased to present PAS DE TRADUCTION, a series of street actions featuring Montreal- and Quebec-based performance artists. Curated by Eric Letourneau for Fado Performance Inc., the performances will take place in the Queen Street West and Alexandra Park area on Saturday, July 12 between noon and 5 pm. A program detailing the exact locations and nature of the performances will be available on the day of the event from weewerk Gallery, 620A Queen St. W. (within walking distance of all of the activities). On Sunday, July 13, the artists will present a round table discussion of the project at Metro Hall (meeting room 308), moderated by writers Sonia Pelletier and Johanna Householder.

PAS DE TRADUCTION is the first in a new series of events by Fado that examines the work of various Canadian performance art communities, defined culturally, regionally, ethnically, or aesthetically. This inaugural series focuses on Montreal. PAS DE TRADUCTION focuses on the ways interaction between performer and public can take place in site-specific contexts. The title ("no translation") refers light-heartedly to the traditional tensions between English and French Canada. More importantly, however, the title reflects how the practice of performance privileges direct action and shared presence as a way of expressing ideas and moments that are ephemeral and essentially untranslatable. PAS DE TRADUCTION dances among the ambiguities of what needs no translation, what cannot be translated, and what we refuse to translate, focusing on the interpretation process between artist, audience and location.

About the artists

Sylvette Babin
Originally from the Gaspé area of Quebec, Sylvette Babin lives and works in Montreal. Over the past decade, she has developed an interdisciplinary art practice in performance, installation and video. Her work has been presented in Quebec and several European countries. She is also a writer and has contributed to numerous publications, most notably ESSE arts + opinions, where she has worked as the Coordinator since 2000.

Constanza Camelo
Originally from Columbia, Constanza Camelo has lived and worked in Quebec City and Montreal since 1994. Her early performances examined the hybrid cultural identity of her native culture. More recently, she has turned her attention to notions of private and public space through street actions that inscribe a temporary, utopian territory over the existing landscape.

Sylvie Cotton
Sylvie Cotton is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal. She has studied literature, arts and museology. Her work, which includes installation/situation and performance, focuses on the relation between social and individual identities, and between public and private spheres. Her projects take place in the street or other public spaces, including galleries and festivals. Sylvie Cotton is also an author of narrative texts and critical articles. She has a column in ESSE Arts + Opinions, a Quebec art magazine.

Jocelyn Robert
Jocelyn Robert lives in Quebec City, where his solo and collaborative (with Diane Landry and Bruit TTV) art practice includes audio, installation, interactive machination, performance, typographical diversion, computer-aided epistles, and urban maneuvers. He is preoccupied with the notion of imprecision as quality, fascinated by blurry pianos, hollow nerves, packaged gods, and the ambiguity between work and context, music and noise, object and site.

Armand Vaillancourt
Armand Vaillancourt is best known as one of the towering figures in modern sculpture in Canada. He has created some 3,000 small-scale and monumental sculptures, including the famous fountain sculpture in Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco. In 1993, he received the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas. In addition to his sculptural projects, Vaillancourt is a Canadian pioneer in the field of art actions and performance maneuvers, creating various happenings in urban and rural environments since 1953.

Eric Letourneau
André-Eric Létourneau is an intermedia artist whose practice includes performance art, live electronic music and performative projects for radio and mass media. From 1999 to 2001 he worked for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), producing concerts, recordings and radio programs about new music, sound poetry, audio art and radio art. Eric Létourneau is a frequent contributor to publications and catalogues about performance art, and has written for Inter, Parallelogramme and ESSE. He currently teaches art history at Collège André-Grasset and works as an independent curator.

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2. Fado update

As Fado begins a new programming year with PAS DE TRADUCTION, we are pleased to report a substantial increase in our annual operating budget as the result of significant funding increases from the Canada Council, Toronto Arts Council and Department of Canadian Heritage. (The Ontario Arts Council results have been delayed until early August, but we are hopeful following Thursday's remarkable announcement of a $7.5 million increase in their base budget allocation for the 2003-04 fiscal year -- the first injection of new money since 1995.) Our success is due in large measure to the outstanding work of the artists who we have had the privilege to present over the past several years. It is their thoughtful, innovative and vital contribution that is being recognized.

