FADO E-LIST (September 2008)

FADO Performance Art Centre E-Bulletin - September 2008



1. What is Important? Performance Art Workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling
2. FADO Publications now available
3. Upcoming FADO presentations


4. EVENT: A Space Gallery presents a performance by Claudia Bernal
Date: September 10 and 23, 2008; Source: A Space Gallery
5. EVENT: A Space Gallery presents Pilgrimage of Wanderers
Date: Opening September 5, 2008; Source: A Space Gallery
6. EVENT: Awaiting Your Return
Dates: September 5, 2008; Source: Gallery 44
7. EVENT: Anthropometry Revision, solo exhibition by Lee Wen
Dates: September 10, 2008; Source: Lee Wen
8. EVENT: European Performance Art Festival (EPAF 2008)
Dates: September 11-13, 2008; Source: Waldemar Tatarczuk
9. EVENT: The City Re-imagined, Re-invented!
Dates: September 6-13, 2008; Source: Joanne Bristol
10. EVENT: On A Sunnyside Mourning
Date: September 13, 2008; Source: Annie Cheung
11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Flax International Residency
Date: Deadline September 15, 2008; Source: Brian Connolly
Dates: September 17-22, 2008; Source: Infra’action
13. EVENT: Préavis de Désordre Urbain à Marseille
Dates: September 24-27, 2008; Source: Christine Bouvier
14. EVENT: Nomadic Residents with Orlan
Date: September 30, 2008; Source: Johanna Householder
15. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance Research (Vol. 14 No.2)
Release Date: June 2009; Source: Performance Research
16. EVENT: M:ST Festival announces participating artists in 2008 festival
Date: October 3-17, 2008; Source: M:ST Festival
17. EVENT: exist in '08, a live art event/symposium
Date: October 2008; Source: Rebecca Cunningham
18. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Dates: October 22-November 2, 2008: Source: 7a*11d






1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Performance Art Workshop

What is Important? Performance Art Workshop With BBB Johannes Deimling
Dates: Friday October 17-Tuesday October 21, 2008


Presented in cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre and in conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival

Friday October 17-Tuesday October 21, 2008
Final performances take place on October 23/24
Deadline for applications: October 1, 2008


In cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre, internationally recognized performance artist and educator BBB Johannes Deimling will be offering an Intensive Performance Art Workshop in Toronto from October 17-21, 2008. Entitled What is Important? this intensive workshop rounds up after 5-days with public performances presented during the start of the 7th biannual 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity to experience the local, Canadian and International performance art scene as it converges on Toronto for the 7th International 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art.


The aim of this 5-day intensive workshop is to develop an Art-Performance. Workshop participants will present these new works during a public presentation at the festival.


Workshop Objectives and Strategies:
With the guidance and direction of the workshop facilitators, participants will use a variety of techniques and exercises to focus perception of one's own personality, develop skills to communicate with the body, and transform ideas into a performative work. Personal perception and experience colour and characterize how we communicate and deal with the body in time and space during performance. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the body as a tool and to use this tool to communicate effectively in performance.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will:
+ investigate and work with a variety of performative exercises in various conditions, in- and outdoor which focus on: body, time, space, concentration, endurance (both in groups and individually);
+ develop performance ability and vocabulary with technical, pedagogical and artistic guidance from the workshop facilitators, as well as working collaboratively with the other workshop participants;
+ perform in a final public presentation during the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (the public presentation of workshop participants will be included in the festival program, publicity and documentation);
+ information about participating artists, workshop and final performances will be posted on FADO's website;
+ contact with artist-run centres, performance art presenters and other art institutions in Toronto; workshop participation also provides a rare and unique networking opportunity during the 7a*11d festival with visiting artists, curators and performance organizers from across Canada and around the world;
+ context of the city of Toronto, history and culture.


+ The workshop is taught in English.
+ The workshop is open to all people, both emerging and established performance artists, as well as students (minimum age 18 years).
+ The workshop will take place with a minimum of 8 participants.
+ Workshop is available to performance/art students at a deduced fee (limited spots available, please contact info@performanceart.ca for details)

Participants are responsible for paying for travel, accommodation and personal expenses. It is our goal to offer this workshop at a reasonable fee and to facilitate finding the best possible options for travel and accommodation. Please contact FADO Performance Art Centre for all general inquiries.


