FADO E-LIST (September 2004)

FADO E-LIST (September 2004 #2)


1. FIVE HOLES: LIsten! continues with Erika DeFreitas
continuing to October 24, 2004 - next sessions October 2 & 3
2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "2005-06 Programming Season" The New Gallery (Calgary)
Deadline: October 15, 2004; Source: The New Gallery
3. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "GenderQueer/QueerGenders" University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
Deadline: October 15, 2004; Source: Instant Coffee
Deadline: October 24, 2004; Source: PerfoPuerto.org
5. JOB CALL: Festival Coordinator, "M:ST" (Calgary)
Deadline: October 5, 2004; Source: The New Gallery
6. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "Diplomatic Immunity" ARCfest
October 9 & 16, 2004; Source: Darren O'Donnell
7a. REQUEST FOR MATERIALS: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
7b. REQUEST FOR INSTRUCTION WORKS: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
7c. REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS : 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
8. EVENT: 7a*11d at TAAFI
September 30 - October 4, 2004; Source: 7a*11d

1. FIVE HOLES: LIsten! continues with Erika DeFreitas
continuing to October 24, 2004 - next sessions October 2 & 3

Featuring Erika DeFreitas, Linda Rae Dornan, Eric Létourneau, So-Yeon Park, and Jed Speare
All events Free


Saturday, October 2, 2004
9 am - noon = TTC Subway (riding between Union Station and Kennedy Station)
1:30 - 5:30 pm = Dundas Square
Sunday, October 3, 2004
9 am - noon = Carlton & Parliament St.
1 - 4:30 pm = Toronto Reference Library
Friday, October 8, 2004
4:30 - 9 pm = Royal Ontario Museum
Saturday, October 9, 2004
10 - 11:30 am = Eaton Centre Fountain
Noon - 1:30 pm = Eaton Centre Food Court
2:30 - 5:30 pm = Spadina & Dundas St.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
10 am - 1:30 pm = Gerrard & Coxwell
Sunday, October 17, 2004
9 am - 12:30 pm = Kew Gardens Park
1:30 - 4:30 pm = Kew Beach Boardwalk
Saturday, October 23, 2004
4 - 8:30 pm = Spadina & Dundas St.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
10 am - 2 pm =Sapdina & Dundas St.

*Note: These are half-hour or one-hour sessions with the artist. Advance reservations required. Email hearing@performanceart.ca or call (416) 822-3219 to book your appointment
presented in conjunction with the 7a*11d Int'l Festival of Performance Art

UNTITLED (SELECTED HEARING) explores the sense of hearing and more specifically the act of listening as an intimate act of inclusion, trust, and the location and dislocation of self amidst a variety of public venues in Toronto. Artist Erika DeFreitas will be offering her shared presence to those who are interested in taking the time to sit and listen to their surroundings. Participants sign up for a particular place and time to join the artist in a conscious act of listening to the surrounding space. 

DeFreitas notes about this piece: "Our society depends heavily on conscious auditory perception as being selective, and this perception has created a culture of selective hearing. Our ability to ‘block’ things out allows us to choose when we want to listen, what we listen to, and what we hear. Various components of our surrounding environment have perpetuated this practice of filtering sound and have dictated what is allowed to take root and what must be discarded. Such forms of selective hearing and escapism can alter our environment in a surreal way. In his writing about conceptual art, I believe that an awareness of the ways that a sense of space or environment can be established through sound, as well as an understanding of how we might unconsciously use sound to essentially make an environment transferable, can develop through a process of active listening."

