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FADO E-LIST (July 2008)

FADO E-LIST (July 2008)

INDEX
 
1. EVENT: FADO Publication Launch (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
From Ironic To Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
Date: July 3, 2008
2. EVENT: Bbeyond
Date: July 4, 2008; Source: Sinead O’Donnell
3. EVENT: Performance by Lina Rodriguez
Date: July 4, 2008; Source: Lina Rodriguez
4. EVENT: The Box Salon (Toronto, Canada)
Date: july 9, 2008; Source: Louise Back
5. EVENT: Progr Performance Plattform
Date: July 6, 2008; Source: asabank
6. WORKSHOP: Performance Art with Monica Klingler and Boris Nieslony
Date: July 7-July 12, 2008; Source: asabank
7. CALL FOR WALKING: Kinga Araya
Dates: Deadline July 14, 2008; Source: Kinga Araya
8. CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Urban Disorder Workshop/BBB Johannes Deimling
Dates: Deadline September 3, 2008; Source: Johannes Deimling
9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Volume 13: Public
Date: Deadline August 25, 2008; Source: Julia Handschuh
10. ANNOUNCING: Boris Nieslony to curate IPAH Festival 2009
Date: July 16, 2008; Source: Jürgen Fritz
11. EVENT: Blow!4 and Blow!5
Dates: June 25-28 AND July 10-13, 2008; Source: Helge Meyer
12. WORKSHOP: La Pocha Nostra’s Performance Intensive Summer 2008
Dates: August 1-12, 2008; Source: Natalie Loveless
 
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1. EVENT: FADO Publication Launch (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
From Ironic To Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
 
Thursday July 3, 2008
3 - 5 pm
5163 Duke St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J6
(902) 494-8223
www.nscad.ns.ca/students/gallery_intro.php
 
Fado Performance Art Centre is pleased to announce the Halifax launch of Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, a new book about Tanya Mars, a recipient of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Art. This is the second publication in Fado’s Canadian Performance Art Legends series.
 
Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars is a comprehensive look at Tanya’s career, from the 1970s to the present. The book features extensive photo documentation and includes a DVD documenting her site-specific work, Tyranny of Bliss (2004).
 
Paul Couillard, the former director of Fado and editor of the book, sums up the importance of the artist's work: "Tanya Mars has not only given us enduring images like the fire-breathing Queen Elizabeth I or a dildo-wielding Alice-in-Wonderland; her work also proves that feminism has grown up enough to include humour in its arsenal of weapons. Mars has relentlessly shown us that the best way to the jugular is through the funny bone, creating a series of compelling 'three-dimensional pictures' that have made her one of Canada’s most acclaimed and important performance artists."
 
About the Artist
Tanya Mars is a feminist, performance and video artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973. She was a founding member and director of Powerhouse Gallery (La Centrale), in Montreal, the first women’s art gallery in Canada; editor of Parallelogramme magazine for 13 years; and contributed to ANNPAC (the Association of National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres) for 15 years. Mars’ work is often characterized as visually rich layers of spectacular, satirical feminist imagery. She has performed widely across Canada, in Valparaiso (Chile), Helsinki and Sweden. In 2004 she created and performed Tyranny of Bliss, a 7-hour durational performance involving over 30 performers who created 14 tableaux in-and-around Queens Park, Toronto. She is co-editor, with Johanna Householder, of Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), published by YYZ Books. She is also a member of the 7a*11d Collective which produces a bi-annual international festival of performance art in Toronto. She currently teaches performance art and video at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, and is part of the graduate faculty at the University of Toronto. Mars was named Artist of the Year (2004) by the Untitled Arts Awards in Toronto, and in 2008 she received a Governor General Award for Visual and Media Arts. In the autumn of 2008, Mars will be the Canada Council’s International Artist in Residence in Paris, France.
 
About the Editor 
Paul Couillard has been working as an artist and curator since 1985, producing well over 100 solo and collaborative performance works in more than a dozen countries. He was the Performance Art Curator for Fado from its inception in 1993 until 2007, and is also a founding co-curator of Toronto’s 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. He is currently teaching at McMaster University, and was the editor of La Dragu: the Living Art of Margaret Dragu (Fado, 2002).
 
Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
2008, paperback
286 pp. (includes 32-pp colour section and index)
DVD insert: Documentation of Mars’ 2004 Tyranny of Bliss project
Retail Price: $32.95
 
Edited by Paul Couillard
Articles: Paul Couillard, Tagny Duff, Jennifer Fisher, Randy Gledhill, Nelson Henricks, Will Kwan, Paul Ledoux, Joanna Nash, Jennifer Oille, John Oughton & Pam Patterson, Andrew James Paterson, Kim Sawchuk, Dot Tuer
Publication Design: Sameer Farooq, NEWINK
DVD authoring: Berenicci Hershorn
 
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2. EVENT: Bbeyond Performance
Date: July 4, 2008; Source: Sinead O’Donnell
 
Curious interventions from Artists - Brian Connolly, Sinead O'Donnell , Hugh O'Donnell, Chrissie Cadman , Leo Devlin , Brian Patterson
 
As part of the Fringe festival, Belfast based Bbeyond will spend Friday 4th July in Cavan Town and plan to introduce us to their world of performance art.
The group of Internationally respected artists that make up Bbeyond tour to different locations to platform challenging and seminal events, making use of both urban and rural, art and non-art and "public" and "private" spaces.
Their aim is to raise people's consciousness and experience of live art as being integral to the world around us, inspiring reflection and enriching the experience of the viewer.
 
Bbeyond is performance art at its very best!
www.cavansummerfestival.ie/fringe
 
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3. EVENT: Performance by Lina Rodriguez (Toronto, Canada)
Date: July 4, 2008; Source: Lina Rodriguez
 
Rhyme the Image 2008 presents: accessories 
a performance by Lina Rodriguez
 
July 4, 2008 
7pm – Free admission
 
Hotshot (181 Augusta Avenue, Toronto)
 
Through sound and lighting, accessories explores the relationships in between our social conceptions of space, movement and objects. By creating a contemplative atmosphere, it invites viewers to seek new ways of seeing and hearing, to question our automatic associations around accessories and their use in an age attuned to daily media bombardments on gender and cultural identity.
 
accessories is part of Ways of Seeing – Modos de Ver curated by Amelia Jimenez, an evening of performance art with contemporary Latin American and Canadian artists that addresses the interconnectedness between cultures.
 
Rhyme the Image is a multidisciplinary arts festival presented by the Latino Canadian Cultural Association. For more information check www.lccafestival.com
 
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4. EVENT: The Box Salon (Toronto, Canada)
Date: july 9, 2008; Source: Louise Back
 
The Box invites you to an evening of word, film, action and music by: 
Stephanie Comilang
Kristyn Dunnion
Stacey May Fowles
Chris MacLean
John Martz
Mindbender
Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra
Jaclyn Quar and Mallory Diaczun
 
+ door treats aglow from Blocks Recording Club, Coach House Books, Descant, DC Books, eat your friends, Greg Walloch, ideas, Lyndsey Cope, Kristyn Dunnion, Pedlar Press, Matrix Magazine, Mercury Press, Mercer Union, Public, Shameless Magazine, This Magazine, Tightrope Books and others. 
 
The Box is a quarterly salon night of readings, performances, screenings, interventions and networking that aims to bring diverse communities and audiences into an environment of artistic and social intermingling.
 
8 pm 
Wednesday, July 9
Rivoli, 332 Queen St W. (Back Room)
pwyc, $5 suggested donation
 
Host: Louise Bak
boxsalon@hotmail.com 
416-929-1906
 
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5. EVENT: Progr Performance Plattform
Date: July 6, 2008; Source: asabank
 
Norbert Klassen presents: 
Progr Performance Plattform
 
Performances from:
Eva Maria Berger
Markus Brinkmann
Stefanie Grubenmann
Peter Jecklin
Annina Krieger
Laura Laeser
Dominik Lipp
Veit Merkle
Sarina Scheidegger
Barbara Sturm
Manuela Trapp
Kendra Walsh
 
Im Progr
Speichergasse 4
3011 Bern
 
www.progrperformanceplattform.com
 
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6. CALL FOR WALKING: Kinga Araya
Dates: Deadline July 14, 2008; Source: Kinga Araya
 
I would like to invite anyone interested to walking with me, physically or virtually, from July 15th until about the first days of August, 2008 along the former Berlin Wall.
 
If you cannot be physically in Berlin, I am open to receive electronic messages, phone calls or mail with texts, objects, photos, stories and instructions how to use them during my walk. I intend to include all the featured people and their stories in the future publication.
 