Application forms can be obtained by contacting: info@performanceart.ca
Deadline for applications: October 1, 2008





2. FADO Publications now available:

From Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
La Dragu: Margaret Dragu
Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? by Pam Patterson


Available from:
Art Metropole (Toronto)
Librairie d'art Actual (Montreal)

Please contact info@performanceart.ca for more information on these and other FADO publications.



3. Upcoming FADO presentations: êkâya-pâhkaci by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
Date: Thursday October 16, 8:00pm
Where: Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto)


Presented in conjunction with the 2008 imagineNATIVE Festival
Prior to the performance, the gallery will be open for viewing and visiting from 12pm-6pm

FADO Performance Art Centre presents êkâya-pâhkaci [ee-guy-uh-puck-a-chee] (don’t freeze up) by Cheryl L’Hirondelle. êkâya-pâhkaci operates through an intersection of nomadic site-specificity, visual patterning, language, narrative, movement and rhythm. In this work, Cheryl stages a performance presented under an adaptable traveling tent from where she relates and offers information to the audience using her body, voice and graffiti/tagging. The audience, by proximity and in accepting her invitation to witness her activities 'comes in from the cold' and becomes part of her 'camp'.


Cheryl L’ Hirondelle (aka Waynohtêw, Cheryl Koprek) is an Alberta born halfbreed (Metis/Cree-non status/treaty, French, German, Polish) artist and musician. Her creative practice is an investigation of the junction of a cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time and space. Since the early 80's, L'Hirondelle has created, performed and presented work in a variety of artistic disciplines, including: music, performance art, theatre, performance poetry, storytelling, installation and new media. In the early 90's, she began a parallel career as an arts consultant and programmer, cultural strategist/activist, and director/producer of both independent works and projects within national artist-run networks.

L’Hirondelle’s performance work has been featured in various texts including Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women edited by Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder (2001) and Candice Hopkin's Making a Noise: Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community (2006). In 2004, L'Hirondelle and Hopkins were the first Aboriginal artists from Canada to be invited to present work at DAK'ART Lab, as part of the 6th Edition of the Dakar Biennale for Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal. In both 2005 and 2006, L'Hirondelle was the recipient of the imagineNATIVE New Media Award for her online net.art projects: treatycard, 17:TELL and wêpinâsowina.

L'Hirondelle's practice as a musician has also garnered her several nominations and awards, including Award for Best Female Traditional Cultural Roots Album (2006) and the 2007 Best Group Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, for Fusion of Two Worlds, the first CD from her Aboriginal Women's ensemble, M'Girl.




4. EVENT: A Space Gallery presents a performance by Claudia Bernal
Date: September 10 and 23, 2008; Source: A Space Gallery


A Space Gallery presents a performance by Claudia Bernal
Made of the Same Blood

September 10 at 6pm
September 23 at 5:30pm
Duration of performances approximately 30 minutes


Claudia Bernal’s video installation and performance Made of the Same Blood addresses what is considered a collective drama in Colombia as well as in many other regions of the world: the forced displacement of entire communities as a result of armed conflicts and violence. Thousands of lives have been shattered in the incessant crossfire between right-wing paramilitary forces, drug cartels and left-wing guerrilla armies for over 50 years. Made of the Same Blood epitomizes the impact of such collective trauma-the threat not only of eviction but of extinction-and captures Aboriginal and African women's struggling presence by incorporating fragmentation of space and elements from the area's coastal region. Traces of isolation, movement, and uprooting are evoked by the artist.


This performance is part of an exhibition entitled Pilgrimage of Wanderers (see below for more information)



5. EVENT: A Space Gallery presents Pilgrimage of Wanderers
Date: Opening September 5, 2008; Source: A Space Gallery


A Space Gallery presents Pilgrimage of Wanderers
Works by:
Claudia Bernal
José Mansilla-Miranda
Osvaldo Ramirez
Castillo José
Luis Torres

Curated by Tamara Toledo

Opening Reception: Friday September 5, 2008 6-9pm

Exhibition runs from September 5th to October 10th, 2008
Performances: September 5, 6:30 and 7pm
September 10th, 6pm
September 23rd, 5:30pm


Pilgrimage of Wanderers attempts to tackle a peripheral terrain of unexpected arrivals and departures by not only presenting a graphic spectacle of trauma, but by leaving an imprint of the ordeal of violence. Attached to memory and inspired by a distant place, the artists share a humble yet fervid voice determined to pursue redemption. Through performance, video, installation, sculpture and drawing the artist’s address and embody issues of mobility, displacement, nomadism, and exile.