Other upcoming events in this series:

Jed Speare - A QUIET ZONE II
October 7, 2004: Ward's Island, exact time and location TBA

October 15, 2004, 5 - 8 pm: Dovercourt House Ballroom, 805 Dovercourt Rd., 2nd Floor
October 16, 2004: artist talk, exact time and location TBA

Eric Létourneau - STANDARD III
October 21, 2004, 9 pm: XPACE, 303 Augusta
presented in conjunction with the 7a*11d Int'l Festival of Performance Art

This series considers acts of "listening" as they are carried out by and impact upon physical, social, political and spiritual bodies. Linda Rae Dornan presents herself as a solitary figure, sitting quietly in the city, listening -- encouraging us to also stop for a moment to hear what we normally ignore. Erika DeFreitas offers her presence for a one-on-one exercise of listening as a way of locating the self. Jed Speare lobbies the city for a quiet zone that would serve as an area of sound awareness. So-Yeon Park assembles chanters from various cultures to direct their voices toward individual participants' wishes as a way of channeling transformative energy. Eric Létourneau evokes silence as a way of marking and remembering all of the world's victims of political persecution in a multi-layered project that interrogates the role of the State and of mass media in silencing "silence" itself.

Travel support for this series comes from the New Brunswick Arts Board and the University of Kansas.

2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "2005-06 Programming Season" The New Gallery (Calgary)
Deadline: October 15, 2004; Source: The New Gallery

The New Gallery is currently seeking proposals for the 2005-2006 Programming Season. Proposals for site-specific/offsite exhibitions and performative works are also welcome.

The New Gallery, an artist-run centre, is a non-profit charitable society established in 1975. It is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. TNG fosters the growth of the arts community, and the community at large, through the creation of local, national and international networks of understanding, collaboration and cooperation.

Proposals are accepted from visual and performance artists, curators and galleries who deal with contemporary art forms and issues. We are especially (but not exclusively) interested in proposals that focus on audience interaction, multidisciplinary approaches and performative activities. TNG pays CARFAC fees.

Proposals are reviewed twice a year by a changing peer jury consisting of two Board Members and three local artists who have an extensive contemporary art background. Please submit:
1 Curriculum Vitae: 3 pages maximum
2 Description / Proposal: describe the exhibition or project; give details
about your spatial, physical and material requirements
3 Artist Statement: please make it relevant to your proposal
4 Slides and/or other relevant audio-visual materials: provide a maximum of
20 slides bearing numbers and your name, and/or audio cassettes, VHS tapes,
or CD-ROMs (please confirm with the gallery if there is any doubt about
compatibility with our equipment and software).
5 Slide List: provide a numbered list corresponding to your slides,
including titles, dates, medium, and dimensions.
6 Self-Addressed, Sufficiently Stamped Return Envelope

Submissions must arrive or be postmarked no later than October 15, 2004.

ATTN: Tomas Jonsson, Programming Director
The New Gallery
516 D - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1L4

3. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "GenderQueer/QueerGenders" University of California, Santa Barbara
Deadline:October 15, 2004; Source: Instant Coffee

Call for Art, Performance, Papers, and Workshops
Conversations among Artists, Activists & Academics

University of California, Santa Barbara
February 11, 12, and 13, 2005

GenderQueer/QueerGenders is a multidisciplinary, multimedia conference that will take place in Santa Barbara, CA, this coming February. It will be a forum for people who've been thinking about queerness and gender from different places (institutions, geographic locations, identities) and through different means (performance, scholarship, organizing, cultural politics, etc). The conference will bring together artists, scholars and activists as equal contributors to conduct workshops, exhibit and perform art, and present academic research. A priority of this conference is to reflect the diversity and complexity of gender expressions and the meanings gender has in different racial and cultural locations.

To that end, we particularly encourage proposals by and for people of color, working-class people, and people with disabilities.

GenderQueer/QueerGenders will be a forum for discussing the multiplicity of queer gender identities as they are experienced and expressed simultaneously with race, region, class, access, ability and other identities. One catalyst for this project has been our collective frustration with the lack of certain critical discourses about intersections of genders and sexualities. Specifically, we are concerned about the limited discourse on "emerging" queer genders including, for example, queer femininities, heterosexual queers, and the ways that gaps like these overlap with existing silences about race, class and privilege. We fear that these discourses are sometimes overshadowed by homogenizing "conventional" narratives of genderqueer and transgender communities. We hope to create a space to theorize a wider range of queer g! enders more fully representative of our identities, communities, and political/artistic work. We are seeking a wide range of participants and therefore are soliciting contributions from across form and discipline, including:

visual art
video or film
performance pieces
research presentations
activist and organizational skillshares