Our next major event will be FIVE HOLES: reminiSCENT, a series of smell-based site-specific performances taking place in September co-curated by Paul Couillard and Display Cult's Jim Drobnick. Stay tuned for details.

In August, Fado will welcome Pessi Parviainen from the Turku Art Academy, in Turku, Finland. He will be doing a three-month work practice placement with Fado as part of his degree requirements. His duties will include assisting with performance events and working on our web archive. He is a visual art student who has been doing performance art since 1999 in festivals and clubs as well as on the streets in Finland, the Baltics and Belgium. He also knows something of Canada, having lived in Burnaby, B.C. for two years as a child. Pessi has a place he can stay in Markham, but if anyone has any suggestions for cheap downtown Toronto accommodation for any period between August and November (house-sitting, inexpensive rooms, etc.), please contact Fado and let us know, either by phone (416-822-3219) or email (info@performanceart.ca).

Fado's Performance Art Curator , Paul Couillard, was recently in Edmonton, where he was invited to act as the Festival Animator for the VisualEyez Festival put on annually by Latitude 53. You can check out his daily online reports oft the festival at http://www.latitude53.org/main/main.html

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3. weewerk excursion .. "guerrilla gardening" (Toronto)
    July 4, 2003; Source: weewerk

At last, weewerk is back from its spring travels. It's too hot now to squeeze into our living room, so instead we're planning a series of summer excursions.

About guerrilla gardening...
Be it resolved that, given misguided city planning and given a shrinking urban biodiversity, it is time for individuals to take responsibility for our shared space - perhaps through planting. Call it care for the city, call it making space for sanity, call it it a roots revolution, whatever. On this excursion we will create surreptitious outposts of unplanned growth to aid the cooling, soothing and feeding of the city.

Meet at weewerk at 3 pm on Friday 4 July. If possible, bring seeds, weeds, diggers, things to transplant, portable water containers, and other such things. weewerk has some sage and vegetable plants to dispense.

weewerk is located at 620A Queen Street West (above Rotate This). For more information about this event or weewerk, contact Germaine or Phil, tel 416-365-7056, info@weewerk.com.

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4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Gobsmacked! a revel of offbeat expression" (Toronto)
    Deadline: July 15, 2003; Source: Performing Arts Department, Harbourfront Centre

[gobsmacked: to clap one's hand to one's mouth in astonishment]

Are you quirky? Eccentric? Lo-fi yet astonishing?
We want to inspire your desire to show off.
Gobsmacked! a revel of offbeat expression will take place August 15-17 at Harbourfront Centre - one extraordinary weekend to showcase all that is quirky and offbeat from the arts worlds and beyond in a multidisciplinary extravaganza.
Not only will we focus on artists treading off the beaten path, we will also feature the remarkable - and often unacknowledged - creativity and artistic sensibilities of people's everyday lives, examining where unconventionality, interactive participation, and the do-it-yourself ethic and aesthetic come together in an environment that is fun and accessible. Artists and individuals working in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit - visual artists,dancers, theatre artists, film and video makers, musicians, collectors, food artists, crafters, public interventions, performers...everyone and anyone who does something quirky and wants the world to know.
Deadline for submissions: July 15
Please send your contact information and a brief description of your proposed project, ideas or current work to:

Gobsmacked! a revel of offbeat expression
Performing Arts Department, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON, M5J 2G8
allisonb@harbourfront.on.ca
jenn@harbourfront.on.ca

http://www.harbourfront.on.ca

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Jenn Goodwin
Programme Associate
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON. M5J 2G8
P- 416 952 8433
F- 416 973 4859
jenn@harbourfront.on.ca

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5. CALL FOR ENTRIES: "MIX 2003:" (New York, USA)
    Deadline: July 31, 2003; Source: Instant Coffee

MIX 2003: RESISTANCE IS FERTILE!
THE 17th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival.
November 19-23, 2003
Anthology Film Archives, NYC

** C A L L   F O R   E N T R I E S **

Deadlines: June 30 (early); July 31 (final)

MIX: the New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, which runs November 19-23, 2003 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan¹s East Village, is now receiving entries of all shapes and sizes for its 17th annual edition. Films, videos, installation, performance and digital media of any length or genre completed since January 2002 are eligible for consideration.

