FADO E-LIST (March 2006)

FADO E-LIST (March 2006)


1. Fado presents ANJA IBSCH
Performances March 3, 7 & 21; Artist Lecture March 22
2. Fado presents DOCUDRAMA, a new networking initiative for local artists
March 8 & 24, 2006
3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nuit Blanche Toronto
Deadline: March 6, 2006; Source: Jessica Rose
4. LECTURER POSITIONS: University of London, England (UK)
Deadline:March 13, 2006; Source: Franklin Furnace
5. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS: "Beyond Politically Correct: Challenging Racism and Sexism" Centre for Women and Trans People at York University
Deadline: March 13, 2006; Source: March 21st Organizing Committee
6. CALL FOR ARTIST PROJECTS: "Les signatures" esse arts + opinions numéro 57 (Montreal)
Deadline: March 15, 2006; Source:esse
7. RESIDENCY: "Reclaiming Narrative" Alternator Gallery (Kelowna)
Deadline: March 30, 2006; Source:Alternator Gallery
8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Temporary Address" (UK)
Deadline: March 31, 2006; Source: Arstadmin e-digest 209
9. CALL FOR STUDIO PROGRAMS: "Artists Alliance Inc. (USA)
Deadline: April 1, 2006; Source: AAI
Deadline: April 10, 2006; Source:Pirun
Deadline: April 20, 2006; Source ANYMOUS
12. CALL FOR CURATORS: Junction Arts Festival
Deadline: April 28, 2006; Source: Junction Arts Festival
13. CALL FOR CURATORS: Art Interactive, (USA)
Deadline: May 1, 2006; Source: Franklin Furnace
14. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Junction Arts Festival
Deadline: May 31, 2006; Source: Junction Arts Festival
15. CALL FOR PAPERS: Events and Event Structures“ conference (Denmark)
Deadline: not given; Source: Ken Friedman
16. EVENT: "Performance Art NOW" Panel Presentation , Gallery 101 (Ottawa)
March 9, 2006; Source: Gallery 101
17. EVENT: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry
March 14, 2006; Source: Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry

1. Fado presents ANJA IBSCH
Performances March 3, 7 & 21; Artist Lecture March 22

Fado and the Drake present
New performances by Anja Ibsch

March 3 & 7, 2006, 9 pm - midnight
@ The Drake Yoga Den (1150 Queen St. W., Toronto)

March 21, 2006, 9 pm
(Presented as part of the Drake's Notes from the Underground series)
Cover: $5

Artist Talk
March 22, 2006, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Toronto
163 King St. W.

"I do performance art, because this is the only way to express, what I want to express.
If I could say it in another way, it would be useless to do it any longer." (Anja Ibsch)

Fado and the Drake are pleased to co-sponsor a series of performances by German artist Anja Ibsch. On March 3 and 7, 2006, Ibsch will present durational performances in the Drake's Yoga Den. On March 21, 2006, Ibsch will perform in the Drake Underground as part of the ongoing Notes from the Underground series ($5 cover). On March 22, 2006, Fado in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut presents a talk by Anja Ibsch at the Goethe-Institut. Ibsch will speak about her own work and the current performance art scene in Berlin, Germany.

In her work, Anja Ibsch characteristically tests her bodily limits, creating images that combine conceptual concerns with tasks of endurance or physical strength. For the audience, these images work to transform the way we view or understand the performer's physical identity. At the same time, the works engage the performer in a changing perception of her relationship to the world around her. Ibsch creates her work in response to the circumstances that present themselves, adapting to local environments and situations.

About the artist

Anja Ibsch has been actively working as an artist and curator in the areas of performance and installation since 1993. Currently based in Berlin, she creates intense works that explore personal, cultural and social aspects of human presence while researching the endurance and tolerance levels of her body. Frequently inspired by myths of sainthood, sacrifice and release, her work emphasizes and extends connections between her body and the earth. Her varied actions have included eating dust, offering the surface of her skin as a nesting ground for worms, and melting ice on her eyes. She has performed in primarily in Europe and Asia, and more recently in Canada.

About the International Visiting Artist series

Fado's ongoing International Visiting Artists series reflects our commitment to fostering international dialogue by spotlighting work and trends by artists from different countries. The series gives Canadian audiences a chance to see work that would not otherwise be accessible, and provides international networking opportunities for local performance artists. Previous events have featured artists from Finland, Japan and Poland.

2. Fado presents DOCUDRAMA, a new networking initiative for local artists
March 8 & 24, 2006, The Drake Yoga Den; reservations required

Do you come to Fado's events but lurk in the back corners wishing there were a friendlier way to meet the artist afterward? Have you always wondered how to make contact with that fabulous international network of performance artists you've heard so much about? Do you have a great videotape of a performance you did in Paris, Ontario that no one in Toronto has even heard about?

In conjunction with Berlin performance artist and organizer Anja Ibsch's visit to Toronto, Fado invites local performance artists to participate in a new networking initiative. This is a chance for you to come meet Anja in person, and talk to her (and a few of your local colleagues) about your work. Fado proposes DOCUDRAMA, an informal evening where up to 10 local artists can meet to talk about their work and show 10 minutes of documentation. Because space is limited and we want to keep the sessions intimate, participants MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE. There are two evening sessions planned, one on March 8 and the other on March 24. Call or email Paul Couillard, Fado's Performance Art Curator, to book a spot and to make sure we can accommodate the tech requirements for your documentation. 416-822-3219 or info@performanceart.ca

3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nuit Blanche Toronto
Deadline: March 6, 2006; Source: Jessica Rose

Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free all-night, city-wide celebration of contemporary art.

