FADO E-LIST (July 2006)

FADO E-LIST (July 2006)


2. FADO EVENT: FIVE HOLES: matters of taste
July 13 - 23, 2006
3. JOB POSTING: Media Programmer, Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton)
Deadline: June 30, 2006; Source: Akimbo
Deadline: July 5, 2006; Source: Leonardo/ISAST Network
Deadline: July 9, 2006; Source:Vtape
6. CONFERENCE: Dramaturgy
Dates:July 12 - 13, 2006; Source: Theatre Centre
7. WORKSHOP: "The Movingbody "
Dates: July 10, 17 & 22, 2006; Source: Danièle Massie
8. RESIDENCY: The Banff Centre (Banff)
Deadline: July 15, 2006; Source:Akimbo
9. RESIDENCY: ComPeung. Village of Creativity Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Deadline: July 31, 2006; Source: :IAPAO
Deadline: August 4, 2006; Source: Instant Coffee
11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (VIDEO); "Third International Festival of Performance for Video" (Mexico)
Deadline: August 10, 2006; Source: Miguel Angulo
12. RESIDENCY: PACT Zollverein (Germany)
Deadline: August 21, 2006; Source: On The Move
13. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Grant Program (USA)
Deadline: September 1, 2006; Source: artservis
14. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS (PUBLICATION): "Blackness/ Diaspora" Performance Research (UK)
Deadline: September 15, 2006; Source: Franklin Furnace
15. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Total Recall" (Hungary)
Deadline: September 26, 2006 Source: Artpool
16. CONFERENCE: The Power of Place" Performance Creation Canada (Whitehorse)
Dates: September 29 - October 1, 2006; Source: PCC
17. RESIDENCY: CODA Rhodes College (USA)
Deadline: October 1, 2006; Source: Kim Simon
18. RESIDENCY: The Banff Centre (Banff)
Deadline: December 1, 2006; Source: Akimbo
19. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "Were Not Gonna Take It"
Deadline: not given; Source: Instant Coffee
20. NEWS: Rae Davis, Pioneering Canadian Performance Artist Dies
Source: Various
21. NEWS: SOCKET, new arts radio show premieres
Source: CBC
22. EXHIBITION: "traversing tableaux" Modern Fuel (Kingston)
Date: continues to July 15; Source:Modern Fuel
23. EVENT: "Public Run with The Movement Movement "
Date: June 25, 2006; Source:Jessica Rose
24. EVENT: "The Box "
Date: June 28, 2006; Source: Box Salon
25. EVENT: Sound Symposium XIII (St. John's)
Date: July 7 - 15, 2006; Source: Sound Symposium
26. EVENT: "wade"
Date: July 7 - 9, 2006; Source: Sandra Rechico


Summer is upon us here in Toronto, and we bring you the July edition of the Fado newsletter a bit early, as our offices will be closed from now until July 6.

Paul Couillard, Fado's Performance Art Curator (and only staff member) will be on tour with Fado Board member Ed Johnson, presenting three new Duorama performances in Geneva at the Points d'impact festival presented by Piano Nobile from June 29 - July 1 (http://www.pianonobile.ch), and one in Berlin as a special presentation of Stammtisch at Sophiensaele on July 3 (http://liveartwork.com/stammtisch/?page_id=11). This will mark a new chapter in their ongoing Duorama collaboration, as they begin with the hundredth performance in the series!

Later in July, Fado will be back in full swing with the final installment in our longest running series, FIVE HOLES. Place your taste buds on high alert for matters of taste, a series of 4 experiential performances designed for audience member's mouths.

We would also like to call your attention to several new critical essays that have been added to the Fado webstie recently. Irene Loughlin considers Naufus Ramirez Figueroa's The Sun Is Crooked in the Sky; My Father Is Thrown over My Shoulders (http://www.performanceart.ca/idea/figueroa/essay.html); Allyson Mitchell considers Cindy Baker's Fashion Plate (http://www.performanceart.ca/idea/baker/essay.html), and Paul Couillard considers Mimi Nakajima's Wind doesn't blow branches (http://www.performanceart.ca/intl/japan/nakajima/essay.html). Three great articles to add to your summer reading list!