Possible points of entry:

genderqueer * disability * race * femme * masculinity * organizing * science * sex * `straight' queerness * art, performance and politics * cyber bodies * genderfuck * misogyny * dance * spoken word * virtual gender * song * imperialism * paint * photography * kink * technology * transsexual * BDSM * politics * sculpture * fat * revolution * attitude * hormones * body modification * desire * permission * fem! ininity * lo ho * inclusion * healthcare * social services * law * embodiment * restriction * FTM * access * love * star fucking * culture * no ho * language * sex work * religion * government * education * advocacy * youth * allies * class * history * transgender * transnational * DIY * music * images * representation * discourse * dialogue * critique * feminism * children * GID * reproduction * intersex * relationships * size * anti-racism * community * bodies * food * nationalism * immigration * industry * privacy * identity * public * MTF * genitalia * zines * privilege * sexual assault * hate crimes * invisibility * business * patriot act * civil rights * subvert * age * justice * border patrol * butch * drag * passing * tranny * chaser * diaspora * activism * film * nationality * polyamory * colonialism * marriage * none of the above


community art project
drag cabaret night
evening of performances
keynote speaker series


Submission deadline is October 15, 2004
To submit a proposal, please send the following to the email (as an attachment) or snailmail listed below:

For all proposals, please provide your name, preferred pronouns, and current email, phone and mail address.

For research presentations, send a 300 word abstract.

For workshop and skillshare proposals, send a 300 word description of your workshop or skillshare ideas.

Visual artists should send samples of work and a 300 word description of their artistic vision.

Performers, filmmakers and other creative artists should contact us for further information.

If you would like to participate or contribute to the conference in ways that are not listed here, please contact us with your ideas.

Email address: gq_qg@riseup.net

Snailmail address:
GenderQueer/QueerGenders Conference
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
HSSB, 6th floor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

GenderQueer/QueerGenders is a graduate student initiated project based at UCSB, primarily funded by UCSB's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Deadline: October 24, 2004; Source: PerfoPuerto.org

PerfoPuerto.org and Buenos Aires Performance present "In Transit" First International Performance Art Festival at the Southern Tip of America Chile-Argentina

Call for Video documentation of Performance Art, "PerfoVideo"

This is an open call for a concurrent exhibition of documentation of Performance Art works in Video to be presented as part of the International Performance Art Festival "In Transit", in Santiago, Chile, from November 3-6, 2004. The video exhibition will be on display at the lobby of the performance space, throughout the festival duration; all video credits will be included at the festival website.

All submitted material must comply to the following:

i) Video must be from documentation of a Performance Art piece only.
ii) Video Format must be DVD, VCD or SVCD only; NTSC or PAL system.
iii) Deadline for all works is October 24th, 2004; this means all material should arrive by that date.
iv) All artists must give their permission to show their material in the way the Festival organizers decide, be it partial or full length. Participants also must give the permission to scan/copy portions of the video cover, to be included at the festival website.
v) Only one work per artist
vi) All works must be submitted with a brief description of the original performance, including date and location, plus a short bio (15 lines maximum).
vii) All participants must submit by email, prior to sending the material, the following information:
Name, address, country, performance title in video, submission date of material
Email this to produccion@perforpuerto.org
viii) All works must be sent to:
Padre Mariano 192, dep.61
Providencia, Santiago
ix) All submitted works are to be considered a gift to PerfoPuerto.org, they are to be included at its open Performance Archive, available to art students and scholars.
x) Please include on the package "Gift - No commercial value"

Thanks in advance,
Questions and more info, email to produccion@perfopuerto.org

5. JOB CALL: Festival Coordinator, "M:ST" (Calgary)
Deadline: October 5, 2004; Source: The New Gallery


M:ST (Mountain Standard Time) is a biennial Southern Alberta performative art festival that brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists from all experience levels, backgrounds and performative disciplines.