More details about the walk:
 
To mark the twenty-year anniversary of defecting Poland in Florence, Italy (1988), and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, I will make a special walking performance artwork, “Performing Exile,” and I invite everybody to join me. Most walks would take place during the day, however, I would like to perform a few night walks as well. We could walk with our eyes closed, backwards, crawling, walking very slowly, standing still, walking with special objects, artworks etc.
 
Project Description
 
Starting on July 15, 2008, I will walk the entire length of the former Berlin Wall (160 km) with one or more people. I will walk every day for about 3 weeks and you are welcome to join me for a short or longer walk. I am looking for diverse forms of interactions with you: artistic, linguistic, philosophical, and political. Every day would be planned so you would know where to meet me. I would like to record the walks to include the video, photo and audio material in the future publication.
 
The possible topics that I would like to explore with you could be:
Diverse aspects of social, cultural, and political tensions (i.e. exile and citizenship); Any personal experiences or stories about exile, immigration and
displacement, the Berlin Wall, and other walls Dichotomy of walking and standing still (impossibility of walking); The poetics and politics of performance art (any subject, it could be based on your art practice).
 
Besides Polish, I speak English, Italian, and French (currently learning
German), so I would be interested in conversing with you in those languages.
 
Please contact me at ka@kingaaraya.com to sign up for a walk or to receive further information.
 
Deadline is July 14, 2008
 
For more details about my work please visit: www.kingaaraya.com
 
Looking forward to walking with you!
Kinga Araya
 
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7. CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Urban Disorder Workshop/BBB Johannes Deimling
Dates: Deadline September 3, 2008; Source: Johannes Deimling
 
A workshop by BBB Johannes Deimling 
 
From 17th – 27th of September 2008 the Performance Art Workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling takes place in Marseille under the topic URBAN DISORDER.
 
The Workshop is part of the Performance Art Festival „Préavis de désordre urbain “curated by Ornicart, an organization led by Christine Bouvier (www.lieu-ressource.over-blog.com). Marseille, the birthplace of Antonin Artaud, a junction between Europe and Africa, a multi-cultural life we will research under the viewpoint of the possibilities to integrate performance art into the public. We will meet with the artists invited to this festival, will see their performances and take part on the activities around the festival in the Southern French port.
 
The workshop will be given by the international performance artist and teacher BBB Johannes Deimling (www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de). The aim of the workshop is to work out an Art-Performance and its final public presentation. We will realize specifical excercises that will help to transform own ideas into a performative work. The center of the workshop focuses the perception of the own personality and the communication with the body. Own perception and self experiences characterize the feeling in dealing with body, time and space in performance art as well as in ordinary communication. To understand his body as a tool and to use this tool in his own communications is the main value of this workshop. Besides this artistical offer the workshop provides some cultural specials. 
 
OFFER: 
- develop an Art Performance with technical, pedagogical and artistical guidance 
- performative excercises in various conditions, in- and outdoor (focus on: body, time, space, concentration, endurance, ... in groups and individual) 
- final public presentation of the performance (media promotion and invitation card) and finishing celebration 
- video- and photo/documentation of the workshop (DVD) 
- contacts to artists, curators and art institutions in Marseille 
- meeting and cooperate with other like-minded people from other countries 
- context of the place, french history and culture 
- free accommodation in Marseille (10 days) 
- help in booking the travel (searching for cheap flights)
 
The workshop will take place at least with 8 participants. Workshop is taught in English.
 
Price: (without travel and victuals) 400 € (660CHF, 1350 PLN, 6260 EEK, 620 USD, 315 £)
 
Confirmed registrations before the 15th of August 2008, the workshop will cost: 350 € (570CHF, 1185 PLN, 5480 EEK, 545 USD, 276 £)
 
The workshop will be advertised in various european countries and is open for all young peoples and young performers and art students (minimum age 18 years).
 
Application forms can be ordered by e-mail bbb@bbbjohannesdeimling.de or by telephone 0049 (0)174 1434361
 
Deadline for applications 3rd of September 2008
 
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8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Volume 13: Public
Date: Deadline August 25, 2008; Source: Julia Handschuh
 
ASPECT SEEKS MEDIA ART SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 13: PUBLIC
 
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual dvd publication, is currently seeking time-based documentation of artwork in common space for Volume 13: Public. Expanding the notion of public art, this issue will focus on artists' interventions within civic space, ephemeral or monumental.
 
The staff of ASPECT is asking curators, art critics, and members of the contemporary art community to help assemble and comment on works for the next issue by submitting a work of art on which they wish to provide audio commentary. Due to the format of the publication, the criteria for selection will include both the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.
 
Submissions should include:
Video documentation of a work or small group of works by a single artist (no more than 15 minutes in length) 
A brief (100 word) statement regarding the submitted work 
Resume of the artist 
Contact information for the commentator and artist 
Resume of the commentator 
Brief notes outlining the contents of the proposed commentary
 
Submissions must be received by August 25th, 2008 and sent to:
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
46 Waltham Street, suite 103
Boston, MA 02118
617.695.0500
 
All artists will be contacted via email regarding their submission no later than October 1st, 2008
 
For more information see our FAQ:
www.aspectmag.com/contact/faq.cfm
 
Company Information —The mission of ASPECT is to foster a deeper and more intimate understanding of contemporary new media art by expanding access, education, and distribution of the genre. ASPECT pioneered DVD distribution of artworks and continues to set the standard for new media art publishing and distribution. ASPECT Magazine is a biannual DVD magazine of new media art. Each issue highlights 5-10 artists working in new media whose works are best documented in video or sound, including in-depth information on the artists and commentary by distinguished curators and critics. Individual issues and subscriptions are available directly from the ASPECT web site.
 
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9. ANNOUNCING: Boris Nieslony to curate IPAH Festival 2009
Date: July 16, 2008; Source: Jürgen Fritz
 
Dear Friends,
we are happy to announce, that Boris Nieslony agreed to be the curator of the IPAH Festival 2009 ZOOM! West Europe. “Born in 1945, Boris Nieslony has worked intensively as a performance artist, curator, archivist and independent scholar, staging various installations, interventions and artist projects since the 1970s. He is the founder of Black Market International, a performance group that meets regularly in various configurations to realize group performance projects, and ASA, a foundation for a self-organizing rhizomatic network of performance artists and theorists. Today, Boris Nieslony is recognized as one of the most prolific and significant contributors to performance art, presenting his work around the world.”
 
This evening he will introduce the concept and the artists of the IPAH 2009 Festival.
 
The event will take place in the City Kirche St. Jakobi Hildesheim (near the Market Place of Hildesheim), Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30 pm. 
 
We are looking forward to welcome you!
 
In behalf of IPAH e.V.
 
Jürgen Fritz
 
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10. EVENT: Blow!5 (July)
Dates: July 10-13, 2008; Source: Helge Meyer
 
Blow!4- Actual positions in Performance Art with Monika Günther and Ruedi Schill (Switzerland)
 
For the 4th time our group Ideenstiftungsverein e.V. will have guests in the old steel factory area of Groß Ilsede (near Hanover in Germany). The Performance Art Duo Monika Günther and Ruedi Schill from Switzerland works together since 1995 and performed intensively over Asia, Europe and Canada. Both also teach Performance Art in different institutions. We would be happy if some of you were around to look.
 
More information: www.ideenstiftung.org
 
Schedule:
25. Juni, 19 Uhr, Raum J 307, Hauptgebäude Universität Hildesheim, Vortrag: Performance Art und Kindheit
26.Juni, ab 9.45Uhr, Aula des Gymnasiums Groß Ilsede, Groß Ilsede, Vortrag: Performance Art und Kindheit
28.Juni, 20 Uhr, Umformerstation, Gelände der Ilseder Hütte, Groß Ilsede, Performance
 
Blow!5- Performance Art Exchange between Singapore and Germany
 
Guests: Angie Seah, Herma Auguste Wittstock, Patrycja German, Lee Wen, Jason Lim, Kai Lam
 
We are happy to present the work of six outstanding performers from different cultural backgrounds in one festival. The artists do have the chance to interact with the space of the old industrial building and also exchange different styles and different experiences in their work.
If you are around, please come!
 