2. FADO EVENT: FIVE HOLES: matters of taste
July 13 - 23, 2006

FIVE HOLES: matters of taste
Curated by Paul Couillard
July 13 - 20, 2006
Co-sponsored by the Ontario College of Art & Design and offthemapgallery

FIVE HOLES foregrounds our bodies by examining aspects of the five basic human senses. The presence of bodies – the performer's body and the audience members' bodies – is an essential element of performance. We 'perform' when we bring our bodies into relationships with an audience in time and space. FIVE HOLES is an ongoing series (since 1995) that considers some of the ways in which sight, touch, smell, hearing and now, taste, allow us to perceive.

Taste is perhaps the most 'personal' of all the senses. It is both primal – providing the impulses that drive consumption – and individualized: one person's desire is another's poison. While the word 'taste' is often associated with the concept of aesthetic discernment, matters of taste places its emphasis on a specific, visceral definition of taste: the perception of flavour and texture that takes place inside our mouths. This series explores the implications of a sense that operates through the placement of foreign material inside one's body. matters of taste is not concerned with the familiar social terrain of banquets and dinner parties so much as the links between physical sensation, unconscious/conscious drives, and our mouths as a point of contact with the external world. How does one orchestrate a performance for another's mouth? What are the dynamics that seduce, persuade or convince others to put things in their mouths? What are we or aren't we willing to put in our mouths? What intentions are bound up in the impulse to stimulate one's taste buds? What does our sense of taste reveal about our internal desires and external projections?

Thursday July 13, 5 – 8 pm
Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar
Jess Dobkin
The Ontario College of Art & Design Professional Gallery
100 McCaul Street, Main Entrance, Second Floor

At the Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar, audiences are invited to sample pasteurized human breast milk, donated by lactating new mothers. Participants will be guided through the tastings and given information about the donors’ milk attributes, to enhance the appreciation of each specimen’s unique flavor. The performance takes the primal bodily function of breastfeeding, which has been socially regulated as a private and concealed act, and brings it to a public environment. Female and male participants are welcome to discuss the issues honestly, with a sense of play and without judgment. For safety, all donors will be screened, and breast milk will be pasteurized and then culture tested before sampling.

Jess Dobkin’s performances, artist’s talks and workshops are presented at museums, galleries, theatres, universities and community centers throughout North America. She creates innovative live and video solo performances, as well as multiple artist productions.

Her creative endeavors have received wide support and recognition, including repeated funding from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the Astraea Foundation, and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Her work has toured North America, and has been presented at renowned avant-garde venues in New York, including P.S.122, The Kitchen, LaMama, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, and the WOW Cafe. In Toronto, her work has been presented at the Rhubarb! Festival, SPIN Gallery, the Inside/Out Festival, the Hysteria Festival, and other venues. She lives in Toronto.

Thursday, July 13, 8 pm
Artist Talk
Jess Dobkin & Gyrl Grip
The Ontario College of Art & Design Professional Gallery
100 McCaul Street, Main Entrance, Second Floor

Saturday, July 15, 8 pm
Gyrl Grip (Lisa Newman & Llewyn Máire)
712 Lansdowne Ave (the back building)

Kobe beef are the Cadillacs of the cow world. They are raised in beautiful green open pastures, are fed beer to whet their appetites and are massaged with sake to keep their muscles marbleized and their skin soft. This performance considers the preparation of Kobe beef, as well as the fetishization of decadence through consumption. Assisted by her "handlers" and Gyrl Grip collaborator Llewyn Màire, Lisa Newman will have her body "prepared" in the manner of expensive meat. This performance is not so much pro-vegetarian as it is an exploration of decadence, food, and sacrifice.