From sunset on September 30 to sunrise on October 1, Torontonians and tourists alike are invited to encounter the city in a new way to rediscover Toronto through the Nuit Blanche Contemporary Art Exhibition and Programming.

Under the direction of the Nuit Blanche curatorial team (to be announced in March 2006), the City of Toronto will commission and fund up to 30 site-specific public art works by local, national and international artists. The exhibition is located within 3 temporary sites or public "zones". As a part of and in response to Toronto's cultural renaissance, the Nuit Blanche zones connect developments within the city to inspire dialogue by engaging the public to examine its significance and impact through contemporary art. The three Nuit Blanche zones or curatorial projects include: (1) West Queen West from Dufferin to Trinity Bellwoods (2) McCaul/University Avenue from Queen St to College St and (3) Bloor/Yorkville. 

The City of Toronto invites the art community to transform Toronto into a site of contemporary art through all night access to exhibitions and programs. By joining forces with cultural institutions, galleries, artist-run centres, and independent artists, curators and organizations, Nuit Blanche Programming illuminates Toronto's cultural hot spots and creative communities, inviting the public to encounter the city and contemporary art in a new way.

There are three levels of involvement in Nuit Blanche Programming: Participants, Partners, and Special Projects:

a. Participants offer all night access to existing contemporary art exhibition or project (ie- your regular exhibition hours change and your gallery or venue stays open all night).  Participants must be located in the city of Toronto and free to the public.

b. Partners present all night access to contemporary art programming (ie- a program developed specifically for Nuit Blanche located inside your gallery or venue). Programming Partners must be located in the city of Toronto and free to the public.

c. Special Projects propose a site specific project from sunset to sunrise created by an individual artist, collective or art organization located in public space within the three zones.(eg - an artist intervention in the alleyways of Queen W). Special Projects must be located in a Nuit Blanche zone within the city of Toronto and free to the public. Contact us for zone boundaries.

Programming Guidelines

All Nuit Blanche projects must critically engage with the Nuit Blanche mandate to bring forward contemporary art while addressing public space and its relationship to the city. From exhibitions to performances to video installations, Nuit Blanche programs are free to the public, accessible from 7:01pm to 7:15am and located in the City of Toronto. The cost of programming is the responsibility of the institution, organization or artist. All proposals must adhere to the outlined criteria and are subject to review by a curatorial team.  

Nuit Blanche seeks to bring together the art community under its umbrella to place the focus on artists and arts organizations deserving of public recognition to celebrate and make visible their commitment to contemporary art. By participating in Nuit Blanche, you are actively a part of transforming Toronto for one sleepless night into a site of contemporary art where all Torontonians come together for a magical collective experience.  

All official Nuit Blanche programming will be included in the Nuit Blanche print guide and will receive recognition on the comprehensive Nuit Blanche website hosted by http:// <http://www.livewithculture.ca />www.livewithculture.ca. All participants will also benefit from a major marketing campaign driving attention to these two sources. Key elements of the marketing campaign include:

-influential media partnerships,
-dynamic print collateral and outdoor advertising campaign,
-a comprehensive web portal hosted by www.livewithculture.ca,
-weekly print advertising and online advertising,
-plus a thorough media relations plan to garner local and international attention.

As an official Nuit Blanche programming partners, you will promote Nuit Blanche Toronto through in-house publications/venues (i.e. company newsletters, customer correspondence, websites, etc.) and by distributing the official Nuit Blanche brochure and promotional material in their venue.

How to Submit 

a)     Complete the relevant Nuit Blanche Programming application form: Participant, Programming  Partner, or Special Project (available from nuitblanche@toronto.ca).  Please note that in order to be considered for Nuit  Blanche Programming you must fill out the relevant application form and adhere to all programming criteria and submission requirements

b) Mail or dropped off your proposal at City Hall (see application form for more details).  Incomplete or emailed applications will not be accepted.

c) You will be contacted once your application is processed.

For general inquiries, please email us at: <mailto:nuitblanche@toronto.ca>nuitblanche@toronto.ca

Thank You,

Jessica Rose & Jenn Goodwin

Nuit Blanche Toronto
An All Night Contemporary Art Thing
7:01PM to 7:15AM / September 30 - October 1, 2006
Exhibitions | Installations | Performances | Discoveries | 

4. LECTURER POSITIONS: University of London, England (UK)
Deadline:March 13, 2006; Source: Franklin Furnace

University of London, England, seeks drama lecturers

School of English and Drama,Queen Mary, University Of London

Two Lectureships A or B in Drama

The School of English and Drama wishes to appoint two members of staff at either Lecturer Grade A or B, with expertise in the fields of Drama, Theatre and/or Performance Studies. We particularly welcome applicants with specialist expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital performance/technology and the body; intersections between theatre/performance and art practices (for example, scenography, design, visual cultures); performance/live art; applied theatre; performance documentation; non-English language theatre/performance.

The successful candidates for both posts will be expected to sustain and develop the School's excellence in research, and to contribute strengths and initiatives to its programme of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Salary, inclusive of London Allowance, will be in the range of £26,486 to £30,063 per annum on the Lecturer Grade A scale, or in the range of £30,963 to £39,093 per annum on the Lecturer Grade B scale.

To discuss these posts please contact Dr Jen Harvie, Director of Drama on 020 7882 7474 (e-mail: <mailto:j.harvie@qmul.ac.uk>j.harvie@qmul.ac.uk).

An application form, job description and person specification can be obtained on-line at <http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/academic />www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/academic/ or by calling 020 7882 3356. Please quote reference number 06025/CP. Completed application forms, along with a full CV, should be returned to Patricia Hamilton, Senior Administrative Assistant, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS, or via e-mail to <mailto:p.m.hamilton@qmul.ac.uk>p.m.hamilton@qmul.ac.uk, to be received no later than Monday 13 March 2006.

5. CALL FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS: "Beyond Politically Correct: Challenging Racism and Sexism" Centre for Women and Trans People at York University
Deadline: March 13, 2006; Source: March 21st Organizing Committee

The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University is looking for experimental, interdisciplinary and political performance art that explores themes such as:

Race / Gender / Colonization / Queer identities / Hybrid identities / Sexuality / Resistance / Violence / Globalization / Power constructions

Performances will be taking place at York University between 12 - 6pm on March 21st 2006, as part of series of events for the March 8th (Int. Women's Day) - 21st (Day for the Elimination for Racial Discrimination) Coalition. This year's theme is 'Beyond Politically Correct: Challenging Racism and Sexism'.

Performances can be held in Vari Hall, which is a large, multi-level, open rotunda in a central location in the University, however, we welcome submission for guerilla performances taking place in any other location on campus.

Anyone is welcome to apply. We welcome submissions from students and emerging artists.

Submission requirements:

Please note: performances cannot exceed 1 hour
Project Description (1 pg max)
Artist Statement (1 pg max)
Examples or documentation of previous work, if any
(Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your proposal returned)

Proposals must be received by noon, March 13th, 2006. Selected artists will be provided with an artists' fee.

Please send your proposals by mail:

Attn: March 21st Organizing Committee
322 Student Centre
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, On M3J 1P3

or by email: ywc@riseup.net

6. CALL FOR ARTIST PROJECTS: "Les signatures" esse arts + opinions numéro 57 (Montreal)
Deadline: March 15, 2006; Source:esse

(French only)

Dossier Les signatures
esse arts + opinions numéro 57
Appel de projets d’artistes
Date de tombée : 15 mars 2006

Pour son dossier Signatures, la revue esse fait appel aux artistes dont le travail (toutes disciplines artistiques) est en lien avec la thématique abordée (description du dossier ci-dessous).

Envoyez vos propositions en format jpeg basse résolution à revue@esse.ca accompagnés de quelques lignes expliquant le lien de vos œuvres avec le dossier thématique.

Date limite d’envoi : 15 mars

Veuillez noter que seuls les artistes retenus seront contactés.

Dossier Les signatures :

Signe d’authenticité, la signature dit l’origine de l’œuvre. Depuis toujours elle a permis à l’artiste de revendiquer sa singularité et a été preuve et repère pour la fondation du jugement esthétique. Au cours des dernières décennies, plusieurs artistes ont aussi utilisé la signature dans le but d’interroger le processus de validation de l’œuvre d’art. Pensons à l’héritage de Duchamp mais aussi à Manzoni (qui signa lui aussi divers « objets », notamment son souffle, son empreinte digitale et des corps humains) ou encore à BEN qui, en 1962, déclarait : « L’œuvre d’art est dans la signature ».

Dans le contexte artistique actuel où le processus de création tient une place de plus en plus importante par rapport à l’objet, il y a certainement lieu de repenser le statut de l’auteur. Face à la «crise des valeurs artistiques» (reconnue par nombre d’auteurs tels Yves Michaux et Nathalie Heinich par exemple), quelle importance revêt la signature d’une œuvre par son auteur? Quel pouvoir lui accorde-t-on encore aujourd'hui?

Le choix d’un pseudonyme ou de l’anonymat, le travail en duo ou en collectif, la participation active du public dans l'œuvre convoquent une réflexion sur l'auteurship ou sur la disparition de l'auteur et soulèvent la question de la signature et de la non-signature comme affirmation ou occultation de l’identité de l'artiste. Que dire aussi de l'identité et de la signature du commissaire? À cet effet, le commissariat et « l'auteurisation de l’exposition » (Heinich) pourront aussi être abordés.

Le développement des technologies de création et la multiplicité des procédés de reproduction ont aussi transformé la notion d'auteur au cours des dernières décennies. Que signifie signer une oeuvre dans un tel contexte de réalisation? Ainsi, pourront être abordées des notions comme le copyright et le copyleft dans l’univers du Web. Le copyleft présagerait-il la disparition de l’auteur?

Ce dossier fait appel à des réflexions sur les multiples façons d'identifier ou de signer l'œuvre ou le processus artistique, ce que l'on pourrait nommer les formes nouvelles de signatures.

Revue esse arts + opinions
C.P. 56 Succ. Delorimier Montréal, QC  H2H 2N6
Tél. : (514) 521-8597 Télec. : (514) 521-8598

7. RESIDENCY: "Reclaiming Narrative" Alternator Gallery (Kelowna)
Deadline: March 30, 2006; Source:Alternator Gallery

For the summer of 2006, the Alternator is hosting a visiting artist-in-residency project entitled Reclaiming Narrative. The gallery will accept proposals locally and nationally with a deadline of March 30, 2006.The evaluation of candidates will be based on the singular artistic quality of the artwork and an ability to correlate the art practice with creative possibilities for communal activities and dialogue with the public. 