Entries from emerging; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender artists of color; two-spirit, indigenous or aboriginal artists; works by or about lgbtq youth; and international entries are especially encouraged.

MIX17 promises to be a cruising ground for radical opinion, sexy performance and plain old brilliant experimental film and video. This years theme is ³Resistance is Fertile², so submit your mutant artistic progeny and we'll inject them into the body politic!

Please go to our website : http://www.mixnyc.org to download complete entry guidelines, procedures and a hard copy of the required entry form.
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MIX: the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival
29 John Street, #132
New York City, NY 10038
tel: (212) 571-4242
email: info@mixnyc.org
http://www.mixnyc.org

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6. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "HYSTERIA: A FESTIVAL OF WOMEN" (Toronto)
    Deadline: August 1, 2003; Source: Nightwood Theatre

NIGHTWOOD THEATRE AND BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE
ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR

HYSTERIA: A FESTIVAL OF WOMEN

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre :: October 21-November 2, 2003
Curated by Kelly Thornton and Moynan King

The original founding companies of the Rhubarb! Festival team up again to unleash a brand new multi-disciplinary feminist festival celebrating the voices of hysterical women.

Hysteria will showcase a variety of evenings featuring our most edgy and talented women. Women from all artistic communities are encouraged to apply, including film, dance, theatre, performance art, art installation, literature, photography, music and all hybrids of any of the above. Emerging and established artists from diverse communities are welcomed.

We are looking for anything and everything from a one-minute film to a sculptural installation, a full-length interactive dance piece to a ten-minute cabaret performance. Every night of the festival reveals a fresh program and every inch of space in Buddies in Bad Times Theatre will be utilized.

Submissions must include:
A cover letter stating who you are and what it is you want to do with
A typed script or
If your project is not script-based, a synopsis and a detailed project description including any specifics regarding your technical requirements.

Buddies in Bad Times and Nightwood will provide artists honorariums, ongoing creative advice, festival publicity and technical assistance for the projects.

Please keep a copy of your submission.
All submissions will receive notice of the Festival's decision by September 1st, 2003.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 1st, 2003

Please send all submissions to:
Hysteria: A Festival of Women
c/o Nightwood Theatre
The Distillery District
55 Mill Street, The Case Goods Building, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

(submissions will not be accepted by fax or email)

For more information please contact
Kelly Thornton at Nightwood Theatre at 416-944-1740 x2
kelly@nightwoodtheatre.net
or Moynan King at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 416-975-9130 x74
mking@buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com

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7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "stART" (New York, USA)
    Deadline: August 15, 2003; Source: Judson Church

stART AT JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH
ANNOUNCES

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ART AND PERFORMANCE EVENT
TAKING ON THE NEWS MEDIA

ARTIST PROPOSAL DEADLINE: August 15, 2003
EVENT: October 9, 2003

stART invites submissions from artists in all disciplines -- performance, dance, music, visual art, theatre, spoken word, comedy, video/film and multi-media -- that address the failures of contemporary news media. This one-night-only performance and four-day exhibition will be a carnival anti-celebration and thought-provoking critique of what has become the Media Industrial Complex. See website for guidelines: www.judson.org/stART or call (212) 477-0351 for more information.

stART is a multidisciplinary art series at Judson Church that presents free, public events that stand at the intersection of arts and politics -- art, music, dance, video, spoken word, multi-media performance and more.

Contact: info@judson.org, (212) 477-0351

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8. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ART DOCUMENTS: "PERFORMANCE ART IN CONTEXT" (UK)
    Deadline: August 25, 2003; Source: Kenny McBride

PERFORMANCE ART IN CONTEXT
DARTINGTON ART GALLERY, UK 3 - 5 OCTOBER 2003
CURATOR: KENNY McBRIDE

As an approach to curation the chronotope is applied as a methodology that seeks not only to highlight the dialogic nature of documents within the artist's own time-space - i.e. by making us audience to performances that happen in other places while giving us access to audiences who are not physically present - but also in how such documents might link content and context in an overall production of artistic meaning.