The Gyrl Grip is driven by the desire to reveal, and de-veil challenging issues that exist within postmodern life and society. Their goal is not to provide answers, but to expose the difficult questions hidden behind cultural taboos and media spectacle, and to provide a forum for dialogue (internal and external) through the performative act. The core members of the grip are co-founders of the Portland, Oregon based 2 Gyrlz Performative Arts, Lisa Newman and Llewyn Máire (with their associated Avatars).

Since forming in 1998, the Gyrl Grip has manifested over 25 public showings. Notable performances include: the Proud to Put Out text-based performance series hosted in Portland by 2 Gyrlz, participation in the 2002 Black Sun Festival in Washington State, Full Nelson 5 in Los Angels (2003), FluXconcert PDX (2003), and street performances throughout the Pacific Northwest. “Boot Camp”, which explores violence against transpeople through live action and media, was presented in Helsinki and Turku, Finland in 2004 as part of Studio Là-Bas' Space Contentions festival, as well as in Victoria, B.C. "Segue" was performed at Lewis & Clark College's annual Gender Symposium in March of 2006.

Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Artist Talk
Tejpal S. Ajji & Irene Loughlin
The Ontario College of Art & Design Professional Gallery
100 McCaul Street, Main Entrance, Second Floor

Thursday, July 20, 6 - 9 pm
Liquid Skyline
Irene Loughlin (with the assistance of sound artist Guillermo Galindo, fashion designer Jan Oosterhuis & social acupuncturist Darren O'Donnell)
The Ontario College of Art & Design Professional Gallery
100 McCaul Street, Main Entrance, Second Floor

What do aliens eat, and will they eat me?

Irene Loughlin remembers Toronto from her days as an OCAD student in the late 1980s, a period of pacifying and distressing self-absorption characterized by both viscerally heightened sensory experiences and a profound sense of disassociation. Taking inspiration from the film Liquid Sky (circa 1983) – which Loughlin reads as a historical document evoking landscapes of self-constructed loft dwelling, hand-made and vintage clothing, gender dysphoric and feminist monologues, 1980s performance art and early video and sound technology – Liquid Skyline offers a superficial solution to the pressures of contemporary urban existence. In the film, Margaret begs the flying saucer that has landed on her rooftop to take her away. She has witnessed alien consumption of persons engaged in sex or injecting heroin, and hopes to be similarly consumed. In the performance environment, we may hope to be likewise transported by the orgasmic sensory delight of vapoury cocktails, flavoured lip glosses, brightly coloured Jell-O substances, powdered Splenda, Cheese Whiz, and other synthetic materials. Seemingly beyond hope and caught in the loop of the consumption/destruction cycle of late capitalism, we might momentarily engage in a kind of synthetic, sensory forgetting that dispels our problems – an indulgence prompted by the sensory aspect of taste.

Irene Loughlin is a performance artist who also works in the areas of installation and video. She has studied at the Ontario College of Art and Simon Fraser University, and has attended the NSCAD studio program in Tribeca, New York. She has presented her work in various national and international contexts including the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and the Klaus Steinmetz Gallery (San Jose, Costa Rica), The Western Front, Grunt Gallery, Xeno Gallery, Gallery Gachet, and The Society for Disability Art and Culture (Vancouver), Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax) and Projet/Projo - Studio 303 (Montreal).

Loughlin has produced several works for the Vancouver Performance Art Biennial including "NADIA" (2005). She has been a member of the desmedia collective over the past four years, a group of artists that facilitates peer learning workshops in video and editing skills for residents of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Irene Loughlin was recently awarded the Lynch Staunton Award for mid-career work in the interdisciplinary category.

Sunday, July 23, 6 - 9 pm
The Oral Projects
Tejpal S. Ajji
Regent Park
(call the Fado hotline for details: 416-822-3219)

For this project, apartment building models made from mouth freshening strips will be placed in the mouths of willing Regent Park residents. The models melt as demolition crews raze local apartment complexes.