The visiting artist-in-residency project Reclaiming Narrative will investigate the cross-disciplinary potential between stories and contemporary art. Several shared characteristics of these disciplines can act as a bridge in the context of this initiative to create new and innovative forms of work. First is the possibility to incorporate accessible, everyday source material into a project to convey broader meanings. Second is the communal nature of exchange between artist and audience. A third overarching aspect is singularity. That is to say that even if known by a large number of people, a story can never be told in exactly the same way twice and its meaning or message varies depending upon the listener’s personal interpretation. Stories, like artworks, imply a personal viewpoint and a personal connection with the audience. In some instances, the sharing is intergenerational by passing down wisdom gained through experience. Often, the style in which a story is told is closely associated to a particular cultural tradition. The theme of Reclaiming Narrative is well suited to allow artists to communicate with audiences from diverse cultural backgrounds and generational categories.
The residency program will take place between June 1 and September 30, 2006 and will offer each artist a one-month residency in Studio 111 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the facility that houses the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna’s downtown cultural district. Studio 111 will become a working studio space open to public access. Each artist will spend one month in the studio working on his or her project. In the first week, a talk by the artist will introduce the project to the public. In addition, depending on the nature of the work, artists will be required to discuss concepts and artistic decisions with visitors, host workshops and invite assistance from the public.  During the final week there will be a reception and public viewing of the finished work

Please send submissions to:
Visiting Artist In Residency
P.O. Box 5090, Stn. A
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8T9

- A description of your residency project and timeline (maximum 500 words). Clearly outline what you are proposing
- Artist statement (maximum 500 words)
- Curriculum vitae
- 10-20 slides with name and title (with slide list).
- Video artists may submit a video no longer than 5 minutes
- Self addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope (your documents will not be returned if you do not include S.A.S.E.)

For further information:
(250) 868-2298

For regular programming the deadline is April 15, 2006.

Visit www.alternatorgallery.com for details

Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art
Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave.
P.O. Box 5090 Stn. A
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T9

8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Temporary Address" (UK)
Deadline: March 31, 2006; Source: Arstadmin e-digest 209

Submissions are invited for Temporary Address, a programme of events and exhibition in Ashington, Northumberland taking place in September 2006. The project is curated by Disco with the aim of engaging with the local population and environment by presenting a wide range of contemporary arts practice.

1. Three month-long, temporary public art commissions. The commissions can take any form (and need not last for the whole month) including screenings, performances, interventions, sculpture, billboards, banners, publications etc.

2. To coincide with the three main commissions, Disco are looking for artists to engage in a number of smaller-scale activities at a hub site in the town, which may be treated as a traditional gallery space, as a site for investigation or as a space for exploratory practice.

The three commissions have a fee and production budget of up to £2,100.00 each, depending on the proposal. The hub site will have a fee and production costs but this will vary depending on the number and type of works selected.

DEADLINE: 31st March 2006
CONTACT: Please send hardcopy of images or DVD, artist's statement and proposal, CV and an SAE if materials are to be returned:
Piggyback, P.O. Box 265, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 2WT

9. CALL FOR STUDIO PROGRAMS: "Artists Alliance Inc. (USA)
Deadline: April 1, 2006; Source: AAI

AAI is pleased to announce its 2006 Open Call for the Lower East Side Rotating and Long-term Studio Programs.

Funded through generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Greenwall Foundation, the Lower East Side-Rotating Studio Program offers two free six- month residency sessions to 8 visual artists a year.

Session 1 begins June 4, 2006 - November 30, 2006
Session 2 begins December 4, 2006 - May 31, 2007

We are pleased this year to be able to offer a stipend to each artist selected for the Rotating Studio Program. The panel, which will convene in early May, will also select one artist to participate in AAI's Long-term Studio Program. This three-year renewable residency begins June 4, 2006.

Located in the vibrant and historically significant multicultural neighborhood of the Lower East Side, the AAI Studio Programs underscores AAI&Mac226;s mission to support the careers of emerging and mid-career artists working in all fields as well as hard-working artists who fall outside the system.

This Studio Programs are open to emerging, mid-career and hard-working artists who fall outside the system. All disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and new media will be accepted.

Artists may apply for all sessions and both Studio Programs.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2006 (postmarked)

AAI is grateful to the following funders for their generosity and commitment to the arts: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Greenwall Foundation.

AAI is thankful for the continued support of the New York Foundation for the Arts, to the City of New York for their continued commitment to preserving 107 Suffolk Street as a Community Arts Center and to the numerous AAI members and interns who dedicate their time and resources to these programs.

Please use the link below to obtain an application and more information about the Studio Programs .

Application and more information: www.aai-nyc.org/Studio_Programs/AAI_open_call/index.html
Artists Alliance Inc
107 Suffolk Street #411
New York, New York 10002

Deadline: April 10, 2006; Source:Pirun

CONFLUX 2006 - September 14 - 17. 2006

Conflux is the annual New York City festival where visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers, researchers and the public gather for four days to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city.

Say hello to Brooklyn! In 2006, Conflux will be held in Brooklyn for the first time. McCaig-Welles Gallery in Williamsburg will serve as our headquarters, with events taking place in and around the gallery.

Conflux 2006 is produced by Glowlab and curated by Glowlab and iKatun.

Please read the guidelines below, and enter your submission online at: http://conflux2006.glowlab.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 April, 2006, 11:59pm EST

Participants in Conflux share an interest in psychogeography [ <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychogeography>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychogeography ]. Projects presented range from interpretations of the classical approach developed by the Situationists to emerging artistic, conceptual and technology-based practices.

At Conflux, participants, along with attendees and the public, put these investigations into action on the city streets. The city becomes a playground, a laboratory and a space for the development of new networks and communities.

Here are examples of the types of projects and events we're looking for:

- exploratory drifts/dérives
- walks with hacked maps or experimental navigation techniques
- alt.tours by foot, bike, subway, bus
- social/environmental research and fieldwork
- workshops
- temporary public-space installations/interventions
- performance projects
- street games
- mobile-tech/locative media projects
- social networking projects that focus on cities and urban life
- project presentations, panel discussions and lectures.
- film/video works for a film series event.
- audio projects and musical performances for night events

Projects may take place in the neighborhood surrounding the gallery, in other public-space locations in NYC, in the gallery or in a different venue you provide.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not doing an exhibition this year. You may provide handouts, maps, flyers, etc. for your project but not artwork for the walls. There will be wi-fi in the gallery.

Conflux cannot provide individual project funding, but we may be able to assist in other ways, such as providing a letter of support, the help of our volunteers and discounts at local restaurants and other businesses.

These are the criteria the curators use in selecting projects for Conflux:

1. Relevance: How does the project relate to psychogeography? Does it address issues central to classic psychogeography and/or propose new methods? Does the project take a unique approach to exploring/understanding/changing the city and/or local neighborhood?
2. Experience: How do people experience the project? Is the public experience of the project well-thought-through? Does it encourage dialogue between the diverse communities of New York City?
3. Feasibility: Is the project scope reasonable? Does the project have its own funding? Can the participants travel to Conflux with their own funds?

10 April 2006: Call for Proposals deadline
01 May: notifications sent
14 - 17 September: Conflux 2006

Contact <mailto:conflux@glowlab.com>conflux@glowlab.com

Glowlab is an artist-run production and publishing lab engaging urban public space as the medium for contemporary art and technology projects. We track emerging approaches to psychogeography, the exploration of the physical and psychological landscape of cities. Our annual Conflux festival, exhibitions, events and our bi-monthly web-based magazine support a network of artists, researchers and technologists around the world.
<http://glowlab.com />http://glowlab.com

In South Slavic, "katun" means "temporary village" and is used to designate seasonal communities near pastures and bodies of water. iKatun's mission is to foster and develop temporary communities that experiment with art, geography and political engagement in everyday life. iKatun provides fiscal sponsorship to artists, produces experimental educational gatherings such as conferences, walks and reading groups, and conducts field research with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things.
<http://www.ikatun.com />http://www.ikatun.com

Deadline: April 20, 2006; Source ANYMOUS

ANYMOUS PERFORMANCE VII., Pilsen - Czech republic
Festival of Action Art in Pilsen streets

ANYMOUS, a non profit community of authors, based in Pilsen , is launching a international call for artists, on the mark of a performing&visual arts festival, that will take place on May 2006 in Pilsen. We're looking for works in the field of performance, live art and visual arts.

Please, if you're interested, send us by e-mail (until the 20th April) your proposal containing a description of the work and budget.

Download Application form: www.anymous.com

Filled application form (until the 20th April) send to: anymousart@seznam.cz

Anym inquisitor

12. CALL FOR CURATORS: Junction Arts Festival
Deadline: April 28, 2006; Source: Junction Arts Festival

Canadian independent curators are invited to submit written proposals for an exhibition during the 2006 Junction Arts Festival. The principal aim of the of the proposed exhibition is to bring challenging, ground-breaking and significant Canadian art out on the street and make it accessible to our growing audience of over 100,000 people.

The suggested exhibition shall:

- Include up to 5 artists from at least two provinces who are currently engaged in contributing to the dialogue within contemporary art and art practices in all media including new & post media, performance-based practices, and installation art.
- Adhere to an exhibition budget of $7,000 (excluding curatorial fees)
- Fit within the Junction Arts Festival street closure boundaries on Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue.
- Run from September 8 - 11, 2005, and feature an opening event on September 7, 2006.

Preference will be given to site-specific projects which include:

- Collaborations between artists of different disciplines, and/or
- Collaborations between emerging, mid-career and senior artists

The proposed exhibit can be located out-of-doors and/or inside vacant buildings or local businesses. A catalogue will accompany the exhibit. The budget provided is intended to be used towards artists' fees, catalogue and exhibition expenses. A research, curatorial and writing fee of $1000 will be paid for the exhibition proposal that is selected.

Proposals should include:

- Project description (maximum 2 pages) including an indication of the locations you intend to use.
- Visual documentation of the proposed work (slides, photos, CD, video, DVD) and biographical information or curriculum vitae of the artists involved.
- A detailed budget of expenses.
- Curator's curriculum vitae and other background materials.

Note: There is no application form to submit a proposal for the Curated Exhibition.

Send proposals to:
Attn: Curated Exhibition
Junction Arts Festival
3042 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M6P 1Z3.

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
For more information contact: curatedart2006@sympatico.ca
Deadline: Submissions should be postmarked no later than April 28, 2006.

13. CALL FOR CURATORS: Art Interactive, (USA)
Deadline: May 1, 2006; Source: Franklin Furnace

Art Interactive, a non-profit exhibition space in Cambridge, MA, invites curators to submit exhibition proposals for 8-week exhibitions. Art Interactive's mission is to provide a public forum that fosters self-expression and human interaction through the exhibition of art that is contemporary, experimental, and participatory. Interested curators should submit:

a) a cover letter
b) a one-page project outline

Submit all materials via email, to proposals@artinteractive.org. Deadline May 1.

For more details, please visit: http://artinteractive.org/curatorial_call/

14. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Junction Arts Festival
Deadline: May 31, 2006; Source: Junction Arts Festival

National Call for Artists - Juried Exhibition

The 14th annual Junction Arts Festival (JAF) is seeking submissions from Canadian artists working in visual arts, dance, theatre & performance, film & video, music and interdisciplinary arts to participate in the 2006 Junction Arts Festival Juried Exhibition.

It is the expectation of the JAF that visual art displayed as part of the juried exhibition will be offered for sale. Professional fees will be paid to installation and performance based artists/un-saleable works. Selected artists are eligible for awards and prizes.

Please send an application form including; a maximum of 10 slides representing current work/intended for display, or video/tape/CD ROM (if submitting images on disk JPEG only), CV, artist's statement, image list, a brief explanation of your proposed exhibit, $35 entry fee & SASE to: Junction Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, 3042 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M6P 1Z3. Application forms are available for download at: <http://www.junctionartsfest.com>www.junctionartsfest.com


Deadline: Submissions should be postmarked no later than May 31, 2006.

About the Junction Arts Festival
September 9 & 10, 2006

Located in Toronto's west end at Dundas Street West and Keele Street, the 14th annual Junction Arts Festival is a two-day street celebration of the arts. The Festival presents visual, performing, literary and new media arts to over 100, 000 people transforming Dundas Street West into a pedestrian-only cultural destination. Hosting juried and curated visual art exhibits, performing arts, children's activities, handmade arts and crafts vendors and much more.

Junction Arts Festival
3042 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M6P 1Z3
(416) 767-9068

15. CALL FOR PAPERS: Events and Event Structures“ conference (Denmark)
Deadline: not given; Source: Ken Friedman

The Center for Design Research calls for papers on events and event structures for a conference to place in late April or early May of 2007. The conference will take place in Copenhagen at the Design Research Center at Denmark's Design School and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. Following the conference, participant papers will be published as a book.

The conference co-chairs are Prof. Ken Friedman of the Norwegian School of Management and Denmark's Design School, and Prof. Owen Smith of the University of Maine.

Scholars in many fields are now working with events and intermedia. These fields include art, design, architecture, informatics, and new media, as well as art history, musicology, philosophy, theology, theater, performance studies, management, and economics. We welcome contributions from different views and perspectives.

In 2002, Smith and Friedman joined Ric Allsopp as guest editors of a special issue of the journal Performance Research (Vol. 7. No. 3, 2002) focusing on events and performance in Fluxus. They also prepared a digital edition of the Fluxus Performance Workbook. A free-to-download copy of the Fluxus Performance Workbook is available at http://www.performance-research.net/pages/epublications.html

This past year, Friedman and Smith completed two special issues of the journal Visible Language (Vol. 39, No. 3, 2005; Vol. 40, No. 1, 2006) with several articles on events and intermedia.

To sharpen the focus on events and event structures, Smith and Friedman are now organizing this conference in Copenhagen. In addition to invited scholars and artists, they issue an open call for paper proposals.

The conference will be limited to fifty participants. We seek a working forum for productive dialogue, rather than the more traditional presentation forum of most conferences. Before the conference, participants will receive advance drafts of all papers as a proceedings document to encourage exchange and conversation. Authors will discuss their ideas at the conference in sessions that emphasize dialogue rather than presenting written papers. Selected research libraries will also receive copies of the proceedings, and the proceedings will be available to a wider public on a conference web site.

The proceedings will be the first of two conference publications. Following the conference, selected papers will be revised as chapters in a book on events and event structures to be published by the Design Research Center.

The conference will explore some of the many issues that arise at the intersection of events, interactive art, and new developments in design and the information society. This includes exploring the event as designed art activity; process and co-creation in art; the design aspect of event production; staging and prop management for events; the design of publications, digital editions, and web sites.

We welcome papers on different approaches to events and event structures. Examples of topics include:

Events in the work of a specific artist;
Thematic approaches to events (water, time, maps, etc.);
Event as performance;
Co-creation in art;
Process in art;
The ontology of the event;
The epistemological qualities of event-based work;
The hermeneutics of the event;
Translating event structures from art into daily life;
The philosophy of events;
Events, time, and memory;
Process in art, philosophy, and society;
The idea of the event: control, power, and history;
Events and gender;
Musicality and emergent order in events;
Algorithms and events, event as algorithm;
Event and homiletics;
Publishers of event scores and event-based books;
Designing events: boxes, books, and kits;
Event scores and objects;
Event scores and installations;
Theater of the object;
Digital editions for interactive art;
Documenting events and performances;
Photographic events;
The influence of events;
Events in relation to other forms of instructional or scored works;
Event-based projects and exhibitions;
Interactive events on the web.

There is no conference fee. The Design Research Center will fund the conference. Participants must pay their own travel and hotel accommodations. While we do not have travel funds, we will help participants to apply for funding from universities or other sources. We hope to make early decisions on proposals to give participants time to seek funds. To preserve an atmosphere of open exchange and reflective dialogue, the conference will be limited to 50 participants.

The conference will take place in late April or early May of 2007.

If you wish to participate in the Copenhagen conference on Events and Event Structures, send a paper proposal to both organizers. They also welcome full papers or drafts of full papers. Please write if you have questions.

Contact:: "Events" ken.friedman@bi.no, Owen_Smith@umit.maine.edu

Ken Friedman
Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design
Institute for Communication, Culture, and Language
Norwegian School of Management

Center for Design Research
Denmark's Design School

+47 Tlf NSM
+47 Tlf Privat

email: ken.friedman@bi.no

16. EVENT: "Performance Art NOW" Panel Presentation , Gallery 101 (Ottawa)
March 9, 2006; Source: Gallery 101

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Panel Presentation: Performance Art NOW, presenters Kinga Araya (Montreal) and Paul Couillard, Fado Performance Inc. (Toronto)
March 9, 2006, 6:00 to 8 pm

LOCATION:  Gallery 101, 236 Nepean Street, Ottawa

Admission is free and open to everyone

A two-hour presentation focusing on current states of contemporary performance art practice, scheduled to coincide with the University of Ottawa students’ performance series (March 6-10). Invitation to the event is open to students, Gallery 101 members and general public.

Kinga Araya is a conceptual and interdisciplinary artist working with the themes of walking (movement) and talking (communication). These two forms of narration have been guiding her work for the past few years. Araya’s sculptures, videos, drawings and performance artworks problematize the formation of the “self” as inscribed within a context of family, community, and nation. The dichotomy of personal vs. social, individual vs. collective, and aesthetic vs. everyday is important to Araya, as is the moving in and out of different socio-political, geographical and cultural frames. By performing with walking and talking prostheses made of iron, glass, copper, wood, and domestic objects she aims to seize the purest meaning of the self. Much of her work also addresses the reclamation of the body through differing and deferring discourses on loss.

Kinga Araya obtained a Ph.D. in Art History/Visual Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, 2004; a Ph.D. in Art History/Criticism from Arts Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1999; an MFA from York University, 1998 and two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Ottawa, 1996. She currently lives in Montreal and has been teaching on a part-time basis at the University of Ottawa, Visual Arts Department since 2003.

Paul Couillard, Fado Performance Inc.
Fado was established in 1993 to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Currently, Fado is the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to performance art. Fado recognizes that performance art as a practice has multiple histories and encompasses various regional, cultural, political and aesthetic differences and defines performance in relation to the root elements of the medium – time, space, the performer's body and the relationship between performer and audience. Paul Couillard has been the Performance Art Curator for Fado since its inception, and has been working as an artist, curator, and organizer since 1985.  

As an accomplished performance artist, Couillard has created over 100 solo and collaborative performance works in Canada and abroad, often working with his partner Ed Johnson. Previous performances have included video, installation, and holography. Couillard seeks to build community through explorations of the body as a vessel for sensation, experience, knowledge and spirit, as well as conveying complex layers of personal history, cultural/social specificity and the notion of shared or universal experience.

PERSONAES: A VISUAL PERFORMANCE SERIES, organized and curated by Jesse Mckee. The series is produced in collaboration with the Visual Art Student Association of the University of Ottawa, Galerie 115 and Gallery 101.
March 6 to 10, 2006

LOCATION: Various sites at the University of Ottawa, For a detail schedule visit: <http://fluxkit.net/~personaes.>http://fluxkit.net/~personaes.  A discussion session with the artists is schedule on Friday, March 10 at 5:30pm at the University of Ottawa.

Admission is free and open to everyone

PERSONAES: A VISUAL PERFORMANCE SERIES, presents an exciting line up of art performances by University of Ottawa students. The first of such event at the university, Personaes premiers the work of Allison Brennan, Elia Eliev, Lindsay Mensen, Shanna Steals, Donna Legault,  Alastair Wallace, Kristen Saar and Jesse McKee.

Driven by the students’ interest in contemporary performance practice, this series considers the relationship that performance art has with the audiences, public spaces and time.  

Gallery 101 is located at 236 Nepean Street, between Bank and Kent.  Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.
For more information or to receive images, please contact Minh Nguyen at 613.230.2799 or news@gallery101.org.


PRÉSENTATION D'ARTISTES : Performance Art NOW, avec Kinga Araya (Montréal) et Paul Couillard, Fado Performance Inc. (Toronto)
9 mars 2006, de 18 h à 20 h

EMPLACEMENT : Galerie 101, 236 rue Nepean, Ottawa

La présentation est ouverte à tous et l’entrée est libre.

Une présentation d’une durée de deux heures sur l’état actuel de la pratique de l’art de la performance contemporaine, qui coïncide avec la présentation de la série de performances des étudiants de l’Université d’Ottawa (du 6 au 10 mars). Cette activité est ouverte aux étudiants, aux membres de la Galerie 101 et au grand public.

Kinga Araya, une adepte de l’art conceptuel et de l’interdisciplinarité, travaille les thèmes de la marche (mouvement) et de la parole (communication). Ces deux voies narratives ont orienté et inspiré son travail au cours des dernières années. Les sculptures, les vidéos, les dessins et les œuvres de performance d’Araya apportent la problématique de la formation du « soi », telle qu’elle s’inscrit dans le contexte de la famille, de la communauté et de la nation. La dichotomie entre ce qui est personnel et social, entre individu et collectivité, entre esthétique et quotidien a une grande importance pour Araya, tout comme les allées et venues dans différents cadres sociopolitiques, géographiques et culturels. Dans ses performances, pour marcher et pour parler, elle utilise des prothèses en fer, en verre, en cuivre et en bois, et se sert aussi d’objets domestiques pour atteindre l’objectif qu’elle s’est fixé : s’approprier le sens le plus pur du soi. La plus grande part de son travail se penche aussi sur la récupération du corps au moyen de la différence et en reportant les propos sur la perte.