According to Mikhail Bakhtin the chronotope functions "as the primary means for materialising time in space", that it "emerges as a centre for concretising representation". Using the example of biography and autobiography he says, "it is precisely under the conditions of this real-life chronotope, in which one's own or another's life is laid bare (that is, made public), that the limits of a human image and the life it leads are illuminated in all their specificity." Within the context of ancient history we can understand the chronotope to be best manifest within the public square, the agora , where "the autobiographical and biographical self-consciousness of an individual and his life was first laid bare and shaped in the public square. It was a remarkable chronotope, in which all the most elevated categories, from that of the state to that of revealed truth, were realised concretely and fully incarnated, made visible and given a face. And in this concrete and as it were all-encompassing chronotope, the laying bare and examination of a citizen's whole life was accomplished, and received its public and civic stamp of approval." quoted from M.M.Bakhtin The Dialogic Imagination

PERFORMANCE ART IN CONTEXT is an attempt at making these links visible through an installated exhibition in Dartington Art Gallery, 3rd-5th October 2003, and will aim at making visible a historical poetics of performance art

PLEASE SEND ALL MATERIALS BY SURFACE MAIL TO:

KENNY McBRIDE
PERFORMANCE ART IN CONTEXT
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CENTRE
DARTINGTON COLLEGE OF ARTS
TOTNES
TQ9 6EJ
UK

http://www.geocities.com/ephemeraltraces/opencall

LAST POST DATE 25th AUGUST 2003

All participants to the exhibition will receive documentation of the event.

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9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Audio Art "Coalition" (Chile)
    Deadline: September 1, 2003; Source: IAPAO

Dear All:

I am currently organizing a performance festival in Valparaiso, Chile, on November 26-29, 2003, called "Coalition".

Featured artists are Dan McKereghan, Jessica Buege, Jamie McMurry, Ladan Yalzadeh, Julie Bacon and Roddy Hunter, and the new generation of performance artists from Chile.

In many performance art festivals around the globe when you are a witness to a performance piece, besides the actions taking place, the interaction with the audience, the multimedia aspects, you also "hear" something. Many times, the performance artists themselves work on the sound aspects of the piece, in other cases, they collaborate with audio/music artists for that purpose; some performers avoid the use of any explicit sound, but "silence doesn't exist" in a broader sense, as John Cage stated. "Coalition" will expand this audible feature throughout the festival. As part of the festival activities, we are having a special audio showcase called "PerfoRadio", featuring sound works, music, and audio art related to performance art. "PerfoRadio" will be played at the opening, and during the pauses in between performances. A special stand will display the CD covers and art of the audio works at play. The festival website will include the CD covers and bio (with contact information)of the audio artists featured.

So here is the deal:
1) Submissions must include audio art, be it music, sound works, or any other form of audible/vocal/noise/etc. that has been used as part of a performance art piece for the past 5 years.
2) Audio art must be sent in audio CD format only; CDA, WAV,or MP3 format can be used to record the CD.
3) Enclosed with the CD you must send the following:
- Audio artist name or group
- Performance artist name or group, where the audio have been used.
- Performance title.
- Performance date, venue, Festival or event where it was first performed.
- Country of residence of both the audio and performance artist.
- Contact info including e-mail, postal address, etc.
4) Brief resume of the audio and performance artist; no longer than 20 lines each.
5) For more info please write to coalition@perfopuerto.org
6) No submissions will be accepted by e-mail; please don´t send samples or any other attachment without prior agreement. Only 1 CD for artist is eligible.
7) Deadline for submissions is September 1st 2003. No materials could be returned. If you need them returned, please contact us in advance, to arrange this as a particular procedure. No submission fee is needed.
8) Please send all material to:
PerfoRadio
Padre Mariano 192 dep. 61
Providencia, Santiago
Chile

Feel free to pass along this call to anyone interested.