Tejpal S. Ajji's practice investigates social welfare programmes, particularly the government housing apartments in which he currently resides. State run programmes that define and maintain groups in society are of interest, as Ajji sees their influence exerted ‘invisibly’. How his family’s rent is determined illustrates this invisibility. As his mother’s income increases, her rent increases in proportion. There is a constant plateau that asserts the welfare state through stagnated economic development. The relationship between private housing developments and gentrification projects next to government housing properties are studied for the possible tensions between residents and developers.

Malton, the suburban Ontario town where Ajji resides, has a high immigrant population of South Asian and West Indian descent. Government processes of immigrant normalization and the assimilation of Canadian social codes are used as models to study behaviour, adaptation and disruption. Toronto’s international airport is located in Malton. The global flow of illness as Toronto witnesses with the SARS outbreak and the current Bird Flu scare is a recent area of investigation into ‘invisible structures’.

3. JOB POSTING: Media Programmer, Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton)
Deadline: June 30, 2006; Source: Akimbo

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, one of Canada's most dynamic cultural institutions, is looking for a Media Programmer.

Reporting to the VP and COO/Senior Curator, this position is responsible for the production and presentation of public concerts, films, and performing arts for the Gallery's film and performance programmes. Previous experience working with contemporary film, video and new media is required.

Working closely with Gallery staff, volunteers, suppliers and Gallery patrons, the Media Programmer is involved in all aspects of bringing film, music, theatrical, literary and live performance events to the AGH, including budgeting, contact with performers, agents and distributors, event set-up and teardown, Member-based and external promotion, event sponsor and funding agency relations, and ticket sales.

The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of the entertainment industry, is community driven, able to mesh contemporary programming with a populist approach; has event experience; extensive knowledge of films and music; budgeting and revenue forecasting experience; excellent oral and written communications skills; grant application experience; superior computer literacy and up-to-date knowledge of audio-visual and electronic equipment. A university degree is an asset.

Kindly apply in writing before June 30th to
Margaret Hayes
Director, Finance and Administration
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
Fax: 905 577 6940

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: July 5, 2006; Source: Leonardo/ISAST Network

DISONANCIAS 2006 (Art and Innovation)

Call for Artists to realize joint research projects in Research labs and R&D units

This is a call for artists to collaborate on joint research projects with Research Labs and R&D units in Spain (Basque Country)

Download the application: www.disonancias.com
Promoter: Grupo Xabide. For more information:info@disonancias.com

DISONANCIAS (Art and innovation) is the second round of this art and industry collaboration project located in the Basque Country, Spain. The project seeks to promote the diversification in relation to the process of innovation inside research labs and R & D units here, based on the potentials of experience and exchange generated by the relationship with artists.

Ten artists will be chosen to collaborate with research teams in companies and labs, in order to encourage "deviations and dissonances" from the regular logical thought and action processes, in the hope of leading to a news definition of prototypes for different products or different approaches toward production.

Artists are asked to research concepts, to think up new products or to reinvent formats (according to companies and labs interests) in DAISALUX, EITB, EL CORREO, EUVE Technology Centre, FORMICA, GAIKER Technology Centre, GRUPO ALFA LAN, KAIKU, LEIA Technology Centre y VICOMTech Technology Centre.

The deadline for applications is 5 July 2006. We encourage artists to apply who normally work on collective and relational projects and/or on projects related to science and technology. There are no limits regarding age, nationality or place of residence in order to take part in the project.

The Jury consists of Roger Malina, astrophysicist at the Laboratory of Spatial Astronomy of the CNRS at Marseille (France), and executive editor of Leonardo publications on Arts and Sciences, Jill Scott, Director of "The Artistsinlabs" project and professor and vice director of Z-node PHD Program in Art and Science at the Institute of Cultural Studies in Art, Media and design at the Academy of Art and Design in Zurich (Switzerland) and Santi Eraso, Director of Arteleku (Public Art Centre) in Donostia - San Sebastian (Spain).

