March 3, 2006 (9PM-midnight)
March 7, 2006 (9PM-midnight)
March 21, 2006 (9PM)
"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.
Lecture by Anja Ibsh at the Goethe-Institut in Toronto
Performance Art in Berlin
March 22, 2006 at 7PM
163 King Street West, Toronto
Performances co-sponsored by the Drake's artist residency program. Lecture co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Toronto.