A Space Vitrines: Suspiros Archivados / Archived Sighs

Guillermina Buzio

The multi-layered altarpiece installation, spaced throughout four encased vitrines, shows us the artist's travels and adaptation through life journeys, refracted through an offering of homage to individuals who have shared the space she once inhabited. The artist offers a testimony, a reconstruction of a mausoleum, time for retrieval, a voice given to the unheard, and a space for commemoration.


Decaying Empire
Performance by: Elisa Monreal and Gilda Monreal

Performance at 401 Richmond Street West Parking Lot (Friday Sept 5, 5-6pm)
Video documentation of Performance at A Space Inner Space Sept 5-Oct 10, 2008

Montreal-based artists' Decaying Empire shares a mysterious tale based on socio-political hierarchies. The iconic image of an isolated and arrogant queen is adorned by extravagant clothes, decorated with layers of make-up; we witness the cracking of skin, deterioration of image and the queen's endless effort to hide the disintegration and decomposition of an old regime. Surrounded by kitsch objects with a backdrop of graffiti, she presides over a parking-lot stage doomed to displacement and disappearance.


Co-presented with Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace


A Space Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday 11 AM-6 PM, Saturday noon-5 PM

For further information please
e-mail: tamara@aspacegallery.org




6. EVENT: Awaiting Your Return
Dates: September 5, 2008; Source: Gallery 44


Awaiting Your Return
Works from Julieta Maria, Eduardo Menz, Lynn Murray


Gallery 44 (401 Richmond St. W #120)
September 5-October 11, 2008

Opening: Friday September 5, 6-9pm
Curated by Rodrigo Barreda


Wednesday September 10 2008, 7-9pm
Lecture with Professor Robert Neustadt:


Chilean Art and Action: Subverting Order, Performing Change
Professor Robert Neustadt will present the work of artists such as Alfredo Jaar, who enacted neo-avant-garde art actions in Chile during the 1970s and 80s, and attempted to construct a new language with which to perform political action and critique in dictatorial Chile.

Josefa Ruiz Caballero:

Where are They? Absence and Presence of a Body Made Image Caballero delves into the problems of photography as a media of representation and provides two examples in which artists use images of the A.F.D.D. (Families of the Detainees and Disappeared).

Awaiting Your Return is presented in conjunction with the Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace


Robert A. Neustadt (PhD University of Oregon) is Professor of Spanish and Chair of Latin American Studies at Northern Arizona University. He has published two books on performance and experimental art, entitled CADA día: La creación de un Arte Social (2001) and (Con)Fusing Signs and Postmodern Positions: Spanish American Performance, Experimental Writing and the Critique of Political Confusion (1999).

Josefa Ruiz Caballero graduated with honours in Theory and Art History from the University of Chile. Ruiz has published essays in Punto de Fuga and has collaborated in various art projects in Santiago, Canela, and Toronto.




7. EVENT: Anthropometry Revision, solo exhibition by Lee Wen
Dates: September 10, 2008; Source: Lee Wen


SooBin Art Int'l cordially invites you to the opening of Anthropometry Revision
Solo exhibition by Lee Wen

Wednesday 10 September 2008
7.00pm at SooBin Art Int'l
140 Hill Street #01-10/11/12 MICA Building Singapore 179369
T.65-6837 2777 F. 65-6339 7767
Email: soobinart@pacific.net.sg
http: www.soobinart.com.sg


Performance & Installation
Transportation will be provided at 9pm to shuttle the invited guests to the performance. Attendance for the performance is limited & strictly by RSVP confirmation only. Please RSVP by 3rd September.