The 10 artists (or group of artists) selected will receive a fee of 5.000 euros each, and a minimum of 1.300 euros for travel, food and accommodation. In addition, each artist is entitled to a maximum of 5.000 euros (depending on the project) for expenses driving from the development of the research. The collaborations last 6 months each, alternating virtual and presential relations according to the project's needs.

Full information on the companies and research centers participating and the rules for participation are available at www.disonancias.com.

Promoter: XABIDE Group (www.grupoxabide.es). Main sponsor: SPRI / Basque Government. Associated bodies: Alava Development Agency / Bai Bizkaia Innovation Agency / Regional Government of Gipuzkoa (Department for Innovation and Knowledge Society).
Collaborators: Arteleku / Spanish Ministry for Culture. Disonancias y a Divergentes project.

Deadline: July 9, 2006; Source:Vtape

This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.4 - That 80s Show will focus on video produced from 1980-1989. AND priority will be given to prospective curators born in 1980 and after. 

It was the days of Madonna, video games, The Breakfast Club, and the decade when the Cruise Missile came to Canada. Video art entered into the brave new world of high-tech editing and full colour production values. Artists were busy appropriating images from television and films, talking back to the media and squaring off with identities. It was a turbulent and exciting decade. Now it's time for the young to evaluate their elders. We challenge young curators and artist/curators to find the gems buried here at Vtape. 

There are 1,680 tapes in the Vtape distribution collection produced between 1980 and 1989….curators start your engines please.

Following a series of curatorial workshops presented by professional Canadian media art curators, participants will select 2 works produced between 1980 and 1989 These curated exhibitions will be featured programmes in the Vtape Video Salon, January-March 2007. A fully illustrated publication featuring essays by all participants will accompany these exhibitions.

Research phase (mid-July-September 2006) includes:
- 3 workshops conducted by established curators and arts professionals specializing in media arts, and
- free access to the vast research facilities on site at Vtape, with over 3500 tapes by 800+ artists and over 2000 articles on video art.

Presentation phase (January-March 2007) includes:
- an exhibition of each of the 4 curated programmes, and
- a fully illustrated catalogue of all the programmes with curatorial essays.


Proposals must include:
- an up-to-date c.v.;
- a statement of intention (1 page in total) that outlines your interest in video art and why you want to be part of The Curatorial Incubator, v.4 - That 80s Show;
- examples of critical writing your have done (published or non-published)
- examples of any curatorial or organizational work you have done

- indicate your availability for workshops July 28-29 and/or August 12-13, 2006)
- NOTE: If you are from outside of Toronto, please indicate how you would cover the costs of your travel to the workshops (to be held over 1 weekend) and research at Vtape (minimum 1 week).

Send applications to:

Lisa Steele, Creative Director, Vtape
401 Richmond St. West, #452
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

No phone inquiries please.

6. CONFERENCE: Dramaturgy
Dates:July 12 - 13, 2006; Source: Theatre Centre

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) in association with the Theatre Centre, presents the ninth annual Mini-Conference on

DRAMATURGY   July 12 and 13, 2006  ...  Toronto

Bringing together playwrights and dramaturgs with other members of the Canadian theatre community, this conference features two full days devoted to the art of dramaturgy.

Conference Speakers include:   (subject to change)

- Rosa Laborde discusses her Tarragon hit Léo, about three Chilean youths in the midst of a revolution
- Trey Anthony on the international success of her play Da Kink in My Hair
- Sarah Stanley describes the creation process for her new work, Press
- Alisa Palmer on her role as assistant director for Lord of the Rings
- Nina Lee Aquino talks about her work as artistic director of fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company
- Linda Griffiths outlines her extraordinary improvisational writing process

Location: Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West, Toronto; enter off Dovercourt Road, just south of Queen Street W.)