Kinga Araya a obtenu un Ph.D. en Histoire de l’art et Arts visuels de l’Université Concordia à Montréal, 2004; un Ph.D. en Histoire de l’art et Critique de la Arts Texas Tech University, à Lubbock, 1999; une maîtrise en beaux-arts de l’Université York, 1998, et deux baccalauréats de l’Université d’Ottawa, 1996. Elle vit présentement à Montréal et enseigne à temps partiel au Département des arts visuels de l’Université d’Ottawa depuis 2003.

Paul Couillard, Fado Performance Inc.
Fado a été fondé en 1993 dans le but de fournir un forum stable, continu, et qui encourage le développement des créations et la présentation de l’art de la performance. À l’heure actuelle, Fado est le seul centre d’art autogéré du Canada anglais à se consacrer uniquement à l’art de la performance. Fado reconnaît que l’art de la performance est une pratique qui a de multiples histoires et qui englobe plusieurs différences régionales, culturelles, politiques et esthétiques; Fado définit la performance en lien avec les éléments de base du moyen d’expression – temps, espace, corps de l’interprète, et relation entre l’interprète et l’auditoire. Depuis les débuts, Paul Couillard a été le conservateur d’art de la performance de Fado, et œuvre en tant qu’artiste, commissaire et organisateur depuis 1985.

Artiste de performance accompli, Couillard a créé plus de cent œuvres de performance en solo ou en collaboration au Canada et à l’étranger; il travaille souvent avec son partenaire, Ed Johnson. Vidéo, installation et holographie ont fait partie de ses performances précédentes. Couillard cherche à bâtir une communauté en explorant le corps comme vaisseau de sensations, de vécu, de connaissances et d’esprit; il souhaite aussi transmettre les couches de complexité d’une histoire personnelle, d’une spécificité culturelle et sociale, et l’idée d’une expérience partagée ou universelle.

PERSONAES: A VISUAL PERFORMANCE SERIES, organisée et préparée par Jesse Mckee. Cette série est réalisée en collaboration avec l’Association des étudiants en arts visuels de l’Université d’Ottawa, Galerie 115 et Galerie 101.
Du 6 au 10 mars, 2006

EMPLACEMENT : à plusieurs endroits de l’Université d’Ottawa, pour consulter un horaire détaillé, visitez : <http://fluxkit.net/~personaes.>http://fluxkit.net/~personaes. Une séance de discussion avec les artistes est prévue le vendredi 10 mars à 17 h 30 à l’Université d’Ottawa.

La série est ouverte à tous et l’entrée est libre.

« PERSONAES: A VISUAL PERFORMANCE SERIES » présente une série de performances engagent réalisées par des étudiants de l’Université d’Ottawa. Cette série, une première en son genre, présente pour la première fois les œuvres d’Allison Brennan, Elia Eliev, Lindsay Mensen, Shanna Steals, Donna Legault, Alastair Wallace, Kristen Saar et Jesse McKee.

Cette série est est née de l'intérêt des étudiants pour l’art de la performance et de leur désir de prendre davantage en considération la participation de l’auditoire ainsi que l’utilisation des lieux publics et du temps.   

Une séance de discussion avec les artistes est prévue le vendredi 10 mars à 17 h 30 à l’Université d’Ottawa.

La Galerie 101 est située au 236 rue Nepean entre les rues Bank et Kent. La galerie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 10 h à 17 h.
Pour plus amples renseignements ou pour recevoir des images, veuillez communiquer avec Minh Nguyen par téléphone au 613.230.2799, ou par courriel au news@gallery101.org.

17. EVENT: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry
March 14, 2006; Source: Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry

Total Eclipse of the Heart
A Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry Event
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
5:22 pm - 10:14 pm
Ward's Island Beach, Toronto Islands

Bring your own picnic and ferry fare.

On March 14th a sudden oblique movement will occur as one body passes into another body. At 5:22 pm the Moon will make its first contact with the Earth's shadow; so shall we. The total penumbral lunar eclipse of March 14th will be difficult to observe, yet a subtle, distinct shift will be felt planet-wide. This movement will create high lunar tides, magnitudinal and temporal behavioural variations, heavy precipitation, and notable seismic activity. The regularity of transportation, power and communication networks could potentially be disrupted by this phenomenon.

Join us at 5:22 pm at the Toronto Ferry Docks to move together across Lake Ontario to picnic and play on, not patrol, the southern shore. Together we will feast on the beach, toss a Frisbee, draw lines in the sand and await the Greatest Eclipse at 7:48. Maybe we'll even sing a little Bonnie Tyler...

5:15 Arrive at the Toronto Ferry Docks (located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just West of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel). Meet at pay wickets outside the terminal.

5:22 First Contact (the instant when the Moon starts to enter into the Earth's umbra; the moment we make contact)

5:30 Catch ferry and depart city for Ward's Island

7:48 Greatest Eclipse (at this instant, the Moon will stand midway in the penumbral shadow; we will momentarily stand between the city and the Moon)

10:00 Catch ferry at Ward's Island and return to city

10:14    Last Contact (the instant when the Moon clears the Earth's umbra completely)

If you need to join us at alternate times, please refer to the Toronto Island ferry schedule:
Ferry fare: $6.00 (Adults); $3.50 (Seniors and Students); $2.50 (juniors); children under 2 Free

About Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry
TSCI organizes education events that inquire into the new commercial enclosures: enclosures on time, space, creativity, thought, ecology, love... We seek to understand how these enclosures work. But combating against cynicism, we also inquire into creative pathways within, against, and beyond the enclosures: pathways of thinking, collaboration, organization, experimentation...

<http://www.tsci.ca />www.tsci.ca


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