The festival fosters discourse crucial for the growth and progression of the performative arts and an important inter-regional and international dialogue through panel discussions, workshops and dissemination activities. M:ST is supported by the collaborative efforts of the nine local arts organizations involved in its development as well as through broader networks nationally and internationally. M:ST strives to program diverse, entertaining and thought provoking performative works. The term “performative" is used to describe practices that originate from a visual or media arts discourse and involve the presence of the artist. These often incorporate sound, video, film, spoken word, or live web streaming. The festival recognizes the exceptional quality of performative art in this region while also promoting Southern Alberta as an important international art region.

M:ST is a collaborative endeavour between nine Southern Alberta area arts organizations: The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), EMMEDIA, the Nickle Arts Museum, Stride Gallery, Truck Gallery, The Walter Phillips Gallery and the Alberta College of Art & Design Media Arts and Digital Technologies Program (MADT) and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG).

The Festival Coordinator will oversee all day-to-day operations of the festival, including (but not limited to) the following responsibilities:
-Coordinate production of the 2005 Festival
-Work with the Board of Directors and special project committees to administrate and implement M:ST programs as required
-Maintain submissions database, artist files and contracts, festival production schedules
-Initiate and maintain contact with artists, and performance art presenters, including travel to national and international festivals, and participation in panel discussions, workshops or related networking opportunities
-Prepare grants for federal, provincial, and municipal government granting programs for the programming, operations and staffing of the festival
-Secure corporate and private sponsorships for the programming, operations and staffing of the festival
-Prepare final reports for granting agencies, and ensure that all agencies and sponsors are properly acknowledged
-Oversee all financial aspects of the festival, and prepare regular financial reports for the Board of Directors
-Work with the Treasurer and accountant to develop and operate within an annual budget
-Establish and maintain sound administrative procedures with a structure that accommodates all participating organizations
-Develop a well-organized office, and filing system with accurate and accessible records
-Coordinate publicity, advertising and dissemination of information about the festival
-Oversee the hiring of all festival staff, contract, technical and support staff. Write job descriptions and contracts where required.
-Coordinate volunteers and volunteer scheduling for the festival and day-to-day operations as required
-Keen knowledge of contemporary performative art practices, and surrounding critical discourses
-Understanding and working knowledge of Artist-Run Centres, Public, and Institutional Galleries and their operations
(3+ years prior experience as a paid staff member at an Artist-Run Centre, Public, or Institutional Gallery will be a strong asset)
-Proven experience with grant writing, budget preparations and responsible financial management
-Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and manage several tasks simultaneously
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficient computer skills
-Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and collaboratively

The Festival Coordinator position is a 2-year contract with a 3-month probation period; salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, with professional development funds available. Position is contingent on funding.

DEADLINE: All applications must arrive at the Mountain Standard Time office by October 5th 2004 at 5 PM
Mountain Standard Time
516D 9th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 1L4

6. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "Diplomatic Immunity" ARCfest
October 9 & 16, 2004; Source: Darren O'Donnell

The following is an invitation for anyone interested in participating in "Diplomatic Immunity,&Mac246; a workshop and presentation facilitated by Darren O&Mac226;Donnell and Marilo Nunez that will be a part of ARCfest -- Toronto's human rights arts festival

Diplomatic Immunity is a simple but beguiling democratic performance with roots in theatre and story telling, The workshop/performance was conceived to allow a diverse group of people to collaborate with each other and their stories. The workshop culminates in the real-time creation of community, in full view of an audience.

One of the tricky aspects of any kind of social justice work is the act of representing others, speaking on their behalf, attempting to fully comprehend the other's situation and faithfully passing on the information. Diplomatic Immunity is a living demonstration of this process and engages the participants in a play of trust and respect while also providing some interesting entertainment for an audience.

WORKSHOP DATE: Saturday, October 9th at 12:00pm-4:00pm
PRESENTATION:    Saturday, October 16th at 6:15pm-7:15pm