Admission is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP. To reserve a seat or for further information, please contact: bquirt@interlog.com. Conference hours each day are 10am-5pm. The confirmed schedule of speakers will be emailed to attendees in late June.

NOTE:  If you book a space for the conference, but are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can offer the space to others. Thank you.

LMDA: http://www.lmda.org       Theatre Centre: http://www.theatrecentre.org

7. WORKSHOP: "The Movingbody "
Dates: July 10, 17 & 22, 2006; Source: Danièle Massie

The Movingbody : Self-Discovery Through Movement and Body Processes

This gestalt series will give you an opportunity to gain more awareness of how you carry your beliefs in your body and how these beliefs interfere with your expression in the moment. Enjoy greater freedom and spontaneity by following the flow of your experience as it unfolds, by being present and awake in each moment. Explore how movement mirrors emotion and language. No previous experience is necessary. Begin from where you are....

Some of the themes addressed will include
- the essence of mundane, unintentional and incongruent movement as the source of your creativity
- the impulse behind movement as a way to a deeper understanding of body symptoms
- felt body experience as a door to more authentic contact with yourself and others

Two Monday Evenings: July 10 and 17, 2006
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
One Saturday: July 22, 2006
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Fee: $155
Location: The Gestalt Institute of Toronto is located on the Carlton streetcar line, four blocks east of the Yonge Street subway. There is plenty of street parking if you are travelling by car.

For registration call the Gestalt Institute at 416.964.9464.

The Instructors
Danièle Massie’s motivation to overcome a physical challenge has led her to practices in which she could allow her body to reveal and express its wisdom in movement–to return to her body as a source of inexhaustible nourishment and knowledge, and thus become her most reliable teacher. Her study of perception in dance performance for dancers and non-dancers, along with her interest in everyday movement as dance has informed her work as choreographer and performer. Danièle is a post-graduate at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and brings a movement focus to her private practice as well as her work with student actors.
As an athlete, Jack Panster used to train his body to reach peak performance. His background as a Gestalt therapist, leader, and educator, as well as his keen interest in non-Western philosophies have led Jack to adopt an alternative, body-centered attitude in his life in which he moves and is also ‘moved’ by his body. He now believes that even body symptoms and movement difficulties can be relevant when followed with awareness and wonder. Jack uses this process-oriented approach in his private practice and in his work with university students.

About Gestalt Therapy
In its purest application, Gestalt therapy addresses only what is happening in the moment. It is a present-centered and experiential approach to personal change. Through living in the present we are able to take responsibility for our responses and actions. To be fully present in the here and now offers us more excitement, energy, and courage to live life directly.

8. RESIDENCY: The Banff Centre (Banff)
Deadline: July 15, 2006; Source:Akimbo

International Co-production Lab: Almost Perfect
Program Dates: November 5 - December 2, 2006
Application Deadline: July 15, 2006
Tuition: $1,850

Peer Advisors: Chantal Dumas (CND), Paula Levine (CND/US), Julian Priest (DK, UK)

Almost Perfect is a rapid prototyping lab that explores the creation of pervasive mobile media in the Banff region. With the dedicated support of peer advisors, technicians, and production facilities, participants can develop basic to advanced level prototypes in the areas of locative media, telematics, audio art, and responsive environments. This residency will also explore the political and social economic contexts of locative media.

Almost Perfect is a joint venture between BNMI and HP Bristol. Prototype development will be realized through the use of GPS enabled HP iPAQs and software developed by HP Research Labs Bristol.

BNMI's Co-production program is devoted to the production and presentation of the work of new media practitioners. The connections between art, technology, media, and cultures are continuously explored, by bringing together interdisciplinary participants in intensive co-production media lab residencies. The residencies support individuals and teams in the creation of new works, knowledge, and technology. The program is international in scope, accepting applications on a tri-annual basis. BNMI is committed to equal opportunity and access to all programs for artists of diverse cultural and regional communities. Applications are peer adjudicated.

For more information and to apply visit: