FADO E-LIST (September 2003)

FADO E-LIST (September, 2003)


1. Fado presents Gusztav Uto
Performance and talk, September 9, 2003
2. Fado update
3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "wade" (Toronto)
Deadline September 15, 2003; Source: Akimbo
Deadline September 15, 2003; Source: BLOK
5. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: "Eyebeam artist-in-residence program:" (New York, USA)
Deadline: September 15, 2003; Source: Franklin Furnace
6. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Nourritures (Food)" esse arts + opinions numéro 50 (Montreal)
Deadline: September 15, 2003; Source: esse arts + opinions
Deadline: September 30, 2003; Source: Artpool Art Research center
8. Seeking information on Canadian interdisciplinary artists
Deadline: September 30, 2003; Source: Popstart
9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "INPORT" video-performance festival (Estonia)
Deadline: October 5, 2003; Source: IAPAO
10. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "eBent'03"International Performance Art Festival of Barcelona (Spain)
Deadline: October 30, 2003; Source: club8
11. e-letter from the Canada Council, Inter-Arts Office (Canada)
12. "Walking Woman 2003" (Vancouver & Richmond, BC)
September 20, 2003; Source: Margaret Dragu

1. Fado presents Gusztav Uto
Performance, video screening and talk, September 9, 2003

VISA TRAUMA -- Gusztav Uto
September 9, 2003, 7:30 pm
presented in collaboration with BLANK SLATE
58 Wade Ave, Unit 12

TORONTO, Canada ... Fado, working in collaboration with Blank Slate, is pleased to present a performance, video screening and talk by Gusztav Uto, one of Romania's foremost performance artists. This will be the final work in VISA TRAUMA, a series of four actions undertaken by the artist during his visit to Canada (previous actions in Chicoutimi, Montreal and Quebec City, August 2003).

Gusztav Uto presents performance actions combining political and poetic impulses that respond to current and local situations. VISA TRAUMA comes out of the circumstances under which Uto finds himself in Canada. Originally invited to perform as part of SYLVA, a collective of Transylvanian artists formed for this tour, Uto found himself alone after his 5 companions were denied visas by the Canadian embassy in Bucharest. Consequently, these performances speak to this unexpected absence of his colleagues and of the difficulties of communicating across cultural, geographic and administrative borders.

After his performance, Uto will show some video documentation of the ANNART festival in Romania and engage in a discussion with the audience about how art is valued in Romania vs Canada. 

This event is presented in collaboration with BLANK SLATE, a new Toronto forum for discussions, critical talks, conferences, workshops and interdisciplinary events blending together science, technology philosophy, politics and art. Fado wishes to acknowledge Le Lieu (Quebec) and Richard Martel for arranging Gusztav Uto's visit to Canada.

About Gusztav Uto

Gusztav Uto is a performance artist who has been making performance actions for many years, presenting his work throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He appeared in Toronto in 1996 as part of Fado's Rencontre Performance festival (in collaboration with Le Lieu). An artist of Hungarian background, he lives in Transylvania (Romania). Uto also worked throughout the 1990s as the organizer of the ANNART festival, an international outdoor performance art festival around a volcanic lake. During this period it was considered one of the most important performance meeting places in Eastern Europe, but lack of funds has made it impossible to produce the festival in recent years.

2. Fado update

We launch into a busy fall season, beginning with a special guest appearance by Romanian artist Gusztaf Uto. Performance Art Curator Paul Couillard invited Uto to perform after discovering that Uto would be spending a week in Toronto in early September. The two were in contact in August while both were performing at the TraficART Festival in Chicoutimi, Quebec, presented by Séquence Arts Visuels et Médiatiques .

Following this special added presentation, Fado's regualr fall programming begins September 18 -21 with FIVE HOLES: reminiSCENT series. Co-curated by Jim Drobnick and Paul Couillard, the series will feature performances based on smell by Millie Chen and Evelyn Von Michalofski, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Cheli Nighttraveller, Helen Paris and Leslie Hill (with guest artist Lois Weaver), and Clara Ursitti. An email with details will be sent out soon, but in the meantime, you can find information about the project on our webstie. Other fall events include Irma Optimist and Pekka Luhta from Finland, who will be presented in Toronto at the TRANZ < - - - > TECH Festival and in Hamilton at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of sevenseason (October), as well as Boris Nieslony from Germany (November).

Pessi Parviainen from the Turku Art Academy, in Turku, Finland arrived in early August, and has been digitizing Fado's archives. Expect to see a great deal of archival information, much of it visual, appear on the website in the next few months. Pessi will also be providing technical support for upcoming Fado events until his departure in November.

3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "wade" (Toronto)
Deadline September 15, 2003; Source: Akimbo

Sculpture, performance, theatre, dance, music, installation, interdisciplinary.

wade invites you to create a temporary project for a wading pool in Toronto on the theme of immersive environments.