Anthropometry Revision: Yellow period (after Yves Klein) #2.
By Lee Wen with Lynn Lu, Arai Shinichi
Music: Kai Lam and Jeremy Hiah


Performance: 10pm till late, 10 September 2008
10 Ubi Crescent #04-93 & 94 Lobby E, Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408561
Meeting time and place for the shuttle transportation: 9pm, SooBin Art Int'l
140 Hill Street #01-10/11/12 MICA Building

Exhibition of installation continues from 11 to 17 September, 11am to 6pm
For enquiries at Tel: 90566837
or email: anthro.rev@gmail.com


Anthropometry Revision: Yellow period (after Yves Klein) #2

On 13 April 2008, Chengdu, China, I collaborated with Jiang Jing, He Liping in a performance re-visiting the historical performance of Yves Klein’s “Anthropometries” (1958 & 1960) with reference to my own contexts as well as within local conditions. On 10 September 2008 I will collaborate with Arai Shinichi, Lynn Lu with music by Kai Lam and Jeremy Hiah to re-visit Yves Klein’s "Anthropometries" highlighting different aspects and circumstances. Klein conducted some models in using the female body as 'living brushes' to make body prints and paintings on paper. While the "Monotone Symphony" was being performed, with a nine-piece orchestra playing one single note. Yves Klein had three nude models cover themselves in blue paint and affix their body prints on the white papers, laid out on the gallery walls and floor. In using the models as if paint brushes, Klein's motivations were based on that of "removing the hand" of the artist.


Based on these explorations by Yves Klein, I have re-opened discussions of Klein's work in contemporary situation such as:
- why should the bodies be that of women models only?
- Klein’s motivations were based on that of "removing the hand" of the artist,
however performing it myself together with other artists we not only use our hand, but also our own bodies.
- can this be done in an Asian context?
- Yves Klein doing this work in Europe had various implications which may not have been consciously addressed. Other questions are approached if I propose to use Asian bodies and a music orchestra, which is non-western.
- The position of painting today in contemporary art practice with reference to Yves Klein and performance art.

ALSO Launching 'Anthropometry Revision', an 82 pages catalog will be launched on 10 September with colored plates and 5 essays by: Lee Wen, Adele Tan, Ray Langenbach, Zha Zhangping and Lukasz Guzek.




8. EVENT: European Performance Art Festival (EPAF 2008)
Dates: September 11-13, 2008; Source: Waldemar Tatarczuk


Participating Artists:
Eric Andersen
Alastair MacLennan
Paul Panhuysen
Yuras Barysevich
R.E.P. group
Ewa Zarzycka
Adva Drori
Shahar Marcus
Sala-Manca group
Meir Tati
in openEPAF
Anna Bas
Leonore Easton
Boris Hoogeveen
Noa Reshef
Sylvia Rimat
Jordan McKenzie
Aleksander Zaytsev

lectures, discussions:
Yuras Barysevich
Sergio Edelsztein
Slavka Sverakova


curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk
co-curator: Sergio Edelsztein

Centre for Contemporary Art 'Ujazdowski Castle'
Jazdow 2, Warsaw, Poland


Performance Art Centre Lublin
Centre for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv
financial support: City of Warsaw, Ministry of Culture




9. EVENT: The City Re-imagined, Re-invented!
Dates: September 6-13, 2008; Source: Joanne Bristol


The City Re-imagined, Re-invented!

aceartinc., Urban Shaman Gallery, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, and Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art are thrilled to present (in) visible cities-a performance art festival in Winnipeg's Exchange District from September 6th to 13th, 2008.

Transforming, Shape-shifting Artists!

(in) visible cities will include live performance events by an array of internationally renowned artists including: Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Vancouver), Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan (Winnipeg), FASTWÜRMS (Creemore, ON), Jessica Thompson (Toronto), and Nhan Duc Nguyen (Vancouver). Cultural theorist Jeanne Randolph (Winnipeg) will act as (in) visible cities’ rapporteur/blogger, providing insightful commentary as festival events unfold.

You! Work it! Mix it up!

To further engage audiences as both participants in and witnesses of the work, (in) visible cities will present two performance workshops:

Performance and Activism in Everyday Life, led by Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, is a two-day workshop expanding ideas of performance art practice in relation to collaboration, community, and activism.

Freestyle SoundHack, led by Jessica Thompson, is a one-day workshop/performance involving the creation of wearable sound pieces that generate and broadcast electronic beats as users move through urban environments.

Meet the Artists! Exchange Ideas! Incite!
(in) visible cities will also include a round-table discussion on performance practice, identity, community, agency and place.

Morphing, Resonating Cities! 

The city-our city-is network of living cultures with heterogeneous but intersecting communities, systems, flows and struggles. Through presenting performance works that play out a variety of modes of social interaction with audiences, (in) visible cities provides an arena in which to further animate the stories, histories and economies of the Exchange District.

You are invited to witness and participate in events that expand possibilities for performative agency while also speaking to the politics of place-of cultural visibility and invisibility, presence and absence, utopia and urban myth, renewal and resistance. Through (in) visible cities we offer new forms for imagining how urban dwelling, telling, exchange, site and history can be reinvented.

A full festival schedule with dates, times and venues will be available by mid-August.

For more information about (in) visible cities, contact:
Tel: 204.944.9763
Email: program@aceart.org

Urban Shaman Gallery
Tel: 204.942.2674
Email: program@urbanshaman.org




10. EVENT: On A Sunnyside Mourning, 2008
Date: September 13, 2008; Source: Annie Cheung


A performance by: Emma Baron, Annie Onyi Cheung, Adam Herst, John Loerchner, Laura Mendes, Gram Schmalz, and Laura Smith

Location: Cowan Street Playground + Wading Pool
(Located behind 1313 Queen Street West)

Time: Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, September 14
(12 PM - 3PM both days)

The Sunnyside Amusement Park was a popular tourist destination that was demolished in 1956 as the Gardiner Expressway rumbled its way through and severed Parkdale's relationship with the lakefront and eliminated a thriving beachside village. This collective of artists will perform a site-specific durational work: some clad in beachwear from the period basking and enjoying the beach, while others dressed as construction workers will begin to bury the beachgoers under a pile of gravel. The performance evolves into an ominous sculptural installation as the beachgoers remain buried, embodying the history of Parkdale.
Curated by Swapna Tamhane


This performance will be part of the Queen West Art Crawl + PLAY/GROUNDS program. Information and a listing for all performances and installations for PLAY/GROUNDS can be found at this link:




11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Flax International Residency
Date: Deadline September 15, 2008; Source: Brian Connolly

Open call to all artists living beyond Ireland and the UK. Flax Art Studios offers three 2-month residencies at their studio complex in the heart of Belfast’s cathedral Quarter. We accommodate international residents in the Flax house, located in a quiet street off the Antrim Road in North Belfast, a twenty-minute walk from the studios. The residency programme runs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Successful applicants will receive a studio, accommodation and a GBP500 monthly stipend for materials and day-to-day living.


To apply please submit a single-page proposal, CV and up to ten examples of your work.

Applications should be posted or emailed to:

Brendan Jamison, Programme Coordinator, Flax Art Studios, United Optical
44-46 Corporation Street, Belfast, BT1 3DE, Northern Ireland
E: flaxartstudios@googlemail.com

Deadline for applications: 10am on 15 September 2008




Dates: September 17-22, 2008; Source: Infr'action


The fourth edition of Infr'Action - Festival International d'Art Performance will take place in Sète from September 17 to 22. We continue actively to do our best to establish a scene for performance art in France. A place where art lovers can go to discover major international artists as well as emerging new talent. It is also an event where you can go and have a nice time, in the splendid milieu of the Mediterranean city of Sète. Infr'Action also takes on the issue of cultural democracy, trying to find new ways to facilitate peoples access to contemporary art. Infr'Action is keen to answer to questions concerning gender and multiculturalism.


Each year the festival invites a country of honour, like Finland (2006), the United Kingdom (2007). This year the honour has come to Canada. No need to ask why. The Canadian scene of performance art is very strong, with a new generation of emerging artists, beside having a strong tradition.The fourth edition of Infr'Action sees its first co-curator in the person of Sylvette Babin, Canadian artist and director of the Montréal based contemporary art magazine esse-arts + opinions.


This years theme focus on the theoretical and practical notion that "everybody is an artist".

Performances from:
Bruno Bitoun (France)
John G. Beohme (Canada)
Sebastien Claude (France)
Shannon Cochrane (Canada)
Sylvie Cotton (Canada)
Claire de Colombel (France)
Teresa Dillon (UK)
Rachel Echenberg (Canada)
Dariuszz Fodczuk (Poland)
Jan Forssell (Sweden)
Nicola Frangione (Italy)
Jean Claude Gagnieux-Maoudj (France)
Stein Henningsen (Norwy)
Joël Hubaut (France)
Patrick Jambon (France/Germany)
Kurt Johannesen (Norway)
Siu Lan Ko (China)
Frantisek Kowolowski (Czech Rep.)
Aileen Lambert (Ireland)
Léa Le Bricomte (France)
Wen Lee (Singapore)
Tanya Mars (Canada)
Richard Martel (Canada)
Kenny McBride (UK)
Bruno Mercet (France)
Christian Messier (Canada)
Fabien Montmartin (France)
Robert Rossini (Italy)
Nyan Lin Htet (Bruma)
Joakim Stampe (Sweden)
Victoria Stanton (Canada)
Jiri Suruvka (Czech Rep.)
Valentin Torrens (Spain)
Gusztav Üto (Romania)




13. EVENT: Préavis de Désordre Urbain à Marseille
Dates: September 24-27, 2008; Source: Christine Bouvier


Festival of performance, 2nd edition, Marseille
24-27 september 2008


Artists performers from Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Belgium, Netherlands propose to public and passer-by artistic actions in real context which metamorphose the urban dailylife.

4 strong moments: One day of Urban disorder itinerary from the Joliette area to the FRAC (contemporary art centre), indoors in Friche la Belle de mai, Avis de Chantier in Réformés area and Préavis d'Insomnie in Point de Bascule. The artists are invited to Préavis to participate to a residency-laboratory just before the festival. These moments of research, experimentation, confrontation and exchanges are linked to Red Plexus, resource centre devoted to contemporary performances created by Ornic'art.


Peter Grzybowski (New York)
Jiri Suruvka (Ostrava)
Frantisek Kowolowski (Ostrava)
Shannon Cochrane (Toronto)
Peter Baren (Amsterdam)
Herma Auguste Wittstock (Berlin)
Dariusz Fodczuk (Bielsko Biala)
BBB Johannes Deimling (Berlin
Risa Takita (Kanagawa)
Gwendoline Robin (Bruxelles )
Rachel Echenberg (Montréal)
Victoria Stanton (Montréal)
Christian Messier (Québec)
Caroline Amoros (Sarraz)
Ornic’art (Marseille)
Half Swiss (Marseille)
Natacha Musléra (Marseille)
Jean-Pierre Ive (Marseille)
Mélodie Duchesne (Marseille)
Jean-Christophe Petit (Marseille)
Elsa Rignault (Caen)


For more information, email: Preavisdedesordreurbain@gmail.com
Director: Christine Bouvier in collaboration with Rochdy Laribi




14. EVENT: Nomadic Residents with Orlan
Date: September 30, 2008; Source: Johanna Householder


Join the Ontario College of Arts and Design and Partners in Art in welcoming the third artist in the Nomadic Residents program: Orlan.

Tuesday September 30, 2008
Orlan Lecture in the Auditorium
100 McCaul Street, Room 190


From plastic surgery interventions and performances to photography and digital works, ORLAN has been a formidable international presence in contemporary art for over four decades.


"Few artists have dismantled our ideas of who and what we are as forcefully as ORLAN."
Simone Jones, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Art.



15. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance Research (Vol. 14 No.2)
Release Date: June 2009; Source: Performance Research


Performance Research
Vol. 14 No. 2 (June 2009)
On Training - Call for Contributors


Issue Editors:
Richard Gough and Simon Shepherd


Training-it's a word that many university academics learnt early on not to use. They in the university did education while others, somewhere else, somewhere lesser, did-well-the other thing. For this issue of Performance Research interested specialists-who may of course include university academics – are invited to submit contributions on the matter of training.

In its heyday at the turn into the twentieth century, with the founding of conservatoires and craft schools, training seemed both socially dignified and compatible with university education. From here, over the decades, the word and the activity gradually sank into disrepute within the sector of an education that was self-consciously 'higher'. Now, however, training is coming to acquire a more serious, and sometimes challenging, nuance. In part this comes from government initiatives in various parts of Europe, with their emphasis on 'skills', vocationality and community impact. In part it comes from an intellectual reaction within the 'higher' domain against the overly theorised, and polemically print-based, academy of the 1980s.

But most of all, and most provocatively, the fascination with training is prompted by the image which has come to haunt the new millennium-the training camp. It is in the training camp that earnestly dissident citizens become transformed into terrorists. ‘Training' here is an activity, which doesn’t so much equip people with socially useful skills, but instead transforms minds, manufactures identity. If liberal education prides itself on producing citizens capable of debate and dissension, training slides into place as a sort of deliberately illiberal education. And this, some would argue, is what constitutes its potency.

Four general approaches to the matter of training suggest themselves, although these are not prescriptive:
-as keyword: the term training set among other terms, with links and differences noted: for example, calling, craft, discipline, practice, skill, technique, vocation.
-in history: some account of the emergence of training for performance, within particular national contexts worldwide and within specific cultural/educational moments; some account of the later debates, in different national/cultural contexts, around the institutional positioning of the term.
-as concept: what is a training? An exploration conducted through contexts and case studies, which might include: the military, religion, sport, terror-but also perhaps the spectator (the audience member who watches kabuki), the observer who acts as witness, the reader.
-as experience: what is it to be trained? Some accounts from the inside; some science of the brain and body.

Contributors are invited to reflect on one or more of these approaches, or indeed to challenge their assumptions. Contributions can, as usual, take a variety of print-based forms and work in a range of reflective and analytic modes. Visual material could include diagrams of training exercises, photographs of training regimes, their bodies and contexts.

The editors would like there to be a wide spread of disciplinary engagement with training, so that, for example, a reflection on the training of an actor, acrobat or dancer sits alongside a similar reflection on a priest, a soldier, an athlete. And these reflections may then sit alongside accounts of the training experience from a magician to a casualty nurse, a suicide bomber to a holiday rep.

Deadlines are as follows:
Proposals: 25 September 2008
Finalised material: 4 February 2009
Publication date: June 2009

ALL proposals, submissions and general enquiries should be sent direct to:

Sandra Laureri
Administrator - Performance Research
Centre for Performance Research (CPR)
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth, SY23 3AJ
Wales, UK


www.performance-research.net <http://www.performance-research.net />


Issue specific enquiries should be directed to:
Richard Gough: rig@aber.ac.uk
Simon Shepherd: S.Shepherd@cssd.ac.uk

For complete guidelines for submissions please see:

Performance Research is MAC based. Proposals will be accepted by e-mail (MS-Word or RTF). Proposals should not exceed one A4 side. Please DO NOT send images electronically without prior agreement.



16. EVENT: M:ST Festival announces participating artists in 2008 festival
Date: October 3-17, 2008; Source: M:ST Festival


In the spirit of creating exciting relationships between artists, organizations, and communities, the fourth edition of the Mountain Standard Time Festival will take place from October 3rd to 17th 2008. Alberta’s only biennial of performative art, M:ST celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the southern Alberta region.

The M:ST 4 Festival will take place in galleries, public spaces, and surprise locations throughout Calgary and Lethbridge, and will feature over 30 local, national, and international artists in over 25 events. As with past festivals, M:ST 4 will be presented in conjunction with 10 member organizations: the Alberta College of Art + Design, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, the Glenbow Museum, The New Gallery, the Nickle Arts Museum, Stride Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary. Additional events will be hosted by the 809 Exhibition Space, Art Central, and the Petite Trianon Gallery.

With performances by:

Kelly Jaclynn Andres
Cindy Baker
The Cedar Tavern Singers
Eryn Foster
Cheryl L'Hirondelle
Nina Horvat
Istvan Kantor
Jessica MacCormack and Hazel Meyer
The Movement Movement (Jenn Goodwin and Jessica Rose)
John Murchie
Liss Platt
Stephanie Rothenberg
Stephan Schulz
Angela Silver
Duncan Speakman
Adrian Stimson
Morgan Sea Thompson
Camille Turner

In addition to this exciting lineup, M:ST 4 will also feature lectures, panels, publications, exhibitions, and interactive workshops. M:ST will also co-present the Performance Creation Canada conference from October 9th to 12th, welcoming performance enthusiasts from across Canada for a weekend of networking, collaboration, and exchange.