Best wishes,
Alexander Del Re
perfonews@runbox.com

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10. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: "On the Page" Performance Research 9:2 (UK)
      Deadline: August 30, 2003; Source: Performance Research

'On the Page' Performance Research 9:2 (June 2004)

Issue Editors: Ric Allsopp & Kevin Mount

'On the Page ' will be the second issue of Performance Research, Vol.9, Nos.1-4 , 2004, which explores a theme of transaction, transmission and exchange - between performance and its sites and contexts, between performance and its histories, between performance and its agencies in four related issues: 'On Correspondence', 'On the Page', 'Generations' and 'On Shame'. The issue is jointly edited by Ric Allsopp, editor and co-founder of 'Performance Research', Dartington College of Arts, UK; and Kevin Mount, designer, and co-founder of DeMo Design, UK.

Deadlines are as follows:
Proposals: August 30th, 2003
Draft manuscripts: October 30th, 2003
Finalised material: December 15th, 2003
Publication Date: June 2004

The Editors are interested in contributions from practitioners and scholars who are considering the future of the printed paper page in its relation to/ with performance, and with the newer performance media that live at a comfortable distance from print publishing - hypermedia, cybertexts, multimedia, web-based media. We invite contributions to 'On the Page' in three broad categories:

1. Scholarly writings, essays, reflections concerning the (material) substance of the page; these may offer historical perspectives but should deal with material qualities of the page that have endured - pulp, glue, stitching, inking, wood, animal - and those aspects of the page that may bear witness to the 'performance' of the book - page turning, marking, dog-earing, marginalia. We anticipate that these contributions would be in the form of conventional, linear, block-set texts from keepers of manuscripts, archivists, forensic archeologists, historians of writing and the book, theorists of visual and spatial poetics [...]

2. Contributions from artists/ writers who may consider the page as a site of performance and/ or its traces including typographers and typographical designers, concrete poets and their contemporary descendants, book designers and graphic designers. We are especially interested in work that may be taken as a defence of the materiality and mutability of the printed page, and varying perceptions of its unique characteristics and qualities [...]

3. Performers and performance artists who may consider their work to depend on the page as the key to, or foundry of performance, including scriptwriters, storyboard writers, writers of dance or choreographic notations, who may wish to contribute extracts, examples of working drawings, layerings or handmade or machine-made scripts. We are also interested in connections to other forms of performance scripts, for example the specifications of architects, engineers or programmers [...]

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

Linden Elmhirst - Administrative Assistant
Performance Research
Dartington College of Arts, Totnes,
Devon TQ9 7RD UK
tel. 0044 1803 861683
fax. 0044 1803 866053
email: performance-research@dartington.ac.uk
web: http://www.performance-research.net

Issue specific enquires should be directed to:

Kevin Mount kmount2@aol.com or Ric Allsopp transomatic@orange.net

For complete Guidelines for Submissions please see:

http://www.performance-research.net/pages/guidelines.html

Performance Research is MAC based. Proposals will be accepted in hard copy, on CD or by e-mail (Apple Works, MS-Word or RTF). Please DO NOT send images without prior agreement.

Please note that submission of a proposal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to Performance Research

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Linden Elmhirst
Administrator
Performance Research
Dartington College of Arts
Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EJ UK
Tel : +44 (0)1803 861683
Fax : +44 (0)1803 861685
e-mail : performance-research@dartington.ac.uk
http://www.performance-research.net

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11. CALL FOR PAPERS : "Perform: State: Interrogate:" PSi (Singapore)
      Deadline: September 30, 2003; Source: performance_art_network e-list

Performance Studies international #10
Perform: State: Interrogate:
15 to 18 June Singapore 2004

The Organizing Committee of Performance Studies international #10 invites proposals for papers to be presented at the conference Perform: State: Interrogate: which will take place from 15 to 18 June 2004 in Singapore.

I. Preamble
Performance Studies international (PSi) was launched by the Department of Performance Studies at New York University in 1995. In its nine years of existence, the conference has staged gatherings that have attracted a wide range of scholars and artists working in the field of performance. PSi has become internationally recognized for creating an opportunity for dialogue among artists and academics in a variety of disciplines whose concerns converge in the still-evolving areas of performance research and practice. Its coalition of the diverse field of performance studies has resulted in the formation of a worldwide membership association. PSi conferences have been held in the United States, Wales, and Germany. PSi #9 was held in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2003. PSi #10 will take place in Singapore in 2004.