Schedule:
10.Juli, 18.30 Uhr, J 307, Hauptgebäude Universität Hildesheim, Vortrag: Angie Seah, Jason Lim, Kai Lam, Lee Wen
12. Juli, 17 Uhr, Umformerstation, Gelände der Ilseder Hütte, Groß Ilsede (Blow!5- Performance Art Begegnung zwischen Singapur und Deutschland ) mit Angie Seah, Jason Lim, Kai Lam, Lee Wen, Herma Wittstock, Patrycja German
13. Juli , 16 Uhr, Historischer Marktplatz Rinteln (Gruppenperformance: Angie Seah, Jason Lim, Kai Lam, Lee Wen, Helge Meyer)
 
Thank you
Helge Meyer
 
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11. WORKSHOP: La Pocha Nostra’s International Performance Intensive Summer 2008
Dates: August 1-12, 2008; Source: Natalie Loveless
 
CONVOCATORIA: LA POCHA NOSTRA'S INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP SUMMER 2008
 
La Pocha Nostra's International Performance Intensive Summer Workshop relocates to Évora, Portugal in the summer of 2008 and returns to Tucson, Arizona in early 2009. *If due to time or geographical restrictions you cannot make it to our 12-day intensive performance workshop in Portugal (August 1-12, 2008) you can apply for our winter school to take place in Tucson, Arizona (January 5th-17th, 2009).
 
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes and other members of the legendary Pocha Nostra performance troupe will conduct their annual 12-day intensive summer workshop on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. This cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational workshop will host 15 performance artists and students from around the world as well as 10 Portuguese artists. It is La Pocha's most important pedagogic endeavor of the year.
 
The prestigious Pocha workshop is an amazing artistic and anthropological experiment in which artists from several countries and every imaginable artistic, ethnic and sub-cultural background begin to negotiate common ground. Performance becomes the connective tissue and lingua franca for our temporary community of rebel artists.
 
Where will it take place?
 
La Pocha Nostra International Workshop continues on its nomadic journey around the world (Wales, Oaxaca, Tucson, etc) nurturing multi-national communities artists that ignore the existence of borders. This year's summer workshop will take place in the historic Convento do Carmo, in Évora, Portugal, as part of Escrita na Paisagem – Performance and Land Arts Festival (5th edition) with the support of the University of Évora
http://www.escritanapaisagem.net
 
With over 2000 years of history and a variety of cultural and architectural influences, Évora is "a Portuguese national treasure" and has been awarded status as a UNESCO world heritage site. This gorgeous "museum-city," whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Part of the town is enclosed by ancient walls and has been preserved in its original state. Even from a distance, the majestic beauty of Évora is apparent: its cathedral dominating the view of the famous "white and yellow city" as it stands atop a hill surrounded by the vast expanses of the Alentejo plain in southeast Portugal.
 
The final performance will take place at a castle located 30 minutes from Évora.
 
What will be taught?
 
The exciting 8-hour a day workshop will offer two parallel processes: Participants are exposed to La Pocha Nostra's most recent performance methodologies, an eclectic combination of exercises borrowed from multiple traditions including experimental theater and dance, the Suzuki method, ritual performance, shamanism, performance games and live jam sessions. Parallel to this hands-on process, the group will analyze the creative process, the issues addressed by the work, its aesthetic currency, cultural impact and political pertinence. The workshop will culminate with a full performance open to the public.
 
Who should attend?
Performance artists, experimental actors, dancers, theorists, and students interested in the topics addressed by La Pocha Nostra. Applicants must have some performance experience, and must be familiar with La Pocha Nostra's work. The workshop is fun but rigorous.
 
Application process:
International participants will be chosen by a Pocha selection committee and Portuguese participants will be chosen by our host Jose Alberto Ferreira.
 
Applicants must submit: (a) A half-page statement (in English, Spanish, Italian, French or Portuguese) stating why they are interested in taking the workshop; (b) A one page resume; and (c-optional) A letter of recommendation from a curator, director, producer or senior artist familiar with your work.
 
Those living outside of Portugal, please submit your application directly to La Pocha Nostra: c/o Emma Tramposch, Special Projects Coordinator:
pocha@pochanostra.com
 
Those living in Portugal, please submit your application directly to Escrita na Paisagem c/o Rita Valente, Assistant Producer:
rvalente@escritanapaisagem.net
 
Please write "La Pocha Nostra International Workshop" in subject line.
 
Cost:
For international artists, the cost of the workshop is 650 US dollars. For Portuguese artists, the cost is 400 Euros and the organization is willing to accept a in reduction fee in exchange for voluntary work, to be agreed between participants and the Festival. The fees do not include room or board. After the selection process has been completed, La Pocha / the Festival will provide a list of low cost accommodations and contact information, so that participants can arrange to share rooms in order to defray costs. 
For more information on La Pocha Nostra please visit
www.pochanostra.com
 
Partners for the La Pocha Nostra International workshop include University of Évora and Casa da América-Latina.
 
 
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Fado is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their sponsorship of our ongoing activities.
 
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