This year's festival is not to be missed!
New Website Coming Soon!



17. EVENT: exist in 08, a live art event/symposium
Date: October 2008; Source: Rebecca Cunningham


exist in 08 a live art event/symposium October 2008 Queensland, Australia
Curated screenings of performance works.


exist in 08 brings local, national and international Live Art practitioners together in a curated event that includes afternoon & evening performances, creative development projects, artists talks, forums, screenings and durational installations. exist in 08 is calling for performance works on DVD (PAL format) to be screened in the foyer of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts each afternoon and evening of the festival from 5pm-10pm Wednesday October 22nd-Saturday October 25th.


The screenings installation is an opportunity for artists to present documented Live Art works to a new audience, in the context of an international event. exist in 08 offers no funds for the screenings program. Accepted works will feature in the event catalogue alongside international and national work.


The curators’ decision regarding screenings will be final and no negotiations with proponents will be entered into. Artists wishing to propose a DVD should email a brief project description, a bio, an artists’ statement or manifesto (all in no more than two pages of A4), by 5pm September 1st.

DVDs should be forwarded to:
Exist in 08 screenings
Rebecca Cunningham
18 Jenkinson Street
Indooroopilly, Queensland. 4068


Please included stamped addressed envelope for DVD returns.
Email proposals to: info@existin08.com "DVD proposal" as subject.




18. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Dates: October 22-November 2, 2008: Source: 7a*11d


7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art
Thursday October 23-Sunday November 2, 2008


Toronto...7a*11d is pleased to announce the 7th biannual International Festival of Performance Art to Toronto audiences from October 23 to November 2. Presented in association with our festival and gallery partners, daily and evening performance art events take place at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto Free Gallery, The Theatre Centre and various outdoor public sites around the city.


7a*11d is proud to announce our forthcoming 7th full-scale festival, a culmination of 11 years working together as an artist-run collective. In order to celebrate this accomplishment, the 2008 7a*11d festival promises a unique and wide-ranging mix of progressive and provocative new performance works by over 30 of the global performance art community’s most exciting and innovative contemporary performance artists.

Established in 1997, 7a*11d is Toronto's only international festival of performance art. For the 2008 festival, we have assembled a roster of emerging and established artists from Burma, Japan, Singapore, Serbia, Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Mexico and the US, plus Toronto artists and national icons from across Canada. The festival hosts residencies, performance art events, panel discussions, artists talks, video/performance screenings and workshops in 11 jam-packed days.

Festival Highlights include:


The Residents:
In honour of our anniversary year, we have invited 7 artists of exceptional merit to come to Toronto for an 11-day performance super residency; taking over store fronts, studios, galleries and the street to create large scale durational actions and new performance works. The 2008 festival Residents are: Canadians Robin Poitras, Glenn Lewis, Warren Arcand, and Sylvette Babin, and international artists Chaw Ei Thein (Burma), Gustavo Alvarez (Mexico) and Norbert Klassen (Switzerland).


d2d = direct to documentation:
Screenings of video/performance for the camera from around the world.

FADO Performance Art Centre presents Will Kwan (Toronto), Sakiko Yamaoka (Japan), Angelika Fojtuch (Poland) and BBB Johannes Deimling (Poland/Germany), PLUS offers a special 5-day intensive performance art workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling.


PLUS performances from:
Annette Arlander
Pia Lindy
Sini Haapalinna
Essi Kausalainen
Ulysses Castellanos
Risa Kusumoto
Stacey Sproule/Randy Gagne
Tonik Wojtyra
Don Simmons
John G. Boehme
Alejandra Herrera
Joszef Juhasz
Martin Renteria
Francis Arguin
Jason Lim
Joost Niewenburg
Mahan Javadi
Marilyn Arsem
Natasha Bailey/Danielle Williams
Nenad Bogdanovic
Nicola Frangione
Simla Civelek


Full schedule available on-line in September
Festival catalogue available in early October



Get on the mailing list by emailing info@performanceart.ca

Presented in association with our 2008 partners: Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto Free Gallery, FADO Performance Art Centre, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival, Vtape, and Pleasure Dome. 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art is pleased to acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts Inter-arts and Visual Arts Programs, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Swiss government funding agency, Pro-Helvetia.




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.