II. PSi #10 Perform: State: Interrogate: Singapore 2004
PSi #10 Singapore 2004 aims to bring the field of Performance Studies to the attention of researchers, theorists, artists and activists across diverse practices and disciplines in the "Asian" region, while introducing the current state of "Asian" performance theory and practice to researchers, theorists, artists and activists from other regions.

This will be the first time the Performance Studies international (PSi) conference is taking place in an Asian country. But it is precisely our intention to interrogate the issue of a "PSi Conference in Asia" - to precipitate a high level of critical reflexivity about PSi #10 itself, PSi conferences, and our constructions of "Asia". We aim to address the present state of performance discourse in Asia, and to represent a diversity of Asian perspectives in performance studies. However, the point is not to frame these perspectives as representations of "otherness" - as new local authenticities for consumption and appropriation by the global gaze of theory. Beyond the parameters of a single conference, our purpose is to mobilize individuals and organizations to dialogue and develop the language through which performance can be understood, examined and debated in Asia.

We also invite, of course, issues that cut across questions of cultural or geographic identity (please refer to the list of Interest Group themes below), regardless of whether they engage with Asian performance issues per se.

The title, "Perform: State: Interrogate:", comprises three verbs related to articulation that have multiple resonances. The critical reflexivity we demand is echoed by the word 'interrogate,' which implies the questioning of power, both in the sense of being directed at and originating from power - as in the power of theory, practitioners, the 'people' or the state. Indeed the 'state' figures centrally in much of performance in Asia - from patronage to engagement to resistance to complicity. Arguably the central 'performance' that takes place in a nation like Singapore is that of stating the concerns of the 'state.' While 'perform' connotes the more conventional understandings of the term (theatrical performance, etc.,) there is also the question of how theory 'performs' - what are the ways in which it can be tested, evaluated? What are its effects? How does it contain, domesticate, obfuscate, and appropriate, or liberate, enable, and enlighten?

III. Structure of the Conference
PSi #10 Perform: State: Interrogate: Singapore 2004 has a three-part structure.
- MAIN SESSIONS where all participants meet.
- PARALLEL SESSIONS offer different sets of presentations running simultanously.
- INTEREST GROUPS will meet daily throughout the conference, with registered participants seeking to intensify discussion around specific shared concerns, and to establish relationships and networks that will extend beyond the parameters of the conference.

III. Deadlines & Details
PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for submission of proposals for papers is 30 September 2003.

Proposals should not be more than 500 words and should be sent as hard copy as well as an email attachment to the organizers at the following addresses:

Papers for PSi #10
c/o Lee Weng Choy
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Singapore 179936
tel: (65) 6337 7535 fax: (65) 6337 2729
email: papers@singaporepsi.org

Please complete the attached form and send it together with your proposal, both in hard and soft copy.

CALL FOR PAPERS Performance Studies international #10 Singapore 2004
Please fill in this reply form and attach it to your proposal.

Name:
Title & Affiliation:
Proposed title of Paper:
Mailing address:
Telephone and fax numbers:
Email:

Signature:                                                 Date:

Please tick the appropriate box(es)

___ I am submitting a proposal for a paper
___ I would like to submit a proposal for a panel (please indicate fellow participants names)
___ I would like to organise an Interest Group
___ I would like to organise a performance/workshop-based Interest Group

The following are proposed Interest Groups. To help us sequence your presentation in the conference, please tick three areas under which you feel your work could most accurately be categorized:

___ (1) Everyday & Social Performance; Ritual; Ethnographies
___ (2) City/Urban & Rural Development
___ (3) Ethno-Identitarian Issues
___ (4) Performance Conferences/Events; Regional Networks; Performance Studies Publications; Economies of Performance
___ (5) Traditional & Aesthetic Disciplines
___ (6) Pedagogy & Development; Mapping Social Development
___ (7) Tensions between Theory and Practice
___ (8) Performance Languages & Translations
___ (9) Contemporary Theatre/Performance Art
___ (10) Visual Cultures: Icons, Iconoclasms & Iconoclashes
___ (11) Nature, Culture & Other Species
___ (12) Spectacle/Nation/State; Transnational Practices & Structures
___ (13) Technologies & Simulations
___ (14) Bodies & the Sensorium
___ (15) Gender & Sexuality
___ (16) Others, please specify:

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